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ATAR:
Not required*
*Offers made in 2018. More about ATAR
Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time

Applications are not being taken at this time

Overview

Develop management and leadership capabilities and increase your prospects of getting a senior position in the industry with the Associate Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management.

You will develop your business management potential, get hands-on experience in our hospitality training centre and gain a thorough understanding of the industry's trends and issues.

This course prepares you to join the fast growing hospitality and tourism job sector. You will gain an applied knowledge of the major operational, managerial and organisational areas in the industry.

You’ll learn from teachers who are directly involved in the industry, and develop skills in:

  • hotel operations management
  • food, wine and catering operations
  • accounting principles for management
  • marketing and business communications
  • contracts, risk and business law
  • resort management
  • rooms division management.

You will gain hands-on experience working with industry-standard equipment in the Footscray Nicholson hospitality training centre.

This simulated work environment includes:

  • four commercial kitchens with individual stainless steel workstations
  • two demonstration kitchens
  • a training bar
  • an award-winning training restaurant, VenU.

Victoria University Polytechnic is connected with the hospitality industry through a range of partnerships. Select students from this course have the opportunity to engage in a practical placement at:

  • the Lancemore Group’s Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
  • Crown Melbourne
  • TFE Hotels
  • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens
  • Quest Apartment Hotels
  • CEM Group of Companies
  • Contiki
  • Frontier Hospitality.

This course is delivered through Victoria University Polytechnic’s award-winning blended learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses, including Footscray Nicholson.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Delivery mode

Blended, Face to Face

Leading research

VU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management research is among the world’s best, ranked #35 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2017.

 

Careers

Employment for management and other roles in the hospitality and tourism industries is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. According to Deloitte, the tourism industry is identified as ranking second within a set of ‘fabulous five’ industry sectors that will drive Australian economic growth, with projections of almost five per cent growth per annum, over the next 30 years.

After graduating, you could find employment in the following positions:

  • food and beverage manager
  • hotel manager
  • restaurant manager
  • accommodation manager
  • operations manager
  • function manager
  • small business operator
  • event manager.

Course structure

To attain the Associate Degree in Sustainable Hospitality and Hotel Management, students will be required to complete:

  • 192 credit points of core units.

Year One

Year Two

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse, interpret and apply a range of management, hospitality and business theories to solve complex work-based problems in a variety of contexts;  
  2. Demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility when selecting the appropriate tools and strategies to support decision-making in hotel and hospitality management;  
  3. Exhibit a broad range of cognitive, technical and communications skills to select and apply methods and technologies to evaluate competing priorities and articulate key issues in hotel and hospitality management settings;  
  4. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of internal and external environmental factors that impact on hotel and hospitality management;  
  5. Contribute to the effective management of teams, demonstrating: accountability; the ability to transmit information and skills to others; and an understanding of individual and shared goals; and  
  6. Exhibit personal awareness, self-motivation, change readiness and resilience in response to the dynamic work environment of the hotel and hospitality management sector.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admissions

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about the University's admission requirements for all applicants, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements and prerequisites for this course outlined below.

Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Admission criteria

The minimum criteria for admission varies depending on your education background. If you’re not sure which criteria applies to you, use the help tool on this page or make an enquiry and we can assist.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the last 2 years)

  • Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (e.g. VCE) or
  • an Australian or overseas equivalent or
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB).

Importance of ATAR for this course

ATAR+

We consider both ATAR and other criteria

NA

ATAR is not a consideration. We use other criteria

Admission criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Why is ATAR not applicable?

You will not need an ATAR score to meet the admission requirements for this course. Only the successful completion of your secondary school studies, and any additional prerequisites. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their prior experience, ATAR, age, socioeconomic or educational background.

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET/TAFE) study

This information is for people who have completed an accredited award at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Admission criteria

Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).
OR:
Completion of the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (or equivalent).

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Applicants with higher education study

This information is for people whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course.

Admission criteria

Full or partial completion of an Australian Higher Education award (or equivalent).
OR:
Completion of a single unit of Higher Education studies.
OR:
Completion of a bridging or enabling course eg. Foundation course or equivalent.

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Applicants with work & life experience

This information is for applicants who left secondary school more than two years ago and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

Admission criteria

Five years (minimum) work/life experience in Hospitality or similar.
OR:
Applicants that completed an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate more than two years ago.
PLUS:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Pathways & credits

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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