Intakes: 

2020: February and July

Duration: 
2 years
Fees: 

2020: A$8,400*
* fee per semester

Application due dates:
We are currently accepting applications for this course.

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.

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.

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School for the Visitor Economy

School for the Visitor Economy

This course is part of VU's School for the Visitor Economy - a new cross-university school providing qualified graduates to Victoria's rapidly expanding tourism and hospitality sectors.

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.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 192 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

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

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.

Admissions

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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.

Entry requirements

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 (or equivalent).
OR
Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
OR:
Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

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 any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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