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Hospitality courses

VU is a recognised leader in hospitality, event and tourism management training. Gain the skills to take your business management career in the hospitality, event or tourism industries further. 


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • event manager
  • hospitality manager
  • hotel manager
  • food and beverage manager
  • conference coordinator
  • tourism operator.


Our hospitality courses are provided by our College of Business and Victoria Polytechnic.

Short courses 4 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 7 hours

Learn safe food handling knowledge and basic hygiene principles for the workplace.

Duration: 6 hours

Develop the skills and knowledge to manage food safety practices in the workplace as a manager, owner-operator or supervisor.

Duration: 4 hours

Gain the skills and knowledge required for the service of alcohol under state legislation with the Responsible Serving of Alcohol course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 6 courses

Duration: 3 years
Make your culinary dream a reality with a hands-on apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery.
Duration: 1 year

Enhance your cookery skills and prepare for leadership or supervisory positions in kitchen environments with the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.

Duration: 2 years

Begin training for a career in hospitality and learn basic hospitality skills with this practical certificate.

Duration: 1 year

Gain practical hospitality skills for employment in restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars, with this hands-on traineeship at Victoria Polytechnic.

Duration: 1.5 years
Turn your passion for hospitality into a rewarding career and become qualified for a senior management position in the industry.
Duration: 1 year
This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and training required to become a skilled manager in the hospitality industry.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 1 course

Duration: 3 years
After a common first year, you'll focus on accounting, banking & finance, event management, financial risk management, human resources, information systems, international hospitality, tourism or trade, management & innovation, marketing, music industry, or supply chain & logistics management.

Postgraduate 3 courses

Duration: 2 years
A specialised, professional qualification that prepares graduates for managerial, policy development & planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism & events industries.
Duration: 0.5 years
Build onto your qualifications and experience to gain insight into tourism and event policy development, form professional networks, and have the capability of becoming a future tourism industry leader.
Duration: 1.5 years
Get ahead in the rapidly growing tourism and events industries. This course incorporates tourism and management studies with a focus on addressing contemporary issues and challenges faced by destinations internationally.

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