Take your interest in customer service and travel further and discover a career in tourism, hospitality and event management. VU is a recognised leader in the field.
Gain the skills and knowledge to develop, operate, manage and market sustainable tourism products, businesses, destinations and impactful events with our nationally-recognised courses. Our industry-focused courses range from TAFE to degree and postgraduate studies, so you can start your study journey with a course that suits your current experience and education.
The tourism, hospitality and event management industries are set to flourish with demand forecast in the next two years, following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get ahead in the fast-paced world of business with a Bachelor of Business degree from Victoria University. Focus your studies in one of our specialisations and learn fundamental skills you can apply in any sector. Gain valuable industry experience through work placements.
Develop management and leadership capabilities and increase your prospects of getting a senior position in the industry.
Prepare for managerial, policy development and planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism and events industries with the Master of Business (Tourism and Destination Management).
Enhance your cookery skills and prepare for leadership or supervisory positions in kitchen environments with the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
Develop fundamental planning, communication and organisational skills, and acquire a detailed understanding of the event management process.
Begin training for a career in hospitality while you complete your secondary school studies, with the Certificate II in Hospitality.
Gain hands-on hospitality skills for employment in restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars, with the Certificate III in Hospitality at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Learn basic food preparation skills and prepare for a career in cookery with a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.
Learn the basic skills to work effectively in the booming tourism and travel industry at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Take the first step towards a career in the fast-growing tourism industry with the Certificate III in Tourism at Victoria University Polytechnic.
In this course you will gain a solid understanding of industry operations and develop the managerial skills to coordinate tourism operations.
Learn safe food handling knowledge and basic hygiene principles for the workplace.
Develop the skills and knowledge to manage food safety practices in the workplace as a manager, owner-operator or supervisor.
COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of organisations and industries across the country. Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with an Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) course at Victoria University Polytechnic.
COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of organisations and industries across the country. Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Infection Control Skill Set (Retail) course at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Gain the skills and knowledge required for the service of alcohol under state legislation with the Responsible Serving of Alcohol course.
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Studying tourism & hospitality at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:
- airline services coordinator
- conference coordinator
- event or exhibition coordinator
- food and beverage manager
- fundraising and sponsorship
- hospitality manager
- hotel or resort service manager
- marketing and public relations
- tourism operator
- tourism or travel industry consultant.
Colleges & schools
Our tourism, hospitality and events courses are delivered by various colleges and schools across different VU campuses.