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.

Bachelor of Business

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.

Duration 3 years Campus City Flinders, Footscray Park, VU Sydney Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Associate Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management

Develop management and leadership capabilities and increase your prospects of getting a senior position in the industry.

Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face

Graduate Diploma in Business
Specialise in your area of interest, and take the next step in your professional career, with a Graduate Diploma in Business from Victoria University.
Duration 1 year Campus City Flinders, VU Sydney Delivery mode Blended
Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Destination Management
Build onto your qualifications and experience to gain insight into tourism and event policy development, form professional networks and develop the capability to become a future tourism industry leader.
Duration 0.5 years Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Blended
Master of Tourism Hospitality and Events Management
Become a leader in the exciting world of tourism and event management, with a Master of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management from Victoria University.
Duration 2 years Campus City Flinders Delivery mode Blended

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Make your culinary dream a reality with a hands-on apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery.
Duration 3 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Online, Other Delivery mode Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Online Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face, Online, Workplace
Diploma of Event Management

Develop fundamental planning, communication and organisational skills, and acquire a detailed understanding of the event management process.

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Blended, Workplace
Certificate II in Hospitality

Begin training for a career in hospitality while you complete your secondary school studies, with the Certificate II in Hospitality.

Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate III 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.

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
Turn your passion for hospitality into a rewarding career and become qualified for a senior management position in the industry.
Duration 1.5 years Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Diploma of Hospitality Management
This hands-on course gives you the knowledge and training required to become a skilled manager in the hospitality industry.
Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Learn basic food preparation skills and prepare for a career in cookery with a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.

Duration 2 years Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate II in Tourism

Learn the basic skills to work effectively in the booming tourism and travel industry at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Footscray Nicholson
Certificate III in Tourism

Take the first step towards a career in the fast-growing tourism industry with the Certificate III in Tourism at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Campus Footscray Nicholson
Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

In this course you will gain a solid understanding of industry operations and develop the managerial skills to coordinate tourism operations.

Duration 1 year Campus Footscray Nicholson Delivery mode Blended, Workplace

Food Safety Handlers (Hospitality)

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

Duration 1 day Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry
Food Safety Supervisor (Hospitality)

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

Duration 1 day Campus Footscray Nicholson, Industry
Infection control Skill Set

Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties, with the Infection Control Skill Set course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration 21 day Campus Online
Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

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.

Duration 21 day Campus Industry, Online
Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

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.

Duration 21 day Campus Industry, Online
Responsible Service of Alcohol

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

Duration 1 day Campus Footscray Nicholson

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.

Careers

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.

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