Tourism and Hospitality Management

Why study Tourism and Hospitality Management?

The tourism and hospitality industries are the world’s largest employers. There is a growing demand for tourism graduates with business management skills and training.

Our dynamic Tourism Management course and our EPAS accredited Tourism and Hospitality course give you a real advantage in these competitive industries and prepare you to meet high standards of professional excellence.

Gain industry experience 

We have established partnerships with some of the major players in the sport, tourism and hospitality industries. This gives you exposure to potential areas of employment.

Our courses are backed by internationally respected researchers and experts in the field of this major Australian and global industry.  

Develop key business skills

Our programs offer you specialised tourism and hospitality subjects alongside core business subjects such as accounting, marketing and economics. Study food and beverage services, accommodation management, gastronomy, destination marketing and management, and service operations management.

Develop your industry knowledge and core business management skills to plan tourism initiatives and operate hospitality businesses.


Ranked top for Tourism in Victoria

EPAS THUMB

The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD) through the prestigious EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS). 

ERA rankings place La Trobe's Tourism research as above world standard, the highest ranking in Victoria.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find work in a range of human service industries. These include tourism, event and conference management, sporting events and festivals, hotels and resorts, restaurants, clubs and bars, logistics, catering and banquet management, convention centres, event and conference management, and wholesale and retail management.

Courses

Local students

2015

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 55.35
Year
2015
Course description
This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry. You'll graduate with a qualification accredited by the European Program Accreditation System (EPAS).

In first year, you'll cover key business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in tourism and hospitality. The eight-subject tourism and hospitality major is structured around two unique work experiences.

In second year, you'll gain hands-on experience in using front-of-house and travel management booking systems, and you'll participate in a hotel management computer simulation towards the end of your course. You'll also have the opportunity to take a second major in areaevent management, or a second language.

You can also gain credit while studying overseas through our network of partner universities, which includes top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate ready to manage festivals and conferences, work at holiday resorts, or take up a role in ecotourism.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Melbourne Campus: Students are required to purchase a basic hospitality uniform at a cost of approximately A$150. This can be purchased from any supplier, and remains the student's personal property.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Tourism and Hospitality)Melbourne

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Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2015

Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) (020412C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry. You'll graduate with a qualification accredited by the European Program Accreditation System (EPAS).

In first year, you'll cover key business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in tourism and hospitality. The eight-subject tourism and hospitality major is structured around two unique work experiences.

In second year, you'll gain hands-on experience in using front-of-house and travel management booking systems, and you'll participate in a hotel management computer simulation towards the end of your course. You'll also have the opportunity to take a second major in areaevent management, or a second language.

You can also gain credit while studying overseas through our network of partner universities, which includes top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 55.35
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Additional costs
Melbourne Campus: Students are required to purchase a basic hospitality uniform at a cost of approximately A$150. This can be purchased from any supplier, and remains the student's personal property.
Career opportunities
Youll graduate ready to manage festivals and conferences, work at holiday resorts, or take up a role in ecotourism.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Tourism and Hospitality)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Tourism and Hospitality Management placement opportunities

As part of our commitment to innovating curriculum design and development, we have recently appointed several Work Integrated Learning Coordinators at our Melbourne and Regional campuses.

Work integrated learning means you'll get to apply your skills in the workplace, as you study. You can earn credit towards your degree through work placements or simulations. Work integrated learning is endorsed by the Federal Government and industry groups such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will assist to increase your employability potential when you graduate.

You will also gain work experience in food and beverage service, accommodation operations, hospitality management, staging special events or tourism ventures. Our partnership with the RACV Club includes student placements and paid internships.

In some placements, you can earn certificates in Responsible Service of Alcohol, Responsible Service of Food, Micros Opera (widely used accommodation booking software) and Galileo (global reservations and ticketing system software).

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

Alternative pathways

Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. There may be other pathways to help you gain entry into this course. See alternative course pathways.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Tourism and Hospitality Management students.

At La Trobe I have learnt an enormous amount and achieved things I didn’t think I could.

Ms Reanne Kurnof, Business, Economics and Law

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law or focus on staff in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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