Tourism and hospitality management

An exciting area of growth and innovation, a qualification in tourism and hospitality management will prepare you to work within global companies, resorts, restaurants and hotel chains.

Tourism and hospitality management at La Trobe

Be globally recognised. Our course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide.

While studying as a tourism and hospitality management student, you’ll receive:

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification by The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)
  • Responsible Service of Food (RSF) certification by La Trobe University
  • Galileo certification (Travel Agency Booking System) if you obtain 80% or higher in final exam.

Be confident that your university is ranked in the top six universities in Australia and top 50 in the world for tourism and hospitality (QS 2016/17 Rankings).

Study key business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance and marketing, as well as completing major study in tourism and hospitality. Develop key skills in food and beverage services, accommodation management, gastronomy, destination marketing and service operation management.

Graduate career ready. You’ll gain hands-on experience in using front-of-house and travel management booking systems by participating in our hotel management computer simulation, as well as taking part in our work placement opportunities.

Career outcomes

A qualification in tourism and hospitality is your key to working in various areas across many sectors. You could consider working in positions such as:

  • restaurant manager
  • café manager
  • food and beverage manager
  • hotel manager
  • conference and event manager
  • human resource manager
  • marketing manager
  • resort manager.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

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 50.75
Year
2017
About this course
This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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 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 event 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.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate ready to manage venues, festivals and conferences, work at holiday resorts, or take up a role on a cruise ship.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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 now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

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 50.75
Year
2018
About this course
This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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 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 event 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.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate ready to manage venues, festivals and conferences, work at holiday resorts, or take up a role on a cruise ship.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
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
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. Please note that you can only apply direct to La Trobe if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Want to know more?

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

2017 - apply now

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

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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 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 event 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.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 50.3
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
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
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.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
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.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

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

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $27 000)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This globally recognised course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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 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 event 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.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 50.3
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
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
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.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
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.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Youll graduate ready to manage festivals and conferences, work at holiday resorts, or take up a role in ecotourism.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can 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.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Tourism and hospitality management students.

I felt that studying both Event Management and Tourism management would be very beneficial

Ms Natasha Tzikos, Business, Economics and Law

La Trobe graduates

Where have graduates found work opportunities?

Our recent graduates have started their careers within mid-tier and local firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations, and have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations such as:

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Mantra Group
  • Park Hyatt
  • Destination Melbourne.

How much can I earn?

The wage of an tourism and hospitality graduate can vary greatly based on your specialisation, position and organisation you find work in. Below is an estimation of the salary and career path of an tourism and hospitality graduate.

  • tourism and hospitality graduate $50,000 - $55,000 per year*
  • coordinator or manager position $50,000 - $100,000 per year
  • corporate position or higher $90,000 + per year

*Average salary range for roles located in Melbourne and Sydney, as advertised on Seek, 2017

Industry links

What are industry links?

Industry links are organisations that work with us to shape our curriculum and provide partnership and placement opportunities. We look for strong links with industry, schools, community groups and other stakeholders to ensure you develop the best theoretical and practical skills required in your chosen career.

How do industry links affect me?

Our business industry links consider La Trobe graduates for internships, placements and employment opportunities, as they know our teaching and content standards. Our business industry links include:

  • 3M
  • CPA Australia
  • Drake
  • Oxford University Press
  • RACV
  • Rio Tinto
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council.

Find out more about La Trobe Business School.

Alternative pathways

Are there alternative pathways into a tourism and hospitality courses?

Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. If you have not completed year 12, didn't get the score you needed or are working on ways to transition into tertiary education, we have options for you.

  • Aspire Program - Be recognised for the difference you make. Refer to dates to see if your eligible for an early offer.
  • Course transfer - Start your studies in one business course and apply for transfers into another. *
  • Tertiary Enabling Program - Successfully complete our 17-week program and improve you academic results to be eligible for a range of courses.
  • Work Recognition Program - If you are over 21 years of age, you may be eligible to gain entry into a Bachelor of Business based on your work experience.
  • Diploma in Business - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business at one of our regional campuses and transfer into second year of the Bachelor of Business.
  • La Trobe Melbourne - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business with our pathway provider, and get guaranteed entry into a second year of our Bachelor of Business.
  • TAFE diplomas - Do a relevant course and get Advance Standing for your prior learning.**
  • * Other than Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Bachelor of Laws.
    ** Minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) required for entry into some courses. You may also be eligible for Advance Standing

    If you'd like some more information, contact our future students team on:

  • T: 1300 135 045
  • W: Future Students website
  • Enquire online: Ask La Trobe
  • Or see alternative course pathways.

Our tourism and hospitality staff

Experience the business industry in the classroom. You’ll learn from academics and Professors of Practice who have expertise across a range of industries and sectors. Our staff work with industry to:

  • link our courses with industry
  • design industry-relevant curriculum
  • reflect best practice nationally and globally through lectures, workshops and executive programs.

View staff in tourism and hospitality staff or view all staff from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce.

Placement opportunities

Be career ready. Extend your learning beyond the classroom by testing your knowledge in a ’real world’ role. Create your industry network and gain practical skills through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and placement subjects. Work with your course coordinator to find opportunities that best suit your skills and interests. Previous students have found internship opportunities within organisations such as:

  • Mantra
  • VECCI
  • Backpackers World
  • Peninsula Hot Springs.

Refer to course specifics above to see what placement opportunities exist for you.

International study opportunities

Give your qualification a global edge with international study. As a part of La Trobe Business School, you may be eligible for a number of opportunities, including international exchange with one of our 100 partner universities or to visit Vietnam for two weeks as an elective through the Tourism and Hospitality International Study Program. The study tour offers an exciting opportunity to experience first-hand Vietnamese culture, food, tourism and hospitality offerings.

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