hotel & event management, recreation, tourism, hospitality

Hospitality, Event, Tourism, Hotel management studies prepares graduates for employment in the largest and most diverse industry in Australia. Tourism is the business of attracting tourists and attending to their needs and expectations. It involves providing tourists interesting and enjoyable experiences, services and merchandise for which they are happy to spend money. This industry includes transportation, travel brokers and food and lodging, students need to understand related business aspects such as the marketing and management of tourist facilities and destinations. These include government tourism bodies, convention centers, hotels, resorts, theme parks, visitor centers, cruises and airlines. More non Tourism subject areas here :

Tourism, Hotel management & Hospitality courses at undergraduate bachelor degree, postgrad diploma, certificate level in Australian universities are listed below. They include Resort, Tourism and Event management and Culinary Arts.  

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  • Where can I study to be to work in the Tourism and Hospitality industry?
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  • A Bachelor in Hotel and Tourism Management offers career opportunities in the global tourism industry. Learn  fundamental business skills needed in every type of hospitality business type such as human resources, marketing and Global Cultures and Managing Service.
  • Being a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia, tourism  employs thousands of staff in Hotels, Resorts, Tours, Event Management, Conventions and Conferences fields
  • Overseas students studying for a degree in Tourism may find this qualification useful upon returning to their home country. A degree in Tourism will prepare candidates well for employment in the Tourism industry in their respective countries.
  • Whilst Tourism is a vital component in the Australian economy, it still faces stiff competition from other countries like New Zealand, Japan, USA, Europe and China. As well, employment is highly dependent on the state of world economy, global oil price, international tourist numbers decline when the global economy slows or when the Australian dollars strengthens against other currencies. However, domestic tourism actually picked up during 2008/9 financial downturn as more Aussies chose to travel within Australia, supporting the local economy and saving some money. 
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hotel & Resort management
  • Convention & Event management
  • International Tourism management
  • Sport Tourism management
  • Tourism Management
  • Environmental Tourism 

Grads can find employment in:

  • Hotels and resorts
  • Tourism and hotel consultancies
  • Conferences and conventions centers
  • Hospitality training and consultancy firms
  • Performing and visual arts complexes
  • Institutional hospitality management
  • Private event enterprises
  • State, regional and local tourism organisations
  • Other various aspects of the tourism industry
Hotel Management, Tourism  & Hospitality courses are available here :

New South Wales : NSW


Queensland : QLD

South Australia : SA

Australian Capital Territory: ACT

Victoria :VIC

Western Australia: WA

  • School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure at Edith Cowan universityECU
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) at Murdoch Uni
  • Tourism and Event Management /Bachelor of Commerce – Curtin University

Tasmania: TAS

Northern Territory : NT

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