Hospitality

Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

CRICOS 089926G
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
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What is an Associate Degree in International Hotel and Resort Management?

An Associate Degree in International Hotel and Resort Management builds knowledge in managing successful hotels and resorts across the world. The course delivers crucial information on all aspects of day-to-day operations, from guest relations, office management, and food and beverage to housekeeping and property management.
During this course, you will live on-site at our Practical Learning Centre, Leura campus in the Blue Mountains for two six-month blocks. The Leura campus operates as a simulated hotel, where students are both guest and staff. The rest of the time you will spend engaged in an industry placement. This associate degree forms the first two years of the bachelor's program so it can function as a pathway into a bachelor's degree or a standalone qualification.

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Learning outcomes

  • Lead and inspire high-performing global teams.
  • Develop a personal leadership philosophy that reflects greater confidence and capabilities.
  • Develop a systematic approach to continually improve hotel organisational practice.
  • Learn how to lead complex organisational change agendas and projects.
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No.1 Hotel Management School in Australia*

Learn from the best at BMIHMS and get a globally recognised qualification. Kantar rated BMIHMS the best hotel management school in Australia and Asia-Pacific in 2020.

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Ranked #1 hotel school in Oceania by QS World University

Our world-class Hospitality and Leisure Management school is ranked #1 in Oceania and #21 globally.

Study mode
On campus
Campus locations*
Blue Mountains
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, 4 years part time
Start date
16 Jan 2023
Fees

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E T/A Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) will have the opportunity to build an exciting career in many areas of the hospitality industry. The experience gained through this degree opens avenues for a career that will potentially take you around the world, working across diverse sectors in a huge variety of roles.

Potential career paths

  • Food and Beverage Supervisor
    Average salary: $58,000 - $117,000
  • Business Development Manager
    Average salary: $90,000 - $150,000
  • Guest Relations Manager
    Average salary: $50,000 - $70,000
Madison Browne - Bachelor of Business Event Management student testimonial
After graduating, I worked in a lot of hotels in Melbourne and throughout Europe. I loved the intimate guest experience of connecting with people.
Emma Flick - BM
Hotel Management Graduate

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 18 subjects, which includes 2 industry placements of up to 600 hours each.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you are required to complete one industry placement of up to 600 hours.

Core subjects

  • Accounting Fundamentals | BUS101
  • Management and Leadership | BUS102
  • Research and Academic Skills | BUS103
  • Sales and Marketing | BUS104
  • Cross Cultural Studies | BUS105
  • Food and Beverage Operations Management | HOS101
  • Food and Beverage Management and Control | HTL101
  • The International Hospitality Industry | HTL102
  • Industry Placement I | IP101

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you're required to complete one industry placement of up to 600 hours.

Core subjects

  • Management Accounting | BUS201
  • Economics | BUS202
  • Business Law | BUS203
  • Human Resource Management | BUS204
  • Research Skills and Practices | BUS205
  • Operations and Environment Management | HOS201
  • Rooms Division Management | HTL201
  • Hotel and Resort Planning and Design | HTL202
  • Industry Placement II | IP201

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements until 30 June 2023 only. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

As part of Torrens University Australia, BMIHMS students undertake paid industry placements with some of the most prestigious restaurant, hospitality and tourism organisations in Australia and the world. From day one you’ll be gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and building key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

Complete 1200 hours of relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about hospitality, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of hospitality scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the hospitality industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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