Hospitality

Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

CRICOS 089926G
Delivered by
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

What is an Associate Degree in International Hotel and Resort Management?

An Associate Degree in International Hotel and Resort Management prepares you for global hotels and resorts. Learn from industry experts and build key relationships at the #1 hotel management school in Australia. Take on paid placements with international restaurant and hospitality organisations.
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 and Work-Integrated Learning

  • 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.
  • Undertake 1,200 hours of paid industry placement.
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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 in the QS World University Rankings

Our world-class Hospitality and Leisure Management school is ranked #1 in Oceania and #22 globally.

Study mode
On campus
Campus locations*
Blue Mountains
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, 4 years part time
Start date
01 Jul 2024
23 Sep 2024
20 Jan 2025
14 Apr 2025
07 Jul 2025
29 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

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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Earn while you learn
We offer paid industry placements with some of the world’s top hotels.

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Learn in a simulated hotel environment  
Undergo an immersive, practical learning experience in our simulated hotel campus.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management).
Get placed at the top hotels in the world as part of your course. Hear from BMIHMS students on their industry placement on stunning Hamilton Island.
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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: $58,867 - $78,884
  • Business Development Manager
    Average salary: $94,783 - $151,824
  • Guest Relations Manager
    Average salary: $50,000 - $70,000
Bailey Wootton testimonial
One of the biggest selling points for me of BMIHMS, over other universities, is the hands-on nature of the course. So, when you start working in a hotel, you already know a lot of the foundational skills. That is the key way that BMIHMS prepares us for the real world.
Bailey Wootton
Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management)

Subjects and units

Delivered on campus, this course comprises 20 core subjects, inclusive of 4 industry placement subjects, each subject requiring 17 hours for practical subjects & 14 hours for theory subjects per week. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • 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

  • Business Academic Skills | BUS106BM
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BUS107BM
  • Food and Beverage Cost Control | HTL103BM
  • Introduction to the Accommodation Sector | HTL104BM
  • Guest Experience and Service Management | HOS103BM
  • Financial Operations | BUS108BM
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions | HTL105BM
  • Food and Beverage Operations and Service | HOS102BM
  • Industry Placement I Part A | IPA101BM
  • Industry Placement I Part B | IPB101BM

Requirements

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

Core subjects

  • Business Law | BUS203BM
  • Talent Management | BUS206BM

  • Business Research | BUS207BM
  • Rooms Division 1 - Housekeeping | HTL203BM
  • Sales and Marketing | BUS208
  • Rooms Division 2 - Front Office | HTL204BM
  • Environmental Sustainability for Hotels and Resorts | HTL205BM
  • Revenue Management | HTL206
  • Industry Placement II Part A | IPA201BM
  • Industry Placement II Part B | IPB201BM

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. 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.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma of Business International Hotel and Resort Management

    CRICOS 089927F

    8 core subjects
    On campus
    1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Associate Degree of Business International Hotel and Resort Management

      CRICOS 089926G

      View course
    • Bachelor of Business International Hotel and Resort Management

      CRICOS 089925G

      View course

Postgraduate

  • Master of International Hotel Management

    CRICOS 089931K

    11 core subjects
    On campus
    2 years full time, 4 years part time

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

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 1,200 hours of relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.

Accor Hotels | Hospitality Partner | Torrens University
Four Seasons
Hilton
Hyatt Hotels | Hospitality Partner | Torrens University
IHG Hotels | Hospitality Partner | Torrens University
Marriot International Hotels | Hospitality Partner | Torrens University
TFE Hotels | Hospitality Partner | Torrens University
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Langham Hotels | Hospitality Partner | Torrens University

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.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent;

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above;

OR

Successful completion of at least 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6, 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent;

OR

A minimum of successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent (e.g. Certificate 3) AND a minimum of 3 years of full-time relevant, cognate work experience demonstrated by a resume.

OR

Minimum age of 21 AND successful completion of readiness assessment provided by the University.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. 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 AND be 18 years of age by the end of the first term;
Academic IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. 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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • 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?

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