Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

CRICOS 089925G
Study mode
On campus
Campus locations*
Blue Mountains, Sydney
2.5 years full time, 5 years part time
Start date

17 Jan 2022

11 Apr 2022


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

What is a Bachelor of Hotel Management?

A Bachelor of Business in International Hotel and Resort Management provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a hotel, a resort or an accommodation-based business anywhere in the world. Our residential program provides experience in all aspects of day-to-day operations, including guest relations, housekeeping, food and beverage, and hotel management. This course is ideal for students with a passion for hotel management, hospitality and providing world-class experiences.

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Get globally recognised qualifications
Learn from the best at BMIHMS, the No. 1 hotel management school in Australia and Asia-Pacific (Kantar 2020). 

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Get placed at the world's top hotels
We offer industry placements with some of the most prestigious and dynamic organisations in Australia. 

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Learn in a simulated hotel environment
Gain practical experience in world-class facilities at our immersive Leura Campus.

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 26 subjects, which includes 24 core subjects and 2 industry placements of up to 600 hours each.

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. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (ie. 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.

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  • Year 2
  • Year3

Complete the 8 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you're also required to complete 1 industry placement of up to 600 hours.

  • Accounting Fundamentals | BUS101
    Accounting Fundamentals lays the foundation for student’s understanding of the accounting system. The subject has a practical approach, providing students with the opportunity to analyse original documents through to profit and loss determination and the preparation of the statements of financial performance and financial position.
  • Research and Academic Skills | BUS103
    This subject introduces students to the concept of academic literacy in a higher educational context. Students will be able to study the relevant resources and explore strategies and techniques which will allow full participation in their new academic environment. The course will provide students with research skills (information literacy), critical analysis, writing and language techniques. Transferable skills including time management and teamwork are incorporated in the course. The aim of this subject is to provide knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, to help students to manage their own success and to assist students in reaching their academic potential.
  • Cross Cultural Studies | BUS105
    An understanding of different cultures is of fundamental importance in business today. Cross-cultural Studies looks at how cultural factors influence human behaviour, including people’s attitudes, behaviours, customs and values. Wide ranges of topics are discussed in an effort to better prepare students for the challenges of communicating effectively with people from varied backgrounds using twenty-first century modes of communication.
  • The International Hospitality Industry | HTL102
    In undertaking this subject students will gain knowledge and awareness of the nature, size, scope and sectors of the dynamic international hospitality industry and its major function areas and departments. Different enterprises will be explored including chains, franchising, ownership, management and staffing structures. Discussions will focus on current trends impacting this worldwide industry.
  • Food and Beverage Operations Management | HOS101
    The key focus of this subject is to broaden students understanding of the operational aspects of food and beverage management, whilst giving them the opportunity to learn, develop and apply theories, concepts and skills in a practical environment.
  • Food and Beverage Management and Control | HTL101
    Food and Beverage Management and Control is a practically orientated subject focused on furnishing students with knowledge of current and emerging food and beverage trends, legal and operational issues such as cost control, sustainable solutions, resources management and legal obligations.
  • Management and Leadership | BUS102
    A manager’s role is to decide what goals and objectives his or her department should strive to achieve. Through the use of case studies, students are given the opportunity to examine key issues and to discuss current hospitality management practices.
  • Sales and Marketing | BUS104
    Determining the needs and wants of our potential customers is a key priority for managers. Students will be introduced to the distinction between selling and marketing. Skills will be developed to apply within an operating environment to recognise the basic principles and practices of marketing in relation to consumer and market trends.
  • Industry Placement I | IP101
    Employment is an excellent opportunity for the student to develop knowledge, skills and abilities in their chosen discipline. The Industry Placement subject provides students with a series of professional development workshops to be successful in their application to work in an approved food and beverage outlet (depending on degree undertaken). Combining professional experience with their qualifications while undertaking an industry placement of 600 hours.

Complete the 8 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re also required to complete 1 industry placement of up to 600 hours. 

  • Management Accounting | BUS201
    Financial analysis is an integral part of strategic management planning. This subject builds upon BUS101, further developing student’s skills and expertise when interpreting financial information. The subject provides students with the skills and knowledge relevant to planning, controlling and evaluating accounting information, which will enable them to make sound, managerial decisions.
  • Economics | BUS202
    BUS202 introduces the core concepts and economic principles necessary to develop effective decision makers. Students will develop an understanding of how decision makers make choices, utilising available resources at a specific given time. This subject covers concepts such as ‘price elasticity demand’, cost benefit principle, fiscal and monetary policy, Macro and Microeconomics and international trade.
  • Business Law | BUS203
    Business Law introduces students to the basic principles of the relevant State and Commonwealth laws relating to tourism and hospitality. Emphasis is placed on areas such as liability, resolution and legal problem solving.
  • Research Skills and Practices | BUS205
    Embarking on research in any discipline is a serious undertaking. This subject will develop research methodology skills essential for completing research projects and for making quality business decisions. Students will learn the necessary skills and practical tools to undertake and complete the research process of collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of research.
  • Human Resource Management | BUS204
    The concept of human capital recognises that not all labour is equal and that the quality of employees can be improved by investing in them. Human Resources Management (HRM) concepts, practices and processes are examined in this subject. Students will explore ways in which the strategic management styles of an organisation influence the development of HRM philosophies and processes specifically with reference to tourism and hospitality enterprises.
  • Operations and Environment Management | HOS201
    The growing awareness of environmental issues is creating operational costs. HOS 201 will discuss sound environmental practices and long-term operational sustainability. Student’s knowledge of contemporary facilities and operational practices will be developed while investigating the broad range of critical design decisions available.
  • Rooms Division Management | HTL201
    Rooms division is a key revenue generating area within a hospitality operation. Departments within this area are comprised of both Front Office and Housekeeping. It is within these departments students will be provided with practical skills combined with theoretical knowledge to operate accommodation services successfully. The overall aim of the subject is to ensure that students have a sound knowledge of the financial and managerial responsibilities of running a room division department.
  • Hotel and Resort Planning and Design | HTL202
    The growth of international tourism has created an increase in the number of specialised hotel and resort facilities being developed. Hotel and Resort Planning and Design looks at the feasibility process for hotels and resorts and how this process assists with the concept development, planning and design for accommodation. The subject considers design from inception to completion, sustainable design practices and the impact of design on all aspects of the operation’s management.
  • Industry Placement II | IP201
    Extending knowledge, skills and ability in employment is a key component of Industry Placement, providing students with the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the relationship between their academic studies and the workplace environment. This in turn consolidates a student’s academic knowledge by exposing them to real life experience and challenging their commitment to their chosen field in industry. Through this second 600-hour industry placement students will expand their studies and develop their career pathway.
Complete the 8 core subjects listed below.
  • Services Marketing | BUS301
    The service sector is one of the fastest growing worldwide. Services Marketing provides students with practical and theoretical approaches of marketing and the management of service business. It will explore the major differences between the marketing of service as distinct from the marketing of tangible products.
  • Business Management and Entrepreneurship | BUS302
    An invaluable part of business is to create new ideas and a vision for ongoing revenue. Business Management and Entrepreneurship takes the student through a step-by-step process of communicating effectively and managing a new business venture through a solid business plan.
  • Organisational Development and Change | BUS303
    Change needs to be understood and managed in a way that people can cope effectively with it. Organisational Development and Change examines the complexities of the change process together with providing the understanding of the skills needed to implement change management-related projects within an organisation.
  • Revenue Management | HTL302
    Revenue management helps to predict consumer demand to optimise inventory and price availability in order to maximise revenue growth. In this subject, students will study the origin, functioning, role and importance of revenue management processes: the role of revenue management in modern hotel marketing and management including inventory control and management of the distribution function, the impact of levels of guest service and satisfaction, and the ethical dimension of revenue management.
  • Strategic Hotel Management and H.O.T.S | BUS304
    Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making decisions on allocating its resources accordingly. Students will examine the total enterprise, the industry and the competitive environment in which it operates. The emphasis is on further developing and fine-tuning students’ critical thinking and decision-making skills to formulate strategic planning by reviewing a number of case studies.
  • Ethical Business Management | BUS305
    Ethical, social and moral issues relating to the development and operations of tourism and hospitality enterprises are integral to business today. Ethics Business Management engages with, and encourages debate about, a set of moral standards that are relied upon to make decisions in our modern society.
  • Managing Hotel and Resort Facilities | HTL301
    Facilities management is an interdisciplinary field devoted to the co-ordination of space, infrastructure, people, and administration. Students will learn how to efficiently and effectively oversee the various aspects of a hotel and resort facilities whilst developing sustainable work practises.
  • The Leadership Experience | HTL303
    Fundamental theories, as well as pertinent leadership issues are reviewed in this subject. The Leadership Experience focuses on the contemporary work environment, and leadership suitable to drive the entire organisation forward while meeting stakeholder obligations. How you develop a personal leadership style, including the process of inspirational influence is examined. Moral leadership is a key theme throughout the unit. It does not mean ignoring profit and loss, share price, production costs and other hard measurable facts, but it does require recognizing and adhering to ethical values and acknowledging the importance of human meaning, quality and a higher purpose. The unit demonstrates leaders are in a unique position to influence positive societal and environment change. Students will ultimately appreciate effective leadership in the 21st century also encompasses embracing causes beyond the walls of the organisation.

Industry partners and work placements

As part of Torrens University Australia, BMIHMS students undertake 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.

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Gain professional experience
Complete 1200 hours of relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.
Be Everingham - Bachelor of Business (International Hotel & Resort Management) student
Completing my industry placements at two different brands – a resort and five-star hotel – was so beneficial. It allowed me to experience the key differences between them.
Ben Everingham
Bachelor Of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)

Learning outcomes

  • Gain experience in an immersive hotel-simulated campus
  • Develop practical skills to fast track your career
  • Understand all aspects of hotel operations including housekeeping, front office duties, and kitchen and bar operations
  • Master hospitality economics and accounting


Why study with us?

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia offers an immersive education. Our unique learning experience combines world-class practical training with industry placements at the most prestigious organisations in Australia. Our courses are designed with the input of our industry partners, to ensure you're only developing skills that can be directly applied to your hotel and hospitality career.

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Get globally recognised qualifications
Learn from the best at BMIHMS, the No. 1 hotel management school in Australia and Asia-Pacific (Kantar 2020).
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Join Australia’s most progressive university
Industry leading and future-focused: we give you all the tools you need to create your own success.
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Get placed at the world’s top hotels
We offer industry placements with some of the most prestigious and dynamic organisations in Australia.
Find out why large hotel chains actively recruit our students after graduation.

Are you a Domestic or International student?

Choose your student type for fees, scholarships & entry requirements

  • Domestic
  • International

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.
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Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
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Be 18 years of age by the end of the first term.
OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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.

Fees: Domestic students

Domestic fees
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.
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.

Scholarships: Domestic students

A career in hospitality brings many opportunities locally and globally across multiple industries. We offer hospitality scholarships to help you discover a career you love. Apply today to launch yourself into an exciting and rewarding new life.

How to apply: Domestic students

Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

Before you begin your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below

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  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Be 18 years of age by the end of the first term; and
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Academic IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more 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: International students

International 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.
  • International 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.

    Download international fees PDF

  • 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.

    Fee payment

Scholarships: International students

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.

How to Apply: International students

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

Frequently asked questions

  • What does admissions criteria mean?

    Admissions criteria is a set of criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply for a chosen course.

    To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

    All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes. To find out more, visit admissions criteria.

  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?

    Torrens University Australia has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our bachelor degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study pathways or contact one of our knowledgeable Course and Careers Advisors.

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be able to receive credits towards your degree. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Our Program Directors will carefully review the learning gained from your previous qualification and/or experience to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Review our course credits page or chat to one of Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are course credits?

    Course credits are credits that can be applied to your course based on your prior experience or qualifications. To find out more, visit course credits


  • What are Torrens University Australia’s courses’ ATAR requirements?
    Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.
  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • How do Torrens University Australia fees charge?

    Torrens University Australia is a full-fee paying institution. To find out more, visit Tuition Fees.

    Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP, please visit:

    Please note we do not currently offer any full fee waivers for international students. We do not offer stipends or living allowances.

  • How much are Torrens University Australia courses?

    For a full list of tuition fees, visit Tuition Fees.

    Remember, if you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, your fees can be covered by FEE-HELP. You can find out more information on FEE-HELP on the StudyAssist website at or contact us and we can guide you through the process.

  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

    To get a FEE-HELP loan, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen and study at least part of your course in Australia, or
    • be a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements.
    • be enrolled in a fee-paying place at a provider that offers FEE-HELP loans
    • be enrolled in an eligible course at your provider by the census date (your provider can tell you if your course is eligible)
    • submit the Request for FEE-HELP form to your provider by the census date
    • not have already borrowed up to your HELP loan limit.

    Permanent residents can only get FEE-HELP for approved bridging studies.

    If you are studying at a non-university, you will also need to meet the ‘pass rate’ requirements.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at or speak to a Course and Careers Advisor and we can guide you through the process.

  • Can I apply for FEE-HELP?

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP you need to be an Australian citizen , and have a tax file number. You must also be studying at an approved higher education provider, such as Torrens University Australia.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at or contact us and we can guide you through the process.

  • How do I apply for FEE-HELP?

    If you receive an offer from Torrens University Australia, and you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP. You will need to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form if you want to defer payment of some, or all, of your tuition fees. You will need to quote your tax file number or provide a Certificate of Application for a Tax File Number. The form must be completed before the due date.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at or speak to our Course and Careers Advisors and we can guide you through the process.

  • Is there a FEE-HELP limit?

    For 2020, the HELP loan limit is $106,319 for most students. The Australian Government publishes the HELP Loan limit on their website.

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition costs. Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. Note: Any loan fees that were applied to study prior to January 1, 2019 will not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

    Students repay the loan to the Australian Government through the tax system once a student reaches the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for 2019-20 is $45,881.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at or Contact Us and we can guide you through the process.

  • What courses are available for FEE-HELP?
    To find out more, visit How to Apply.
  • What is FEE-HELP?

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible full-fee-paying students pay their tuition costs.

    You must be studying at an approved FEE-HELP provider in order to access a FEE-HELP loan, such as Torrens University Australia.

    A FEE-HELP loan does not cover costs like accommodation, laptops or textbooks, and must be repaid once you start earning above a certain income threshold.

    To find out more, visit the Study Assist website:

  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for Torrens University Australia?

    There are lots of resources to help you prepare for university life. Attend one of our workshops or events and get some tips firsthand from our industry-focused lecturers and current students.

    The events programs range in topic and delivery mode, so there should always be one to suit your needs. At any time you can contact one of our Course and Careers Advisors to talk through your career goals. They can guide you on what to expect and how you can get prepared earlier. If you know exactly which course you want to enrol in, you could take advantage of the early entry program.

  • What is the Early Entry Program?

    The Torrens University Australia Early Entry Program has been created to allow you to apply and secure your place for your chosen course before you finish your Year 12 exams.

    To find out more, visit Early Entry Program or email or phone 1300 575 803.

  • How do I apply?

    Applying is easy and can be done online by filling out the apply form. If you have any difficulty, please contact a Course and Careers Advisor, who can talk you through the process.

    ALL SA/SACE and Victorian high school students must apply through SATAC and/or VTAC. Search for Torrens University Australia, Billy Blue College of Design or Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. International applicants may also need to demonstrate compliance with relevant legislative requirements, for example, requirements for student visas (this does not apply for online study outside of Australia).

  • How will I know if my application has been processed?
    Our Course and Careers Advisors will help you through every step of the application process and provide you with updates. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter via email.
  • I am having trouble with my application. Who can help?
    Our friendly Course and Careers Advisors are available to answer all your questions and guide you through the application process. Fill out the contact us form and one of them will reach out to you.
  • What are pathways?

    All Torrens University Australia courses have specific entry requirements, but we also offer multiple pathways into courses when you don’t meet those entry requirements.

    There are different pathways for different courses. For example, we offer a range of diploma courses which pathway into bachelor degrees in Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality. We also have graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses which pathway into masters courses in Business, Global Project Management, Sports Management, Health, Education, Design and Hospitality. 

    For more information on different types of pathways available, visit study pathways.

  • How can I pay for my course?

    Payment information will be outlined in your offer letter but there are a couple of different options:

    1. Upfront payment via credit card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
    2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
  • What are the key dates for 2021?
    To find out more, visit Key Dates.
  • What are the semester and term dates?

    Torrens University Australia has three main intakes each year, usually during February, June and September. There are also a range of accelerated intake dates available, meaning if you just miss the start date, you don’t have to wait until the next intake.

    You can apply any time throughout the year for the next intake start date – or a future start date if you are planning ahead. Different semester dates apply for Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School as well as some of our other courses.

    To find out more, visit key dates.

  • Do I need to wear a uniform?
    Our undergraduate students are expected to follow strict grooming standards on campus. These are documented in the welcome booklet prior to starting your course. For our postgraduate students, corporate business suits are worn to campus.
  • I have worked in the hospitality or hotel industry. Can I get credit for this?
    Yes, as long as you can provide evidence of the hours you worked (minimum 600 hours), the organisation you worked in and a description of the duties you carried out. This must be submitted and approved upon enrolment.
  • Is Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School part of Torrens University Australia?

    Yes. Being part of Torrens University Australia, BMIHMS students benefit from university prestige, increased global opportunities and learning in an environment that encourages innovation. Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, career-focused and global perspective to higher education, aiming to provide graduates with a globally oriented skill set that will make them desirable to employers.

    When you graduate, you will receive an internationally recognised degree from BMIHMS at Torrens University Australia. You can also continue studying programs, going from diploma to bachelor to master and even a PhD.

  • What happens if I fail a subject in my degree?
    If you fail a subject, you may be eligible to repeat the failed exam/assessment if you obtained a marginal fail (45%-49%) for the first time. The repeat exam would be completed by week 3 of the following term. If you score below 45%, you will have to repeat the entire subject again. All failed subjects will show on academic transcripts.
  • What is Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS)?

    We are the No. 1 ranked hotel management school in Australia and Asia Pacific (Kantar 2020), at which students live and study in a simulated hotel environment.

    BMIHMS was founded by Swiss hotelier Fritz Grubler and Australian founders of Mawland Property Group, Robert Whittingham and Max Player. We are the first school in Australia to operate the internationally recognised Swiss hotel management program.

    For more than 30 years we have trained world-class graduates in hotel management. Today, we offer a bachelor degree and a master degree in International Hotel Management, as well as a MBA in International Hotel Leadership.

  • Can I live outside the Leura campus?

    No. All students currently studying Bachelor of International Resort and Hotel Management at the Leura campus are required to live on site, in the accommodation blocks. New and direct-entry undergraduate students are required to stay on campus and share a room. Undergraduate students are asked to embrace twin-share accommodation, to provide companionship and peer support. Most students form close bonds with their roommates and often request to share a room with the same person again. There are no mixed-gender rooms. Room dividers ensure privacy when sleeping and dressing.

    First-year undergraduate students are required to share a room with someone from a different nationality. As an international school, we require our students to develop their cultural awareness and appreciation of other nationalities. This also prepares students to work in the hospitality industry, which is international by nature.

    Second-year undergraduate students returning from industry placement can apply for a single room. You can request a single room on the Return to School (RTS) form. There are a limited number of single rooms available.

    Third-year and postgraduate students studying in Sydney are required to find their own accommodation.

    During the Christmas break, you may return home, travel around Australia, or find casual work locally or in Sydney. As there is no accommodation available at the Leura campus over Christmas, you can find short-term accommodation nearby or in Sydney, or go online to

  • What are the accommodation options when studying at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide campuses?
    Our Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide campuses do not provide accommodation. If you are new to the country and need help finding housing in Australia, please visit Accommodation.
  • What is the English Language Program (ELP)?
    The English Language Program (ELP) is designed to support students from countries and cultures where English is not their first language. It is an intensive program that will take your English skills to the next level prior to starting their studies at BMIHMS. Those who attain IELTS 6.0 academic or equivalent will automatically progress into the bachelor degree. Minimum entry to the ELP is IELTS 4.5, with students increasing by IELTS 0.5 over a 10-week period. BMIHMS offer the English Language Program at the Leura campus. To find out more, visit English Language courses.
  • Do I get help to get an industry placement?
    Yes. The Career Development department will coach you through your job-application process. As well as assisting you with job searches, resume writing and interview techniques, they will help you secure an industry placement with an approved employer. BMIHMS has a Career Development department to assist you on all campuses.
  • Can I work in Australia on my student visa?

    Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during study breaks. Find out more at

    All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. For more information, please visit the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman website.

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