Diploma of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)
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.
Are you a Domestic or International student?
Choose your student type for fees, scholarships & entry requirements
Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students
Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior LearningIf 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
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
Admissions criteria and pathways: International students
Before you begin your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below
Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior LearningIf 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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/.
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 https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help 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.
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.
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.
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 https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or Contact Us and we can guide you through the process.
What courses are available for FEE-HELP?
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: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help.
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?
How do I apply?
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?
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:
- Upfront payment via credit card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
- Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
What are the key dates for 2021?
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 Stayz.com.au.
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 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
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.