Hospitality

The Hospitality industry demands courteous treatment and greeting of guests. This industry comes under the tourism and service industry that spans out to transportation such as airlines and cruise lines, hotels, theme parks, lodging, cafés, restaurants, and caterers, to name a few. The Hospitality industry holds many promising careers as Tourist / Cultural Tourist Development Manager, Restaurant Manager, Leisure, Sports and Events Manager, Resort Manager, Hotel Manager/staff, Travel Consultant, and Airline or Cruise Manager/staff.


  • Leading Organisations
  • Innovation, Knowledge and Creativity
  • Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability in a Changing Environment
  • Workplace Learning
  • Diploma
  • Bachelor degree
  • Masters degree
  • Diploma or Foundation Program: completed Year 11
  • Bachelor Degree: finished Year 12 or Foundation Program or Diploma
  • Master Degree: hold an Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent; some university may require relevant work experience
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 60 OR;
  • IELTS 5.5 to 6.5; or other English proficiency tests

Depending on relevant educational history and work experience, students are eligible for credit towards the program they have chosen. This helps repetition in learned subjects and qualifications from any previous education - minimizing the course costs, improving focus on other units effectively shortening course duration and allowing them to dedicate more time for practical training.

  • Diploma (2 years)
  • Diploma (1 year) + Bachelor (2 years)
  • Bachelor (3 years)
  • Master (1.5 to 2 years)

Occupations:

  • Hotel Staff or Manager
  • Food & Beverage Attendant
  • Catering Assistant
  • Travel Consultant
  • Tourism Company Director
  • Event Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Cruise Manager
  • Regional Tourism Manager

Average Salary

Years Average Salary
Entry Level
0-5 Years
$ 62,000
Mid-career
5-10 Years
$ 80,000
Experienced
10-20 Years
$ 90,000

Students have the option to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa. Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, are allowed to stay for two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

Students holding a hospitality degree from Australian universities are eligible to apply for Temporary Graduate visa. Students with these visas have the option to continue studying, working as well as staying in Australia on a temporary basis. Once they have completed their course, based on their specializations, are allowed to stay for two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences which may be countered towards Permanent Residency.

An increase in job postings for students with hospitality degrees is displayed in the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and Skilled Occupations List (SOL) Some of the professions are Hotel or Motel Manager, Bed and Breakfast Operator, Café or Restaurant Manager, etc. The procedure for securing Permanent Resident status includes an assessment procedure by a recognized authority mandated for work sponsorship or for migration purpose.