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The Hotel School is the only hotel school in Australia formed through a unique partnership between a public university and a global hotel investment group.

Through our ongoing partnerships with Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia, we offer our students a truly unique university experience.

Campus Locationsarrow_right_alt

Our city campuses are located in the CBD of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to combine industry and academics. Our Hayman Island campus offers a unique experience to live, study and work on a remote island.

Over 10000 Industry Experience Opportunities Per Yeararrow_right_alt

The Hotel School provides students with potential to undertake internships and employment opportunities in some of the world's most prestigious hotels.

Experience Hands-on Work Opportunitiesarrow_right_alt

Our courses involve extended periods of work in leading hotels. The Hotel School also offers Work Integrated Learning opportunities to grow your skillset and experience.

Over 30 Years of Academic Excellencearrow_right_alt

Our unique position backed by both a university and hospitality group places our students to become the tourism and hospitality industry leaders of tomorrow.

Study Abroad, Intern Overseasarrow_right_alt

Spread your wings, learn about different cultures and destinations while growing your knowledge and experience as a dedicated tourism and hospitality worker.

Graduate Programs with Mulpha Propertiesarrow_right_alt

Partnering with Southern Cross University, Mulpha Australia backs The Hotel School in part to attract young and highly trained talent to its hotel and resort establishments.



Diploma of Hotel Management

Undertaking a Diploma is your chance to engage in a study pathway without committing yourself to a full three-year degree. Whether you are a school leaver, already working in the hotel industry or looking to make a career change, this course will develop your skills and enhance your career prospects in a dynamic, global industry.

Delivered at The Hotel School, a unique partnership between Mulpha Australia and Southern Cross University. This course covers theory and practices within the industry, finance, management and communication as well as food, beverage and accommodation operations.



Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management

The Associate Degree uniquely connects students with paid internships through Mulpha 5-star properties with a course that combines a rigorous academic curriculum with a unique integrated learning experience. Students are exposed to practical knowledge in both front and back of house through units of study in food and beverage operations, accommodations operations, and finance. Students will have access to 880 hours of paid internships and be eligible for entry into the three-year Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School with a two-year credit. Flexibility allows for coursework to be completed across any of our campuses.



Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management

The three-year Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management focuses on hotel operational skills, management practices in hospitality industries and the skills needed for employment in a competitive, changing, global business environment. This Southern Cross University degree combines academic rigour with contemporary hotel practice.

An important feature of the degree is an embedded six-month internship program that provides industry-relevant experience and networking opportunities.

Choose a major in either events, tourism or hospitality. This major appears on your testamur, e.g. Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management (Events). Alternatively, you can choose from a range of elective units to tailor your studies, gaining knowledge in the areas that really interest you and that suit your current work-life journey.


Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

Developed in collaboration with AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group and TFE Hotels Group, the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership is designed for future leaders in the Hotel, Tourism and Leisure industry with a desire to accelerate their career path. Providing unique emphasis on strategic business leadership, the course provides an option to put theory to practice through a paid internship.

Graduate Diploma of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

The Graduate Diploma in Global Hotel Leadership will provide higher business and hospitality management skills that can be used in a variety of global commercial settings.

The next step in your Masters journey, the Graduate Diploma in Global Hotel Leadership, a Southern Cross University degree delivered at The Hotel School, will hone your skills in developing and implementing tourism and hospitality strategy to ensure business goals are reached at a global level.

Graduate Certificate of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

This course provides the foundation in the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership. You will build upon your current business and hospitality experience and learn to work at a higher level of management on a global scale.

If you are looking to advance your career, the Graduate Certificate in Global Hotel Leadership, a Southern Cross University degree delivered at The Hotel School, is an ideal way to boost your knowledge without committing to the full Master's degree.


I loved the course structure and the size of the campus/student body as it reduced the amount of anxiety I had about starting uni and made it easier to make friends.

Lucy Fist
Current domestic student

The atmosphere at The Hotel School in Australia was always professional and friendly, and many fellow students have become friends who I am still in contact with.

Philipp Frickhinger
General Manager
The Sukosol Hotel Bangkok

The skills and exposure learnt from a variety of subjects have helped immensely with the physical experiences and day-today operations I have come into contact with.

Michael Stamboulidis
Nominated For 2014 Australian Hotels
Association Rising Stars Award

The Hotel School gave me the insights, skills and knowledge I needed to succeed in the industry. I started my almost 10-year tenure with the Four Seasons Hotel Group which took me from Sydney, Australia to Austin, Texas and finally to the new flagship property in Toronto, Canada.

Karen Koelewyn
unEarth International Africa

My experience at The Hotel School has changed my life. During my tenure, I learned both theoretical and practical skills that I have continued to use during my roles in hospitality. The Hotel School has a strong network within the industry, which assisted me to enter the workforce and begin my career in hotels.

Morgan Meredith
Rooms Manager, Park Hyatt Kyoto Japan
Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW 2016 Hotel Industry Rising Star Award recipient

I chose this course because of its focus on the industry and its association with Mulpha means we have a great access to a range of hotels. I have been impressed with the range of subjects available and my career opportunities after graduating.

Margot Maitre
Current international student, France

Mulpha Properties

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