Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Brisbane and
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCB69
First-year fee
A$35,040 (Indicative)
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The Bachelor of Hospitality Management is your gateway to a career in this growing industry. This course provides students with an opportunity to widen their career prospects in hospitality management by exposing them to studies in business-related disciplines.

The Bachelor of Hospitality Management offers you a unique learning journey that will provide you with foundation business knowledge as well as the opportunity to choose from elective areas of study. The eight industry relevant electives strengthen the relevance of your study to the world of hospitality work. The course provides you with knowledge and skills to work effectively in the hospitality and tourism industry.  The Bachelor of Hospitality Management is designed for students who have completed an Advanced Diploma or a Diploma from a recognised institution. The course provides you with a direct pathway based on prior completion of a vocational or higher education qualification in hospitality management. The vocational pathway provides you with a strong foundation to complete the course in one and a half or two years depending on your entry pathway.

Studying Hospitality Management - Testimonial from Murangi Tshisikule


The best thing about studying my course is seeing people happy after helping them or serving them food. When the customer comes with an inquiry and you help them out, the smile they have after you help them, it makes my day in a way, so it makes me happy.

My name is Murangi Wavhudi Tshisikule. I chose to study the Diploma of Hospitality Management because before this I did culinary arts. 

I got a bit of kitchen experience and when I was doing that, they told me to go to the front and just waiter for a day. And I actually loved it. 

So, I was like, oh, after this I can actually study hospitality management so I can get knowledge of both the kitchen and the front.

They always have people ready to help. Not just your lecturers, but if you randomly talk to someone at CQU, you get help and they’re always friendly. That's the one thing I like the most.

So, at TAFE they have a restaurant, Wilby’s training. We get to do practicals on coffee, mocktails, cocktails, smoothies, shakes... That's the best part about doing practicals. You get to make beautiful drinks, you decorate them and then when we have open days at the restaurant, when customers are there, serving them the drinks is just amazing. When they try it and they're like, ‘oh wow, this is so good.’ You just, you're happy about it. It just makes you feel so good.

I feel like I will be ready when I graduate because besides just doing the practicals, we operate like it's a restaurant, you’re serving customers. You need to be professional, how the industry works so they sort of prepare you to be industry-ready when you graduate, which is a good thing.

After graduating my plan is to move to Brisbane and study a Bachelor in Hospitality Management. After studying that, I'm thinking of starting a small business, a BnB or something back at home or wherever that suits me.

I have accessed the 25% International Student Scholarship and it is helping a lot because it reduces the fees.  Now I get to use the money for accommodation and living expenses in Rockhampton.

I would say use all the services that you’re offered. No issue is too small, no issues too big. Just apply and see. Everyone is always willing to help you.

Study experience

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    I feel like I will be ready when I graduate because besides just doing the practicals, when the restaurant is open, we operate like it's a restaurant, you’re serving customers. You need to be professional. They prepare you to be industry ready when you graduate.

    Murangi Tshisikule I South Africa

Career Opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Hospitality Management opens the door to an exciting career in the hospitality industry. Typical roles may include:

  • beverage manager
  • catering manager
  • event manager
  • hotel manager
  • public relations manager
  • sales manager
  • tourism manager.

Structure & Availability

Whether you enter this course with a diploma or an advanced diploma you are required to complete nine core units. If you hold a completed diploma, you are required to complete three additional core units in marketing communications, marketing of service products, and marketing research analytics and you will also complete four electives from a select list. If you enter this course via the advanced diploma pathway, in addition to the nine core units, you will select three electives from a list of units.

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed a study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Professional Practice and Experience - BUSN13004

The undertaking of a business internship is an option in this unit. It will take the form of an industry placement. Work experience in industry directed by the provider, within the secured place of employment. 12 weeks @ 20 hours (maximum) = 240 hours total


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements.

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Course fees

Indicative First Year Fee

This is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course, shown in Australian dollars (A$), for one academic year and is based on a full-time study load (8 units over 2 terms). 

Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change.

International Course Fees

A scholarship can help with the costs involved with living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel, and more.

You may be eligible for a 25% international scholarship funded by the University.

We also offer other scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for the one that's right for you.

Browse our scholarships

In addition to your international course tuition fees, you must have sufficient funds to cover other study and living expenses. 

This will include costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), general living, etc.

Information about cost of living in Australia

Overseas Student Health Cover

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.