Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

General

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Program Description

An industry-based course designed to provide students with the essential knowledge, competencies and professional perspectives required by management in contemporary hotel and resort organisations.

The course provides an overview of the hotel and resort sector in the context of the broader tourism and hospitality industries, as well as focusing on the application of key aspects of marketing, service management, financial management, research methods, and strategic management. Specialist units focus upon areas including food and beverage management, rooms division management, international resort and facilities management, and contemporary hospitality and tourism issues.

Students can also choose electives such as beverage appreciation, business events management, cruise ship tourism and/or special interest tourism to suit their career path.

Students have the opportunity to complete a one-semester internship placement with leading hotels in Perth, ensuring they graduate industry ready and have a competitive edge and confidence when entering the employment market.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Couse Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 16 Core units. This will be supported by an 8-unit supplementary programme comprising of a Major, or a Minor plus Elective Units, or 2 Minors or 8 Elective Units.

Year 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1600 Business Identity and Protocols 15
TSM2111 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 15
HOS2500 Food Service Management 15
MKT1600 Marketing Principles & Practices 15
ACC1100 Accounting I 15
HOS2110 Food and Beverage Management 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x2 30

Year 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HOS2220 Rooms-Division Management 15
TSM3105 Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 15
MAN2145 Human Resource Management 15
HOS2325 Managing the Service Experience 15
HOS3211 Management of Hospitality Finance 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 2 30
Plus 1 unit from:
HOS2112 ^ Beverage Appreciation 15
TSM3104 ^ Cruise Ship Tourism 15
TSM3109 ^ Special Interest Tourism 15
TSM3500 ^ Business Events Management 15
BUS3700 ^ Business Study Tour 15

Or an alternative unit with Course Coordinator approval.

Year 3

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
TSM3101 International Resort Management 15
BUS3100 Business Research Practices 15
HOS3100 Hospitality and Tourism Management 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 4 60
Plus 1 unit from:
FBL3501 ^ Business Practicum 15
SBL3500 ^ Integrated Business Application 15

Notes: Enrolment into FBL3501 and BUS3700 is by application only. The units are not offered every semester. **Internship Minor (MIBIOR) – Selected students (by application only) may enrol concurrently in FBL3400 Business Internship 1 and FBL3500 Business Internship 2 in their Year 3 (Semester 2) section of the course. Students who enrol in the Internship Minor (FBL3400/FBL3500 = 60 credit points) will complete an elective unit instead of SBL3500 or FBL3501.

^ Core Option

Majors you can study in this course

  • Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  • Apply broad and coherent knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  • Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  • Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  • Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  • Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development
  • Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates exist within hotels and resorts across the global accommodation and hospitality services sector. Within these types of businesses, students may be involved in the operations and management of accommodation provision and servicing, food and beverage services (including in restaurants, cafes and bars), entertainment, gaming, conferences, events and banquets, tourism operations, sales and marketing or the hiring, training and supervising of staff.

Possible future job titles

Hotel Manager, Resort Manager, Integrated Resort Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Rooms Division Manager, Front Office Manager, Hotel Sales Manager, Restaurant Manager, Caf Manager, Bar Manager.

Last updated Oct 2020

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