Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management – First half year intakes

Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management – First half year intakes

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts


This course will be an exit only course from mid-2014. This course information is for the following students:

Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the first trimester intake

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, from this or another University; or

Additional selection requirements

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management from this University; or

Special admission requirements

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of International Tourism and Hospitality Management JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse tourism and hospitality-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Consolidate the application of differing tourism and hospitality performance methods

  • Synthesise economic, social and environmental practices and value systems

  • Apply established concepts to provide solutions to tourism and hospitality and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse contemporary tourism and hospitality issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations

  • Apply creative thinking effectively to tourism and hospitality theory and practice

  • Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:

  • (a) Effective oral presentation skills

  • (b) Clear and fluent written communication

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in achieving common goals

  • Adapt tourism and hospitality constructs and skills to theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment in solving differing tourism and hospitality problems

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional tourism and hospitality learning and practice

Course Structure

Core Subjects

TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

TO5202:03 Economic Decision-Making in the Hospitality Industry

TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues


Select 12 credit points of specified LB level 5 subjects

LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise

LB5205:03 Human Relations in the Workplace

LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership





This course information is for Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the first trimester intake only


Not offered in 2013


Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management will be required to surrender that award prior to taking out the Graduate Diploma.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management.

Course articulation

Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry into the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Diploma.