Course and Subject Handbook 2015 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management

Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management

Information valid for students commencing in 2015.

Course Code




Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline from this or another University; or

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

Additional selection requirements


Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 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 Certificate 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 sustainable tourism and hospitality performance methods

  • Synthesise sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems

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

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

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

  • Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:

  • Effective oral presentation skills

  • Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:

  • Collaboration

  • Leadership

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

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

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

Course Structure

Core Subjects

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise

TO5002:03 Introduction to Tourism and the Environment

TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis

TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management







Not offered in 2015


Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 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 a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period 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


Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points


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 7 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.

Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management are eligible for entry to the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Certificate.

JCU awards used for articulation as outlined above will be required to be surrendered before the higher level award is conferred.