Course and Subject Handbook 2020 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management – Exit only

Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management – Exit only

Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management [Exit only]

Handbook year


Course code


Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management may be awarded to students exiting a Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management program prior to completing the requirements of that course, provided they meet the award requirements outlined below.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Not applicable – exit only degree

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

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:

    - Effective oral presentation skills

    - 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


15 credit points of specified subjects

LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise

LB5205:03 People in Organisations

LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project

LB5236:03 International Political Economy

TO5002:03 Tourism and the Environment

TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis

TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

TO5103:03 Global Destination Competitiveness

TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies

TO5202:03 Economic Decision-Making in the Hospitality Industry

TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy


6 credit points of any LB52xx subjects


3 credit points of any level 5 subjects





Exit only


Exit only


Exit only


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


Professional accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable



Students who have been granted credit for previous tertiary study towards the Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management or associated joint degrees in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure may apply to have that credit recognised for this award.

Maximum allowed

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


Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Credit will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.

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

Not applicable