- Brisbane: January, March, May, July, September, November
1 year full-time
Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate or Successful completion of JCU Certificate of Higher Education
English language requirements
If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.
Begin your university journey with this supportive, foundational course that equips you to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of this one-year Diploma means you will be eligible to continue your studies with a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events.
Build skills in professional and academic communication, digital literacy and leadership as you explore key industry issues such as sustainability, resilience and change management. You'll consider foundational research and strategies within this diverse and exciting field. Develop an understanding of human behaviour and decision-making, as you learn to identify and draw upon factors that influence consumer choice.
Prepare for further learning with tailored support from lecturers committed to your success as you develop study strategies that work for you. Work collaboratively with your peers, as well as on individual projects. The experience in communication, data analysis and problem-solving will prepare you for the workplace, and are highly relevant to your future career as you build a foundation of employable skills, knowledge and an understanding of the tourism, hospitality and events industries.
Successful graduates of the Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events can transition into a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, and may meet the entry requirements for other JCU degrees. Some subjects may be eligible to count as credit for this purpose.
Begin a fast-paced, rewarding career in tourism, hospitality and events today. JCU graduates are equipped with the business knowledge, practical skills and hands-on training to excel in workplaces within Australia and across the world.
This course can be used as a pathway into undergraduate study with JCU. You’ll benefit from a supportive educational experience that equips you to discover everything university can offer you. Successful completion will see you meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events are multi-skilled, dynamic professionals who are in high demand across several industries. JCU graduates pursue careers in tourism, hospitality, events, and business.
Upon completion of a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, you may explore roles as a hospitality manager, events manager, hotel supervisor, travel agent, spa manager, event and conference organiser, tourism operator, tour guide or business owner.
Information valid for students commencing in 2024
Diploma (AQF Level 5)
Business, Law and Governance
Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate
Successful completion of JCU Certificate of Higher Education
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band P– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway], graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway]
All JCU students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.
TO1008:03 Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality, and Events Management
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
TO1201:03 Leadership and Ethics in Tourism
BU1105:03 Professional and Academic Skills for Business
BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business
BU1108:03 Marketing Matters
BU1112:03 Business Law
BU1109:03 Career Development for Business Professionals
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
12 credit points
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
DIPLOMA OF TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS
Inclusion of stream of study on testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who are awarded the JCU Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway] are eligible for entry into the JCU Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, provided they also meet the relevant English Language entry requirement for the degree. Applicants meeting the entry requirements for these JCU Bachelor programs will receive credit for all subjects successfully completed in this Diploma.
Successful Diploma students may alternatively be granted credit for subjects successfully completed under this course towards any other Bachelor degree for which they satisfy the entry requirements.
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD26,960.00
Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
Application dates vary between courses, whether they're delivered in semester, trimester or carousel study modes. View our Application due dates page for more information.
To study with JCU in Brisbane please see the application instructions to apply.
Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
The best thing about studying this course is that you have the opportunity to go on lots of local field trips and meet organisers, managers and leaders in the industry. These people were not only a great source of knowledge, but provided career inspiration.
Associate Dean, Tourism and Hospitality, JCU Brisbane
Studying a Tourism and Hospitality program at James Cook University Brisbane offers students the advantage of receiving comprehensive instruction in various management skills from seasoned industry experts. Brisbane's thriving hospitality sector provides fantastic opportunities for hands-on experience.
Dr Janice Scarinci
Senior Lecturer, Tourism and Hospitality
At James Cook University, we are making our students employable and career-ready. We’re providing professional opportunities in the workplace where you can gain extensive work experience and get paid to work. You can get incredible educational experience from our highly qualified and internationally renowned faculty.
Howard Smith Wharves
JCUB have always been passionate about finding pathways for their students. We have been involved in student placements, guest presentations, and employment events and have been impressed with their students’ knowledge and dedication. We can’t wait to see the next generation of leaders that come out of JCUB.