Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway]

Build the management, leadership and customer experience skills to excel within the tourism, hospitality and event management industries. Explore the marketing, ethical and legal foundations of the field and prepare for further tertiary qualifications. Successful completion of this Diploma enables you to transition into a JCU Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

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+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

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

Band P

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



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Real stories

  • Student of Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management


    Matthew Bressington

    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.

  • A headshot of Rob Kelly, Associate Dean of Tourism and Hospitality at JCU Brisbane campus.


    Rob Kelly

    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.

  • Professor Gianna Moscardo.


    Professor Gianna Moscardo

    Tourism, Hospitality and Events

    JCU Tourism is recognised as world leaders in tourism sustainability, visitor experience, and using tourism as a tool for regional and community development. You can gain professional skills in tourism and hospitality at the same time as you learn how to change the world to be a better place.

  • The Howard Smith Wharves logo.


    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.