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Introduction to Hospitality & tourism

Play a starring role in forging memories for others. Tourism and hospitality can prove a richly rewarding career. And with a glut of opportunities available both at home and abroad, a degree in this field is your passport to a profession with perks. 

Whether you're looking to land a top role with an international hotel chain, take ownership of a budding restaurant empire’s portfolio, or manage front of house at a cultural institute, the skills you’ll learn as a tourism and hospitality student will take you there. 

Through us you can find a wide range of hospitality courses online to suit your needs, wherever you might be on your professional journey. Use the tools on this page to compare your options with different universities and make sure that you’re choosing the right path. Our team of student advisors is on-hand to guide you through the options available, enabling you to find the very best match for your career aspirations. 

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Southern Cross University


Diploma of Business

Take a specialised pathway into the world of business

This business course develops your academic skills and core business foundations. Choose from enterprise, IT, or tourism, then follow a pathway towards a uni qualification. Graduate ready for entry level business roles or continue to a degree.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Event Management

Pull together an incredible experience

Start your event management career with a grounding in communication, marketing and management. Unpack event management–from behind the scenes through to the big day. You’ll cover legal and logistical issues as well as promotions and operations. 

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Swinburne University of Technology

Enter the competitive arena of the business side of sport

Win off the field with business skills including sports marketing and event management. From community clubs to national competitions, you’ll be set to join this high growth sector offering diverse job opportunities to sports management graduates.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of the Sunshine Coast


Bachelor of Business

A business degree with industry experience

Start with core business topics including accounting, management, and marketing. Then choose your major. Specialisations include HR and small business management. Explore new opportunities. Innovate. Be your own boss or lead a team.

100% online

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University of Tasmania


Designing Events

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Griffith University


Sport Event and Facility Planning

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Tasmania


Fermented Food and Beverages

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Tasmania


Managing Events

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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