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    Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway]
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    Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway]

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2024
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    Duration 1 year
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 26,960  / year
    Next Intake September-2024

    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.

    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 provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    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.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    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.

    Fee Information

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

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

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 26,960 

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    Diploma of Tourism, Hospitality and Events [Pathway]

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