Diploma of Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

1-Year Diploma or pathway to an ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Stand-alone Diploma qualification

or your pathway to an ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management

For those with a love of people and travel, it’s hard to go past a career in hospitality. The Diploma of Hospitality Management equips you with the skills needed for a successful career in the diverse and fast-paced hospitality industry. As your career develops, the knowledge and experience gained while studying the Diploma of Hospitality Management could take you to workplaces as diverse as international hotels, resorts, cruise ships, and restaurants. Others have taken the plunge and opened their own hospitality business.

The Diploma of Hospitality Management offers you a stand-alone ICMS qualification delivered through the Aspire Institute or, should you wish to further your studies, you could choose to use your diploma qualification as a pathway into a bachelor program at ICMS, with completed specialisations and subjects counting towards your degree. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Hospitality Management you will receive advanced standing for subjects in an ICMS bachelor degree.

Aspire Institute is a trading name of ICMS, International College of Management, Sydney Pty Ltd. All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community, with lectures held at our Northern Beaches Campus and core business subjects at our new City Campus, subject to availability. Aspire students receive dedicated academic support, including study skills.

What you will learn

  • Develop technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts of the hospitality industry in some depth
  • Develop basic academic and applied research skills within a hospitality context
  • Identify appropriate sources of data for problem solving in a hospitality industry context
  • Explain the importance of ethical and sustainable hospitality practices in a global context
  • Describe solutions to routine hospitality industry situations
  • Name specialist hospitality technology
  • Present project findings in both written and personal presentation forms to diverse hospitality industry audiences
  • Apply technical business knowledge to a range of hospitality industry contexts
  • Use business management principles and motivational factors to diverse individuals and teams in the hospitality industry
  • Appraise performance of self and others within a hospitality setting

Quick Facts

Course NameDiploma of Hospitality Management
CRICOS Code0101127
UAC Code530531
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level5
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus, Manly
(core business subjects may be offered in the City Campus, subject to availability)
Duration1 year (or part time equivalent)
FEE-HelpYES Domestic students
Study Modeon campus | online*
StartMain Intakes: February, May, August
Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
Annual Indicative Student Enrolments5 Diploma students and 158 ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management students in 2022
Entry RequirementsDomestic Students

International Students

Pathway optionInternational College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

* In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

Course Structure

TermSubject TypeSubject CodeSubject Name
1COREBUS101APathway to Success
COREMGT101AManagement Solutions for a Changing World
SPECIALISATIONTHE101AIntroduction to Tourism, Hospitality & Events
COREACC101AFinancial and Commercial Literacy
COREMGT102AGlobal Citizenship
CORESTA101AData Informed Decision Making
SPECIALISATIONHOS101ARooms Division Operations

Sample subjects

Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE101A)

Tourism, hospitality and events industries play an important role in the economies of developed and emerging countries. These industries generate substantial employment, personal and corporate income, tax revenues, foreign exchange earnings, investments, and infrastructure improvements for communities globally. 

This subject aims to provide a solid introduction to the key concepts and terminology, stakeholders and relationship, innovation, current trends and management issues, as a foundation for future tourism, hospitality and event subjects.

It also focuses on the dynamic nature of the main operational sectors with an emphasis on potential career opportunities.

Rooms Division Operations (HOS101A)

This subject investigates the most significant department in a hotel or resort, Rooms Division, through the study and practical application of front office operational procedures.

In this subject current property management software, STR (Smith Travel Report) data and simulations are used to introduce students to the complexities of managing this area of a hotel or resort. Students will gain key knowledge required to manage this department including the principles and procedures involved in the provision of quality guest lodging with emphasis on front office, housekeeping and security and an introduction to yield management.

The subject highlights the importance of clear and timely communication and collaboration both within the department and externally.

This Diploma leads to the following Bachelor’s Degree

International College of Marketing, Sydney (ICMS)

  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management

CRICOS: 101132