Diploma of Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Your pathway to 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 qualification 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.

All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community, with lectures held at our Northern Beaches campus. 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 CodeTBC April 2020
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level5
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus, Manly*
Duration1 year (or part time equivalent)
FEE-HelpDFEE
Study Modeon campus
StartFeb, May & Sept
Annual Indicative Student Enrolmentsn/a (new curriculum)
Entry RequirementsDomestic Students

International Students

*News: The Aspire Institute has recently opened a new City Campus https://www.icms.edu.au/contact-us/our-campuses/city-campus-0 in the heart of Sydney’s business district. As well as the campus in Manly, students enrolling in this course for February 2020 will now have an option to attend specified business subjects in the city, subject to availability.

Course Structure

Subject TypeSubject CodeSubject Name
COREBUS101APathway to Success
COREMGT101AManagement Solutions for a Changing World
COREACC101AFinancial and Commercial Literacy
COREMKT101AMarketing
COREMGT102AGlobal Citizenship
CORESTA101AData Informed Decision Making
SPECIALISATIONTHE101AIntroduction to Tourism, Hospitality & Events
SPECIALISATIONHOS101ARooms Division Operations

Pathway Programs

Attendance Policy

For the attendance Policy please see the hand book.

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