The Hotel School is proud to be partnering with HTMi Switzerland to deliver an Australian industry program which is the first of its kind. HTMi Switzerland is among QS World Ranking's Top 10 for Employer Reputation and ranked 17 for Hospitality and Leisure Management.

Available in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campus locations it uniquely connects paid internships through Mulpha properties, global hotel groups and academic qualifications recognised by Southern Cross University. Upon completion of the iHTMP, students will be eligible to graduate with a Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management from HTMi Switzerland. Additionally, students will be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School with 18 months credit.

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Course summary

  • 2 years full-time
  • Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney campuses
  • International students welcome
  • Start dates in February, June and November
  • 6 modules subjects
  • CRICOS code 0101386

Course units


Module 4 – Hotel and Resort Management
Module 3 – Finance, Marketing and Operations for Food Service
Module 2 – Expenditure and Organisational Management
Module 1 – Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Practice


Industry Internship 1 – 440 hours
Industry Internship 2 – 440 hours

Admission & Fees

Domestic Students

Admission Requirements

  1. Students applying for the iHTMP must have completed Year 11 and be 17 years old.
  2. Also available to mature age students without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience.

All applicants for The Hotel School are selected on their individual merit. You may be required to attend an interview.

Course Fees

Each study module is $5,062.50
Each industry internship module is $3,375.00

International Students

Admission Requirements

  1. English Language requirements: Overall IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in writing and no other band less than 5.0
  2. Qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade, or relevant work experience

Course Fees

Each study module is $5,625.00
Each industry internship module is $3,750.00


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Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is the term given to a program that integrates learning with its application in the workplace. Internship is one form of WIL and is a period of observing, learning, and practicing in a business environment, where students are given the opportunity to integrate theory with the practice and responsibility of the workforce. The IHTMP provides this experience through the internship program, a co-operative work-study venture between tourism and hospitality organisations and The Hotel School.

The primary objective of the internship program is to provide students with practical experience by exposing them to general systems of operation, as well as to the philosophies and aims of a hotel*. Students undertaking the IHTMP are required to successfully complete 2 x 20 week internships (440 hours per internship). Internship 1 focuses on hotel operations, specifically Housekeeping and Food & Beverage. Internship 2 allows students to build on this experience, or explore other areas of hotel operations. Students will have the opportunity to ‘learn and earn’ through the paid operational roles within the Food & Beverage, and Housekeeping departments*.

Internships provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Apply theory of the IHTMP to the hotel environment
  • Practice their skills in a live hotel environment
  • Embed themselves into the workings of a hotel environment from a Housekeeping or Food & Beverage perspective
  • Engage with guests and be a part of the guest experience
  • Begin building their networks within hotels
  • Gain a better understanding of the area or direction they’d like their hospitality career to take

On successful completion of the internships, students should be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the practicalities of the hospitality industry
  • Have the confidence to begin their career in hospitality
  • Start to design their career progression

 All students complete a Professional Development subject which develops knowledge and skills relevant to gaining employment, and practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues. Through this subject, students are well prepared to apply for internship opportunities promoted through The Hotel School. Alternatively, students may choose to approach targeted organisations, or if they are already working in the hotel sector they may seek approval to register their position as the internship.

Student Potential Internship Income Year 1 Year 2 Total
Potential Income from Internship (based on an average hourly rate of $26.03)* $11,000 $11,000 $22,000


*Subject to completion of internship pre-requisites.

**Paid internships subject to employer approval of intern application. The hourly rate for paid internships (in a housekeeping or food & beverage role) will start at the base casual hourly rate of $26.03/hour. This is based on the Hospitality Industry General Award pay rate as of 1/1/20. Award rates are reviewed each year in the line with revision of the applicable Federal award. Potential earnings are indicative only and should only be used as a guide. Potential earnings are based on $26.03 per hour (gross minimum wage before tax) for a minimum of 440 hours per internship. The internship may be undertaken in any location around Australia.

Benefits to students

  • Demonstrate knowledge, practical skills and competencies required for successful supervisory roles within the operational areas of an international hotel and tourism organisation
  • Understand the nature of hotel and resort management, the complexities of the commercial hospitality enterprise and financial management processes
  • Confidently demonstrate information technology, study skills and research methods at the appropriate level
  • Demonstrate knowledge and business management skills for successful supervisory roles within an international hotel and tourism organisation

Work Integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom while studying for the iHTMP. A dedicated team identifies and offers opportunities that will improve your employability and industry knowledge.

Work Integrated Learning opportunities include:

  • Hayman Island Taster field trip
  • Singapore field trip
  • Winery/brewery/stadium tour
  • Leadership speaker series
  • Manager-for-a-Day experience
  • Skills2Work Food and Beverage course
  • Mock interview experience
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol course
  • Barista course

Michael StamboulidisGeneral Manager, Nominated For The 2014 Australian Hotels Association Rising Stars Award

The skills and exposure learnt from a variety of subjects have helped immensely with the physical experiences and day-today operations I have come into contact with. Applying every subject from finance to strategic management and intrinsically linking text book studies to everyday business challenges is what I am thankful for within the workplace - Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, graduated 2014

Career outcomes

Graduates suited to entry-level supervisory positions in the hotel, leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors including:

  • Human resource management
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Rooms division
  • Front office management

The Hotel School Career Paths

What our students are saying

I loved the course structure and the size of the campus/student body as it reduced the amount of anxiety I had about starting uni and made it easier to make friends.
Lucy Fist Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management |
As a student of The Hotel School, my best experience so far was the field trip to Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef. I had a full day to work as an employee and stay in the staff village and a day to experience the resort as a guest. I learnt a lot about life and work at an island resort and had a wonderful time with my classmates. I believe with the school network and reputation, along with the knowledge I gain during my studies, The Hotel School qualification will be my ticket to a successful future in the industry.
Mai Hoang Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management | Current student
Australia is a great place to study and work in the hospitality industry. It is a melting pot of cultures and a wonderful experience for international students. I chose this course because of its focus on the industry and its association with Mulpha means we have a great access to a range of hotels. I have been impressed with the range of subjects available and my career opportunities after graduating.
Margot Maitre Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management | Current international student, France

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