An Associate Degree in Hospitality Management at Melbourne Polytechnic combines hospitality and business management. In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills required for a range of hospitality contexts.
The thriving hospitality industry needs you
If you want to develop practical skills, hands-on experience and leadership capacity for the hospitality industry, then this Associate Degree will be the best course for you.
It will cover the following areas:
- business management principles
- interpersonal, problem solving and academic-learning skills
- practical skills
- research and analysis, critical thinking, evaluation and application
- contemporary and emerging industry practices
- business management theory
- industry projects
- interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
- business networks
Industry connections and resources
You will be taught by experienced lecturers who have first-hand knowledge of the hospitality industry. Guest speakers and field trips to businesses in the industry are a feature of this course.
Melbourne Polytechnic provides specialist facilities and equipment to support the aims of the course. These include:
- St Georges Restaurant at the Preston campus and a training kitchen at the Prahran campus
- training bar
- wine tasting laboratory
- qualified academic staff supported by highly experienced industry practitioners
- guest lecturers advising on current industry practice
- work placement
- field trips
- research projects and assignments
- strong links with the hospitality industry and professional associations
The Associate Degree of Hospitality Management is embedded within the Bachelor Degree. On successful completion you will automatically articulate into the Bachelor Degree of Hospitality Management or exit with a paraprofessional qualification.
You will be assessed through a combination of examinations, assignments, tests, group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies and class participation.
For more information on the Associate Degree of Hospitality Management, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
VTAC CodePreston 6900669292
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance - HE
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Assessment MethodsThe method of assessment may include a combination of examinations, assignments, tests, group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies and class participation.
MaterialsWe will provide a list of required materials and books at course induction or class enrolment.
- Year 12 completion with study score at least 20 in VCE English subject OR
- Successful completion of VET diploma in hospitality management (or equivalent) OR
- Relevant industry experience showing capacity to work at degree level
- Attend an Information Night
Pathways to further studyOn successful completion of the Associate Degree you will have the option to pursue a third year of study to attain the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.
Career PathwaysOn graduation you will be eligible for management and supervisory positions in event and tourism industry enterprises or operations. These include event management companies, local councils, state government and regional tourism associations, hotels, motels or restaurant enterprises in a wide range of front-line management professions such as food and beverage, reservations, functions, sales and marketing, winery related enterprises including accommodation, sales and marketing, food and beverage, restaurant or cellar door operations.
Units Of Study
Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.