Courses

Associate Degree of Hospitality Management

HETHTHMAD

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
  • kitchens
  • 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

Course outcomes

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.

Assessment

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.

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

HETHTHMAD

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669292

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Part-time: 4 years


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

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

The 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.

Materials

We will provide a list of required materials and books at course induction or class enrolment.

Entrance Requirements

  • 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 study

On 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 Pathways

On 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects
BHM101 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
BHM102 FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BHM103 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
BHM104 EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ENQUIRY AND COMMUNICATION
BHM105 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
BHM106 ACCOMMODATION MANAGEMENT
BHM107 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS
BHM108 FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS
BHM201 MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
BHM202 FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
BHM203 EVENT MANAGEMENT
BHM204 HOSPITALITY LAW
BHM205 PEOPLE AND CULTURE
BHM206 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
HMD101 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
HMD102 HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
HMD103 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
HMD104 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
HMD105 ACCOMMODATION MANAGEMENT
HMD106 EVENT MANAGEMENT
HMD107 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
HMD108 FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS
HMD201 WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING
HMD202 FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
HMD203 HOSPITALITY RESEARCH
HMD204 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HMD205 HOSPITALITY LAW
HMD206 ECONOMICS
HMD301 SERVICES MANAGEMENT
HMD302 SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY
HMD303 SME BUSINESS PLANNING
HMD304 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
HMD305 BUSINESS STRATEGY
HMD306 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
HMD307 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN
HMD308 SALES AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT
HMD309 RESORT MANAGEMENT
HMD310 CLUB MANAGEMENT
HMD311 RESORT DEVELOPMENT
HMD312 INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CULTURE