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Become an in demand tourism professional

Ask just about anyone where the job market is booming and they will probably mention tourism. Demand for professional staff in international tourism organisations continues to build, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region which represents one of the largest and fastest growing industry markets. International tourism organisations include international hotel and resort groups, food and beverage operators, attraction and entertainment services, tourism providers, destination marketing and management organisations.

A specialist degree in international tourism and hotel management will allow you to take advantage of this growth by providing you with specialist knowledge of service industries combined with professional leadership and business management skills.

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Study tourism and hospitality at Griffith

Ranked #1 in Australia

Griffith was one of the first universities in Australia to develop degrees in Tourism and Hotel Management and we continue to lead the field today. In the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings our Hospitality and Leisure Management subjects ranked number one in Australia and eleventh globally. In further success, in the most recent Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jao Tong Rankings Hospitality and Tourism Management ranked second globally. Our Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management has won the Queensland Tourism Awards for Excellence in Industry Education ten times since 1993 and are now members of the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame. They have also been awarded a prestigious Australian Tourism Award in the Tourism Education and Training category.

Be part of the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade

As an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Griffith is in a unique position to provide unrivalled opportunities for students in the lead up to, and during this major sporting event. Griffith students studying event and sport management, tourism, business, commerce, and other disciplines will have access to internships with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, the organising body of GC2018, and its key stakeholders. As a student intern, you’ll enjoy a meaningful study-related work experience and receive credit towards your degree.

Industry connections

Industry professionals work with us to develop and deliver courses, ensuring that when you graduate, you will have the skills employers want. Thanks to Griffith’s close working relationship with the major hotel chains in South East Queensland and tourism operators, you’ll have the chance to gain knowledge from guest speakers and develop valuable industry contacts for your future career.

Gain practical experience

You’ll learn on industry-standard systems and have opportunities to get into the field through study tours to some of the world’s most exciting tourism destinations such as Dubai, Rome, Florence and Venice. Gain experience working on a project for a real company or community organisation through internships and graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running in a growing global tourism market.

Jackie Babbage

During four years studying a business and graphic design double degree, Jackie Babbage worked three different roles at three different businesses and completed a university internship with an app development company. Her focus, determination and considerable time management skills brought their reward when she was approached by founder of Riverlife John Sharpe who invited her to interview for a position with the popular Brisbane lifestyle and entertainment venue. Jackie is now involved in the development of marketing strategy, managing the implementation of content and the ongoing improvement of marketing and online presence of all associated Riverlife brands.

Jackie Babbage

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Scholarships for July start

Applications close 28 June

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Career outcomes

Set yourself up for a career in a growth industry

A Griffith international tourism and hotel management degree provides you with an understanding of management and business issues and the skills to meet the challenges in achieving sustainable growth of the tourism and hospitality sector. You'll be prepared for work in a range of roles, including in hotel and resort groups and the accommodation sector, cruise ships, retail travel and travel marketing, in independent restaurants and internationally recognised chains, with entertainment and leisure providers such as theme parks, with suppliers of goods and services to the hospitality industry, in airlines, and with local, state and federal tourism and regional planning authorities.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Wednesday 15 May — Thursday 16 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 1 July — Friday 5 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 4 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Tuesday 8 October to Saturday 19 October.

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Monday 8 July — Friday 12 July

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Saturday 20 July — Sunday 21 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 23 July — Tuesday 23 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 5 August — Monday 5 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our January Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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