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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 2017 QS World University Subject Rankings our Hospitality and Leisure Management subjects ranked number one in Australia and ninth 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.

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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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Key dates

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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Tuesday 20 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Tuesday 20 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Tuesday 20 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Tuesday 20 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Tuesday 20 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 15 May — Tuesday 20 February

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Tuesday 20 February

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Thursday 17 May — Tuesday 20 February

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Tuesday 20 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Tuesday 20 February

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Tuesday 20 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Tuesday 20 February

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 19 June — Tuesday 20 February

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Tuesday 20 February

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 24 July — Tuesday 20 February

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 6 August — Tuesday 20 February

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Sunday 12 August — Tuesday 20 February

OPEN DAY - Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses

Discover what's possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campus to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support, and tour our campuses. Find out more