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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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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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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2

Our second trimester starts on Monday 3 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 14 October.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

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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 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Wednesday 15 November — Tuesday 26 September

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Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Tuesday 26 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

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Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

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