Bachelor of

Hospitality Management


CRICOS: 061399M



Preston 2 Years Diploma of Business February / March / November

Pursue higher studies in hospitality leadership

The global hospitality industry needs managers with strong practical skills, hands-on experience and strategic management capability. In Australia alone, the industry has grown rapidly in the past five years, fuelled by the country’s growing ‘foodie’ culture, rising popularity in hospitality business ownership and a skyrocketing population. Australia’s hospitality sector employs almost 1 million people and continues to grow. Consumer needs are becoming more complex and hospitality businesses need qualified and skilled hospitality staff to meet customer expectations. Whether you would like to work for an established accommodation or food services provider, or wish to start your own hospitality business, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management is designed to teach you the skills you need to take the lead in this booming industry.

Learn to lead from industry leaders

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management will equip you with the skills and qualifications to take on a leadership role in a range of hospitality sectors. You will gain handson experience in restaurant management and operations by training in real-life restaurant and bar environments, including our commercial kitchens that have been used on MasterChef and The Great Australian Bake-Off. Our onsite commercial working restaurant, St Georges, as well as our fully-equipped training bar and conference facilities will provide you with the practical experience needed to succeed in this industry.

You will use industry-relevant software programs, learn the latest trends in hospitality and business and run live events in collaboration with our industry partners. We have arranged partnerships with many local industry partners to secure work-integrated learning placements, including small and medium-sized businesses and community organisations. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will be fully supported and guided by our experienced lecturers. We have student exchange agreements with a number of international institutions, offering domestic Melbourne Polytechnic students the chance to study in another country for six months.

A career at the top of the food chain

Graduates will be qualified for an array of rewarding management positions in restaurants, hotels, theme parks, resort clubs, cruise lines, and event planning. You might find employment in a wide range of front-line management professions such as food and beverage, reservations, functions, sales and marketing, or cellar door and winery related operations.

Hospitality Management pathway

“Actually I never thought that I would go back to study but I have and I've enjoyed it the second time. I think I was more passionate this time.”

Ashlyne Kumar
Hospitality Graduate


Delivery methods

Course delivery continues at Melbourne Polytechnic during the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation the world is facing right now. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our community.

Class Schedule

  • Mon - AM and PM
  • Tue - AM and PM
  • Wed - AM and PM
  • Thu - AM and PM
  • Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

Throughout the degree you will be assessed through a combination of examinations, assignments, tests (written and practical), group and individual reports and projects, essays, practical tasks, literature reviews, journals, presentations, interviews, case studies, self-reflections and class participation.


Where will the Bachelor of Hospitality Management take me?

The vocational outcomes for you on graduation include the following management and supervisory positions in event and tourism industry enterprises or operations.

  • Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Bar Attendant
  • Event Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant
  • Wine Retailer
  • Event Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Function Centre Manager
  • Winery Supervisor
  • Reception Centre Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Hotel Manager

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