The Hotel School
The Hotel School was founded in 1989 as an integral part of InterContinental Sydney with the vision of creating Australia’s best talent in Hospitality.
From the outset, The Hotel School focused on developing future leaders who would also possess the practical skills required to operate a business.
The courses offered at the Hotel School focus on hotel operational skills, management practice in the tourism and hospitality industry and the skills needed for continued learning in a changing global business environment. Students develop into dedicated professionals with qualifications that are recognised and highly regarded internationally.
For over 30 years, it has been operating. The Hotel School has perfected education to prepare graduates to deliver World Class Hospitality.
This means students are prepared to live and work in a demanding and challenging globalised environment.
The Hotel School is a unique partnership between Southern Cross University, an Australian public university, and Mulpha Australia, a major investor in the hotel industry.
Academic ranking worldwide #34
Southern Cross University ranks at #34 in the 2019 Academic Rankings of World Universities in the area of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Top 150 young universities
The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings also places Southern Cross University in the:
- Top 300 for Life Sciences
- Top 400 for Psychology, Physical Sciences, Education, Business & Economics and Social Sciences.
#1 for overall international student support
5 stars in Tourism and Hospitality
In the 2019 Good Universities Guide category Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport and Recreation, Southern Cross University is ranked:
- #1 Educational Experience – 94.4%
- #1 for Learning Resources – 96.2%
- #1 for Graduate Employment – 77.8%
- #2 Teaching Quality – 86.6%
5 stars for overall student support and social equity
In the 2019 Good Universities Guide Southern Cross University achieved:
- 5 stars for student support
- 5 stars of social equity.
World standard or above in 23 key research areas
In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross University achieved outstanding ratings of ‘at world standard’ or above in 23 research fields. In 14 research fields the University was evaluated to the highest possible classification of ‘well above world standard’.
The Hotel School offers students an opportunity to integrate theory with the practice and responsibility of the professional workplace through our internship program.
Internships are integrated into the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management and Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management courses. They are a unique part of our degrees, designed to assist in working out which career pathway is best suited to you and to add valuable experience to your career. Internships may be undertaken within Australia or internationally. Students may gain experience in any sector of tourism and hospitality.
Benefits of internships:
Work in a high-level hospitality and tourism business
The Hotel School has connections to leading hotels, resorts, restaurants and other hospitality and tourism organisations that will help you take your classroom skills into the workplace.
Further develop skills learned in class or from past experience
The skills you develop in the classroom, as well as from other hospitality experience, will be invaluable as you’ll be able to hit the ground running in a professional hotel workplace.
Improve your personal skills
Time management, punctuality, personal presentation and organisation and communication skills are all vital to working in tourism and hospitality.
Experience and learn from different operational styles
Your experience will grow from every different work situation as you understand different management styles and systems.
Grow your network of industry contacts
Everyone you meet could be an invaluable contact as you progress through your career in the global tourism and hospitality industry.
Gain invaluable experience for your resume
Work experience is key to getting the job. Just like transferring your skills from the classroom to internships, your employers will expect you to know how to work and conduct yourself in a professional environment.
A selection of Mulpha-owned properties located in Australia and Internationally offer opportunities to our students undertaking the Professional Hospitality Experience 6-month Internship program.
These Internships have been designed in consultation with these properties, and offer students:
- the opportunity to gain experience in 2-3 departments during the 6-month program,
- a dedicated workplace mentor,
- periodic progress meetings,
- observation of ‘behind-the-scenes’ management tasks,
- project work, and
- (in some locations) a dedicated space on-site for completing the academic requirements.
These properties host our students with the view to continued employment upon successful completion of their Internship program.
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