Studying Tourism

Pursue an exciting career and tackle global challenges through responsible tourism.

Southern Cross Scholarships

Join one of the world's largest industries

Southern Cross was the first university in Australia to offer studies in tourism and over the years we have built up strong industry connections to facilitate work placements both in Australia and abroad. We're also ranked no.1 in the country for full-time employment for our Tourism, Hospitality, Sport and Leisure graduates (Good Universities Guide, 2022).

The tourism sector currently faces challenges from global events, climate change, over-tourism and digital disruption – for this reason, responsible tourism is embedded in every aspect of our teaching. Tourism students will develop both solid management skills, and a deep understanding of these wider issues, for a satisfying and successful long-term career.

A unique partnership

Through Southern Cross University's unique partnership with global hotel investment group Mulpha Australia, our students can study a range of undergraduate or postgraduate courses in tourism and hotel management, at The Hotel School campuses and online.

The Hotel School boasts campuses in the centres of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and on Hayman Island, and is perfectly located not only for study but also for internships in leading leisure and hospitality businesses.

Practical training in hotels and tourism structures with mentorship from experienced management professionals forms a fundamental part of our courses. This means you will be well-prepared for the demands of this dynamic sector once you graduate, with professional networks already in place – a key factor for career success.

Undergraduate Degrees

Postgraduate Degrees

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Why study at Southern Cross University?

At Southern Cross University we're always looking for a better way to do things, that's why we created 'The Southern Cross Model'. By dividing the academic year into six-week terms, with a maximum of two subjects per term, students are better able to focus, dive deeply into the subject matter and really learn. The content is highly interactive, with real-world applications; and it leaves more time for the other things you love.

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Events and On-Demand Videos

Register to join us for live events. Talk to lecturers, ask all of your pressing questions, and hear from people who have worked in the industry.  You can also watch our on-demand videos which will give you a mini ‘tour’ of the subject.

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