Hotel Management

The Diploma of Hotel Management will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Course overview

Diploma of Hotel Management (Year 1) provides you with an overall perspective of business processes and fundamental skills relating to the hospitality and tourism industries. The units you will study are designed to enhance your learning experience, and provide you with the underpinning knowledge necessary to prepare you for further studies at university level.

Diploma of Hotel Management (Year 2) graduates will be suitably equipped to work in commercial enterprises under supervision, in hospitality and tourism-related positions that require the skills they have gained in their Diploma. Students who complete the ECC Diploma of Hotel Management (Year 2) will receive up to 8 units (120 credit points) advanced standing, the equivalent of the first year, in the respective bachelor’s degree at ECU. A minimum of 50% pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

Key Information


Year 1: 8 units (8-12 months)
Year 2: 8 units (8-12 months)

Intake dates

Year 1: February, June, October
Year 2: February, June, October

Campus location

ECU Joondalup Campus West


2023 Year 1: A$14,800

2023 Year 2: A$15,900

2024 Year 1: A$16,400

2024 Year 2: A$17,500

Domestic International


2023 Year 1: A$24,200

2023 Year 2: A$30,500

2024 Year 1: A$26,000

2024 Year 2: A$30,500

Diploma of Hotel Management (Year 1)

CRICOS Code 092034F

The course consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters, and provides opportunities for scaffolded learning and the development of core academic and employability skills. 

  • Workplace Communication – Employability
  • Introductory Computing
  • Project Management
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Communication Skills
  • Introductory Marketing
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Year 1 Elective

15 Credit Points each unit

Diploma of Hotel Management (Year 2)

CRICOS Code 092034F

The course consists of 8 units of study and can be completed over 2 or 3 trimesters. 

  • Professional and Academic Communication
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
  • Managing the Service Experience
  • Business Identity and Protocols
  • Marketing Principles and Practices
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Plus 2 Elective units from Diploma of Commerce

15 Credit Points each unit

Transfer to ECU

Progress to second year of your ECU degree

Your Diploma of Hotel Management can lead into ECU second year of the below undergraduate degrees:.

  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce majoring in: Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Event Management, Finance, Health Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, International Hotel and Resort Management, Law in Business, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Sport Business, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Diagram of ECC diploma pathway