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Understand how the global business environment is shaped and how it influences business activity in the international arena; learn major features of the hospitality sector in the context of international markets; discover key elements of leadership and performance, including identification of the factors that influence performance at work; study strategic principles and systems theory.


Supported Online Learning

This program is delivered in an pre-recorded (asynchronous) format where a dedicated lecturer facilitates learning each week. Students can review the lecture at a time that suits and are guided through weekly activities, readings and course materials to achieve the learning outcomes. Live (synchronous) sessions are organised as needed, and lecturers adopt a highly personalised coaching approach. This format of learning is suitable for students who are independent learners and require a high degree of flexibility.

All required resources, including textbooks, for selected units are provided within each class on the learning platform. Students also have access to a range of academic skills supporting resources, academic databases for research and are also invited to program-wide drop-in sessions and socials during the term.


Potential Careers

Potential career paths and employment prospects include working in a variety of different positions in general management, human resources management and business development.

Certificate Details & How to Apply

  • Term Dates and How to Apply


    Full price AU$13,860 for Australian students OR AU$16,648 for International students. 30% scholarships available. 



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  • Scholarships

    30% Scholarship:

    30% scholarships available for domestic and international students in the 2021 intakes. Students must enrol in at least one subject to be eligible. FEE-HELP is available with this offer, for eligible domestic students.


  • Course Structure (4 Units)

    Course learning outcomes may be assessed via submission of a range of assessment tasks including problem-solving exercises, online tests and examinations, reports, research assignments and group projects.

    1. People, Leadership and Performance:
    This unit explores the principles and practices of leadership that are vital for organisational and personal. As well as examining conventional and alternative perspectives on leadership, the unit addresses the ways in which the practice of leadership influences organisational culture and strategy, individual performance and team achievement. Students will be encouraged to explore the concept of leadership and the skills and attitudes that set certain leaders apart. As well as theories of leadership, styles of leadership, the relationship between leadership and management and leadership in diverse workforces, students will consider how to lead organisations or business units in times of change, and how to make a difference.

    2. Global Business Environment:
    The aim of this unit is to develop an appreciation of three key themes of global business: the international business environment, business strategies and operational management. Global business refers to a wide range of activities involving not only business transactions across national borders, but trans-national businesses that can no longer be defined in purely domestic or regional terms. At the international level, the globalisation of the world economy and differences between countries on a number of levels present both opportunities and challenges to businesses. This unit will focus on how managers comprehend and navigate complex cultural and regulatory environments when making strategic decisions and managing ongoing operations. Particular attention is given to trade and technology as drivers of the global knowledge economy and the challenges confronting business governance and ethics.

    3. Managing Hospitality in the International Context:
    Hospitality takes many forms, from the micro- to the macro-level, from serving a coffee to offering accommodation and refuge. Whatever the type or form of hospitality, it invariably is based on cultural and institutional expectations and constraints. This unit analyses the contemporary hospitality sector in the context of international markets and operations. It explores key factors and trends that influence hospitality managers' decision-making and methods. Students will critically assess the forces of globalisation that impact the hospitality industry and examine the diverse managerial and leadership roles within the global hospitality industry.

    4. Strategic Principles:
    Strategic planning is the process of defining an organisation’s key purpose and objectives and allocating the necessary resources for their implementation. This unit explores the key concepts, theories and practices of strategic management in the contemporary hospitality industry. Students will develop an understanding of organisational strategies, and organisation structures by interpreting and applying systems theory to organisations and processes. Students will analyse the environments in which organisations function and critically evaluate the role of leadership in the development and control of strategic processes.

  • Accredited Qualification & Pathways

    At successful completion of an online higher education course you will receive an AQF accredited Le Cordon Bleu Australia certificate.

    Successful completion of an online Graduate Certificate may provide advanced standing into a range of Postgraduate programmes offered by Higher Education providers including Le Cordon Bleu’s Master of International Hospitality Management.

  • FEE-HELP & Payment Options

    FEE-HELP: Available to domestic students. Check your eligibility for FEE-HELP here.

    FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE: Payment per unit available. To find out more, please speak to one of our friendly representatives.

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