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Overview - Adelaide Hospitality and Tourism School

The Hospitality Industry

The Tourism and Hospitality industry is dynamic and exciting. The industry is Australia’s second largest export earner and consistently generates revenues of around $US3.5 trillion globally. Employing over 1 million people in Australia (1 in 9) and 230 million worldwide in a wide variety of roles, hospitality and tourism represents the world’s largest industry.

more than just a job – an exciting career awaits you!

Hospitality and People

The industry seeks articulate, well-presented people who possess exceptional interpersonal skills. The ability to work as an integral member of a team is also important as are self-motivation and organisational skills. Hospitality is a 24/7 industry, hence candidates must be prepared to undertake shift work. A second language is a definite advantage.

If you aspire to a career with an exciting future, offering global opportunities, hospitality and tourism is the right industry for you!

Professional standards of presentation, service and skill levels are the primary focus of the industry and hence are reflected in the training provided at our School. Our aim is to provide high quality education programs to prepare tomorrow’s hospitality leaders.


The qualification you receive from AHTS provides you with your passport to great jobs in a vast arrange of Business types spread across many industries and organisations boosting your employability in a wide range of sectors.

Upon completion of , you will hold the skills and knowledge to manage physical, human and financial resources in a business environment, such as, develop work priorities, coordinate implementation of customer service strategies, undertake business planning, implement effective workplace relationships, administer projects, produce complex business documents, promote innovation and change, monitor a safe workplace and develop teams, individuals and organisation.

Students may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications you can acquire a broad understanding of contemporary business practices, which can be used with in a variety of entry level positions in both public as well as private sectors.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include: Accounts Clerk, Customer Service Advisor, Clerk, E-business Practitioner, Legal Receptionist, Medical Receptionist, Office Administration Assistant, Student Services Officer and Word Processing Operator.

Articulation to University

For students aspiring to obtain a bachelor degree, the AHTSl has established links with several universities. This allows students who graduate from the School with the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality to achieve a Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management (or its equivalent). The degree program normally requires 1 to 1 1/2 extra years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.

The training packages for the hospitality industry commence with the practical basic skills required to perform a variety of different roles. Supervisory concepts and skills form the next stage and the course culminates with the Advanced Diploma level. At this level, students undertake studies in the management concepts required for positions ranging from Operational Management right through to General Management of a Hotel, Resort, Casino etc.