Restaurant and Catering Management Course | Undergraduate Degree | BMIHMS

International Restaurant and Catering Management Degree

This course will be delivered by Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Limited, with all the quality standards associated with the School. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Ltd will confer the award of,

  • Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant and Catering Management). CRICOS course code 084223A.
  • Associate Degree of Business (International Restaurant and Catering Management). 084225K


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  • Course duration: 2.5 years
  • Industry placements: 2
  • Campuses: Leura and Sydney (students must study at both)
  • Intakes: Jan, April, July, Oct

Studying Restaurant and Catering Management at Blue Mountains

Study Option 1

Study Option 1 - Bachelor of Business in International Restaurant and Catering Management

Study Option 2

RACM Option 2

Course Entry Requirements

DegreeAgeEnglish Language ProficiencyQualification
International Restaurant and Catering Management17yrs & 9 months+6.0 IELTS (or equivalent) (i)*Australian Year 12 certificate, or international equivalent

*(i) Students who don’t meet IELTS 6.0 may apply for our intensive English Language Program (ELP), run by our pathway partner, Academy of English (CRICOS 02399M).

This Bachelor of Business degree program adds to the specialist hospitality management education delivered by BMIHMS. This is a degree for individuals’ passionate about food and wine, and particularly those striving to build a management career in an area they adore. The science and planning behind managing successful food and beverage establishments does not come without challenges and often has a lot at stake. BMIHMS will prepare you to become a leader in the restaurant and catering industry. You will study a Bachelor of Business degree specialising in Restaurant and Catering Management, providing you with a business qualification with the added benefit of skills and knowledge specific to the hospitality sector.

There are many opportunities within this sector in a range of food and beverage outlets, through branding, finance and revenue, food service operations, restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities and venue management. This is a comprehensive field of study with many career paths, which will excite you.

You will initially be based at our Leura campus, which operates as a simulated hotel environment, where students are both guest and staff. This provides undergraduate restaurant and catering management students with the unique opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice. From food and beverage management, advanced beverage and wine knowledge, restaurant and catering models to design and facilities. Students gain hands-on experience in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Industry Placements

The Industry Placement (IP) provides students with the opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the relationship between their academic studies and the workplace environment, combining professional experiences within their degree. The first placement will have a food and beverage focus in conjunction with your first term’s learning. For the second placement students should strive for a placement within a restaurant and/or catering environment.

Career Opportunities

When your degree is strongly based in the hospitality industry your career prospects are endless. Doors will be open to you in a wide area of restaurant and catering establishments in ownership or management, on a local or international stage. You will develop an edge in culinary management, with expertise enabling you to; operate as a food and beverage director, open and manage your own restaurant or event and catering company, work in banquets and conventions or even start your own franchise.

International Restaurant and Catering Management Course Units and Outlines

You can find our more about the contents of our undergraduate course by downloading the course unit list and International Restaurant and Catering Management Subject Descriptions for the International Restaurant and Catering Management Degree.

Course Units Summary

The list below details each of the units within the International Hotel and Resort Management degree throughout the 2.5 years of study. You can view a summary of a unit by clicking on the link or the play symbol. Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of information units and lecturers do sometimes change. Current Students should always refer to the “Student and Staff Information System” (SSIS) for up to date information on lecturers, learning outcomes and assessment items.

Year 1Year 2Year 3
BUS101 Accounting FundamentalsBUS201 Management AccountingBUS301 Services Marketing
BUS102 Management and LeadershipBUS202 EconomicsBUS302 Business Management and Entrepreneurship
BUS103 Research and Academic SkillsBUS203 Business LawBUS303 Organisational Development and Change
BUS104 Sales and MarketingBUS204 Human Resource ManagementBUS304 Strategic Planning and Management
BUS105 Cross Cultural StudiesBUS205 Research Skills and PracticesBUS305 Ethical Business Management
HOS101 Food and Beverage Operations ManagementRCM201 Advanced Beverage and Wine KnowledgeRCM301 Project Management (Venues)
HTL101 Food and Beverage Management ControlRCM202 Menu Planning and EngineeringRCM302 International Restaurant and Catering Models Design and Facilities
RCM101 Introduction to the Restaurant and Catering IndustriesRCM203 Managing the BrandHTL303 The Leadership Experience
IPRC101 Industry PlacementIPRC201 Industry Placement

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

View the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Ltd Admission Information Set to learn about the admissions criteria, policies, processes and student profile for higher education undergraduate courses.

Add the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School’s admission information set

 Entry requirements for applicants wishing to enrol in BMIHMS undergraduate hospitality coursesare as follows:

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary School Certificate or have attained an approved international equivalent
  • If Year 12 has not been completed, applicants with an equivalent Australian Year 11 and at least a Certificate IV qualification or a partially completed university degree may be considered.
  • Students must be 17 years and 9 months or older by the course start date.
  • All applicants must provide original certified copies of any academic and professional qualifications (including the original language and translated document, if applicable).

For applicants who do not meet the above criteria, admission may be granted by the Dean Hospitality or nominee based on a documented assessment of the applicant’s overall ability to undertake the program of study and to achieve the course learning outcomes.

For Diploma applicants who do not meet the above criteria, admission may be granted based on broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success, OR formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success, OR written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.

ATAR and Student Profiles for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in
Trimester 2 2017

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