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Hotel Pathway

Global brand Accor and Flight Centre Travel Academy have partnered to build a program focused on career progression.  

Hotel Pathway

Step into a Career in the Hotel Industry

Combined with the university-accredited Diploma of Travel and Tourism, this program provides you with the right tools and connections to launch your career in a rapidly growing industry. 

Launch your career in the hotels industry with one of the global leaders, Accor! 

The Hotel Pathway program highlights include:

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The Program

This program combines our Diploma of Travel and Tourism with a job with our program partner, Accor, plus career progression within the hotel industry.
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Launch your hotel career

  • Hotel industry job pathways with our program partner ACCOR in hotels across Australia and NZ
  • Mentorship opportunities with an experienced Accor leader
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Uni-level study with industry experts

  • University-accredited Diploma of Travel and Tourism through Torrens University Australia
  • Study online with support from expert facilitators
  • Access to Accor Academy’s Typsy learning platform
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Your adventure starts here!

  • The travel industry is fun!
  • Progress your career to tourism hotspots within Australia, NZ and across the world
  • Discounted accommodation with Accor properties in Australia and worldwide!
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Exclusive inside industry access

  • Unlock Flight Centre Travel Groups’ connections and industry partnerships
  • Education and events with our industry leading partners.
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Our Partners

While you study our Diploma of Travel and Tourism you can begin employment with an Accor Apartments and Realty location that best aligns with your career goals. 

Program Partner, Accor

For this pathway we partner with Accor, a French multinational hospitality company, running over 5000 properties in over 100 countries! Accor provides world-class hospitality service to millions of guests globally. They are also committed to providing top-tier career progression for their 230,000+ employees.

Where can you go?

We have partnered with premium Accor brands in more than 125 locations across Australia and New Zealand PLUS Accor manages employment for the Qantas Lounges nationally!

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Accor Properties

Dive deeper into the Accor Apartments and Realty properties you could be working at. 

Mantra Hotels
Mantra offers an extensive range of over 120 properties.


At Mantra there's room for everyone. Home to the great Australian holiday, Mantra is a place where you will always find a welcoming smile, a refreshing escape and a comfortable place to enjoy life's simple pleasures.

Mantra offers an extensive collection of more than 120 hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia and New Zealand.

Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels
Discover premium employment across Australia.


Discover premium employment across Australia with Peppers, a brand has become synonymous with a sense of refined indulgence, attention to detail and excellent personal service. Explore an irresistible, intriguing and indulgent range of escapes selectively located in some of Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia’s most spectacular destinations.

Even at work, get a break.


Work with Breakfree for an unpretentious, family friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Spacious, self-contained Breakfree apartment accommodation combines value with access to the best beaches, city highlights and holiday attractions, making them ideal for leisure seekers and corporate travellers alike.

Art Series Hotel Group
Be inspired by Australian artists at work.


Inspired by and dedicated to Australian contemporary artists, Art Series hotels offer an extraordinary boutique hotel experience. Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, each boutique hotel takes design inspiration from the namesake artist.

The Sebel
Be part of the exceptional service of The Sebel


The Sebel had a reputation and class of its own, offering character, good taste and that, hard to define, feeling of wellbeing. Suitable for business trips or leisure vacations, The Sebel Hotels & Apartments and The Sebel Quay West offers guests an independent and inspiring experience in stylish and spacious surrounds.

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Benefits of Studying with us

As part of Flight Centre, we are industry experts and studying with us and our education partner Torrens University Australia means you will have access to:

Hotel Pathway Specific Benefits

Work, Study + Launch Accor Hotels sets you up for success with these exclusive benefits that support your professional and personal development.

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Program Timeline

The Hotel pathway is typically a 13- to 18-month program, with the first semester being full-time study, and the following 2-3 semesters part time study and part-time work.

This program is very flexible so ask us about options to suit you.

Step 1

Start your Diploma of Travel and Tourism

With flexible online study options available, find study how you want. 

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Finish Semester 1

With Semester 1 done and dusted, get ready to launch yourself into Semester 2.

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Secure your dream role

Work with your Program Leader to land your role with an Accor Apartments and Realty Property!

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Continue work and study

Continue working with your Accor Apartments and Realty employer and begin Semester 3!

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Continue work and study

Finish Semester 3, continue working with your Accor Apartments and Realty employer and begin Semester 4!

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Launch your career

Work with your Accor employer to advance your career and discover what role opportunities are available for you to develop into.

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You're off! 

Graduate from the Diploma of Travel and Tourism and continue kicking goals with Accor!

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Success Stories

Hear first-hand from our students launching their careers with our Hotel Pathway.

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Phoebe's Story

Making a dream career in travel come true.

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Faerus' Story

Studying travel as a young mum.

"The Work, Study + Launch Program is a great opportunity to start your career within hotels. They have amazing career progression opportunities!"
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Paige Kippen

Program Leader

"Positions such as Room Attendant, Food & Beverage Attendant and Guest Service Agent are roles that offer foundations fundamental to building a successful hospitality career."
Emily Hosking

Talent Acquistion Manager | Accor A & R

Course Structure

The content and systems students are trained on, are always current and in-line with the ever-changing industry. When you study with us, you are studying with the best.

  • Succeeding In Business

This subject introduces you to business studies and professional practice, focussing on your individual development and the travel and tourism industry. Including key performance indicators and performance reviews, this subject will help you develop the skills needed to succeed in your studies and future professional practice.

  • Travel Trends & Insights 

From the rapid growth of tourism in modern times, you will learn about the development and expanse of the travel and tourism industry today and into the future. From travel products to destinations, current trends and emerging traveller demands, this subject will open your eye to the travel world of tomorrow.

  • Introduction To Marketing & Branding  

This subject provides you with a general understanding of marketing and branding concepts, theories and models as they apply to the travel and tourism industry. You will consider the importance of consumer behaviour, product development, segmentation, targeting and positioning to achieve organisational objectives. 

  • Successful Sales Techniques 

The secret to success in the travel industry is having expert sales techniques and being confident when interacting with a customer. We will take you step by step through a seven-step sales process, which also happens to be very transferable to other sales roles in many industries. 

  • Understanding People & Organisations 

You will learn about yourself, your emotional intelligence and workplace motivations. You’ll cover travel and tourism organisations within this constantly changing environment and the many factors that can influence their performance. In this subject, you will hear from industry leaders and graduates about their career journeys. 

  • Travel Systems Essentials 

In this subject, you will be exposed to contemporary technological trends implemented in the travel industry. You will learn about digital innovations, transformations and disruptors that have occurred within the travel and tourism industry. You will be introduced to online reservation systems widely used by the travel and tourism industry. 

  • Sustainable Tourism 

This subject introduces you to sustainable tourism concepts: environmental, social and economic. You will analyse how sustainable tourism concepts influence decision-making at an organisational and individual level, and the impacts on the industry as a whole. Industry case studies include the Intrepid Group and Flight Centre Travel Group's Responsible Travel. 

  • Industry Focus 

This subject provides students with professional experience in an area related to the career they are working towards. Students will learn to perform more effectively in the workplace in a team environment, strengthening specific skills such as time management, communication, and problem-solving, while drawing on the knowledge gained so far.

Hotels Pathway FAQ

If you have a question that we haven't answered below, please enquire today for more information.

What if I don't live near an Accor property?

We'll work with you to find the most convenient location for you, and if do not live near any, then we would ask you to consider relocating. We will always treat each student case by case to find the best solution for you!

Is there opportunity to work interstate or overseas?

Most definitely! Accor has amazing global mobility programs which provide you with the opportunity to move interstate or overseas if you wish!

What are the role types?

The Program Leader and Accor team will work with you to identify the role best suited to your career goals.

Starting roles may include:

Room Attendant

Guest Services

Food & Beverage Attendant


What type of roles could program help me obtain?

This program focuses on launching your career in the travel and tourism industry, specifically in the hospitality sector.

Potential career outcomes include:

Hotel Management

Head of Sales

Head of Food & Beverage

General Manager 

When can I start work?

After completing Semester One, our Program Team assists you with recruitment by providing tools like creating a professional Candidate Profile, Screening calls, and sending your application to Accor. Though we cannot guarantee a job, our Program sets you up for success and launches your travel career.

How much does the Diploma cost?
We partner with Torrens University Australia and the cost for this tertiary Diploma is $2,350 per subject, or $18,800 in total for 8 subjects.

If you are an Australian citizen, then you are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of your tuition fees. 
Please note that there is a lifetime cap on FEE-HELP debt, so know your balance before you apply. Visit the Loan Repayment page to check your balance.  
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