Course summary

The Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares students for a career in tourism and hospitality, providing a thorough understanding of tourism and hospitality management underpinned by core business skills.

This course combines a rigorous and contemporary curriculum with practical industry-based experience and the opportunity to develop professional networks. Students will graduate with the skills and knowledge sought after by tourism and hospitality employers both in Australia and overseas.

There are two pathways within this course. Students can either study elective units from a broad range of industry-specific topics (such as international destination management, cruise tourism, coastal and marine tourism, food and beverage management, event management, gaming management and sport tourism), or select one of three majors.

This course offers an optional international exchange program for second year students to study overseas. 

The Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares students for a career in tourism and hospitality, providing a thorough understanding of tourism and hospitality management underpinned by core business skills.

This course combines a rigorous and contemporary curriculum with practical industry-based experience and the opportunity to develop professional networks. Students will graduate with the skills and knowledge sought after by tourism and hospitality employers both in Australia and overseas.

There are two pathways within this course. Students can either study elective units from a broad range of industry-specific topics (such as international destination management, cruise tourism, coastal and marine tourism, food and beverage management, event management, gaming management and sport tourism), or select one of three majors.

This course offers an optional international exchange program for second year students to study overseas. 

The Hotels and Resorts major aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to successfully work in a hospitality organisation or operation. Students study contemporary trends in the industry, and the political and cultural factors that shape the way hospitality organisations are managed. Students in this major will gain an understanding of key functional areas of operating and managing hospitality operations including sales and promotion, food and beverage management and rooms division management.

The Tourism major offers students a complete grounding in tourism management in both Australian and international contexts. This major aims to equip students with an understanding of important concepts related to tourist behaviour and the tourist experience, destination planning, sustainability and the management of tourism operations.

The Health and Wellness major examines the factors shaping the spa experience and the health and wellness industry in both a local and international context. Gaining knowledge through areas such as managing spa properties, health and wellness tourism resources, marketing and special interest tourism, students engage with the complexities of operating and managing within these sectors. 

In each major, students also have the opportunity to select from a diverse range of electives, depending on their interests and desired career direction, such as the cruise business, coastal and marine tourism, wine studies, special interest tourism, sport tourism, convention and exhibition planning and event operations management.

Our majors and elective choices introduce students to a range of operational and managerial practices that they may then apply to organisations within Australia and overseas. 

Please note: some units in these majors may only be available to study online.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Make decisions and exercise judgement in relation to tourism and/or hospitality management

Review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge in tourism and /or hospitality management

Creativity

Demonstrate creative, strategic and critical thinking with highly developed problem-solving skills

Ethical practice

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical framework/s and sustainable practices

Act with integrity and responsibility in professional practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate substantial knowledge of tourism and /or hospitality within both local and international contexts

Have a deep understanding of those skills relevant to working and managing in tourism and /or hospitality settings

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate independent learning skills, reflection in practice, and information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship

Communication and social skills

Communicate clearly, coherently and effectively, and be self-aware and empathetic

Demonstrate understanding of team dynamics and the ability to be effective team members

Cultural competence

Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people in a range of professional and community contexts

Demonstrate awareness of the cultural, environmental and economic impacts of tourism and/or hospitality management

An internship program, which counts as four core units of the degree, provides students with a block of practical workplace experience during their final study session that involves working in a hospitality, event or tourism organisation in Australia or overseas.


Course overview

Course code

3007314

Course abbreviation

BBusTourHospMgt

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 330450 050951
Gold Coast Session 1 330460 050961
Lismore Session 1 330410 050911
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs Harbour Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 085172K
Gold Coast Session 1 $20,560 ($2,570 per unit) 085172K

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units (288 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A; and
    2. eight (8) units from one of the majors under Part B; or
    3. six (6) units from one of the majors under Part B and two (2) elective units from the University-wide offerings; or
    4. eight (8) units from Part C; or
    5. six (6) units from Part C and two (2) elective units from the University-wide offerings.
  2. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, a candidate shall successfully complete not less than sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. eight (8) units listed in Part A; and
    2. eight (8) units from either Part B or C, excluding MNG73005 and MNG73006.
  3. A candidate who, while enrolled in the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management following withdrawal from the Bachelor Degree.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG00114 - Competitive Strategy Advanced
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
MNG10720 - Research for Business and Tourism Advanced
MNG73005 - Internship A Advanced Note 1
MNG73006 - Internship B Advanced Note 1
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory

Part B

Title Level of learning Note
Complete the following four (4) units:
MKT00128 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion Intermediate
MKT00204 - Special Interest Tourism Intermediate
TRM72003 - Health and Wellness Tourism Intermediate
TRM72002 - Spa Management Intermediate
Plus choose four (4) elective units from Part C

Title Level of learning Note
Complete the following five (5) units:
ACC00207 - Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management Advanced
BUS00211 - The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment Intermediate
MKT00128 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion Intermediate
MNG00135 - Managing Rooms Division Operations Intermediate
SCI00419 - Food and Beverage Management Intermediate
Plus choose three (3) elective units from Part C

Title Level of learning Note
Complete the following four (4) units:
HMS00423 - Sustainable Tourism Intermediate
MKT00128 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion Intermediate
MNG10696 - International Tourism Destinations Intermediate
TRM20001 - Tourist Behaviour and Interactions Intermediate
Plus choose four (4) elective units from Part C

Part C

Title Level of learning Note
If completing a Tourism, Hotels and Resorts or Health and Wellness Major choose the required number of elective units from the following. If completing the Elective Option choose eight (8) units from the following:
ACC00207 - Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management Advanced
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
BUS00211 - The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment Intermediate
MKT00204 - Special Interest Tourism Intermediate
MKT01425 - Tourism in Pacific Asia Intermediate
MNG00421 - Festival and Special Events Planning Intermediate
MNG01222 - Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations Intermediate
MNG10291 - The Cruise Business Intermediate
MKT01420 - Convention and Exhibition Planning Intermediate
MKT00128 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion Intermediate
MNG10697 - Aviation Management Advanced
MNG10723 - Hospitality: History, Politics and Culture Advanced
MNG10724 - Coastal and Marine Tourism Intermediate
SCI00419 - Food and Beverage Management Intermediate
EXE10151-8 Business and Tourism International Exchange I - VIII Note 2

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Notes

Note 1: Internship A and Internship B are both double-weighted units that are usually completed over a 14-week (450 hours) period after the completion of a minimum of 16 units including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (MNG10476). All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.
Note 2: These units allow students to undertake an international exchange usually in their 2nd year of study. Interested students must seek advice on how exchange units may correspond to their course structure before applying through the International Office.

Unit groups

Part C

Title Level of learning Note
If completing a Tourism, Hotels and Resorts or Health and Wellness Major choose the required number of elective units from the following. If completing the Elective Option choose eight (8) units from the following:
ACC00207 - Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management Advanced
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
BUS00211 - The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment Intermediate
MKT00204 - Special Interest Tourism Intermediate
MKT01425 - Tourism in Pacific Asia Intermediate
MNG00421 - Festival and Special Events Planning Intermediate
MNG01222 - Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations Intermediate
MNG10291 - The Cruise Business Intermediate
MKT01420 - Convention and Exhibition Planning Intermediate
MKT00128 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion Intermediate
MNG10697 - Aviation Management Advanced
MNG10723 - Hospitality: History, Politics and Culture Advanced
MNG10724 - Coastal and Marine Tourism Intermediate
SCI00419 - Food and Beverage Management Intermediate
EXE10151-8 Business and Tourism International Exchange I - VIII Note 2