Course summary

Tourism is a super-growth industry driving the Australian economy. With more than nine million international visitors every year, here's your chance to be a part of the boom.

Whether you hope to pursue a career in luxury travel, resorts, events and entertainment or travel management, this degree gives you transferrable skills for a career rich with diversity.  

A 14-week internship is a key component of the course – you might find yourself doing a placement in five-star hotels across Australia or undertaking an internship abroad.

You'll learn from experts in the field and specialise in either tourism, hospitality or event management. You’ll join your fellow students on projects exploring the environmental impacts of tourism, tourist behaviours, planning music festivals, enhancing customer service designs, streamlining hotel operations, and the most recent innovations in the sector.

This is a truly global degree with career options spanning tourism planning, attractions and theme parks, eco-tourism, festival planning, hotel and resort management, casino management and restaurant operations in Australia and abroad.

Students complete 16 core units in business operations, marketing, finance, human resources and regulation and select one of the following majors:
  • Event management
  • Hospitality management
  • Tourism management.

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

A compulsory 14-week internship program, which counts as four core units of the degree, provides students with a block of practical workplace experience in a hospitality, event or tourism organisation in Australia or overseas.

Students are responsible for securing their internship placement and are given extensive assistance in interview and application procedures, access to an extensive database of potential employers and roles and ongoing support from the dedicated Work Integrated Learning team.


Course overview

Course code

3007314

Course abbreviation

BBusTourHospMgt

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Domestic duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Lismore 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs Harbour 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 085172K
Gold Coast 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 085172K

Course requirements

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

To be awarded the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, students must successfully complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

  1. All core units; and
  2. one (1) major; or
  3. eight (8) elective units

Exit Award

Students can exit with the Associate Degree of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management if 16 units (192 credit points) have been completed.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

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 Note 1
MNG73006 - Internship B Advanced Note 1 Note 1
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory

Majors

Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Select two (2) units from the following and/or any units from the Tourism Management, Hospitality Management and Event Management Majors:
BUS00211 - The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment Intermediate
MNG10724 - Coastal and Marine Tourism Intermediate
MNG10291 - The Cruise Business Intermediate

Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or Electives

Year 2, Session 2

MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or Electives

Year 3, Session 1

MNG00114 - Competitive Strategy Advanced
MNG10720 - Research for Business and Tourism Advanced
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or Electives

Year 3, Session 2

MNG73005 - Internship A Advanced Note 1 Note 1
MNG73006 - Internship B Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 1

MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 2

MNG73005 - Internship A Advanced Note 1 Note 1
MNG73006 - Internship B Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Session 1

MNG00114 - Competitive Strategy Advanced
MNG10720 - Research for Business and Tourism Advanced
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 3

COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Choose 1 unit from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 2, Session 1

MNG10714 - The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner Intermediate
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 2, Session 2

ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Year 3, Session 1

MNG00114 - Competitive Strategy Advanced
MNG10720 - Research for Business and Tourism Advanced
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 2

MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 3 or Year 4, Session

MNG73005 - Internship A Advanced Note 1 Note 1
MNG73006 - Internship B Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Notes

Note 1: MNG73005 - Internship A and MNG73006 - 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 MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.

Unit groups

Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Select two (2) units from the following and/or any units from the Tourism Management, Hospitality Management and Event Management Majors:
BUS00211 - The Casino, Club and Hotel Environment Intermediate
MNG10724 - Coastal and Marine Tourism Intermediate
MNG10291 - The Cruise Business Intermediate