Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

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Program summary

Follow your love for travel and new experiences, or watch your event plans come to life.

Designed to prepare you for the demands of industry, our unique Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure, and Event Management) program is your ticket to a fast paced career filled with opportunities. With a shift in focus to sustainable tourism, employers are looking for a new breed of tourism, leisure, and event managers. Real experiences include field work (e.g. Fraser Island) and industry projects that assist you to develop a solid foundation upon which you will enhance your knowledge of consumer needs and motivations, product development, service, stakeholder engagement, event management, business events, leisure, niche tourism, policy and planning, innovation and technology.

This program gives you the confidence in public speaking, communication, team work, leadership, time management, and inter-cultural understanding. You’ll benefit from direct industry engagement through guest speakers, volunteer opportunities and work experience with local businesses and other industry-focused activities. Broaden your experience by studying a component of this program overseas with the Study Overseas program.

Further develop your practical skills, and your industry networks, on a supervised 12 week internship where you can really immerse yourself in the career you are striving for. Internships are as broad as the industry with students having interned with: V8 Supercars, Wedding events, Accommodation providers (Oaks Resorts), Woodford Folk Festival, Ecotourism Australia, Aussie World, Moreton and Sunshine Coast Councils and Visit Sunshine Coast (to name but a few).

Career opportunities

Accommodation/destination management; marketing; festivals/sporting events; attraction/leisure/conference management; research; policy; hospitality.

Membership

Australian Tourism Research Institute; Pacific Area Travel Association; Ecotourism Association of Australia; Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.

Application and admission advice

Contact Student Central

information@usc.edu.au
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

What will I study

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Complete 8 required introductory level (100 coded) courses.
  • Complete 8 required advanced level (200/300 coded) courses.
  • Complete 8 elective courses, 6 must be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses.
  • (Optional) Use electives to complete a minor (4 courses) to supplement the required major.
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses, including the core course.
  • Complete no more than 6 courses from the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
  • Register any selected Majors or Minors with your Faculty.
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses).
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods.
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider. It is advisable to contact your Faculty Program Advisor to discuss timing and course issues.
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Open enrolment dates

Enrolments for Study Period 2, 2016 (Semester 2, Trimester 2, Sessions 5, 6 and 7) open on 30 May 2016.

Enrolments for Trimester 3, 2016 open on 5 September 2016.

New students

Domestic students: Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps for Getting Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your classes.

International students should view the Getting Started Guide for International students for enrolment steps.

Please note: USC will complete the enrolment for:

  • Headstart students
  • Honours students (excluding Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) students)
  • Cross-institutional and visiting students  
  • Higher Degree by Research students

Continuing students

Information on how to enrol is contained in tutorial videos in the USC Central Guide.

Your study load can be varied between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in a study period. Your Study Plan in USC Central will guide you.

Use the Study Planner (PDF 283KB) * to plan your degree. Make sure you have your courses covered by following the Planning your study instructions and the Timetable Planner to plan your class times for the upcoming semester / trimester / session.

Refer to the timetable for class information and the Academic Calendar for key semester / trimester / session dates.

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the classes you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, details of the course requirements can be found in My Courses in BlackBoard.

To prove your enrolment to Centrelink, print an unofficial transcript from USC Central. Refer to the steps at View your Unofficial Transcript in the USC Central Guide.

Once you are enrolled, learn how to manage your enrolment.

More information

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

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