Follow your love for travel and new experiences, or watch your event plans come to life.
Our Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) program is your ticket to a fast paced industry filled with opportunities. Build your management and communication skills, and learn how to create innovative tourism, leisure and event experiences.
This program gives you the confidence to respond to the latest trends and personally grow in areas such as public speaking, communication, time management and inter-cultural understanding. With a shift in focus to sustainable tourism, employers are looking for a new breed of tourism, leisure and event managers.
Our program offers you insights and opportunities to gain industry skills and knowledge. You’ll have access to guest speakers from the tourism and event industry, as well as volunteer and work experience with local businesses. Take on a supervised 12 week internship to further develop your practical skills and build your industry contacts. Our students have recently interned at V8 Supercars, Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd.
Accommodation/destination management; marketing; festivals/sporting events; attraction/leisure/conference management; research; policy; hospitality.
Australian Tourism Research Institute; Pacific Area Travel Association; Ecotourism Association of Australia; Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.
Application and admission advice
What will I study
Introductory courses (8)
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Management and Organisational Behaviour
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
COR109 Communication and Thought
TSM102 Introduction to Tourism, Leisure and Events
Advanced courses (8)
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
TSM211 Tourism, Leisure and Special Interests
TSM221 Tourism and Leisure Policy and Planning
TSM223 Sustainable Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
TSM313 Technology and Innovation in Tourism, Leisure and Events
TSM314 Event Management
TSM315 Business Events
Elective courses (8)
Select 8 elective courses. Six electives must be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses. Two electives must be from the School of Business while the remaining 6 electives can be from either faculty (Arts and Business or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).
Students can choose to use these electives towards a major from the Business majors listed below:
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Supply Chain Management
Total units: 288
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.
- 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.
current Study Plans available for this program.
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) – Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
- The below applicants apply direct to USC by submitting an Application for undergraduate degree or associate degree – direct entry form:
- Current or previous USC Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) students
- Previous USC students who have completed a USC degree within the last two years or are due to complete their degree prior to their proposed semester of study
- USC/TAFE articulation program students
- Students holding a deferred place apply direct to USC by submitting an Application to take up a deferred place form
- Currently enrolled USC undergraduate students apply direct to USC by submitting an Application for change of program form
Apply direct to USC International
If you have questions about domestic applications and admissions:
International students should contact USC International
If you have questions about your program:
How to enrol
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.
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
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 with choosing your courses, or alternatively contact your faculty office for advice.
It may be useful to use the Program Planner (PDF 283KB) * to plan your degree and Student Timetable Planner Semester 1, 2015 (PDF 147KB) * to plan your classes for the semester / trimester / session.
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/session, details of the course requirements can be found in My Courses in the USC Portal / 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.
* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.
Get real-world experience
During your degree you’ll work with a real business to create and manage a social media plan, giving you industry connections and real experience for your resume. You’ll also have the option to complete an internship in the tourism/events industry.
Students have recently interned at V8 Supercars, Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd.
Regional Coordinator — Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)
Anne spends her days on pristine beaches rescuing endangered animals. As the regional coordinator for CVA she takes volunteers from around the world on conservation trips to the Kimberly and Arnhem Land.
“Thanks to my lecturers and my degree, I discovered my passion for ecotourism and marine science. I am very lucky to get paid for what I am passionate about.”
Take your studies overseas
Live and study overseas through the Study Overseas program. While abroad you’ll earn academic credit towards your degree. Take your pick from more than 80 cities around the world including New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo. Find out where the Study Overseas program could take you.
Concierge — Residences at Little Nell, Colorado, USA
After going on two overseas study tours during her degree, Vicki headed to Aspen (Colorado, USA) to follow her passion for travel and skiing. She began working as a front desk agent at Gateway Canyons Resort and now is the concierge at the Residences at Little Nell.
She is fortunate enough to work in one of the two five-star hotels in all of Colorado. “It’s amazing and I’m so excited for the opportunity.”
There’s help available
In general, you will attend lectures and tutorials for three hours per course per week. You will require further time to complete readings, research and assessment tasks. Your assessment tasks include presentations, business reports, group work and exams.;