Diploma of Events/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

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Diploma of Events/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

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Program summary

Take your love of events to the next level.

This diploma provides skills and knowledge for graduates to work with a high level of competence in the field of event management.

Graduates develop communication, planning and organisational skills appropriate for employment in a range of organisations requiring event management skills.

The bachelor component provides a complementary theoretical grounding in tourism, leisure and event management, including studies in sustainable tourism, technology and innovation, event management and policy, planning and development. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) for more information.

Career opportunities

Refer to separate entry for the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management).

Teaching mode

There are different teaching modes between the TAFE Queensland Brisbane diploma modules and the University’s Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) courses. Diploma modules are face-to-face teaching with performance-based assessment.

The University’s Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) courses include three or four hours of contact per course per week, generally in the mode of a one-hour lecture and two-hour tutorial.

Students complete a further six to seven hours of self-directed learning per course per week. The self-directed learning consists of readings, research, assignments and other assessment items.

Please note: This full-time program commences only in Semester 1 each year. New students do not undertake any USC courses until they complete their TAFE Queensland Brisbane diploma.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your Recommended Study Sequence.

Program structure

This pathway is an articulation between the Diploma of Events at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank and the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
TAFE Brisbane

Students completing the Diploma of Events at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank will be awarded credit towards their USC degree as specified below.

8 courses credit:
COR109 Communication and Thought
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
TSM315 Business Events
BUS199 Introductory Level Business Elective+
BUS199 Introductory Level Business Elective+
BUS299 Advanced Level Business Elective+

University of the Sunshine Coast (16)

Students complete 16 courses within the USC degree component, either at South Bank or USC’s Sippy Downs campus.

Introductory courses (4)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
TSM102 Introduction to Tourism, Leisure and Events

Advanced courses (7)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
TSM211 Tourism, Leisure and Special Interests
TSM221 Tourism, Sport and Leisure Policy and Planning
TSM223 Sustainable Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
TSM313 Technology and Innovation in Tourism, Leisure and Events
TSM314 Event Management

Elective courses (5)

Select 6 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses. Of the electives, 1 must be from the School of Business and 5 can be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

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Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses, including the core course
  • Submit your completed Diploma of Events transcript to USC Student Central to enable 8 courses (96 units) of transfer credits to be applied to your academic record.
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Not available to international students on a Student Visa
  • When enrolling, please refer to the Plan your study tab
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

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?.

International students

Apply directly to the relevant TAFE Queensland institution using one of the below links. Note: not all TAFE articulation programs are available to International students on a student visa. Check the program summary for details:

More information

If you have questions about your program:

How to enrol

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester enrolment dates.

Current students

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester dates.

Enrolling is a 2 step process:

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for Study period 2 now. This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

Note: If you enrol in a course but don't select a class time (step 2), you'll be charged the fee for the course at census date. You can swap, drop or add courses up until the end of week 2, and remove courses from your enrolment up until census date. View key dates in the academic calendars.

View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.

Step 2 - Select your class times 

Check the Academic calendar for the timetable release date for each study period. When the timetable has been released you can use the Timetable Planner* to plan your class times.

All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)

Once Class selection opens*, select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

* We will be in contact with you to let you know when the Timetable Planner is available and Class selection opens.

How to enrol once class selection has opened

If class selection is open and you are yet to enrol in your courses, you can enrol in your courses and select your class times in one step.

Check the Academic Calendar for Class selection open date to confirm.

View the instructions in the video below or the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide (565KB).

Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students

Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.

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 courses.

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

Plan your study

Before you re-enrol it's important to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Follow the Planning your study instructions to plan your courses for the upcoming semesters/trimesters/sessions. You can vary your study load between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in each study period. If you need some assistance, contact Student Central.

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the courses you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, your course details 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.

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