In this dual qualification you first complete the Diploma of Hospitality at TAFE Queensland East Coast, Mooloolaba and then complete the degree at USC.
The diploma qualification provides the skills and knowledge required of a manager in hospitality. Content areas include communication, sales and marketing, customer service, operational planning, rostering, budgeting, financial management, developing business relationships, and leading people. This qualification is delivered with a hands-on, workplace-orientated approach at the institute’s training restaurant. The bachelor component helps develop the management and leadership skills required for the hospitality industry. Refer to the Bachelor of Business for more information.
Refer to separate entry for Bachelor of Business.
There are different teaching modes between the TAFE Diploma modules and the University's Bachelor of Business courses. Diploma modules are face-to-face teaching with performance based assessment. The University's Bachelor of Business courses generally have 3 hours of contact per course per week with students completing a minimum of a further 6 hours of self-directed learning per course per week. The self-directed learning consists of readings, research, assignments and other assessment items.
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What will I study
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This program is an articulation between TAFE Queensland East Coast and the University of the Sunshine Coast.
TAFE Queensland East Coast
Students study the Diploma of Hospitality at TAFE Queensland East Coast and USC will award credit for the Diploma as specified below.
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Students will complete 16 courses at USC.
Required courses (7)
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
COR109 Communication and Thought
Elective courses (9)
Select 9 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses. Electives can be used to complete a minor.
Faculty of Business minors: (Optional)
- Business Law
- Events Management
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Small Business Management
- Tourism, Leisure and Event Management
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.
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 Hospitality transcript to USC Student Central to enable 8 courses (96 units) of transfer credits to be applied to your academic record
- 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?
- 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 entry requirements listed on the relevant TAFE Queensland East Coast or TAFE Queensland Brisbane course page
- Confirm you meet the TAFE Queensland Brisbane English Language requirements, or the TAFE Queensland East Coast English Language requirements
- Confirm that your meet USC’s general undergraduate admission requirements
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) – Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?.
If you have questions about your program:
How to enrol
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- Current students
- Step 1 - Enrol in your courses
- Step 2 - Select your class times
- How to enrol once Class selection has opened
- Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students
- New students
- Plan your study
- Confirm your enrolment
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Enrolling is a 2 step process:
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.
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All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)
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Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.
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.
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.
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.
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