Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
- Learn how to deliver interesting and innovative leisure experiences
- Develop skills in communication, creativity and culture
- Opportunity to gain industry experience with a semester-long internship
Award abbreviation: BBus(TourLeis&EventMgt)
QTAC code: 012061 * (Sippy Downs); 018061 # (Southbank)
OP / Rank for 2014 entry: OP-18 / Rank-61
Duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Commence: Semester 1 or Semester 2
Recommended prior study: English; Maths A, B or C
Fee type 2014: Commonwealth supported places, Fee paying places, International fee-paying places
Total units: 288
CRICOS code: 066415J. Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa.
* Campus note: In addition to being able to study all courses at Sippy Downs, students may choose to complete some core and foundation business subjects at the Noosa Centre or Gympie campus. There may be a limited selection of subjects available at South Bank. The option to study at Noosa or Gympie is not available to international students on a Student visa.
# Prerequisite: South Bank only: Successful completion of a Diploma in Events, Tourism or Hospitality through a nationally recognised training organisation within the last 10 years.
Students gain broad business management skills, knowledge and valuable insights into tourism and event management, sustainability, technology, innovation, policy, planning and special interests, consumer needs and motivations, the conceptualising, developing and delivery of interesting, innovative tourism, event and leisure experiences.
The program is designed to provide opportunities for practical experience, analysis and evaluation using industry links, existing and evolving theoretical frameworks.
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.
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 participate in the Global Opportunities (GO) Program to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider. It is advisable to contact your Program Advisor to discuss timing and course issues.
- Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa.
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).
(For students who have successfully completed a Diploma of Business with TAFE Brisbane and are entering the USC Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Mangement)
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on the program summary
- 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 the program summary
- 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 currently completing or have completed an approved TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank Diploma
- 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:
- Search for answers and ask questions in askUSC
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: Student Administration on +61 7 5430 2890
- In person: Student Central, Building C, Sippy Downs Campus
International students should contact USC International
If you have questions about your program:
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 2, 2014 (PDF 356KB) * 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 GO 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 GO 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.