Build a fast-paced career from your love of new experiences.
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).
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
Contact Student Central
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs
Kerri's keen interest in tourism brings rewards
USC student Kerri Hetherington’s outstanding academic results and drive for tourism have earned her an inaugural bursary designed to develop the next generation of tourism leaders in the Fraser Coast.
UN visit stokes passion for sustainable tourism
Snap-happy tourists are missing the opportunity to have a richer and more culturally-sensitive experience, says Georgia McGregor after attending a global conference on sustainable tourism.
23 October 2017
Satisfy thirst for knowledge at pub lectures
USC is taking science and research into Fraser Coast pubs as part of a free ‘Raising the Bar’ public lecture series.
4 September 2017
USC project to help make Qld the Sports State
The starter’s gun has fired on a new USC campaign to share the Sunshine Coast’s sporting research, facilities and education with the world.
2 August 2017
Whale tales set to inspire at public USC lecture
A group of USC Fraser Coast students planning careers in tourism will gain valuable insights into the industry from two pioneers of Australian whale watching at a free public lecture.
12 June 2017
USC graduate works in TV travel shows
USC Business graduate Addie Fenech’s job as a production assistant for some of Queensland’s most popular television travel shows is so much fun, it does not feel like work
What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
Introductory courses (8)
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
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, 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
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, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).
Students can choose to use these electives towards a major from the Business majors listed below:
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 288
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
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
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- 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
- Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
- Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
- 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 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 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.
Apply direct to USC International
International students should contact USC International
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to make sure you are studying the right courses at the right time so you complete the required unit value to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
It is each student's responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements, and to be aware of the academic calendar dates.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.