Diploma of Events/Bachelor of Business

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Diploma of Events/Bachelor of Business


Note: New students are not required to complete any USC courses until they complete their diploma.

Program summary

Take your love of events to the next level.

The diploma qualification trains you in event management skills, including communication, planning and organisational skills. The program covers tourism and its relationship to events management, including organising functions, conferences, conventions, and other events. The bachelor component helps develop the management and leadership skills required for the event industry. Refer to the Bachelor of Business for more information.

Career opportunities

Refer to separate entry for Bachelor of Business.

Teaching mode

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

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

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 x 3 (Introductory Business Electives)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

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

Introductory courses (3)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing

Advanced courses (2)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Elective courses (11)

Select 11 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses. Of these electives at least 5 must be chosen from the School of Business. Students can also access the full suite of electives from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law, or Science, Health, Education and Engineering), on campus at Sippy Downs or from the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law courses available at South Bank. Electives can be used to complete a minor:

School of Business Minors: (Optional)

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

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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.

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?

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) – Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?.

More information

If you have questions about your program:

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 your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study 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.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

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

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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