Diploma of Hospitality/Bachelor of Business

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Diploma of Hospitality/Bachelor of Business


Program summary

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.

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

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Program structure

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.

8 courses credit:
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS106 Accounting for Business
COR109 Communication and Thought
BUS199 Introductory Business electives x 3
BUS299 Advanced Business electives x 3

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)

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 Hospitality 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.

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