Diploma of Hospitality/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

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Diploma of Hospitality/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)


Program summary

In this articulated pathway, you first complete the Diploma of Hospitality at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank and then continue studying to complete the degree at either South Bank or USC’s Sippy Downs campus.

The diploma qualification provides the skills and knowledge required in Hospitality Management. From food and beverage to housekeeping and front office, it's an opportunity to progress through the ranks by gaining greater levels of experience in supervisory roles across a variety of departments. Designed to improve your ability to lead by example, it's the perfect course to make sure your talents get the right direction. The bachelor component provides a complementary theoretical grounding in tourism, leisure and event management, including studies in sustainable tourism, technology and innovation, event management and policy, planning and development. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) for more information.

Career opportunities

Refer to separate entry for the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management).

Teaching mode

There are different teaching modes between the TAFE Queensland Brisbane diploma modules and the University’s Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) courses. Diploma modules are face-to-face teaching with performance-based assessment. The University’s Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) courses include three or four hours of contact per course per week, generally in the mode of a one-hour lecture and two-hour tutorial. Students complete a further six to seven hours of self-directed learning per course per week. The self-directed learning consists of readings, research, assignments and other assessment items.

Please note: This full-time program commences only in Semester 1 each year. New students do not undertake any USC courses until they complete their TAFE Queensland Brisbane diploma.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Program structure

TAFE Brisbane

Students completing the Diploma of Hospitality at TAFE Queensland Brisbane 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
GEN299 unspecified advanced general electives 
GEN299 unspecified advanced general electives 
GEN299 unspecified advanced general electives 
GEN299 unspecified advanced general 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 (4)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
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 (4)

Select 4 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses from the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law courses available at South Bank. 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.

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?
Domestic students

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

International students

Apply directly to the relevant TAFE Queensland institution using one of the below links. Note: not all TAFE articulation programs are available to International students on a student visa. Check the program summary for details:

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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