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

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


Program summary

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

This diploma provides skills and knowledge across a range of sectors including airlines, cruise operators, tour wholesalers, travel agencies and reservation call centres. Graduates also receive training in recognised industry systems including Galileo and Cross Check reservations software, Qantas Standard Fares and Qantas Promotional Fares. 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 Queensland Brisbane

Students completing the Diploma of Travel and Tourism at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank will be awarded credit towards their USC degree as specified below.

8 courses credit:

ART299 Introductory Arts Elective
ART299 Introductory Arts Elective
COR109 Communication and Thought
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
GEN199 Introductory General Elective

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 required courses:
BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
TSM102 Introduction to Tourism, Leisure and Events

Advanced courses

8 required courses:
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

Select 5 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: Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

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Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

This pathway is an articulation between the Diploma of Travel and Tourism at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank and the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Complete all courses as per study plan listed below.
  • Present your completed Diploma of Travel and Tourism 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).
  • The electives can be used to complete an additional minor.
  • 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 Study Overseas program to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider.
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa.
  • When enrolling, refer to the Study Plan.

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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