Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Location
Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
3007314
Course abbreviation
BBusTourHospMgt
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Tourism is a super-growth industry driving the Australian economy. With more than nine million international visitors every year, here's your chance to be a part of the boom.

Whether you hope to pursue a career in luxury travel, resorts, events and entertainment or travel management, this degree gives you transferrable skills for a career rich with diversity.  

A 14-week internship is a key component of the course – you might find yourself doing a placement in five-star hotels across Australia or undertaking an internship abroad.

You'll learn from experts in the field and specialise in either tourism, hospitality or event management. You’ll join your fellow students on projects exploring the environmental impacts of tourism, tourist behaviours, planning music festivals, enhancing customer service designs, streamlining hotel operations, and the most recent innovations in the sector.

This is a truly global degree with career options spanning tourism planning, attractions and theme parks, eco-tourism, festival planning, hotel and resort management, casino management and restaurant operations in Australia and abroad.

Tourism is a super-growth industry driving the Australian economy. With more than nine million international visitors every year, here's your chance to be a part of the boom.

Whether you hope to pursue a career in luxury travel, resorts, events and entertainment or travel management, this degree gives you transferrable skills for a career rich with diversity.  

A 14-week internship is a key component of the course – you might find yourself doing a placement in five-star hotels across Australia or undertaking an internship abroad.

You'll learn from experts in the field and specialise in either tourism, hospitality or event management. You’ll join your fellow students on projects exploring the environmental impacts of tourism, tourist behaviours, planning music festivals, enhancing customer service designs, streamlining hotel operations, and the most recent innovations in the sector.

This is a truly global degree with career options spanning tourism planning, attractions and theme parks, eco-tourism, festival planning, hotel and resort management, casino management and restaurant operations in Australia and abroad.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

CountryScore
Austria AMC3.5
Bangladesh HSC3.4
Brazil SSLC7.9
Canada High School OSSD49
Chile PSU6.1, overall 600-649
China Gao Kao441
Colombia CB (NAT)74, overall 300-349
Denmark USSLE6.2
France FB11
German Abitur4.2
Hong Kong HKDSE13
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (best 4)7.5, 65%
Indonesia SMA8
International Baccalaureate24
Japan USSLC3.8
Korea, Republic of, CSAT3.8
Malaysia ICSSUEC68
Malaysia STPM4 (best of 3)
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate68
Nepal Proficiency Certificate68
Norway GPA1.3
Pakistan HSSC30
Papua New Guinea HSC (best 5)3.7
Peru OCSE16.3
Phillipines NSAT87
Russia FCCSE4.2
Saudi Arabia MESSLC80
Singapore SCGCE15
Spain SSSD7.9
Sri Lanka GCE4
Sweden SSLC1.7
Taiwan GSAT51
Thailand CSE45, GPA 1.8
Turkey HSD3.8
UK Board GCE A Levels12.5
USA SAT & ACTSAT 1370, ACT 19
Vietnam (in 4 subjects)7.5

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Students complete 16 core units in business operations, marketing, finance, human resources and regulation and select one of the following majors:
  • Event management
  • Hospitality management
  • Tourism management.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Coffs Harbour1
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Lismore1
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Coffs Harbour1$26,800 ($3,350 per unit)085172K
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$26,800 ($3,350 per unit)085172K
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Make decisions and exercise judgement in relation to tourism and/or hospitality management

Review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge in tourism and /or hospitality management

Demonstrate creative, strategic and critical thinking with highly developed problem-solving skills

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical framework/s and sustainable practices

Act with integrity and responsibility in professional practice

Demonstrate substantial knowledge of tourism and /or hospitality within both local and international contexts

Have a deep understanding of those skills relevant to working and managing in tourism and /or hospitality settings

Demonstrate independent learning skills, reflection in practice, and information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship

Communicate clearly, coherently and effectively, and be self-aware and empathetic

Demonstrate understanding of team dynamics and the ability to be effective team members

Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people in a range of professional and community contexts

Demonstrate awareness of the cultural, environmental and economic impacts of tourism and/or hospitality management


Assessment methods

Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and/or oral assignments. These may include researched essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, online discussions, tests and exams, as well as interactive assessments such as blogs, wikis, online discussion boards and multi-media presentations. Students may also be asked to participate in group work as well as individual assignments. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations varies.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates might seek professional management positions in a range of tourism and hospitality operations including hotels and resorts; clubs and gaming operations; restaurants and catering; tourism destination planning and marketing; tourism policy development; ecotourism; visitor management; tourism retail management; tourist attractions and theme parks; conference and event operations.

Professional placement

A compulsory 14-week internship program, which counts as four core units of the degree, provides students with a block of practical workplace experience in a hospitality, event or tourism organisation in Australia or overseas.

Students are responsible for securing their internship placement and are given extensive assistance in interview and application procedures, access to an extensive database of potential employers and roles and ongoing support from the dedicated Work Integrated Learning team.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be awarded the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, students must successfully complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

  1. All core units; and
  2. one (1) major; or
  3. eight (8) elective units

Exit Award

Students can exit with the Associate Degree of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management if 16 units (192 credit points) have been completed.


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Core Units

ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
MNG00114 -  Competitive StrategyAdvanced
MNG00441 -  Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
MNG10476 -  Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate
MNG10714 -  The Human Resource Management Expert PractitionerIntermediate
MNG10720 -  Research for Business and TourismAdvanced
MNG73005 -  Internship AAdvanced Note 1
MNG73006 -  Internship BAdvanced Note 1
SOY00411 -  Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory

Majors

Electives

TitleLevel of learningNote
Select two (2) units from the following and/or any units from the Tourism Management, Hospitality Management and Event Management Majors:
BUS00211 -  The Casino, Club and Hotel EnvironmentIntermediate
MNG10724 -  Coastal and Marine TourismIntermediate
MNG10291 -  The Cruise BusinessIntermediate


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

TitleLevel of learningNote

Year 1, Session 1

COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
SOY00411 -  Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MNG00441 -  Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory

Year 2, Session 1

MNG10714 -  The Human Resource Management Expert PractitionerIntermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or Electives

Year 2, Session 2

MNG10476 -  Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or Electives

Year 3, Session 1

MNG00114 -  Competitive StrategyAdvanced
MNG10720 -  Research for Business and TourismAdvanced
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or Electives

Year 3, Session 2

MNG73005 -  Internship AAdvanced Note 1
MNG73006 -  Internship BAdvanced Note 1

TitleLevel of learningNote

Year 1, Session 2

ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MNG00441 -  Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory

Year 2, Session 1

COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
SOY00411 -  Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory

Year 2, Session 2

MNG10476 -  Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 1

MNG10714 -  The Human Resource Management Expert PractitionerIntermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 2

MNG73005 -  Internship AAdvanced Note 1
MNG73006 -  Internship BAdvanced Note 1

Year 4, Session 1

MNG00114 -  Competitive StrategyAdvanced
MNG10720 -  Research for Business and TourismAdvanced
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

TitleLevel of learningNote

Year 1, Session 3

COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
SOY00411 -  Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Choose 1 unit from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 2, Session 1

MNG10714 -  The Human Resource Management Expert PractitionerIntermediate
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 2, Session 2

ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MNG00441 -  Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory

Year 3, Session 1

MNG00114 -  Competitive StrategyAdvanced
MNG10720 -  Research for Business and TourismAdvanced
Choose 2 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 2

MNG10476 -  Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate
Choose 3 units from: Tourism/Hospitality/Event majors and/or: Electives

Year 3, Session 3 or Year 4, Session

MNG73005 -  Internship AAdvanced Note 1
MNG73006 -  Internship BAdvanced Note 1


Notes

Note 1: MNG73005 - Internship A and MNG73006 - Internship B are both double-weighted units that are usually completed over a 14-week (450 hours) period after the completion of a minimum of 16 units, including MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.

Unit groups

Electives

TitleLevel of learningNote
Select two (2) units from the following and/or any units from the Tourism Management, Hospitality Management and Event Management Majors:
BUS00211 -  The Casino, Club and Hotel EnvironmentIntermediate
MNG10724 -  Coastal and Marine TourismIntermediate
MNG10291 -  The Cruise BusinessIntermediate

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