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Course summary

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries and offers exciting global careers.

The sector also faces challenges from climate change, ‘overtourism’ in some destinations and digital disruption – you need both solid fundamental management skills and a deep understanding of these wider issues for a satisfying and successful long-term career.

The theme of responsible enterprise drives the core units in this course, that develop your skills in marketing, finance and human resources management. In addition to the core units, there are three majors to choose from. Each addresses sustainability challenges facing the tourism, hospitality and events industries, developing the management skills you will need to work and thrive in these professional environments.

The course culminates with a compulsory internship experience that provides you with practical skills to network and gain employment internationally.

You'll be well-prepared for management careers in tourism, hospitality and events.

DurationLocationSession

3F/6P

Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3
DurationLocationSession

3F

Gold Coast1, 2, 3

Sustainable Convention and Events Management

This major develops the skills and knowledge to plan, organise and manage corporate events, conferences, festivals, large meetings, sport events and many other events with a focus on responsible and sustainable practices.

Sustainable Hospitality Management

This major examines every aspect of hospitality operations from casino and club environments to rooms division, food and beverage, sales and revenue management as well as the theory and practice of tourism and responsible tourism management.

Sustainable Tourism Management

Students gain a contemporary understanding of the tourism industry, tourist experience, destination management and the conceptual and applied aspects of responsible and sustainable tourism management.

Shared majors

You can also choose a shared major as part of your degree. 

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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Achieve a coherent and deep, theoretical and operational knowledge of tourism as an interdisciplinary field of research and practice.

Apply cognitive skills to collect, analyse and synthesise information to develop and evaluate solutions for unpredictable and sometimes complex tourism problems.

Creativity

Create knowledge to analyse, generate and transmit innovative, socially responsible and sustainable tourism services, experiences and practices.

Ethical practice

Create knowledge to design and deliver innovative, socially responsible and sustainable tourism services, experiences and practices.

Critically reflect on one’s own and others’ professional conduct to improve interpersonal and operational skills and knowledge and inform ethical, socially responsible and culturally appropriate tourism practices.

Knowledge of a discipline

Organise knowledge to design and deliver innovative, socially responsible and sustainable tourism services, experiences and practices.

Achieve a coherent and deep, theoretical and operational knowledge of tourism as an interdisciplinary field of research and practice.

Lifelong learning

Apply cognitive skills to collect, analyse and synthesise information to develop and evaluate solutions for unpredictable and sometimes complex tourism problems.

Critically reflect on one’s own and others’ professional conduct to improve interpersonal and operational skills and knowledge and inform ethical, socially responsible and culturally appropriate tourism practices.

Communication and social skills

Work inclusively with diverse stakeholders to acquire and convey knowledge and ideas to achieve mutually shared goals.

Cultural competence

Critically reflect on one’s own and others’ professional conduct to improve interpersonal and operational skills and knowledge and inform ethical, socially responsible and culturally appropriate tourism practices.

Work inclusively with diverse stakeholders to acquire and convey knowledge and ideas to achieve mutually shared goals.

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.

Graduates are well prepared for a variety of professional positions in the tourism, events or hospitality industries.

These may include positions in hotels, resorts, clubs and restaurants or tourism operations, ecotourism, visitor management, tourist attractions, event planning, conference organisation, concert production, festival direction, talent management, and sponsorship coordination.

This course includes a compulsory 14-week (or equivalent) internship, providing you with a block of relevant and practical workplace experience in Australia or overseas.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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