Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

General

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Program Description

The course covers the key aspects required for managing diverse hospitality and tourism businesses including marketing, financial management, business research and analytics, and strategic management.

It also features specialised units in food and beverage management, rooms division management, tourism planning and development, ecotourism, managing the service experience and event management.

Students can further specialise their studies with a stronger focus in various fields, such as event management, marketing, human resource management, and international business.

The hospitality and tourism industry is dynamic and fast-paced, presenting graduates with a wide variety of career options to choose from, and the course provides students with industry-focused theoretical knowledge and skills to succeed.

Graduates will gain the essential competencies and professional perspectives required by middle and senior levels of management in contemporary hospitality and tourism organisations.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 16 Core Units. This will be supported by an 8-unit supplementary programme, comprising of a Major, or Minor plus Elective units, or two Minors, or 8 Elective units.

Year 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1600 Business Identity and Protocols 15
HOS2500 Food Service Management 15
TSM2111 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 15
MKT1600 Marketing Principles & Practices 15
HOS2325 Managing the Service Experience 15
HOS2110 Food and Beverage Management 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 2 30

Year 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HOS2220 Rooms-Division Management 15
TSM2202 Introduction to Event Management 15
TSM2105 Tourism Planning and Development 15
TSM3109 Special Interest Tourism 15
HOS3211 Management of Hospitality Finance 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 2 30
Plus 1 unit from:
MAN2145 ^ Human Resource Management 15
TSM3104 ^ Cruise Ship Tourism 15
BUS3700 ^ Business Study Tour 15

Or an alternative unit with Course Coordinator approval.

Year 3

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BUS3100 Business Research Practices 15
HOS3100 Hospitality and Tourism Management 15
TSM3107 Ecotourism 15
Unit from Supplementary Programme x 4 60
Plus 1 unit from:
FBL3501 ^ Business Practicum 15
SBL3500 ^ Integrated Business Application 15

Note: Enrolment into FBL3501 or BUS3700 is by application only. Units are not offered every semester.

**Internship Minor (MIBIOR) – Selected students (by application only) may enrol concurrently in FBL3400 Business Internship 1 and FBL3500 Business Internship 2 in their Year 3 (Semester 1) section of the course. Students who enrol in the Internship Minor (FBL3400/FBL3500 = 60 credit points) will complete an elective unit instead of SBL3500 or FBL3501.

^ Core Option

Majors you can study in this course

  • Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business problems systematically.
  • Apply broad and coherent knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  • Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  • Communicate business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  • Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  • Reflect on feedback and critique one’s own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  • Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates exist within a range of hospitality and tourism businesses, including tour companies, travel agencies, cruise ships, visitor centres, theme park and visitor attraction sites, convention centres, events companies, hotels and resorts, restaurants, cafes and bars. Within these types of organisations, the role may involve managing aspects of tours and site visits, entertainment, conferences and events, food and beverage service, sales and marketing or hiring, training and supervising staff.

Possible future job titles

Tour Operator, Visitor Centre Manager, Theme Park Manager, Cruise Ship Supervisor, Eco-tourism Operator, Tour Guide, Tourist Attraction Manager, Retail Travel and Tour Operation Manager, Events Coordinator, Conference Coordinator.

Last updated Oct 2020

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