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M67 Bachelor of Leisure Sciences

The Bachelor of Leisure Sciences  is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a career in the diverse leisure industry. The program includes leadership skills, program development, facility planning and evaluation, community development, fundamental business principles and relevant professional practice opportunities. There is also the opportunity to specialise in various fields to give studies a specific industry focus.


A Leisure Sciences degree offers employment opportunities in the diverse areas of leisure services, tourist resorts, voluntary agencies, sport and recreation associations and facilities, educational institutions, outdoor recreation and interpretation programs.


Graduates have been successful in obtaining positions as recreation officers in local government, leisure centre managers, adventure recreation instructors, aquatic centre managers, children’s program leaders, managers and planners of recreation services in voluntary agencies for youth, Aboriginal people, aged and people with disabilities, government departments and commercial businesses.


Students need to complete 24 units of 15 credit points each = 360 credit points. This consists of fourteen units of 15 credit points each = 210 credit points as set below:
Foundation Studies
LSC1001 Introduction to Leisure 15
LSC1102 Leisure Leadership and Programming 15
MAN1100 Management I 15
MKT1100 Marketing I 15
MKT1101 Professional Communication I 15
Management and Applied Studies
LMS2103 Leisure Facility Planning II 15
LMS2104 Leisure Research Methods II 15
LSC2003 Leisure and Lifestyle 15
SPM2114 Sport and Leisure Economics and Finance II 15
Planning, Evaluation and Research Studies
LMS3111 Leisure and Sport Planning III 15
LMS3202 Managing Leisure Services III 15
LSC3112 Industry Practice 15
SPM3113 Sport and Leisure Law III 15
SPM3221 Sport Business Planning III 15
To complete the degree, students must either undertake a 10 unit Supporting Major (150 credit points), or a six unit minor (90 credit points) and four electives (60 credit points).
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006