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K91 Bachelor of Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Tourism Management is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a career in the tourism industry. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. One critical factor in sustaining growth in this sector is a competent workforce. This strong, industry-based course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge, competencies and professional attitudes required by middle and senior levels of management in contemporary tourism or travel organisations. The course commences with an introduction to the tourism industry and focuses upon an application of the key aspects of planning and development, marketing, accounting, e-business systems, service management, event management, research methods, and business development. Specialist units focus upon eco-tourism, cultural tourism, eco-recreation and heritage interpretation, cruise ship tourism, special interest tourism, business events management, event operations management, contemporary issues and professional industry experience. This course also provides students with the opportunity to further specialise in various fields (such as hospitality management, event management, marketing, human resource management, or public relations) to give their studies a stronger industry focus in that area.


A Tourism Management degree offers career opportunities in management in the diverse areas of commercial tourism operators, visitor information services, tourist attractions and theme parks, event management companies, government departments, tourist resorts, voluntary agencies, retail travel/tour businesses and tour guide operators.


Standard University admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Tourism Management degree requires a minimum of 360 credit points (24 units) and normally requires three years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.


The degree has the following main components:

  1. a Core Program of 240 credit points (16 units); and
  2. a Supplementary Program of 120 credit points (8 units) consisting of:
  • an 8 unit major or supporting major;
  • or a minor and electives;
  • or two 4 unit minors;
  • or 8 electives.


NOTE: All Bachelor of Tourism Management students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points (4 units) at third year level and no more than 150 credit points (10 units) at first year level.



BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
MIS1600 e-Business Systems 15
TSM2111 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 15
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development 15
ACC1100 Accounting I 15
MKT2195 Services Marketing and Management 15
Plus two (2) units from Supplementary Program
HOS2115 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing 15
TSM2105 Tourism Planning and Development 15
TSM2202 Introduction to Event Management 15
TSM2201 Tourism and Hospitality Research 15
TSM3106 Cultural Tourism 15
LSC3105 Eco-recreation Interpretation 15
Plus two (2) units from Supplementary Program
HOS3100 Hospitality and Tourism Management 15
TSM3107 Ecotourism III 15
Plus two (2) units selected from:
TSM3104 Cruise Ship Tourism 15
TSM3105 Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality III 15
TSM3109 Special Interest Tourism 15
TSM3300 Professional Industry Experience 15
TSM3500 Business Events Management 15
TSM3501 Event Operations Management 15
SPM3114 Sport Venues and Events 15
TSM3212 Supervised Research Project * 15
MTL3700 Business Study Tour * 15
Plus four (4) units from Supplementary Program
*By invitation only
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010