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K91 Bachelor of Tourism Management

Provides specific, industry-focussed theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a career in management in the tourism industry.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and a critical factor in sustaining growth in this sector is a competent workforce.

This course equips students with the essential knowledge, competencies and professional attributes required by middle and senior levels of management in contemporary tourism or travel organisations.

It commences with an introduction to the tourism industry and focuses on the application of key aspects of planning & development, marketing, accounting, e-business systems, service management, event management, research methods and business development.

Specialist units focus on eco-tourism, cultural tourism, eco-recreation & heritage interpretation, cruise ship tourism, special interest tourism, business events management, event operations management, contemporary issues and professional industry experience.

 Students have the opportunity to further specialise and give their studies a stronger focus in various fields, including hospitality management, event management, marketing, human resource management and public relations.



Visitor Centre Manager, Theme Park Manager, Tourist Attraction Manager, Retail Travel and Tour Operator, Destination Marketer, Cruise Ship Supervisor, Ecotourism Operator, Tour Guide, Event Manager, Travel Consultant


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
MAN1600 Information Systems for Business 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
TSM2550 Visitor Management 15
TSM3107 Ecotourism 15
TSM3106 Cultural Tourism 15
Plus two (2) units from Supplementary Program
TSM3200 Tourism and Hospitality Research 15
HOS3100 Hospitality and Tourism Management 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
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: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012