Tourism Management, Minor (0302)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0302

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Tourism and travel are among the world’s largest industries, accounting for a quarter of the world’s employment growth and more than 10% of global GDP (World Travel and Tourism Council, 2021). This minor provides students with an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to work within the plethora of careers available in the tourism and travel sectors. Students will learn about the behaviours and motivations of travellers, and how to identify and manage the negative environmental, social, cultural and community impacts of tourism.

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Parramatta - Victoria Road Internal Dr Garth Lean

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this minor that you must meet in order to complete the minor and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this minor online.

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows. 

Complete the following compulsory subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
TOUR 1003Global Trends in Tourism and Events10
TOUR 2003Managing Sustainable Places10
TOUR 2004Tourism and Festivals in Society10
Total Credit Points30

Students must also complete one subject from the following minor pools.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select one of the following:10
Destination Management
Tourism Policy and Planning
Cultural Tourism and Events
Tourism, Events and Technology
Place-Making for Tourism and the Cultural Economies
Total Credit Points10

Equivalent Subjects 

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this minor for students who passed this subject in 2022 or earlier.

CULT 3015 - Heritage and Tourism, replaced by TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events

SPRT 2011 - Sustainability, Tourism and Place, replaced by TOUR 2003 Managing Sustainable Places

HUMN 2057 - Tourism in Society, replaced by TOUR 2004 Tourism and Festivals in Society

BUSM 3079 - Travel in the Digital Age, replaced by TOUR 3001 Tourism, Events and Technology

BUSM 3073 - Tourism Policy and Planning, replaced by TOUR 3005 Tourism Policy and Planning

CULT 3014 - Heritage Interpretation, replaced by HUMN 3117 Place-Making for Tourism and the Cultural Economies

TOUR 1002 - Tourism and Global Trends, replaced by TOUR 1003 Global Trends in Tourism and Events