Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management (1916)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1916
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS code: 109243J

This program applies to students who commenced in 2023 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2020 to 2022 - Please refer to 1664.7 Bachelor of Tourism Management

This degree combines social science, business and marketing subjects to prepare graduates for professional roles in tourism, events, and the visitor economy. Students can choose from a suite of majors, including: environmental management, event and festival management, heritage, marketing, place management, planning, sport and sustainability. The degree has been developed with industry to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge desired by employers. Students complete fieldwork, engage with industry and government stakeholders, and are provided with opportunities for international fieldtrips and placements. A final-year professional placement allows students to gain further industry experience and provides a stepping-stone into employment.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Program Advice

Julie Wen

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full-time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part-time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

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

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements 

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Alternate Entry Pathway

NSW HSC students may gain admission through HSC True Reward. HSC True Reward offers students a place at Western based on their Year 11 or Year 12 results before receiving their ATAR. More information can be found on the HSC True Reward website:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/application-pathways/hsc-true-reward

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Working with Children Check where relevant to the HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement subject.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Students should note that 60 credit points must be level 3 subjects.

Successful completion of this degree requires the completion of 160 credit points of core and focus subjects, and 80 credit points of elective subjects. Elective subjects can be used to complete minors and majors. Recommendations for related minors and majors are available below.

Recommended Sequences

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TOUR 1003 Global Trends in Tourism and Events 10
TOUR 2003 Managing Sustainable Places 10
MKTG 1006 Marketing Principles 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TOUR 2004 Tourism and Festivals in Society 10
HUMN 2073 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
TOUR 3006 Festivals and Events 10
TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TOUR 3001 Tourism, Events and Technology 10
Select one pool subject 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
TOUR 3005 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
TOUR 3004 Destination Management 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select one of the following options: 40
Option 1:  
Spring session  
Visitor Economy Professional Placement  
Select two elective subjects
 
Option 2:  
2H session  
Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement  
Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement  
Summer session  
Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake (Spring) - Visitor Economy Professional Placement subjects

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
TOUR 2004 Tourism and Festivals in Society 10
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TOUR 1003 Global Trends in Tourism and Events 10
TOUR 2003 Managing Sustainable Places 10
MKTG 1006 Marketing Principles 10
Select one elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
HUMN 2073 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
Select three elective subjects 30
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TOUR 3006 Festivals and Events 10
TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
TOUR 3001 Tourism, Events and Technology 10
Select one pool subject 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TOUR 3004 Destination Management 10
TOUR 3005 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy Professional Placement 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake (Spring) - Social Sciences International Placement subjects

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
TOUR 2004 Tourism and Festivals in Society 10
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TOUR 1003 Global Trends in Tourism and Events 10
TOUR 2003 Managing Sustainable Places 10
MKTG 1006 Marketing Principles 10
Select one elective subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
HUMN 2073 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
TOUR 3001 Tourism, Events and Technology 10
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TOUR 3006 Festivals and Events 10
TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Summer session
HUMN 3102 Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
TOUR 3004 Destination Management 10
TOUR 3005 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
2H session
HUMN 3100 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement 10
HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement 20
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points240

Program Pool Subjects

Students are required to complete one spring pool subject from the list below:

Subject Title Credit Points
Select one of the following:10
Place-Making for Tourism and the Cultural Economies
Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective
Development and Sustainability
Science of the Anthropocene
Sport Entertainment
Financing Enterprises
Total Credit Points10

Recommended Majors

0306 Festival and Event Management

0012 Heritage and Tourism

T044 Marketing

0304 Place Management and Planning

0303 Sport, Events and Tourism

0305 Sustainability, Tourism and Environment

Recommended Minors 

0012 Heritage and Tourism

0291 Marketing

0307 Sustainable Tourism Futures (Pathway to Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage)