Bachelor of Tourism Management

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: BTrsmMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1664
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 056711F

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later. 

For Commencement Year 2019 - Please refer to 1664.6 Bachelor of Tourism Management

For Commencement Year 2017 - 2018 - Please refer to 1664.5 Bachelor of Tourism Management

For Commencement Year 2016 - Please refer to 1664.4 Bachelor of Tourism Management

For Commencement Year 2015 - Please refer to 1664.3 Bachelor of Tourism Management

For Commencement Year 2013 - 2014 - Please refer to 1664.2 Bachelor of Tourism Management

For Commencement Year 2012 - Please refer to 1664.1 Bachelor of Tourism Management

This degree combines studies in social science and business enabling students to select from a number of majors. This will provide graduates with the flexibility, knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers in tourism, hospitality, recreation, leisure and sport in the public and private sectors. It also equips students with transferable skills. Students can study allied fields including geography and urban studies, development studies, human resource management, and marketing.

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

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

Admission

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

Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, or full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard.

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.

Recommended Sequences

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CULT 1017 Understanding Society 10
TOUR 1002 Tourism and Global Trends 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
HUMN 2057 Tourism in Society 10
TOUR 2001 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
SPRT 2011 Sustainability, Tourism and Place 10
CULT 3015 Heritage and Tourism 10
Select one elective 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
BUSM 3079 Travel in the Digital Age 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BUSM 3073 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
BUSM 3007 Destination Management 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select one of the following options: 40
Option 1:  
Spring Session:  
Tourism Industry Professional Placement  
Select two electives
 
Option 2:  
2H Session:  
Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement  
Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement  
Summer A Session:  
Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake - Tourism Industry Professional Placement Subjects: 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CULT 1017 Understanding Society 10
TOUR 1002 Tourism and Global Trends 10
SPRT 2011 Sustainability, Tourism and Place 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
TOUR 2001 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
HUMN 2057 Tourism in Society 10
BUSM 3079 Travel in the Digital Age 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 3073 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
BUSM 3007 Destination Management 10
CULT 3015 Heritage and Tourism 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 3072 Tourism Industry Professional Placement 20
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Mid-year Entry (Spring) - Social Sciences International Placement Subjects

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CULT 1017 Understanding Society 10
TOUR 1002 Tourism and Global Trends 10
SPRT 2011 Sustainability, Tourism and Place 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
TOUR 2001 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
HUMN 2057 Tourism in Society 10
BUSM 3079 Travel in the Digital Age 10
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BUSM 3073 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
BUSM 3007 Destination Management 10
CULT 3015 Heritage and Tourism 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
2H session
HUMN 3100 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement 10
HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement 20
 Credit Points30
Summer A session
HUMN 3102 Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
Select four electives 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Program Pool Subjects

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

Subject Title Credit Points
Select one of the following:10
Enterprise Law
Financing Enterprises
Human Rights, Peace and Development
Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems
Special Event Management
Transport, Access and Equity
Total Credit Points10

 Equivalent Subjects 

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier.

CULT 1020 Working with Communities

 Elective Majors and Minors Which May be Available

Majors

Minors

Major and Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers majors and minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for majors and minors

Students can apply for an elective major or minor via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

Majors 

Minors