Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management

  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSci/BTrsmMgt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6030
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096604M

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2022 or later.

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

For commencement Year Term 2 2021, please refer to 6030.2 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management

For Commencement Year 2018 - Term 1 2021, please refer to 6030.1 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management

This degree combines studies in social science, heritage and tourism, and business. Graduates are provided 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 relevant to any industry. Students can study allied fields including geography and urban studies, anthropology, humanitarian and development studies, and sociology.

The first year of this program is delivered by Western Sydney University The College, as an agent of Western Sydney University, via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Social Science exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the program.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For program advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Program Advice’. For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for Bachelor of Tourism Management.

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Study Mode

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

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

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
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal Julie Wen
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal Julie Wen
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct 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 an optional work component available in this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the program but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation.  For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

Students are admitted to the program via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Special Requirements 

Working with Children Check where required, and for international placements, a medical clearance for HUMN 3100 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement subject.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 100 credit points which includes two College Preparatory subjects.

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

Bankstown, Penrith and Nirimba Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Subject Title Credit Points
Year 1
First Term of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 0006Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
Second Term of Study
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
HUMN 1062Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)10
Third Term of Study
CULT 1023Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)10
HUMN 1029Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)10
Select two of the following:20
Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Total Credit Points100

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Social Science following a passing grade in all of the above subjects. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.

Western Sydney University Subjects

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Tourism Management.

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Students should note that 60 credit points must be Level 3 subjects in Years 2 and 3.

Parramatta (Victoria Road) Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TOUR 1002 Tourism and Global Trends 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
SPRT 2011 Sustainability, Tourism and Place 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HUMN 2057 Tourism in Society 10
TOUR 2001 Issues in Contemporary Heritage 10
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
BUSM 3079 Travel in the Digital Age 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CULT 3015 Heritage and Tourism 10
BUSM 3073 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
BUSM 3007 Destination Management 10
Select one of the following 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
BUSM 3065 Special Event Management 10
ENVL 3006 Transport, Access and Equity 10
ENVL 3005 Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems 10
 Credit Points90
 Total Credit Points170

In Year 3 students choose subject BUSM 3072 Tourism Industry Professional Placement (20 credit points) and two elective subjects (ten credit points each) in Spring session or choose subjects HUMN 3100 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement and HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement in 2H session plus subject HUMN 3102 Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections in Summer A session (totalling 40 credit points).

Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
Spring sessionCredit Points
BUSM 3072 Tourism Industry Professional Placement 20
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40

Or 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
2H sessionCredit Points
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
 Total Credit Points40

Elective Minors Which May Be Available

Students could also include the SM1097 Heritage and Tourism minor, by including CULT 3014 Heritage Interpretation and HUMN 2018 Cultural and Social Geographies as two of their three remaining electives.

Equivalent Subjects

The subject listed below count towards completion of this program for student who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier. CULT 1021 Working with Communities (WSTC) , replaced by HUMN 1062 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies (WSTC)