Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management (6047)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6047
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096604M

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2023 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 to Term 3, 2022, please refer to 6030.2 - Diploma in Social Science/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. The Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management 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.

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 course.

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 and Event Management

Early Exit

Students may exit this program on completion of 100 credit points with a 7050 Diploma in Social Science (exit only)

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
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 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

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 with 70% or higher 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 to enrol in HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement.

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 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)
World Politics and 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 units. 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 and Event Management.

Bachelor of Tourism and Event 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 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
TOUR 3001 Tourism, Events and Technology 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
TOUR 3006 Festivals and Events 10
TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events 10
TOUR 3005 Tourism Policy and Planning 10
TOUR 3004 Destination Management 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

In Year 3 students choose subject TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy 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 session (totalling 40 credit points). 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 3
Spring sessionCredit Points
TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy Professional Placement 20
Select two elective subjects 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40

OR students who wish to complete an international social science placement would follow this alternate sequence: 

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 session
HUMN 3102 Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points40

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
Development and Sustainability
Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective
Science of the Anthropocene
Sport Entertainment
Financing Enterprises