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Tourism and Hospitality Management Major


The hospitality and tourism industry is dynamic and fast-paced, presenting graduates with a wide variety of career options to choose from, and this major provides students with the industry-focused theoretical knowledge and skills to succeed.

This major equips students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to function as business professionals and industry leaders in contemporary tourism or hospitality organisations. The content delivered in the major covers key aspects required for managing diverse tourism and hospitality businesses including marketing, planning and development, ecotourism, special interest tourism and strategic management. Students also choose specialised electives such as event management and cruise ship tourism to suit their needs and interests.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MKT1600Marketing Principles & Practices15
TSM2111Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism15
TSM2105Tourism Planning and Development15
TSM3109Special Interest Tourism15
HOS3100Hospitality and Tourism Management15
Plus 2 units from:
TSM2202 ^Introduction to Event Management15
TSM3104 ^Cruise Ship Tourism15
BUS3100 ^Business Research Practices15
BUS3700 ^Business Study Tour15

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging tourism and hospitality management problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad tourism and hospitality management knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate tourism and hospitality management knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect on appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates exist within a range of hospitality and tourism businesses, including tour companies, travel agencies, cruise ships, visitor centres, theme park and visitor attraction sites, convention centres, events companies, hotels and resorts, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Possible future job titles

Tour Operator, Visitor Centre Manager, Theme Park Manager, Resort Manager, Cruise Ship Supervisor, Eco-tourism Operator, Tour Guide, Tourist Attraction Manager

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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