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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. Collaborate in team settings to produce measurable outcomes and evaluate team processes in a business environment.
  2. Communicate and convey tourism knowledge, advice and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant levels of technology and transliteracy proficiency.
  3. Demonstrate in depth, broad and coherent knowledge of the theories, underlying principles, concepts and techniques in tourism and hospitality management as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
  4. Demonstrate initiative and judgement to identify, plan, make decisions and solve tourism and hospitality management problems.
  5. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to recommend appropriate solutions to solve unpredictable and sometimes complex tourism and hospitality management problems and issues using social, ethical, legal, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.
  6. Obtain, analyse and interpret tourism and hospitality management information applying an international perspective to create, manage or adapt innovative ideas, concepts and techniques.
  7. Reflect on and evaluate personal practices and performance feedback to identify opportunities for learning in the context of employment and life.
  8. Review, analyse and synthesise theoretical and applied technical knowledge of the fundamentals of the tourism and hospitality industries including, planning, visitor management, marketing, research methods and niche tourism.

Career Opportunities

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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