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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.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

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



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
TSM2111Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism15
HOS2325Managing the Service Experience15
MAN2145Human Resource Management15
SPM2610Marketing and Communications for the Service Industries15
TSM2650Travel, Destination and Visitor Management 15
TSM3610Sustainable Tourism Development15
HOS3100Hospitality and Tourism Management15
Plus 1 unit from:
TSM3105 ^Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 15
TSM3500 ^Business Events Management15
BUS3100 ^Business Research Practices15
BUS3700 ^Business Study Tour15

Note: BUS3700 may not be offered every year and enrolment is by application only.

^ 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 globally within a diverse range of tourism and hospitality businesses including, tour companies, travel agencies, cruise ships, visitor centres, hotels, theme parks and visitor attraction sites, convention centres, events companies, restaurants, cafes and bars. Within these types of businesses, students may be involved in the operations and management of tourism operations, visitor services, travel agencies, hospitality services, entertainment, gaming, conferences, events and banquets, sales and marketing or the hiring, training and supervising of staff.

Possible future job titles

Tour Operator, Visitor Centre Manager, Theme Park Manager, Cruise Ship Supervisor, Eco-tourism Operator, Tour Guide, Tourist Attraction Manager, Hospitality Services Manager, Hospitality or Tourism Business Manager

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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