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Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management - 281JA

Course Code: 281JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Management
UAC Code: 361465
CRICOS Code: 080999G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Harness that entrepreneurial streak with management qualifications

If you’re a business professional keen to up the ante on your multi-disciplinary skills and secure a dream job in event and tourism management (one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors), then this Double Degree is definitely an ‘event’ worth planning.

Score a job in a world-class convention centre, in a dynamic tourism organization or hey, why not go for gold and aim for a role as the CEO of your own private event our tourism business? 

This qualification will teach you the nitty-gritty of event planning, policy proposals and sustainable tourism development, and combined with a choice of commerce electives (think HR, marketing and accounting), you’ll not only be an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with, you’ll have CPA and CAANZ accreditation to back up your impressive (and somewhat sparkly) CV. 

Combine a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at UC and you will:

  • develop in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as practical applications in your chosen discipline areas
  • acquire the cognitive skills to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories
  • gain in-depth knowledge of historic and contemporary principles and concepts in events and tourism management with specific attention to business-related disciplines such as HR management, accounting and information systems
  • gain a demonstrated understanding of the events and tourism industry including its structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance
  •  develop the technical skills required to facilitate research and analyse business and tourism data.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management’s graduates in a range of sectors including in:

  • Conferences and Conventions Centres
  • Hospitality Training and Consultancy Firms
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Institutional Hospitality Management
  • Performing and Visual Arts Complexes
  • Private Event Enterprises
  • State, Regional and Local Tourism Organisations
  • Tourism and Hotel Consultancies

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Commerce BCom
Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management B Event&TrsmMgt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management Bachelor of Commerce

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Purpose
Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will have acquired in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in one or more of the following areas: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management.

The program is designed to produce graduates with professional attributes appropriate to their intended careers. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
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Knowledge
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Commerce will obtain an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as the practical application of this in one or more of the discipline areas listed above. In addition, graduates will have a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to commerce, such as statistics, commercial law, information systems, management, plus the interrelationships between government and business.
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Skills
Graduates will develop:
- the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in one or more of the following discipline areas, Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management,
- the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in one or more of those discipline areas,
- the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation,
- the personal skills required to provide professional advice in the discipline or disciplines they choose to study. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information.
- the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
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Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career professionals would be expected to deal with. As students progress through the course, they will develop the capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in an ethically responsible manner to analyse problems that are less clearly defined, more complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts. Communication, applied research, teamwork, and negotiation skills will be developed through team based assignments, some of which deal with ambiguously defined problems.
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Graduates of the Bachelor of Events and Tourism Management degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through innovation and initiative, particularly as these relate to problem solving and decision making. They will develop and adapt solutions to a diverse range of issues and contexts by taking responsibility for their own learning, both independently and within a team environment Analysis and inquiry
Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
Communication
Problem solving
An in depth knowledge of historic and contemporary principles and concepts in events and tourism management with specific attention to business-related fields and disciplines such as human resource management, accounting and information systems As above
A demonstrated understanding of the events and tourism industry including its structure, standards, codes of practice and corporate governance As above
The ability to critically analyse event and tourism management principles and concepts in order to develop solutions to problems in contemporary professional practice. As above
Communication skills to enhance the working environment and to present clear and coherent information in a range of formats for business and academe. As above
Technical skills to facilitate research and analysis of business and tourism data. As above

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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