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Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management - MGB401

Course Code: MGB401
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 361480
CRICOS Code: 095940C
Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Be assured an eventful experience with a degree in tourism

The events and tourism industries are expanding quickly, with tourism now directly contributing almost three per cent to Australia’s GDP. To help further drive growth and sustainability, a skilled and experienced workforce is needed – and this is where UC comes in.

Our course has a foundation in business studies and investigates the key elements you’ll need for a future career in events and tourism. You’ll graduate with solid teamwork and critical thinking skills, exploring events in both tourism and non-tourism contexts, such as sports, festivals, conventions, meetings and community activities. Your employability will be enhanced thanks to the many practical Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities you’ll undertake within the industry as part of your degree.

Study a Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at UC and you will:

  • apply a conceptual understanding and a practical orientation in events and tourism management
  • critique and apply the management skills necessary to function effectively, strategically and ethically in management and entrepreneurial roles in event and tourism management
  • apply critical and creative thinking to address current issues in event and tourism contexts
  • critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to problems in event and tourism contexts
  • work and communicate effectively with others to achieve common outcomes.

Work Integrated Learning

Hands-on experience is at the heart of the Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management. During your studies, you’ll undertake a number of project-based units where you’ll study real-world case studies, explore simulated workplace scenarios, interact with guest speakers, and work with industry to develop documents including marketing plans, social media strategies, training manuals, and more.

The course requires you to undertake an internship of between 40 and 50 hours with an event management company. Previous students have undertaken internships across a range of sectors, with organisations such as the Australian War Memorial, Canberra Raiders, Brumbies Rugby, Canberra Convention Bureau, Heritage ACT, National Museum of Australia, ACT Parks and Conservation, National Folk Festival, Questacon, Canberra Writers Festival, Canberra International Film Festival, Canberra in the City, Canberra Regional Tourism Awards, ACT Government, Design Canberra Festival, Corporate Communique, Soldier On, Volleyball Australia, OzHelp Foundation, Canberra Cavalry, Academy Club, Red Nose, Pialligo Estate, Capital Football and Kicks Entertainment.

Career opportunities

  • Event manager
  • Conference centre manager
  • Tourism information officer
  • Restaurant manager
  • Public relations officer
  • Marketing manager
  • Festival program manager
  • Sponsorship and events coordinator
  • Wedding planner
  • Travel consultant
  • Tour guide
  • Tourism policy officer
  • Local government economic development manager
  • Tourism research consultant
  • Tourism attraction employee/manager
  • Tourism bus company manager
  • Hotel manager

Enquiries

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's: This course is taught from the 2nd year. To commence, all students must be eligible for at least 1 year (24 credit points) of advanced standing.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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 Event and Tourism Management B Event&TrsmMgt

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $28,000
2020 CSP $29,000

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Apply a conceptual understanding and a practical orientation in events and tourism management. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; and
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Critique and apply management skills necessary to function effectively, strategically and ethically in management and entrepreneurial roles in event and tourism management. 3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
2.3 UC graduate are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Apply critical and creative thinking to address current issues in event and tourism contexts. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real?world problems;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to problems in event and tourism contexts. 2.6 UC graduate are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Work and communicate effectively with others to achieve common outcomes. 1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.

Course Duration

Standard 3 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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