The Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) is the ideal qualification to give you career leg-up in one of Australia's largest industries. If you're all about the experience and others enjoyment, a career in tourism could be perfect for you - and best of all you could complete this qualification in just 2 years.

Undertaking a degree that covers both business and tourism is a sure-bet for securing your success in all facets of tourism management and business - from small businesses operations to large tourism companies - stand out from other prospects with the right qualification.  

This course is delivered by Think: Colleges Pty Ltd trading as William Blue College of Hospitality Management, ABN 93 050 049 299, RTO No. 0269, CRICOS: 00246M

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Course Description

The Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) is a contemporary qualification that stands strong in the current shape of the Travel and Tourism industry. Having endured the changes of technologies advances, the Tourism industry is still a significant contributor to the Australian economy. More than 500,000 people are employed in tourism in Australia and generates $107 billion in revenue. 

With a keen focus on business and commercial considerations, this degree ensures students are well versed in all facets of tourism management and business operations. Subjects covered include visitor economy, issues in tourism, the tourist experience and revenue management. This course also offers a large breadth of elective subjects that are designed to steer students towards a specialisation within tourism and business. 

The best part of this degree is that it includes 520 hours of practical work placement, which means you graduate with invaluable professional experience – and a serious competitive advantage.


Unlike distance education or correspondence courses,  the facilitated online cohort-based study model allows you to interact and network with other students, using a range of communication and collaboration tools such as discussion forums, message boards, blogs and wiki’s (editable web pages) and RSS feeds, to ensure you never feel isolated in your independent learning. Courses feature:

  • Flexible learning: online, on-campus or blended options available
  • Accelerated option, complete your degree in 2 years
  • Industry experienced lecuturers
  • Industry placement so you graduate with experience
  • Dedicated industry team to help your career
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over a duration of 2-4 years.   You can choose from Full-time, part-time or accelerated delivery modes, putting you in total control of your completion date. Campus locations are available in Sydney and Brisbane.

Industry Placement

Students undertake over 500 hours of practical work placement over the course of their degree, which means you graduate with not only a qualification but also invaluable professional experience - equipping you to be work ready. 


For Domestic students: Degree: ATAR 60 or equivalent Associate Degree: ATAR 58 or equivalent HE Diploma: ATAR 56 or equivalent OR Any completed Diploma OR any completed foundation Certificate *Special entry can be applied for if you have demonstrated the ability to undertake study at this level through work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed. International students require an IELTS 6.0 with no skills band less than 5.5. Applicants should have completed Senior High School Certificate (Year 12) or equivalent or Mature age entry with relevant work experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation for evaluation by assessors. More information can be found here for course credit and here for RPL.

Unit Outline

The Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) consists of three levels of subjects, each with core units of competency and electives are chosen by students to complete each level. The course consists of 21 core units of competency and 3 elective units, making a total of 24 units of competency needed to complete the course. 

Core Subjects

Level 100 Subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
MGT101A Managing in a Global Environment
HRM101A Introduction to HR Management and Leadership
RAS101A Research and Academic Skills
MKT101A Marketing Fundamentals
ACC101A Introduction to Business Accounting
 HET101A Introduction to the Visitor Economy

Visitor Economy Product Dynamics

TOU101A Current Issues in Tourism

You can choose to exit the course here with a Diploma of Business (Tourism Management) 

Level 200 Subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
MGT201A Project Management
ECO201A Economics
LAW201A Business and Law
STAT201A Research and Enquiry for Managers
HAT201A Entrepreneurship in Context
HAT202A Hospitality and Tourism Distribution
TOU201A The Tourist Experience
  Choose one (1) 200 level elective

You can choose to exit the course here with an Associate Degree of Business (Tourism Management)

Level 300 Subjects 

Unit Code
Unit Name
MGT301A Ethics and Sustainability
MGT302A Strategic Management
MGT303A Business Information Analysis
IND301A Industry Consulting Project
HET301A Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management
HAT301A Revenue Management
  Choose two (2) 300 level electives

Contact us today or open live chat to talk to an education adviser to find out about the elective units in detail. 

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) offers graduates broad career opportunities across multiple industries, Graduate and future roles include: 

  • Destination Development Management
  • Regional Tourism Manager
  • Tourism Consultant
  • Tourism Entrepreneur
  • Tourism Policy Adviser
  • Tour Manager
  • Sales Manager

Education Pathways

Interested in getting a Masters? Graduates now have a direct pathway to complete graduate certificates, diplomas, and master studies at Torrens University Australia and the other business schools at the University.  Pathway opportunities exist for enrollment into a Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA (Sports Management) or Master of Global Project Management.


HE-FEE HELP is available for this qualification allowing you to study now, pay later. Eligible Australian students enrolled in a Think Education course may have access to the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP scheme. 

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd is a recognised Higher Education Provider.

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