Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management
2 years full-time or
4 years part-time
St Leonards Campus
13 February 2017
TAFE NSW Northern Sydney and the University of Canberra (CRICOS: 00212K) have developed a unique pathway that provides a seamless transition from a Diploma or Advanced Diploma to the Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (CRICOS: 080997J).
If you have ever dreamt about organising your own music festival or working for luxury hotels and resorts around the world, this degree will give you the skills to follow your passion.
The course explores the connection between the events and tourism industries and is underpinned with a foundation in business studies. It develops the knowledge and skills relevant for students seeking a thriving career in these fast growing and dynamic industries.
Combining quality teaching with learning outcomes that align to industry and employer needs, the course covers real-life job situations, from conceptualising events to sourcing finance for a music festival.
Why study with us?
Here’s just a few of the things that makes our course exceptional:
- Guaranteed small class sizes mean more discussion time and personalised attention
from teaching staff.
- All teachers have postgraduate qualifications in their subject area and work closely with the
University of Canberra to teach and assess the university degree material.
- The University of Canberra is ranked in the top 4% of universities in the world.
- ‘UC Tourism and Events graduates have been ranked the highest for employability and securing full-time work in their field after graduation*’ (*According to the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2015)
This course will provide you with the skills and expertise to work in a wide range of industries, including tourism, hospitality, leisure and events. You’ll be qualified for areas such as:
- Tourism marketing
- Event and conference management
- Sporting event and festival coordination
- Hotel and resort management
- Catering and banquet management
Need to know
Information session dates
Information sessions will be scheduled during the year. Please contact us or check this page for new dates and times.
Full-time: 12 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time study options are also available
Check out our Course Brochure (PDF, 2MB) for an overview of the modules in this course
Course fees and fee-help information
The cost of the degree component of the pathway is available online at www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/courses/glossary/fees-and-contributions
You may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place and HECS-HELP for this program.
For international students the cost of the degree is $24,500 per year. (Disclaimer: Fees are subject to change)
For further information on fees and fee assistance please contact the University of Canberra on 1800 864 226.
Entry into the Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management is open to students with one of the following qualifications:
- Diploma of Events
- Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
- Advanced Diploma of Events
You also need to have completed a minimum of 12 months TAFE study to be eligible for the degree pathway.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2017 are closed. Contact us for more information about future intake dates.
If you’ve already completed an eligible diploma or advanced diploma, applying for the degree is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:
- Go to www.canberra.edu.au/apply-now
- Select 'Yes' when asked ‘Are you seeking credit from any previous study?’
- Answer the qualifying questions and click ‘Apply online now’
- Create an Application Account (ID) and password
- Complete your online application
Course code: 279JA
Location: St Leonards Campus
If you are interested in enrolling in a diploma or advanced diploma, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and we will get in touch to guide you through your options.
A number of opportunities exist for our higher education students outside their regular studies. For more information, check out our Development programs page.
In 2016, TAFE NSW Northern Sydney launched Enactus, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Check out enactus.org to find out more and see some of the amazing projects that they’ve already helped to accomplish in Australia and around the world.
As a higher education student you can apply to become a member of the Enactus team. By joining Enactus you will develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences.
International study opportunities
UC offers Faculty Led Programs for students, which are short term programs run over 2-5 weeks, designed and led by UC Faculty Members specifically for UC degrees. They function like an international field trip as part of a UC unit.
Visit the University of Canberra’s page to find out more about Faculty Led Programs and other short term programs available at UC.
What our students say
“I studied my Certificate II and III in Event Management in Year 11 and 12, a Diploma and Advanced Diploma straight after school and now the Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management.
The best things about studying at TAFE are the small class sizes, the experienced teachers and learning all of the practical skills that are important to my industry such as participation, networking and communication. The degree is also well-regarded by the industry as it has provided me with plenty of work experience opportunities and was crucial in helping me gain my first industry job at SkillsOne TV."
Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management student
TAFE NSW Northern Sydney
Phone: 02 9941 5350 or 131 674
University of Canberra
Phone: 1800 864 226 (free call in Australia)