- Cairns: February, July
3 years full-time
or part-time equivalent
Maths B (4,SA)
English (Units 3/4,C)
Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
Build an understanding of research and practice in tourism, hospitality and events as a complex field of business. Gain sought-after skills in digital fluency, sustainability, resilience and futures thinking, with a focus on tropical environments.
Network with JCU’s extensive business partnerships and international alumni. Attend field trips, hear from world-renowned guest lecturers and complete industry-based assessments.
Design and deliver customer-informed tourism, hospitality and events services and experiences with professional practice subjects and 400 hours of skills development. Partake in real-world practical placements, with the opportunity for paid internships at five star industry partners. You will gain barista, RSA and HACCP qualifications during this course.
Begin a fast-paced, rewarding career in tourism, hospitality and events. JCU Graduates are equipped with the global business skills and specialist training to stand out in their chosen fields.
View the Handbook for more information.
JCU Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) graduates are multi-skilled business professionals who find employment in a growing number of areas.
Graduates pursue careers in tourism, hospitality, events, and business.
You could find employment as a hospitality manager, events manager, hotel supervisor, travel agent, spa manager, event and conference organiser, tourism operator, tour guide or business owner.
Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Tropical Environments and Societies
English (Maths B desirable)
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
|Post admission |
This course includes options for professional practice units. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.
Further information about placements can be found at Coursework Enrolment Procedure.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
The JCU Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE degree) graduate will:
TO1008:03 Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality, and Events Management
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
BU1105:03 Business Communication
BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business
BU1108:03 Marketing Matters
BU1112:03 Business Law
TO2117:03 Food and Beverage Management
BX2091:03 Tourism and Leisure Management
BX2174:03 Evidence Based Business Decision Making
TO2051:03 Innovation for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Futures
BX2094:03 Conference and Events Management
BX2077:03 Project Management
BX2051:03 Managing People
TO3153:03 Revenue and Yield Management
BX3193:03 Hospitality Operations Management
BX3194:03 Destination Management and Planning
TO3052:03 Experience Design in Tourism, Hospitality and Events
BX3095:03 Visitor and Crowd Behaviour Management
Select one of the following Options
Option 1 (Electives)
Select 9 credit points of any Level 1, 2 or 3 undergraduate subjects
Select 3 credit points of any Level 2 or 3 undergraduate subjects
Option 2 (Minor)
Select a Minor from Table A
TABLE A (Minors)
Type of minor
Credit points in major
12 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.
This course has a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program culminating in a third year core subject. Students must successfully complete the prescribed WIL preparation modules and quizzes to be eligible to apply for a WIL capstone subject.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
|Course includes mandatory Fieldwork||No|
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
48 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
|Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.|
BACHELOR OF TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - This course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion and have successfully completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Certificate of Higher Education.
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.
An OP or ATAR is the score required for entry into most undergraduate courses. If you are not a Year 12 school leaver or do not have an OP or ATAR, you can be assigned an equivalent rank score. Ranks are calculated from previous study that you might have completed, either secondary, tertiary or vocational, or previous paid employment experience.
JCU offers pathway courses to help you move into a degree. Pathway courses provide you with an individualised study plan and specialised support as you transition to university.
Contact us to find about more.
This course has articulated pathways from TAFE and RTOs.
Note the course QTAC code for the location you've chosen. You'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
OP Score/Rank is indicative only. Entry scores will be finalised in the major offer round.
Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
The best thing about studying this course is that you have the opportunity to go on lots of local field trips and meet organisers, managers and leaders in the industry. These people were not only a great source of knowledge, but provided career inspiration.
Dr Janice Scarinci
Senior Lecturer, Tourism and Hospitality
We have industry partners at our local five-star hotels. We also have a premier location in Cairns. You can work for tour operators on the Great Barrier Reef, and receive an incredible educational experience from our highly qualified and internationally renowned faculty.
Premier Industry Partner
General Manager, Pullman Cairns International
There is a range of really strong industry partnerships that have been developed, which allows students the opportunities to work in the industry with great organisations while they’re studying. You have the opportunity to develop your work experience at the same time as gaining your theoretical knowledge.