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Tourism and Hospitality Essentials

Undergraduate specialisation

Pursue a career in a dynamic and diverse industry.

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  • Qualification
    Tourism and Hospitality Essentials Specialisation
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Broad career options

Gain foundational skills and competencies for a career in the tourism and hospitality sectors. 

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This specialisation will introduce you to the basic principles of tourism and hospitality. You’ll learn about the challenges and opportunities of the sectors, including sustainability and destination management.

You’ll study four units, which will provide you with an introduction to tourism and hospitality and a grounding in the knowledge, skills and competencies you’ll need for a career within these sectors.

The specialisation differs to the Tourism and Hospitality major which involves more in-depth study, including industry engagement, an international study tour and internship opportunities. It’s an ideal complement to a marketing or management major. 

The skills and knowledge you’ll learn are transferable to other industries including event management, travel, leisure and recreation. Hospitality and events operations also exist in a wide range of public and private sector organisations, including government and education.

Why study

  • Curtin's tourism and hospitality programs have strong industry links, which enable you to gain authentic experiences through guest speakers, field trips and case studies.
  • The tourism and hospitality sectors are extremely diverse, offering a range of job opportunities both within Australia and overseas.

Student profile

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Career information


  • Tourism marketing officer
  • Hotel manager
  • Catering manager
  • Venue manager
  • Professional conference organiser
  • Entrepreneur


  • Destination management and marketing
  • Events
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Leisure (recreation, entertainment, sports)

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-TRHOS
  • Last updated on: 28/09/2022