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Tourism and Hospitality

Undergraduate major

Learn how to design creative destinations and innovative experiences with a socially responsible and global mindset, setting you up for a dynamic career in a diverse industry.

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Course outline

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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality

Make travel part of your job

Use your knowledge and skills to travel and work anywhere in the world.

Enjoy a people-oriented career

With tourism and hospitality, you’ll be constantly engaging with people and exploring new places.

Work in an ever-changing industry

Work in a dynamic industry that ranges from niche local markets to global experiences.

Tourism and Hospitality



Tourism and hospitality are rapidly growing industries offering career paths in areas such as tourism development, event and festival organisation and hotel resort management.

Employers in this field need staff who enjoy travelling, meeting new people and sharing their experiences with others.

In this major you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective manager in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Australia and overseas.

You will learn about contemporary issues in international tourism, such as event and tourism sustainability, the impact of tourism and events on the local and global economy, destination management, hospitality management and marketing.

Curtin is one of the best places in Australia for learning about hospitality and tourism, rated fourth in the country in this field by the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2023. This means that not only will you get a great education, but also gain a competitive edge in the job market.

Parent degrees

You can study this major under the following degrees:

Your choice of parent degree can influence the type of career you might have.

Our Commerce degree also offers additional opportunities to customise your course by offering specialisations as well as majors.

Double degrees

You can study our Tourism and Hospitality major as part of our Arts and Commerce double degree.

What jobs can the Tourism and Hospitality course lead to?

  • Corporate travel consultant
  • Hotel or motel manager
  • Resort manager
  • Restaurant and catering manager
  • Tourism information officer
  • Tourism manager
  • Travel consultant


What jobs can a Tourism and Hospitality double major lead to?

What you'll learn

  • apply key theoretical principles and practical underpinnings of tourism and hospitality management to industry and business from a conceptual and practical approach, GC1, GC2, GC4
  • interpret leadership, ethical and responsible practices, and professional integrity when organising to work within the tourism and hospitality industry, GC1, GC2, GC4
  • evaluate information from multiple sources relevant to the many dimensions of tourism and hospitality globally and relate this knowledge from a variety of perspectives to a particular problem setting, GC3, GC5, GC6
  • critically formulate innovative and sustainable propositions, supported by appropriate communication and technologies, to manage challenges faced locally and globally by the tourism and hospitality industry, CG2, GC3, GC5, GC6

Why study Tourism and Hospitality

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditations by EQUIS, AACB International and EFMD.

Work experience

Gain hands-on experience at tourism hotspots. Past field trips include visits to local tourist destinations and an international experience in Italy.

Highly ranked course

Curtin was ranked 4th nationally in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.

Professional recognition

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

My highlight from this course was participating in an international experience in Italy, where I was able to immerse myself into Italian heritage and culture, and gain hands-on experience learning the concept of destination marketing. I would definitely recommend this course if you are passionate about meeting new people and travelling.

Tiffany Hiew
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-TRHOS
  • Last updated on: 16 April 2024

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