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 that 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 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.
The specialisation differs from the Tourism and Hospitality major, which involves more in-depth study and includes industry engagement, an international study tour and internship opportunities. It’s an ideal complement to a marketing or management major.
What jobs can the Tourism and Hospitality Essentials lead to?
- Tourism marketing officer
- Hotel manager
- Catering manager
- Venue manager
- Professional conference organiser
- Destination management and marketing
- Leisure (recreation, entertainment, sports).
What you'll learn
- Apply essential theoretical principles and practice of tourism and hospitality to industry and business from a conceptual and practical approach, GC1, GC2, GC4
- Appraise leadership, ethical and responsible practices, and professional integrity when developing industry-connected and career capability in tourism and hospitality workplace settings, GC1, GC2, GC4
- Evaluate information from multiple sources relevant to tourism and hospitality, relating this knowledge from a variety of perspectives to a particular problem setting, GC3, GC5, GC6
- Formulate innovative and sustainable propositions, supported by appropriate communication and technologies, to manage local, national and global challenges encountered by the tourism and hospitality industry, GC2, GC3, GC5, GC6