Bachelor of Tourism Management

Western Sydney University

This program is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of roles in tourism, recreation and leisure in public and private sectors, professional associations and community organisations. The program develops skills and knowledge to enable graduates to plan, manage and operate tourism and recreation related policy, activities and business, and do so with a strong ethical appreciation of the need for a triple bottom line philosophy, that is, that ecological, social, cultural and economic costs need to be minimised and benefits maximised. This degree provides students with access to a wide range of disciplinary expertise. It also equips students with a wide range of transferable skills relevant to any industry.

Course Fee:

International: $75,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; any 2 units of English; recommended: Geography and/or any 2 units of Business Studies


240 credit points. The course involves considerable practical experience and professional skill development.

Subjects you can Study:

Tourism policy and planning; destination management; Heritage and Tourism; Sport and Hospitality Event management; Tourism in Society. See WS website for more details.

Study Pathways:

Alternate Entry Pathway: Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta 61.5 Yes Part time 6 years
Parramatta 61.5 Yes Full time 3 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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