Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301215 v.4 Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Tourism Management)


Course CRICOS Code: 032979J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


Enables students with an undergraduate degree in business, commerce, tourism, hospitality or a related field to further develop expertise in the area of tourism management. It will provide students with the relevant knowledge and skill required for career advancement and management positions in the services, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelors degree in business, commerce, or other appropriate field from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units are available in the evening.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management.

Professional Recognition

Depending upon the major area of study chosen, graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates generally find employment positions that have an interest in or focus on services and tourism management activities in the managerial level.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1

11667 v.3   Business Dissertation (Management) 696 3.0 25.0
13201 v.4   Administrative Management 560 3.0 25.0
4688 v.5   Human Resource Management (Overview) 560 3.0 25.0
5248 v.6   Managerial Leadership 561 3.0 25.0
  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
5934 v.4   Legal Environment 560 3.0 25.0
11218 v.4   Communication in Organisations 560 3.0 25.0
12473 v.3   Tourism and Event Marketing 570 3.0 25.0
13308 v.4   Hospitality Industry Management 575 3.0 25.0
13309 v.2   Professional Practice 580 6.0 50.0
13310 v.2   Professional Practice 595 6.0 50.0
13311 v.3   Tourism Economics 502 3.0 25.0
13313 v.3   Tourism Management (Sustainable Tourism) 566 3.0 25.0
13327 v.3   Tourism Management (Principles and Practices) 560 3.0 25.0
13328 v.4   Services Information Management 561 3.0 25.0
301211 v.2   Tourism Management (Impacts and Influences) 565 3.0 25.0
301212 v.3   Events and MICE Management 570 3.0 25.0
308108 v.1   Travel and Tourism Law 503 3.0 25.0
N1 Optional units must be chosen in consultation with the Academic Program Area Head


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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