Tourism is a dynamic and competitive industry that is widely recognised as one of the world's largest growth industries. As an industry, tourism is a rapidly evolving environment requiring the ability to adapt and grow to meet the customer's needs and wants. It is a unique industry covering a number of elements including transport, accommodation, destination planning, destination management, and hospitality, together with specialist tourism fields of ecotourism, cultural tourism and event management.
Hospitality is an integral part of the travel and tourism sector and covers the provision of services in tourism establishments; such as accommodation, and food and beverage.
USQ's Faculty of Business and Law offers a variety of programs and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
We offer a major in Tourism Management through our Bachelor of Business. Graduates from this program will have sound knowledge and understanding of business administration as well as the specific skills and knowledge required in the tourism industry.
Students who successfully complete their Diploma of Hospitality (Management) at TAFE may then enrol in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or BBUS (Tourism Management) with exemptions for their TAFE.studies. On completion, graduates will have a thorough understanding of the hospitality industry and the key areas of business, including accounting and management. Graduates will also have developed sound practical skills relevant to the industry.
Students who successfully complete their Diploma in Event Management at TAFE may then enrol in the Bachelor of Business (BBA) or BBUS (Tourism Management) with exemptions for their TAFE studies. On completion, graduates will have a thorough understanding of the event management industry and they key areas of business,n including accounting and management. Graduates will also have developed sound practical skills relevant to the industry.
USQ is a chapter member of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE).
USQ is also a registered member of Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), Ipswich Tourism and Toowoomba and Golden West Regional Tourist Association.
A study in tourism and hospitality offers a wide variety of career opportunities including tourism research officer, events manager, hospitality manager, functions coordinator and tourism marketing manager for destinations or airlines, government research officer, to name a few. The University also provides advice on job searching and career planning for students who are looking for a job in their field.
Student profiles of graduates from the tourism and hospitality discipline can be found within this area.
Further tourism and hospitality-specific resources and staff lists about the programs offered by the Faculty of Business and Law are also available.