What will I study?
How long will I study for?
What skills will I graduate with?
What are my employment prospects once graduating with a Bachelor of International Tourism?
What is graduation like?
Do you have postgraduate opportunities?
Who are the International Tourism staff members?

What will I study?
Knowledge and skills-orientated tourism business practices in the functioning of the tourism industry globally form a core component of the degree. It combines academic analysis of trends in worldwide tourism and its impact with practical contact with selected local, regional, national and international aspects of tourism. The course covers issues in tourism development and planning that allow for the retention of the authentic character of a place and investigates the approaches required to best respond to the opportunities and challenges presented in global tourism. Policy, strategic development and global best practice are also covered.

Students enrol in the basic Tourism degree or can choose from one of the following three streams in the Bachelor of International Tourism (BITR):

• Cultural Tourism (CT)
• Festival and Event Design and Management (FEDM)
• Nature Based (NB)

Students complete a common core of tourism and business subjects.

How long will I study for?
The Bachelor of International Tourism is a three year full time course, or part time equivalent. Students take eight topics (36 units) in first year and between six and eight topics (36 units) in each of second and third years.

What skills will I graduate with?
We offer the most comprehensive course of its kind, an environment to develop the knowledge and skills sought after by the tourism industry and a range of opportunities to build your own networks with the industry through your course of study.
The Bachelor of International Tourism and Bachelor of International Tourism (Honours) are both highly successful degrees. During the course of your study, you will cover a range of topics and disciplines that provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the elements that are important in the tourism industries. You will also gain both skills and knowledge in the business of tourism, enabling you to make the most of employment and business opportunities in the industry, on graduation.

What are my employment prospects once graduating with a Bachelor of International Tourism?
The course is industry focused, allowing you ample opportunities for both formal (industry placement, guest lecturers) and informal (volunteer involvement) interaction with the industry throughout the course. Networking is encouraged and a diverse range of industry links maintained, to ensure that both the course and its graduates are up to date with trends, changes, issues and approaches in the global tourism industry.
The Bachelor of International Tourism is an industry focused degree which trains graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in what is a very diverse industry in both Australia and overseas.
For a list of current positions filled by our graduates see Employment Opportunities

What is graduation like?
Students from both the Bachelor of International Tourism and Bachelor of International Tourism (Honours) graduate in the April following the completion of their course in November or December of the previous year. The formal graduation ceremony is held at the university, with each Faculty having a designated ceremony, International Tourism is in the School of Humanities, within the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law (EHL) and International Tourism students graduate at the EHL Ceremony. The formal graduation ceremony is followed by a more informal graduation dinner, to which students, their families and friends are invited to join in a celebration of the student’s successes. Graduation prizes, sponsored largely by the industry, are awarded at the dinner.

Do you offer postgraduate opportunities?

Yes – Honours, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters and PhD programs are all available within the International Tourism department. Please see the links in the menu on the left of this page.


Graduates of the Bachelor of International Tourism who achieve a sufficiently high academic grade point average (GPA) will be invited to continue with an honours year of study, to achieve the Bachelor of International Tourism (Honours). Study during the honours year includes research methodology and an investigative research project that is often linked to the needs of the tourism, arts or cultural industries, resulting in a significant thesis or dissertation. Other research interest specific topics may also be undertaken in the honours year. During this course of study students have the opportunity to study alongside other students, in a range of disciplines, with a research focus and also hone their skills and ability to work independently.

Postgraduate Degrees by Coursework

International Tourism offers a range of Graduate Certificate and Diploma options, for both graduates and non-graduates of the degree. For more information on Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas, click on the link below:

Who are the
Tourism staff members?
Staff who teach in the Bachelor of International Tourism and Bachelor of International Tourism (Honours) are dedicated and passionate about their particular areas. They all have relevant academic standing and appropriate and contemporary industry experience – a winning combination that provides an exemplary learning environment for students. Learning is encouraged both on and off campus in both a formal (lecture, seminar tutorial etc) and informal (site visits, field excursions etc) setting. Apart from this, or perhaps because of it, the degree is fun. Active participation and contribution is encouraged.
To find out more about Tourism Staff click here.