2020 Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Commerce and TAFE Advanced Diploma | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Commerce

Abbreviation:

BCom

UOW Course Code:

1843 - Event Management

1842 - Hospitality Management

1844 - Travel and Tourism Management

CRICOS Code:

N/A

Total Credit Points:

144

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Event Management
Wollongong / 753640

Hospitality Management
Wollongong / 753630

Travel and Tourism Management
Wollongong / 753650 

Overview 

Bachelor of Commerce - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Event Management

Large events and festivals-from charity fundraisers to concerts-form part of a multimillion-dollar worldwide industry. Event Management is the special branch of management that focuses on using managerial techniques to organise and run these events.

The Bachelor of Commerce is offered in conjunction and concurrently with the TAFE Advanced Diploma in Event Management. Students gain practical, vocational workplace skills and knowledge in the area of event management through successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, together with a broader conceptual base that covers the principal areas of business necessary for senior level management.

Bachelor of Commerce - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

The hospitality industry - from entertainment and recreation to accommodation and food service - forms a key part of many nations' economies, including Australia. It is a highly dynamic industry that requires flexible, responsive managers to successfully guide businesses.

The degree provides the practical 'hands-on' experience in the TAFE Advanced Diploma combined with the theoretical knowledge of business subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Bachelor of Commerce - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

Tourism is a worldwide industry that continues to play an important part in both wealthy nations and developing economies. It can be in many ways the business of adventure, but is also global community and creating wealth at every level from local to global. The industry also supports a number of innovative specialist fields including eco-tourism and global volunteering.

The course offers practical, vocational workplace skills and a knowledge of the tourism industry through successful completion of the TAFE Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management, together with a broader conceptual base that covers the principal areas of business necessary for senior level management. Specific topics include Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour, Services Marketing and Communications.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

All applications should be directed to the University in the first instance. All admission applications must be completed on an Undergraduate Course Application Form or via UAC.

Students are unable to progress directly into the Bachelor of Commerce following completion of the October intake of the UOW College University Access Program, or July intake of Foundation Studies, due to the early commencement date of the TAFE Advanced Diplomas.

Applications are also accepted from students who have successfully completed a recognised TAFE qualification or course of study from an accredited institution.

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Credit arrangements exist between the TAFE Advanced Diplomas and the University of Wollongong's Bachelor of Commerce provided these courses are completed concurrently. Should the Advanced Diploma be completed prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Commerce the standard credit transfer will apply.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and major disciplinary knowledge.
2 Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
3 Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts.
4 Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making.
5 Work effectively with others on shared goals.
6 Use relevant technology for professional purposes
7 Demonstrate independent learning.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Commerce is to be completed in conjunction and concurrently with the following TAFE courses:

  • Advanced Diploma in Event Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management

Students gain practical, vocational workplace skills and knowledge of their chosen area through successful completion of the TAFE Advanced Diploma, together with a broader conceptual base that covers the principal areas of business necessary for senior level management.

Credit pathways and arrangements are available between the TAFE Advanced Diplomas listed above and the University of Wollongong's Bachelor of Commerce. Please see Course Finder for further information.

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points by satisfactory completion of core subjects including a capstone subject and the completion of one major study comprising 48 credit points.

Of the 144 credit points not more than 72 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
At least ONE subject from the following:
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6
or
ECON102 Economics and Society 6
Capstone subject:
COMM331 Integrative  Business Capstone 6

Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Major Study Areas

Other Information

For further information email: business-enquiries@uow.edu.au

For enquiries on the TAFE component, please contact:

TAFE Illawarra
Steve Atkins
Education Team Leader
Phone: 02 4229 0551

 

TAFE Illawarra
Email HSTH.Enquiries@tafensw.edu.au
Phone 02 4295 2100
Course Information 131 601

 

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020