Bachelor of Commerce - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

Course summary

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

This degree

The Bachelor of Commerce – TAFE Advanced Diploma of Hospitality provides the practical, vocational workplace skills combined with the theoretical knowledge necessary to operate in a business context. You will be involved in projects such as corporate events, industry visits, Viva la Gong, film festivals, outdoor sporting events and concerts.You could move into roles such as food and beverage manager, front of house manager, restaurant manager, bar and gaming manager.

What you will study

The first year and a half of the degree is a combination TAFE and University study while the last part of the degree is University only. Within the Bachelor of Commerce component of the degree, you may choose to major in Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or Public Relations. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you've learned up to that point in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you may have the option of applying for an internship that provides work-integrated learning.

You will develop skills to analyse, design and execute judgement using wide ranging technical, creative, conceptual and managerial competencies. Subjects include bar operations, serve food and beverage, manage finances, customer service, human resource management and business planning. Work will be undertaken in various hospitality and tourism settings such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, nightclubs and cafes.

Through a partnership between UOW and Accor Hotels, students enrolled in this course can apply to complete the Business Internship Program and have the opportunity to be fast-tracked to the interview stage of the AccorHotels Graduate Program. Students will need to complete the internship (COMM391) with an Accor Hotel to be eligible. This does not guarantee a place in the graduate program, but rather the opportunity to interview for a possible place.

For enquiries on the TAFE component, please contact:
TAFE - Wollongong: Dean Grant


Course information

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3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent


On Campus



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Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission (where year 12 students are assessed on a combination of their results so far, and a personal interview with UOW staff).

Students with results indicated below will gain an Early Admissions interview for this course.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR Selection Rank of 72 or an IB of 25-26. This includes the effect of ATAR adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

You may be eligible for additional ATAR points, based on factors such as the subject areas you are studying, the area you live in (catchment), and equity and access schemes. Find out more about UOW's ATAR adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.


Candidates who have previously completed the TAFE Diploma in Hospitality Management will be considered for admission to the BBA, where the standard articulation arrangements will apply.



Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.


Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score





IELTS Academic






TOEFL (Internet-based)






UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


Candidates who have previously completed the TAFE Diploma in Hospitality Management will be considered for admission to the BBA, where the standard articulation arrangements will apply.



Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study. Students will be required to pay a component of the course costs directly to TAFE NSW.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.






On Campus

$14,088 (2018)

$84,528 (2018)

* Session fee(s) are for one session in 2018. The indicative total course tuition fee shown is an estimate based on normal course length and progression, and the 2018 tuition fee.

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an auditionor individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



International students All other students.



All students



L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates




2018 Autumn


Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on29 September.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct):29 September. (Late applications may be accepted where places are available.) On-time direct applicants will be advised of their application outcome by no later than 19 January 2018.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

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 demonstrate:

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
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

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

Our programs are recognised by peak professional bodies in Australia and internationally. For more information, visit Professional Accreditation and Recognition.

Why choose this course

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that doesn’t merely teach business theory, but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

You have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections that will help launch your career, including the opportunity to participate in our Business Internship program, which could see you being partnered with industry leaders such as Commonwealth Bank, Cancer Council, World Vision Australia and Gazal. 

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership. 

Career opportunities
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Business adviser
  • OHS officer
  • HR manager consultant
  • Stock broker
  • Insurance broker
  • Fund manager
  • Exporter/importer
  • Public relations coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Advertising executive
  • Brand/product manager
  • Event manager