Bachelor of Commerce - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

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 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. 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 could move into roles such as food and beverage manager, front of house manager, restaurant manager, bar and gaming manager.

Applicants need to be 18 years of age by the 1st of April in their first year of study. 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.

What you will study

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.

*Subjects from the TAFE component of this degree are not available in Spring Session. Please seek academic advice regarding subject selection at the time of enrolment.

For enquiries on the TAFE component, please contact:

TAFE - Wollongong - Dean Grant - dean.grant@det.nsw.edu.au

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1842

ATAR (UAI)

72

IB Score

25-26

Duration

3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

027464A

UAC Code

753630

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

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.

English Requirements

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

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

16

16

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.

Credit Transfer

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.


 

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,224
Full Course Fee: $79,344

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.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English

Applicants need to be 18 years of age by 1 April in their first year of study.

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Cert IV (excluding Trade Certificates) may be considered for some programs
  • A Diploma or Foundation Studies Program from a recognised private institution.
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications will be considered for admission:

  • University Access Program (UOW College). The UAP does not provide entry to a 4-year professional degree or any of the double degree programs.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment. STAT can be used to gain admission to all undergraduate courses other than Engineering and Law. If you haven't been studying for some time you may want to consider a WEA STAT Preparation Course.
  • Limited UAI (5-9 HSC units, including at least 2 units of English) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in year preceding enrolment.

Credit Transfer

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.


 

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT 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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International 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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): On-time UAC applications close on 29 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 before session commences.

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

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Commerce will be able to:

  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 CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
ACCY111Accounting Fundamentals In Society6Autumn, Spring
COMM101Principles of Responsible Business6Autumn, Spring
ECON100Economic Essentials for Business6Autumn, Spring
COMM121Statistics for Business6Autumn, Spring
FIN 111Introductory Principles of Finance6Autumn, Spring
At least ONE subject from the following:
ACCY112Accounting In Organisations6Autumn, Spring
or
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn, Spring
Capstone subject:
COMM331Integrative  Business Capstone6Autumn, Spring

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. 

Through a partnership between UOW and Accor Hotels, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce – TAFE Advance Diploma of Hospitality Management 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.*

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. 

*Students will need to complete the COMM391 internship 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.

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
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