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Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Maximise your career potential with a pathway from an Advanced Diploma to a University of Newcastle Bachelor degree that blends practical, work-integrated learning with business operations and management training in the Newcastle region.


THE Pathway - Courses

Begin with an Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma Travel and Tourism Management


Achieve the highest level of qualification in Travel and Tourism at TAFE NSW. Your passion for travel will be enriched through the strong business focus. Harness skills essential to any senior managerial position and watch your career take flight.

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Advanced Diploma Hospitality Management


Acquire specialist leadership skills and prepare for senior hospitality management roles. Be challenged to think on your feet and find innovative business solutions to enhance customer experiences, all while leading and managing a team.

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Advanced Diploma Event Management


Strengthen your event management skills and pursue senior management roles. Build your strategic leadership capabilities and maintain stakeholder relationships. Research event trends and manage event production, from conceptualisation to completion.

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THE Pathway - Pathway Program - Unique Study Pathway

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A unique study pathway

Elevate your career opportunities with this integrated learning experience. Delivered in partnership with the University of Newcastle you will transition seamlessly from TAFE NSW study into the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events (484400).

University of Newcastle ranked Top 150** in the world - Hospitality and Tourism Management

** ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

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Start a career in Tourism, Hospitality or Events Management

THE Pathway - Pathway Program

1st Year

1st year

TAFE NSW study (12 months)
One subject at the University of Newcastle (12 months)

2nd Year

2nd year

TAFE NSW study (first 6 months)
Two subjects at the University of Newcastle (first 6 months)
Transition into full time study at the University of Newcastle (second 6 months)

2nd and 3rd Year

3rd year

Continue full time study at the University of Newcastle (12 months)

THE Pathway - Testimonials

Grace, Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management student 2023

“I studied a TVET course at school and I love the learning style at TAFE.

The TAFE teachers are amazing and I feel comfortable to ask questions because it’s a really supportive environment.”

Gabriella, Advanced Diploma of Event Management student 2023

“I was really excited to hear about the joint program because getting practical experience is better for me."

The study at TAFE is hands-on and diverse with project-based learning through real events so I get to put things into practice as I learn.”

THE Pathway - FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

The TAFE NSW study component will give you the hands-on, practical experience in your area of speciality, in addition to an introduction to the university courses. The University of Newcastle study will continue to build on the theoretical knowledge at a higher level, with industry relevant research to provide you with a well-rounded qualification to ensure you’re a work-ready graduate.

You can study one of these courses face-to-face at TAFE NSW Hamilton (Newcastle).

Your University of Newcastle studies are offered at NUspace, Newcastle.

Students will study both the TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma and the University of Newcastle degree for the first 18 months. The first year (two semesters) will include full-time study at TAFE NSW in addition to one course subject at the University of Newcastle. The third semester will include full-time study at TAFE NSW and two course subjects at the University of Newcastle. Students will then transition to full-time study with the University of Newcastle for the remaining 18 months to complete their degree.

No prior knowledge is needed, at TAFE NSW we study the basics at the start and build from there.

Yes. Studying the Advanced Diploma will fast-track your employability so you can get experience while studying the Degree and apply what you’re learning.

You will receive a nationally recognised TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma in either Event Management, Hospitality Management or Travel and Tourism Management qualification and a Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events to apply for a career in senior management or leadership roles.

Graduates may go on to exciting careers in private, government or not-for-profit sectors in Australia and internationally. This study pathway has strong career outcomes in a range of areas such as destination management and marketing, event and festival management, and hospitality and customer service.

These industries are projected to experience strong growth in the coming years as the recovery post COVID-19 restrictions continues to gain momentum.

There is a strong need for these careers within the Newcastle/Hunter region. The Newcastle International Airport currently under construction is expected to inject billions into the local industry over the next 20 years. Tourism growth in Newcastle also showcases the city as a leisure and events destination. Finally, the Hunter region has a focus on wine tourism, nature-based and eco-tourism, and leisure events.

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