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Gold Coast Information Day 2014

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Rachel Ashbrook

on 10 February 2015

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Transcript of Gold Coast Information Day 2014

Apart from being one of the largest economic activities in the world......
What is Tourism & Hospitality?
Cruise Ships
Tourist Attractions
Tourism Planning & Management
Marine Tourism
Sports Tourism
Job opportunities around the world

Varied and exciting career

Meet people from different backgrounds & cultures

Business Management degree
Why study tourism and hospitality?
Our Courses
SCU has the largest Tourism and Hospitality program in Australia with courses over 4 campuses.
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Majors in:
Hotels and Resorts
Casino and Gaming
Elective Option
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
As well as Honours and Postgraduate courses
Why study Tourism, Hospitality & Events at SCU?
Established in 1989
Award winning degrees
Most popular courses in
Strong industry links and partnerships
Excellence in teaching, research and scholarship
High graduate employment rate
Courses constantly reviewed and updated

Dr. Sharen Nisbet
What can a Tourism and Hospitality degree do for me?
Work Integrated Learning
What can I expect from my course?
Dr. Peter Wynn-Moylan

Variety of tuition methods including workshops, tutorials and collaborate/on-line delivery

Small class sizes

Very approachable staff

Flexibility of full-time/part-time study

Two sessions per year plus an optional summer session

A combination of core (compulsory) and elective units
Common first year units then a choice of majors

Full time study of 4 units (subjects) per formal session

About 3 hours directed study and 7 hours self-directed study per unit per week

On line delivery of study materials
Study AND travel!
International Exchange
Spend half a year studying at one of our 43 partner universities over 15 countries
Get hands on experience during a 14 week work placement in the tourism & hospitality industry

of employers are willing to offer graduates ongoing

Our graduates end up all over the world - including:
Gold Coast Tourism - CEO
Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas – Front Office
Paddy Pallin Ski Adventure Holidays – Tour Coordinator

Surf Lifesaving Australia – National Events Coordinator
Byron @ Byron Resort – Sales & Marketing
Coffs Ex-Services Club – Conference Manager
Disney Cruises Bahamas – Recreation Officer
Qantas Airways – Corporate Business Manager
Shangri-La, Tokyo – Executive Housekeeper
Manchester Marriott, UK – F&B Manager
Princess Cruiselines – Purser
Pinpoint Travel Group – Sales Manager
and many, many more…
Employment opportunities include:
Conference and Event Coordinator
Front Office and Reservations
Club Manager
Human Resources
Sales and Marketing
Guest Relations
Food and Beverage
Service Industries
Gambling and
Gaming Participation:
Dr Martin Young
Tonga Whale
Swim Tourism:
Dr Kaye Walker
The Legacies of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games:
Dr Arianne Reis
Research is an important part of your study.
Areas of research that our campus School staff are currently active in include:
Student activities and support
To help you enjoy and cope with your first year at Uni there are all kinds of online and face-to-face activities and support available to you:
Student Association
Academic Skills Support
Student Learning Centre
Student Services

Have a look around the website:
We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!!
A friendly campus with contemporary facilities set close to beaches and transport;
One of the best climates in Australia;
Golden beaches and a green, pristine hinterland;
A great selection of restaurants, bars and cafés;
Host to major sporting and entertainment events; 
Australia's playground, the Tourism capital;
And now with added parking!;
Gold Coast - a great Location!
Look forward to success!
See you at Orientation!
9th - 13th February 2015

Dr. John Haw
Dr. Sharen Nisbet
Dr. Peter Wynn-Moylan
Ms. Jane McLennan

Only 17% of our graduates are still seeking work 4 months after completing one of our degrees (sector average is 35%)
Jane McLennan
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