Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) (Z2D)

Overview  2020

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Duration

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Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
Cradle Coast
Term 1, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Business can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in business settings, accelerate progression through a graduate's present organisation, or open up new career paths and opportunities.
The Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) is for aspiring future leaders and managers in one of four areas: Sport, Recreation and Leisure, Tourism and Events, Local Leadership and Supply Chain Management.

The Sport, Recreation and Leisure specialisation focuses on the management, planning and business of sport, recreation and leisure. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge of key business management concepts in practical environments such as sporting and recreation clubs, leisure centres and local government. This specialisation is ideal for those already working in the industry who wish to progress to management roles.

The Tourism and Events specialisation focuses on tourism and event organisation, their significance to governments, businesses and the community and the social, financial and cultural impacts of these crucial sectors of the Tasmanian economy. Students learn key business concepts in both traditional and rapidly evolving tourism and events markets while developing the skills to apply them in real world situations.

The Local Leadership specialisation is aimed at people with a strong community focus who are interested in acquiring the business skills necessary to manage the people and resources involved in the local delivery of services to the community. Students gain valuable skills and experience in areas such as good governance, compliance and regulation, managing volunteers, leisure planning and event management.

Local Leadership 

The Supply Chain Management specialisation is focused on preparing people employed within industry to manage the supply of goods and services from the point of origin to the end customer more efficiently. Students are exposed to all elements of the supply chain, including inventory planning, procurement, transportation, distribution and global logistics.

Supply Chain Management 

Whether you’re currently working in one of these areas or you’ve always wanted to, this program is a great stepping stone to a new or accelerated career.

The first year of the program serves as a foundation year, while the second year provides students with a pathway to employment in organisations relevant to their specialisation such as event management companies, tourism operators, sporting clubs, leisure centres and local government.

A key feature of the course is the practical component, where 16 ‘Practice and Portfolio’ subjects are paired with 16 academic subjects to provide hands-on learning. This unique system aims to enhance students’ problem solving, communication, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership skills by allowing them to ‘learn through practice’. It has been designed to make university study a little less daunting—and a lot more practical.

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in its delivery. You’ll learn about contemporary business concepts and practices while developing problem solving and project management skills through industry placements and case studies.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study (depending on specialisation) across all campuses in Tasmania and is delivered through a combination of online study, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and tutorials.

Completing our Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in sport, recreation & leisure, tourism & events or local leadership.
  • an opportunity to accelerate progression in a current organisation
  • an opportunity to open up a new career path
  • a pathway into further study at the University of Tasmania.

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation), graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify, analyse, and evaluate personal goals and pathways for paraprofessional employment and further learning.
  2. Articulate evidence and value of learned academic and practice knowledge and skill to a range of audiences.
  3. Apply and communicate academic knowledge of business disciplines within the contemporary business environment.
  4. Apply and communicate practical business skills within the contemporary business environment.
  5. Demonstrate adaptability in the context of emerging digital and innovative landscapes through cognitive, technical, and creative thinking skills.
  6. Model the principles of sustainable business practice and resource management through ethical and professional conduct within a collaborative framework.

Experiential education and work integrated learning approaches are central to the Associate Degree in Applied Business. Students will therefore learn through project and problem-based learning activities such as field work, case studies (local and international), action learning, design thinking, simulated environments, placements, data for decision making, wicked problems and more. These approaches ensure practical experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment and that students have the opportunity to develop work-related skills, knowledge and behaviours.

In the first year of an associate degree, students are introduced to learning through practice and exposed to authentic experiences that develop skills and understandings related to industry, community or global needs. Students engage with (i) a range of methods and approaches to practice, (ii) principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios, (iii) reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations, and (iv) ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

A key component of the course, which is established in the first year, is a Practice Manual. The Practice Manual contains all portfolio requirements for the course, including the Professional Development Plan (PDP) and is a collection of evidence that highlights personal, academic and professional development. Dedicated teachers are in coaching roles to support you to continuously develop your Practice Manual over the duration of the course. This involves working with you to determine what evidence best highlights your ability to apply theory in practice, and what activities and experiences showcase your achievement in terms of transferable skills, professional attributes, technical skills and knowledge, and so forth.

The second year of an associate degree builds on the concept of learning through practice by introducing students to more complex learning experiences. Students are therefore introduced to (i) discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations, (ii) concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others, (iii) the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice, and (iv) the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice. In addition, students are expected to exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage themselves and professional relationships effectively. On completion of the two years, students are expected to have a fully developed Practice Manual that highlights all their achievements, including the development of transferable skills and professional attributes, so they leave with a tangible asset that showcases what industry are looking for.

Career outcomes

The nature of what I am learning I can apply directly to my workplace. There are so many aspects of what I am studying that are transferable.

Lisa Granger
Associate Degree in Applied Business

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Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in business settings, accelerate progression through a graduate's present organisation, or open up new career paths and opportunities. This course provides graduates with paraprofessional level of business knowledge and practice applicable across industries. The career options of graduates may also be influenced by their chosen specialisation. A graduate's chosen specialisation might lead them to paraprofessional-level roles within that industry.

New to Applied Business and never worked in the industry before?

For those graduates new to Applied Business, this qualification could assist you to gain roles such as trainee positions with managers, team leaders, field officers, and researchers.

Already working and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For those graduates already working in business, an Applied Business qualification may enable them to progress from assistant positions to managerial roles, lead a small team, become specialists, salespersons and liaise better with suppliers or customers

Potential types of employers:

  • Small and medium businesses;
  • Accountancy firms;
  • Financial services;
  • Event organisations;
  • Sport organisations;
  • Tourism organisations;
  • Health and well-being consultants;
  • Non-for-profit organisations; and
  • Project management companies.

Articulation into further study

Articulating into the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) will be in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please refer to Articulation/ Credit for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) course.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) into University of Tasmania bachelor programs may be eligible for some credit, subject to the receiving college/faculty's discretion.

Students seeking full credit into a degree will need to apply for the Bachelor of Business Administration from the Associate Degree in Applied Business Full Articulation Pathway. This will require students to undertake 4 x 12.5% subjects from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics in their second year.

Course structure

Please note: the delivery of individual specialisations is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers

The Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) is a two-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree requiring the successful completion of 32 subjects comprising of a combination of 16 topic areas, each with an embedded work integrated learning component. The program is offered over four teaching terms of 10 weeks.

The course structure includes eight compulsory subjects in Applied Business, along with a choice of eight subjects in a chosen specialisation, and 16 Practice and Portfolio subjects. Students may choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Sport, Recreation and Leisure
  • Tourism and Events
  • Local Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management

Students wishing to study the general business stream will need to enrol in Z2C Associate Degree in Applied Business.

The Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) requires students to develop knowledge and skills through a learning approach based on work integrated opportunities such as industry placements, field work, case studies and applied research. This leads the program to be structured around the concept of paired or companion subjects where a Discipline subject and a Practice and Portfolio (P&P) subject are linked such that students are given the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge in a work based type setting.

The first year of the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) serves as a foundation year, while the second year will provide students with a pathway towards employment. Students wishing to transition into a pathway to higher level study will need to enrol in the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

The Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) is offered in blended mode, where students receive access to comprehensive learning materials and a Lecturer for each subject of study. There is a workshop component where students attend campus to practice their skills and also online sessions where students can integrate theory and practice.

For assistance with enrolment, please email U.Connect@utas.edu.au or call 1300 361 928.

Students are required to take two units in each term, if studying full time. 

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will introduce you to contemporary governance models and practices in the Corporate, Government and Not for Profit Sectors. You will learn through applied activities about meeting procedures and structures, strategic and corporate planning and how decisions are made…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The effective and efficient operation of business is human resource-intensive. Strategies used to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people are challenges facing all business managers. This unit introduces you to how these challenges can be met in practice.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will examine commercial and organisational purposes of contracts and learn to identify key elements of a legal contract. You will learn how contracts are developed, applied enforced and interpreted in the context of the Australian legal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students commencing the course in Term 3 should enrol in ZAA131 in place of ZAA133

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

In this unit you will investigate and evaluate the application of financial concepts, practices and tools used in assessing the financial performance of a business. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND one unit from the following list:

This subject focuses on the principles and tools associated with contemporary Lean Thinking and practice. Lean Thinking or ‘lean’ is a systematic method of continuous improvement through minimising waste without sacrificing productivity, creating more value for customers. It has been…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores practical and theoretical concepts related to the administration of a sport or recreation organisation. You will examine governance and operations of sport and recreation organisations (in professional and volunteer contexts). You will explore the organisational principles, practices,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

High quality visitor engagement plays a critical role in enhancing the overall visitor experience. Tourism is a customer service industry that inspires visitors to explore a destination through its cultural and natural heritage, and other significant attributes. The ability to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will provide an overview to contemporary Logistics and Supply Chain concepts and practice in a range of industry settings, within Regional, State, National and Global environments. You will learn about the various contemporary aspects of supply chains, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the principles of marketing in business and the influence of consumers. You will explore why and how a business identifies and analyses the markets for its products, services and experience. This will include investigating the scope of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND one unit from the following list:

This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Events play a major role in our society by uniting people, stimulating visitation to tourism destinations, and branding towns and cities. They can range from mega‐events such the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup through to celebratory events for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will provide an understanding of how organisations manage internal and external demand for goods and services through inventory control, as well the processes involved in managing their warehouse operations. You will be exposed to a range of methodologies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the processes of data collection, analysis, representation and interpretation as well as the role of data in business decision making and discipline relevant data. You will explore these processes that underpin data-informed decision-making, using practical examples. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In a contemporary workplace, you will be expected to lead a diverse team and dynamic team where you will apply fundamental principles of leadership to build relationships and best practice organisational culture.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND one unit from the following list:

Event management is a dynamic environment that encompasses a wide range of time sensitive duties and extensive planning to ensure that the event achieves its desired outcomes. Events require thorough planning that may incorporate concepts of innovative practice.In this subject…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The concept of Category Management has enabled many organisations to realise a substantial decrease in the cost of goods and services. In this subject, you will examine and consider strategic, long-term and innovative contractual methodologies to manage the organisational spend…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will prepare you with the skills to manage budgets and various lines of revenue such as identifying grant sources, grant writing underpinned by the principles of competition and marketing and the value of economic and social return on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This capstone subject will provide opportunities for you to bring together the knowledge learned, and skills developed through your course of study and apply these to entrepreneurial and innovative contexts. This subject creates a practical awareness of the concepts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND one unit from the following list:

In this unit you will engage in an industry-based project that enables you to employ a range of skills including applying discipline knowledge to practice, communication, analysis skills and problem solving skills acquired throughout your Associate Degree. An industry project…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Transportation plays a critical role in organisational supply chains, both domestically and globally, requiring careful analysis of the various options available. In this subject, you will examine a range of transportation issues and strategies, including transport planning and operations; Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students are required to take two units in each term, if studying full time. 

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Rapid social change impacts on the ways people socialise, spend their money, work and participate in leisure. The leisure industry is also going through rapid change with the emergence of new forms of leisure such as extreme sports, multi-purpose leisure…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The effective and efficient operation of business is human resource-intensive. Strategies used to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people are challenges facing all business managers. This unit introduces you to how these challenges can be met in practice.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject examines sport, recreation and leisure organisations through analysing successful practice in Tasmanian, Australian and international contexts. You will identify and develop key skills to better understand sport, recreation and leisure organisations, key attributes of success and how these…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students commencing the course in Term 3 should enrol in ZAA131 in place of ZAA133

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

In this unit you will investigate and evaluate the application of financial concepts, practices and tools used in assessing the financial performance of a business. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND

This unit explores practical and theoretical concepts related to the administration of a sport or recreation organisation. You will examine governance and operations of sport and recreation organisations (in professional and volunteer contexts). You will explore the organisational principles, practices,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the principles of marketing in business and the influence of consumers. You will explore why and how a business identifies and analyses the markets for its products, services and experience. This will include investigating the scope of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Events play a major role in our society by uniting people, stimulating visitation to tourism destinations, and branding towns and cities. They can range from mega‐events such the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup through to celebratory events for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the processes of data collection, analysis, representation and interpretation as well as the role of data in business decision making and discipline relevant data. You will explore these processes that underpin data-informed decision-making, using practical examples. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND
A choice of one unit from the following list.

Event management is a dynamic environment that encompasses a wide range of time sensitive duties and extensive planning to ensure that the event achieves its desired outcomes. Events require thorough planning that may incorporate concepts of innovative practice.In this subject…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In a contemporary workplace, you will be expected to lead a diverse team and dynamic team where you will apply fundamental principles of leadership to build relationships and best practice organisational culture.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The concept of Category Management has enabled many organisations to realise a substantial decrease in the cost of goods and services. In this subject, you will examine and consider strategic, long-term and innovative contractual methodologies to manage the organisational spend…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND
A choice of one unit from the following list.

This subject introduces you to policies and procedures related to risk management in business. These are of critical consideration in today’s business environments. Effective risk management is pro-active and ongoing as there is a legal obligation to create and maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces you to policies and procedures related to risk management in Sport, Recreation and Leisure organisations. These are of critical consideration in today’s sporting, recreational and leisure environments. Effective risk management is pro-active and ongoing as there is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Digital platforms and social technologies influence the success of tourism businesses. The interaction of humans and technology provide tourism professionals with exciting opportunities to engage visitors. This unit will investigate emerging disruptive technologies andhow they may be usedto build visitor…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will work on an industry-based Supply Chain Management project of their choice that enables them to demonstrate problem solving skills. Students will need to discuss their project with a relevant person within the organisation chosen to determine the appropriateness…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND
A choice of one unit from the following list.

This unit explores the forms of services provided in the hospitality industry and examines the role of quality. You will investigate topics such as the scope and quality of hospitality services, contemporary trends, management and supervisory approaches, and implementation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit investigates and analyses the planning for and management of sport, recreation and leisure facilities. Areas of exploration include planning and designing a sports, recreation and/or leisure facility, staff management, asset management and maintenance, risk, and facility scheduling and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will prepare you with the skills to manage budgets and various lines of revenue such as identifying grant sources, grant writing underpinned by the principles of competition and marketing and the value of economic and social return on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Transportation plays a critical role in organisational supply chains, both domestically and globally, requiring careful analysis of the various options available. In this subject, you will examine a range of transportation issues and strategies, including transport planning and operations; Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This capstone subject will provide opportunities for you to bring together the knowledge learned, and skills developed through your course of study and apply these to entrepreneurial and innovative contexts. This subject creates a practical awareness of the concepts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND
A choice of one unit from the following list

In this unit you will engage in an industry-based project that enables you to employ a range of skills including applying discipline knowledge to practice, communication, analysis skills and problem solving skills acquired throughout your Associate Degree. An industry project…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject explores the nature of contracts at an advanced level, including the various forms of contract and an examination of important clauses, including contract variations and contract disputes. You will be exposed to the processes and duties involved in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a key component of successful and mutually rewarding supply chains for organisations. In this unit, you will be exposed to techniques for developing and fostering collaborative relationships with external suppliers, including appropriate communication, performance measurement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The effective and efficient operation of business is human resource-intensive. Strategies used to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people are challenges facing all business managers. This unit introduces you to how these challenges can be met in practice.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will prepare you with the skills necessary to ensure organisational value for money through the procurement of goods and services. You will investigate procurement ethics, the basics of contracts, the process of developing quotation and tender documentation, evaluation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students commencing the course in Term 3 should enrol in ZAA131 in place of ZAA133

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

In this unit you will investigate and evaluate the application of financial concepts, practices and tools used in assessing the financial performance of a business. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND

This subject will provide an overview to contemporary Logistics and Supply Chain concepts and practice in a range of industry settings, within Regional, State, National and Global environments. You will learn about the various contemporary aspects of supply chains, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the principles of marketing in business and the influence of consumers. You will explore why and how a business identifies and analyses the markets for its products, services and experience. This will include investigating the scope of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will provide an understanding of how organisations manage internal and external demand for goods and services through inventory control, as well the processes involved in managing their warehouse operations. You will be exposed to a range of methodologies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the processes of data collection, analysis, representation and interpretation as well as the role of data in business decision making and discipline relevant data. You will explore these processes that underpin data-informed decision-making, using practical examples. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The concept of Category Management has enabled many organisations to realise a substantial decrease in the cost of goods and services. In this subject, you will examine and consider strategic, long-term and innovative contractual methodologies to manage the organisational spend…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will work on an industry-based Supply Chain Management project of their choice that enables them to demonstrate problem solving skills. Students will need to discuss their project with a relevant person within the organisation chosen to determine the appropriateness…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Transportation plays a critical role in organisational supply chains, both domestically and globally, requiring careful analysis of the various options available. In this subject, you will examine a range of transportation issues and strategies, including transport planning and operations; Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This capstone subject will provide opportunities for you to bring together the knowledge learned, and skills developed through your course of study and apply these to entrepreneurial and innovative contexts. This subject creates a practical awareness of the concepts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject explores the nature of contracts at an advanced level, including the various forms of contract and an examination of important clauses, including contract variations and contract disputes. You will be exposed to the processes and duties involved in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students are required to take two units in each term, if you are studying full time. 

Year 1

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Rapid social change impacts on the ways people socialise, spend their money, work and participate in leisure. The leisure industry is also going through rapid change with the emergence of new forms of leisure such as extreme sports, multi-purpose leisure…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The effective and efficient operation of business is human resource-intensive. Strategies used to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people are challenges facing all business managers. This unit introduces you to how these challenges can be met in practice.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject investigates tourism as a global industry which drives economic, social and environmental change. You will explore tourism and its various sectors such as, accommodation, attractions and activities. This subject also examines the history of tourism, key tourism drivers,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students commencing the course in Term 3 should enrol in ZAA131 in place of ZAA133

In this unit, you will identify professional skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

In this unit you will investigate and evaluate the application of financial concepts, practices and tools used in assessing the financial performance of a business. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND

High quality visitor engagement plays a critical role in enhancing the overall visitor experience. Tourism is a customer service industry that inspires visitors to explore a destination through its cultural and natural heritage, and other significant attributes. The ability to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the principles of marketing in business and the influence of consumers. You will explore why and how a business identifies and analyses the markets for its products, services and experience. This will include investigating the scope of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Events play a major role in our society by uniting people, stimulating visitation to tourism destinations, and branding towns and cities. They can range from mega‐events such the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup through to celebratory events for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the processes of data collection, analysis, representation and interpretation as well as the role of data in business decision making and discipline relevant data. You will explore these processes that underpin data-informed decision-making, using practical examples. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Event management is a dynamic environment that encompasses a wide range of time sensitive duties and extensive planning to ensure that the event achieves its desired outcomes. Events require thorough planning that may incorporate concepts of innovative practice.In this subject…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Digital platforms and social technologies influence the success of tourism businesses. The interaction of humans and technology provide tourism professionals with exciting opportunities to engage visitors. This unit will investigate emerging disruptive technologies andhow they may be usedto build visitor…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the forms of services provided in the hospitality industry and examines the role of quality. You will investigate topics such as the scope and quality of hospitality services, contemporary trends, management and supervisory approaches, and implementation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This capstone subject will provide opportunities for you to bring together the knowledge learned, and skills developed through your course of study and apply these to entrepreneurial and innovative contexts. This subject creates a practical awareness of the concepts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will engage in an industry-based project that enables you to employ a range of skills including applying discipline knowledge to practice, communication, analysis skills and problem solving skills acquired throughout your Associate Degree. An industry project…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

This Associate Degree is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

If you have completed Year 12 or completed Year 10 at least two years ago, you can gain Direct Entry to the Associate Degree in one of the following three ways:

  1. ATAR Entry - An ATAR result of 40 or greater achieved within the last 5 years.
  2. UTAS Pathway Entry – Completed the University Preparation Program or Diploma of University Studies (offered by University of Tasmania).
  3. Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry - A VET certificate III or higher (in a related field of study) within the last 10 years.

The following two Alternative Entry pathways are also available:

  1. Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) Entry - Completed the TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects.
  2. Personal Competency Entry – Completed a Personal Competency Statement as part of the application process and met the criteria for entry. This statement can include prior work experience, qualifications (e.g. VET qualifications), skills, competencies and/or previous education.

If you are unsuccessful in meeting the Alternative Entry criteria, you will be offered a place in the University Preparation Program or Diploma of University Studies. Completion of either program will allow you direct entry into an Associate Degree (see UTAS Pathway Entry above).

Further information

It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships and bursaries to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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