Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) (Z2D)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

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
Launceston
Term 1
Cradle Coast
Term 1

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 6

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

The Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) is a stepping stone for future leaders and managers. It aims to produce graduates who are commercially aware, technically competent, creative and tuned-in to learning and paraprofessionals with the ability to identify, interpret, apply and transmit contemporary business concepts and practices in real business contexts through the combination of theory and practice.

Graduates will have completed core subjects in business with a choice of undertaking a specialisation in either Sport, Recreation and Leisure, or Tourism and Events, to enhance their career and/ or articulation pathways. Graduates will also have completed companion practice and portfolio subjects throughout the 2-year degree.

Delivered through on-line learning, face to face workshops, industry case studies, work integrated learning and the development of a reflective learning portfolio, the program is available for full-time and part-time students across all campuses in Tasmania.

On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to apply interdisciplinary knowledge in order to:

  • Commence employment or enhance their current employment performance as paraprofessionals in business, especially in their chosen specialisation within the program; or
  • Facilitate articulation into future undergraduate study, which will prepare individuals to transition into leadership and management roles and future postgraduate study.

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.

Work Integrated Learning

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) components of the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) focus specifically on developing students' employability skills by exposing them to real-world industry case studies and taking a problem-based learning approach to reiterate discipline learning. Work placement will allow students to gain direct experience in a work environment.

Practice and Portfolio (P&P)

Portfolio development and work integrated learning are a key component of the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation). The Practice and Portfolio (P&P) components of this program introduce the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Throughout the P&P subjects, students learn to critically reflect on their progress towards meeting personal career development goals.

All P&P subjects are delivered as a companion to a discipline subject. All students will be required to demonstrate evidence of application and reflection within defined parameters of para-professional work and practice. Across all P&P subjects, assessment tasks are embedded in the discipline subject assessments and are cumulative and informed by increasing knowledge drawn from the subject.

These P&P units are designed so that the student and Student Portfolio Coach can build a picture of student strengths and weaknesses and thus be guided accordingly. Each P&P subject will be based on a method or approach to practice from, for example, projects, data for decision making, case studies, field work, simulated environments, design, action learning cycles etc.

The types of P&P approaches that a student can expect to undertake during the two-year degree are:

  • Projects;
  • Data for decision making;
  • Field work;
  • Case Studies;
  • Action learning cycles;
  • Design and creative thinking;
  • Simulated environments design;
  • Work placements;
  • Internships; and
  • Wicked problem (issues highly resistant to resolution)/ entrepreneurship).

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

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. It can also provide a clear articulation pathway into the Bachelor of Business Administration. 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 graduates 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) and other courses will be in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Applied Business course.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation) into the University of Tasmania Bachelor of Business programs may gain credit, subject to the Faculty's discretion. For students looking for full credit will need to apply for the Bachelor of Business Administration from the general business stream in the Associate Degree in Applied Business. This will require students to undertake 4 x 12.5% subjects with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics in their second year.

Course structure

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, 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 (part-time only). Students complete the general business subjects in 2017 and the Tourism and Events subjects from 2018.

Students wishing to study the general business stream will need to enrol in the 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 in to a pathway into a higher level of study will need to study the Associate Degree in Applied Business General Business stream.

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.

Z2D Applied Business (Sport, Recreation and Leisure)

Students are required to take two discipline subjects, with a corresponding practice component for each discipline subject (called 'Practice & Portfolio' subject) totalling 4 subjects at 6.25 credit points (cps) in each term, if you are studying full time. 

Businesses operate in an environment of rapid social change. This impacts on the ways people socialise, spend their money, work and participate in society. This subject explores the influence of technology on our day‐to‐day lives and examines the role of…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Society is in an environment of rapid social change. This 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…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Businesses operate in a human resource‐intensive sector. Therefore, how to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people is a challenge facing all business managers. This subject focuses on how that challenge can be met in practice. Having explored how…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject examines and describes sport, recreation and leisure organisations by analysing business success models. The primary focus of analysing success models will be to identify what it (success) looks like. Analysis will be in a Tasmanian context, but comparative…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject you will develop skills and knowledge on how to deal with the structure of financial statements and reports that are prepared for business and how those financial statements and reports are used to aid business decision making.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject explores practical and theoretical concepts related to the administration of a sport or recreation organisation. In considering the concepts this subject examines day‐to‐day sport and recreation administration (in professional and volunteer contexts), and assesses structures and process…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the role of markets and marketing in business. From the perspective of a small to medium enterprise, it explores why and how a business needs to understand the markets for its products or services, and what responses…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

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: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Making sense of data is fundamental to informed decision making. Decisions are more likely to be effective and efficient when they are based on an ongoing process of analysing and evaluating information. Therefore, identifying relevant data sets and understanding how…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 subject from the following list.

The events manager is responsible for an array of activities within a dynamic, and sometimes chaotic, environment. Events require thorough planning and logistical consideration. In this subject you will engage with key knowledge and skills needed to manage successful events.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces you to aspects of leisure planning for communities, with a particular emphasis on sport, recreation and outdoor activity. Concepts linked to social and spatial planning are used as a platform to present topics in planning. Topics include…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 legal obligations and commitment to quality and safety in leisure, sport and recreation organisations. These obligations and commitments are of critical consideration in today's sporting, recreational and leisure environments and is an ongoing process that…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Whether it is through attending events, undertaking sporting pursuits, volunteering for a club, socialising online, visiting a gallery or relaxing in a public park, leisure provides critical contexts for social engagement in communities. In this light, leisure can afford strategic…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject provides students with an understanding of the complexity involved in managing sport and recreation facilities. Complexities around such things as ensuring infrastructure is aligned with the goals of the organisation, its sustainability agenda and adaptations linked to a…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of not‐for‐profit and governments‐facilitated community programs. These volunteers can create significant social, cultural and economic capital in communities. This subject explores the roles that volunteers do and can play within community‐based activities (e.g. sporting clubs,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

The sports industry is renowned for creating spectacles that attract people. Events and competitions such as the AFL, the Big Bash and the Australian Open attract large crowds to their matches and much larger audiences to TV and radio. Local…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

AND

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

While businesses must manage from day to day, it is essential that there is longer term thinking and planning within which daily operations take place. This unit explores why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 subject from the following list.

The events manager is responsible for an array of activities within a dynamic, and sometimes chaotic, environment. Events require thorough planning and logistical consideration. In this subject you will engage with key knowledge and skills needed to manage successful events.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces you to aspects of leisure planning for communities, with a particular emphasis on sport, recreation and outdoor activity. Concepts linked to social and spatial planning are used as a platform to present topics in planning. Topics include…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 legal obligations and commitment to quality and safety in leisure, sport and recreation organisations. These obligations and commitments are of critical consideration in today's sporting, recreational and leisure environments and is an ongoing process that…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Whether it is through attending events, undertaking sporting pursuits, volunteering for a club, socialising online, visiting a gallery or relaxing in a public park, leisure provides critical contexts for social engagement in communities. In this light, leisure can afford strategic…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject provides students with an understanding of the complexity involved in managing sport and recreation facilities. Complexities around such things as ensuring infrastructure is aligned with the goals of the organisation, its sustainability agenda and adaptations linked to a…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of not‐for‐profit and governments‐facilitated community programs. These volunteers can create significant social, cultural and economic capital in communities. This subject explores the roles that volunteers do and can play within community‐based activities (e.g. sporting clubs,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

The sports industry is renowned for creating spectacles that attract people. Events and competitions such as the AFL, the Big Bash and the Australian Open attract large crowds to their matches and much larger audiences to TV and radio. Local…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

AND

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Knowing how to manage the design and delivery of projects is a process that is important for any business manager to be able to demonstrate. This subject explores why and how businesses develop projects using frameworks to guide efficient and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 subject from the following list.

The events manager is responsible for an array of activities within a dynamic, and sometimes chaotic, environment. Events require thorough planning and logistical consideration. In this subject you will engage with key knowledge and skills needed to manage successful events.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces you to aspects of leisure planning for communities, with a particular emphasis on sport, recreation and outdoor activity. Concepts linked to social and spatial planning are used as a platform to present topics in planning. Topics include…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 legal obligations and commitment to quality and safety in leisure, sport and recreation organisations. These obligations and commitments are of critical consideration in today's sporting, recreational and leisure environments and is an ongoing process that…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Whether it is through attending events, undertaking sporting pursuits, volunteering for a club, socialising online, visiting a gallery or relaxing in a public park, leisure provides critical contexts for social engagement in communities. In this light, leisure can afford strategic…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject provides students with an understanding of the complexity involved in managing sport and recreation facilities. Complexities around such things as ensuring infrastructure is aligned with the goals of the organisation, its sustainability agenda and adaptations linked to a…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of not‐for‐profit and governments‐facilitated community programs. These volunteers can create significant social, cultural and economic capital in communities. This subject explores the roles that volunteers do and can play within community‐based activities (e.g. sporting clubs,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

The sports industry is renowned for creating spectacles that attract people. Events and competitions such as the AFL, the Big Bash and the Australian Open attract large crowds to their matches and much larger audiences to TV and radio. Local…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

AND

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Businesses operate in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. This capstone subject will assist you to bring together the knowledge learned and skills developed through your course of study and place it…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 subject from the following list

The events manager is responsible for an array of activities within a dynamic, and sometimes chaotic, environment. Events require thorough planning and logistical consideration. In this subject you will engage with key knowledge and skills needed to manage successful events.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces you to aspects of leisure planning for communities, with a particular emphasis on sport, recreation and outdoor activity. Concepts linked to social and spatial planning are used as a platform to present topics in planning. Topics include…

Credit Points: 6.25

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 legal obligations and commitment to quality and safety in leisure, sport and recreation organisations. These obligations and commitments are of critical consideration in today's sporting, recreational and leisure environments and is an ongoing process that…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Whether it is through attending events, undertaking sporting pursuits, volunteering for a club, socialising online, visiting a gallery or relaxing in a public park, leisure provides critical contexts for social engagement in communities. In this light, leisure can afford strategic…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject provides students with an understanding of the complexity involved in managing sport and recreation facilities. Complexities around such things as ensuring infrastructure is aligned with the goals of the organisation, its sustainability agenda and adaptations linked to a…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of not‐for‐profit and governments‐facilitated community programs. These volunteers can create significant social, cultural and economic capital in communities. This subject explores the roles that volunteers do and can play within community‐based activities (e.g. sporting clubs,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

The sports industry is renowned for creating spectacles that attract people. Events and competitions such as the AFL, the Big Bash and the Australian Open attract large crowds to their matches and much larger audiences to TV and radio. Local…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
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In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Z2D Applied Business (Tourism and Events) - Part time only in 2017

Students are required to take two discipline subjects, with a corresponding practice component for each discipline subject (called 'Practice & Portfolio' subject) totalling 4 subjects at 6.25 credit points (cps) in each term, if you are studying full time. 

Businesses operate in an environment of rapid social change. This impacts on the ways people socialise, spend their money, work and participate in society. This subject explores the influence of technology on our day‐to‐day lives and examines the role of…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Society is in an environment of rapid social change. This 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…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Businesses operate in a human resource‐intensive sector. Therefore, how to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people is a challenge facing all business managers. This subject focuses on how that challenge can be met in practice. Having explored how…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Tourism is a strategic driver for the development and branding of places. This subject explores the business of tourism and the various sectors that this encompasses (e.g. accommodation, travel services, entertainment, events). It also examines the different types of tourist…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject you will develop skills and knowledge on how to deal with the structure of financial statements and reports that are prepared for business and how those financial statements and reports are used to aid business decision making.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

The tourism industry is a customer service industry. The ability to engage with the 'visitor' is a fundamental skill that all tourism workers and operators need to learn, refine and leverage. In this subject you will examine key 'rules' for…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the role of markets and marketing in business. From the perspective of a small to medium enterprise, it explores why and how a business needs to understand the markets for its products or services, and what responses…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

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: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Making sense of data is fundamental to informed decision making. Decisions are more likely to be effective and efficient when they are based on an ongoing process of analysing and evaluating information. Therefore, identifying relevant data sets and understanding how…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

The events manager is responsible for an array of activities within a dynamic, and sometimes chaotic, environment. Events require thorough planning and logistical consideration. In this subject you will engage with key knowledge and skills needed to manage successful events.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

While businesses must manage from day to day, it is essential that there is longer term thinking and planning within which daily operations take place. This unit explores why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Digital platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and Wotif have given rise to new forms of buying and selling tourism services. Social platforms such as TripAdvisor can influence the success of a tourism business. The interaction of humans with technology (e.g.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Knowing how to manage the design and delivery of projects is a process that is important for any business manager to be able to demonstrate. This subject explores why and how businesses develop projects using frameworks to guide efficient and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Underpinning the hospitality industry is a focus on the customer. This subject explores the various forms of 'service' provided in the hospitality industry and examines the role of 'quality' within it. This subject provides you with a general understanding of…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Businesses operate in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. This capstone subject will assist you to bring together the knowledge learned and skills developed through your course of study and place it…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

An essential component of innovative tourism, events and hospitality management is the ability to access cutting edge data and research and incorporate those into the management practices of the business. This subject explores the various forms of tourism, event and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).This…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Entry requirements

The Associate Degree in Applied Business is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree in Applied Business in three ways. These are:

  1. College entry;
  2. Alternative entry; or
  3. General entry.

If you've just finished school, the following will apply to you:

College entrya minimum level of study undertaken in Year 11 and 12 at Level 2 or above. This includes Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in English and Mathematics, and SA results in three other Level 2 subjects at Year 11 and 12 standard, with awards spread across both years; or

General entry meet the broader general entry requirements for the University, which are SA results in at least four Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) level 3 accredited courses or a Year 11/12 ATAR.

For applicants with Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records, UTAS will attempt to access these transcripts on your behalf. You will not need to provide any documentary evidence at this stage, and we will contact you if anything further is required.

If you're a mature age student or don't meet the above requirements, the following will apply to you:

Alternative entry – demonstrate through work experience, hobbies/interests, competencies, other studies that you are eligible for entry. For applicants who have other qualifications, high school studies, or work experiences, you may be required to provide some supporting documentation. This supporting documentation may include one or more of the following:

  • Tasmanian Qualifications Certificate (TCE)
  • Personal competency statement
  • Year 10 (term 4) report
  • TAFE of other VET or Recognised Training Provider academic records
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement on hobbies and other interests which demonstrate numeracy and/or literacy skills

It is likely you will need to submit some documentation to support your application. If you are not sure what documentation to provide, don't worry. An Admissions officer will review your application and will let you know if anything further is needed.

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

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

Scholarships

Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships 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.

There are a number of scholarships available to those students studying an Associate Degree in Applied Business (Specialisation).

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

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

How can we help?

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