Associate Degree in Applied Business (Z2C)

Overview  2020

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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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, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
Cradle Coast
Term 1, Term 3
Distance Launceston
Term 1, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Launceston
Term 1, Term 3

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 is for future leaders and managers who want to learn the skills required to make it in the modern business world. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an assistant manager looking to step up to the next level, this program is a great stepping stone to a new or accelerated career.

The program combines core business subjects covering areas such as management, finance, marketing and planning with a choice of electives in students’ areas of interest. The course content has been developed in consultation with industry experts and they are actively involved in its delivery.

The first year serves as a foundation year, where you’ll learn the skills to apply your new business knowledge to a range of situations. In the second year, you’ll have an opportunity to choose a pathway to employment or higher study.

Employment pathway

Students wishing to pursue a career in business who don’t wish to continue on to a Bachelor degree should choose this pathway. Due to the practical focus and industry-based syllabus, you’ll be considered ‘workplace ready’ after two years of (full time) study.

Higher study pathway

In the course of your foundation year, you may decide that you’d like to continue your education beyond the Associate Degree level. The higher study pathway prepares you to undertake a Bachelor degree after completing your Associate degree. You’ll be eligible for two years of full credit in the University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Business Administration.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study 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 will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in business across a range of industries
  • in-depth knowledge of contemporary business concepts and practices
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • opportunities to advance in your areas of interest
  • the skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • credit towards a Bachelor Degree at the University of Tasmania.

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Business, 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

I’ve been tempted over a number of years to go to university but I got to that stage in my career where I decided if I was going to get into bigger and better roles I needed to get the tertiary education on my résumé.

Phil McCulloch
Associate Degree in Applied Business

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Career Outcomes

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. It will 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 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 you 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 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 seeking full credit will need to complete the full articulation pathway within the Associate Degree in Applied Business and apply for the Bachelor of Business Administration. This will require students to undertake 4 x 12.5% subjects from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics in their second year.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Business into other University of Tasmania bachelor programs may gain credit, subject to the receiving faculty/college's discretion.

The progression diagram will give you an idea of how Associate Degrees can help launch you into a Bachelor degree

Course structure

The Associate Degree in Applied Business 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 ten compulsory subjects in Applied Business, a choice of six electives, and 16 Practice and Portfolio subjects.

The Associate Degree in Applied Business 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 will serve as a foundation year. The second year of the degree will allow students to choose either an employment-based pathway or a pathway into higher level study.

The Associate Degree in Applied Business 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.

Z2C Applied Business (Non-Articulation pathway)

Students must enrol in two units per term, if 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

AND
A choice of one unit from

This subject will introduce you to effective professional communication techniques and practices to apply in the workplace. You will learn through applied activities about your personal communication style, how to recognise different types of communication behaviour and how to listen…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

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

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

AND
A choice of one unit from

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as service and processes, and how they can be improved. The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and…

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

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

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

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 and an Elective

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
A choice of one unit from

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
A choice of one unit from

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

Year 2

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

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.

*In consultation with the Course Coordinator and respective faculties, a student may elect to substitute up to four year 2 electives with units from a degree that they intend to articulate into.

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

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 consultation with the Course Coordinator and respective faculties, a student may elect to substitute up to four year 2 electives  with units from a degree that they intend to articulate into.

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

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.

*In consultation with the Course Coordinator and respective faculties, a student may elect to substitute up to four year 2 electives with units from a degree that they intend to articulate into.

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

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 consultation with the Course Coordinator and respective faculties, a student may elect to substitute up to four year 2 electives with units from a degree that they intend to articulate into.

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

AND
A choice of one unit from

This subject will introduce you to effective professional communication techniques and practices to apply in the workplace. You will learn through applied activities about your personal communication style, how to recognise different types of communication behaviour and how to listen…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

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

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

AND
A choice of one unit from

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as service and processes, and how they can be improved. The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and…

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

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

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

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 and an Elective

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
A choice of one unit from

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

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A Choice of one unit from

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

Year 2

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

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

AND
Choose one of the following Streams
Human Resource Management or Management Major

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Marketing Major

This unit addresses the importance of the services industry, the distinctive characteristics of services, and marketing implications arising from these. You will develop an understanding of key challenges and issues associated with marketing in a services environment. Additionally, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 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

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 provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic management process, and aims to integrate functional areas of management in analysing issues in strategic management.Note: As part of a joint teaching initiative between the Australian Maritime College and the Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

AND
Choose one of the following Streams
Human Resource Management

This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Management

In undertaking this unit you will be provided with a theory base for Marketing and develop:the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing;an understanding of the marketplace;an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; andthe ability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3

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

Marketing

Buying and consuming is something we all do nearly every day. As consumers, we are continually undertaking simple, as well as complex, purchases. Understanding how these purchase decisions are made, and what factors influence them, is the focus of consumer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

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.

International students

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

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $30,488 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $14,982 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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.

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:

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