Courses & Units

Business Principles and Practices in Health and Community Services ZAC107

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit you will be introduced to principles, practices and processes that influence business operations in health and community services, with particular emphasis on balancing consumer focus with commercial business decisions. The foundations of managing financial and human resources, as well as risk, will be explored and you will develop practical skills in planning, budgeting, resourcing, business writing and communication.


Unit name Business Principles and Practices in Health and Community Services
Unit code ZAC107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Health

Dr Anne Heath

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise, describe and assess the internal and external factors that influence and guide business activities and decisions.
2. Identify and apply tools and processes for the management of finances, human resources and risk.
3. Apply business principles, practices and processes to enable the planning, design and delivery of consumer-directed business strategies.

4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
6. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
7. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 090500

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning plus two to three x 2 hour face to face tutorials and 1.5 days of face to face workshops.


AT1: Multiple choice quiz and short answer questions (25%)

AT2: Business project proposal (50%)

AT3: Resource analysis and planning (25%)

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