DIPLOMA AND BACHELOR OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Diploma and Bachelor of Business Information Systems are courses which will focus on the introduction and development of skills to prepare students for a career as an information system professional. Students will learn critical academic skills, and knowledge and applications of information systems across a variety of businesses.  

 

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) is a program, developed to embrace the demand for skilled individuals (already in the industry and aiming to enter) to work within in the ICT sector, in several roles within the ICT industry, most of which are on the short-term and medium to long-term skilled migration lists – predominately ICT business analysts and systems analysts. 

 

The course is designed to provide flexible study options to enhance knowledge and skills to enhance career prospects. The BBIS has a practical and interdisciplinary focus with the themes of four main areas. 

 

  • Foundation – develops a range of skills central to business and academic success. 
  • Contextual – introduction to foundations, project and business process management in IS. 
  • Technical – technical knowledge is critical to students developing skills to work with information technology specialists in business and more business-oriented members of an organisation. 
  • Professional – Project management, systems analysis, requirements management and project-based work. 

 

Teamwork, sound and ethical decision making, and strategic planning are featured through all four areas. Graduates will apply a core body of knowledge to the changing environments in which they work, or aspire to work, as leaders and managers. 

 

Students will develop technical and creative skills for making effective ICT business decisions in a global context and develop the leadership and team-building skills necessary to operate and manage information systems in dynamic 21st century organisations. Increased breadth will be developed through inclusion of project management skills, requirements management and applications of micro-services and how technological changes impacts on contemporary businesses. 

Graduates will develop research skills, to develop skills to interpret and evaluate theoretical propositions and business-related data and to maintain the currency of their BBIS is developed through a project-based subject where research skills are consolidated and applied to strategic business problems. Students will be required to complete at least one component of industry placement subject to enhance their employability.

 

All subjects are designed for face-to-face delivery (online will be relevant for specific subjects) and can be taught combining face-to-face and online learning as required.

 

The course will be facilitated on-campus in small classes, via intensive teaching sessions and some online units developed to suit the complex life circumstances of the student over the duration of the course. 

 

The BBIS course and subject design and development are the result of a collaborative curriculum design process culminating in the production of an on-campus experience and interactive online designed to meet the needs of the working professional and be immediately applicable to their day job and/or future career.

 

Australian Computer Society (ACS) has criteria for accreditation considered essential for this course. Following are the main industry focus points used to inform the development of this course. 

 

  • Course content to cover Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK). ACS-Core-Body-of-Knowledge-for-ICT-Professionals-CBOK.pdf  
  • For a program to be accredited at the Professional level, it must ensure graduates have developed ICT Role Specific Knowledge at SFIA level 3 or above.
  • ANZSCO: 33% of the ICT content must be closely related to the nominated occupation to meet the suitability criteria. 

 

The course objective is to develop graduates with technical competence and strong ability to interpret information to solve workplace problems. 

 

The BBIS offers a strong mix of business and technical knowledge, which is essential for almost every business regardless of industry. This course offers an opportunity for graduates to develop the following skills:

 

Workplace/technical skills:

  • To work between technical teams and operational/managerial teams in the organisation to translate needs and possible solutions.
  • Determine what ICT solutions are possible versus which are realistic in the work place. 
  • An understanding of how business works including strategic planning, objectives, operations and financial considerations.
  • Technical expertise to plan, design, execute and maintain data systems.
  • Decision-making and analysis skills for developing business needs, scheduling, training and team leadership.
  • Project management skills to direct projects with an ICT focus helping stakeholders realise the potential of the business solution. 

 

Professional development skills:

  • Research and problem-solving skills to maintain and develop professional disciplinary currency once in the workplace.
  • Engage in ongoing self‐reflection, self-directed learning and professional development activities.

Take advantage of our trimester-based system and flexible learning options through our online and face-to-face study modes and complete your study in as little as four trimesters. This course allows you to enter or exit via the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems. 

GRADUATE OUTCOMES

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core business functions, synthesise and implement strategic process, manage risk and lead complex teams as a Business Analyst. This course is specifically designed to train Business Analysts to be prepared to adapt and work in an ever-changing business environment. 

Graduate employment opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Business development management 
  • Business process analyst 
  • Business requirements analysis 
  • Database designer/administrator/ programmer 
  • E-marketing and communications consultant/manager of computer-based information systems 
  • Enterprise systems consultancy
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Information centre manager
  • Information systems/operations manager
  • IT consultant
  • Online content specialist
  • Programmer/analyst 
  • ICT Project management 
  • Software quality analyst
  • Systems analyst

Guaranteed Pathway Entry 

Successful completion of the Diploma of Business Information Systems with Torrens University Australia will guarantee entry into the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

 

Contact us to discuss your career pathway option.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Qualification Title BACHELOR OF Business Information Systems 
Study Options – Domestic Australian students  Full-time – on campus 

Part-time – on campus

Study options – International students  International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Start Dates  February, June, September

For specific dates visit the website

Course Length Full Time: 3 years

Accelerated: 2 years 

Part-time: Options available

Payment Options – Domestic Australian students
  • Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. 

Further information within this Course Information Sheet

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Payment Options – International students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

Further information within this Course Information Sheet.

Course Study Requirements It is expected that each subject, whether studied online or on-campus, will involve a combined total of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to approximately 8.5 hours a week per subject over a 12-week trimester. Assessment 
  • Students will be assessed through group discussions, individual analytical assignments and group assignments, participation and invigilated exams.
Location  Adelaide, Wakefield St Campus

Melbourne, Flinders St Campus

Brisbane, Fortitude Valley Campus

Sydney, The Rocks Campus 

Delivered by  Torrens University Australia Ltd
Provider Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). CRICOS Course code Bachelor – 0100551

Diploma – 0100552

Provider obligations Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015 Accrediting body Torrens University Australia Ltd
Course Fees For details, refer to the website Any other fees For details, refer to the website

 

Essential requirements for admission: No additional requirements

 

Admission Criteria
Applicants with higher education study Successful completion of Diploma level (AQF Level 5 or equivalent) or above qualification. 

OR

Successful completion of one full year (1 EFTSL) of an Associate Degree (AQF Level 6 or equivalent) or above qualification.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study Successful completion of a vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or equivalent).

OR

Successful completion of one full year (1 EFTSL) of a Diploma (AQF Level 5 or equivalent) or above qualification.

Applicants with work and life experience  Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) with ATAR or equivalent

(for applicants who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

Diploma of Business Information Systems:

Year 12  with ATAR 50+ (or equivalent)

Bachelor of Business Information Systems: 

Year 12 with ATAR 60+ (or equivalent)

English Language Proficiency

(applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)

Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5

 

ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly based on the ATAR in Trimester 1 2019.

(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds) ATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer * N/A
Median rank to receive an offer # N/A
Lowest rank to receive an offer * N/A

Notes: “<5” – indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made   

 

Other Admission Options 

(For applicants who will be selected on a basis other than ATAR)

 

Special Entry:

Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission. Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applicants for special entry may need to complete written or numerical tasks to assist with assessing eligibility for admission.

 

How to apply 

Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

 

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy

  • Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved. 

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning, please see /apply-online/course-credits.

STUDENT PROFILE

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

 

Applicant background Trimester one  2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study N/A N/A
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience N/A N/A
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
(D) Recent secondary education: N/A N/A
        Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
        Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered N/A N/A
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
        Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor N/A N/A
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
International students N/A N/A
All students N/A N/A

 

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. 

N/A – Students not accepted in this category. 

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students. 

 

Where to get further information:

Torrens University 

UAC

Australian Tertiary Admissions Centres (TACs)

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Course Structure

 

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

The Bachelor of Business Information Systems course consists of:

 

Core subjects: 16 Core subjects (160 credits) found within the Bachelor of Business Information Systems.  Six core are at the foundation (Level 100) Level. Five are at 200 Level and five at the Level 300.

 

Elective subjects: 8 Elective subjects (80 credits).  Two at Level 100, Three at Level 200 and Three at Level 300.

 

The course has a total of 240-credit points in total.

 

Code Subject Name
BIZ101  Business Communication 
BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations
MIS100 Foundations of Information Systems
PRO100 Information Systems Project Management Planning
MIS101 Information Systems for Business 
MIS102 Data and Networking 
MIS200 Principles of Programming 
BIZ201 Accounting for Decision Making
MIS201 Database Fundamentals
MIS202 App, Web Design and Development
MIS203 Microservices Architecture Cloud and Web IS
MIS300 Systems Analysis and Design 
MIS301 Cyber Security
MIS302 Requirements Engineering
MIS303 Professional Ethics
IND301A Industry Project/Capstone  
2 x 100 Level Electives
3 x 200 Level Electives
3 x Level 300 Electives

Course Structure

 

DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

The Diploma of Business Information Systems course consists of:

 

Core subjects: 6 Core subjects (60 credits) found within the Diploma of Business Information Systems.  Six core are at the foundation (Level 100) Level.  

 

Elective subjects: 2 Elective subjects (80 credits) at Level 100.

 

The course has a total of 80-credit points in total.

 

To qualify for the Diploma of Business Information Systems, the student must complete satisfactorily a course of study consisting 8 subjects (80 Credit Points), 6 Core subjects and 2 elective subjects.

 

Code Subject Name
BIZ101  Business Communication
BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations
MIS100 Foundations of Information Systems
PRO100 Information Systems Project Management Planning
MIS101 Information Systems for Business 
MIS102 Data and Networking 
2 x Level 100 Electives

 

SUBJECT DETAILS

Code Subject title Subject descriptor
1 BIZ101  Business Communication  This subject introduces students to the concepts of business communications and transferable academic skills. This subject presents an analysis of the types of communication processes which occur in the internal and external business environment, including an examination of the theoretical underpinning of communication in businesses. Emphasis is placed on writing skills, reports, and presentations, and using technology to communicate. The course will provide students with research skills (information literacy), critical analysis, writing and language techniques. Transferable skills including time management and teamwork are incorporated in the course. The aim of this subject is to provide knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, to help students to manage their own success and to assist students in reaching their academic potential.
2 BIZ102 Understanding people and Organisations This subject introduces students to the concept of an organisation, and their role within the organisational context. The student will explore the impact of their relationships and emotional intelligence within a business context, as well as developing the skills to foster effective workplace relationships and to learn how to continue to develop and refine these skills in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of the idea of cultures within organisations, and how their actions interact within these relationships.
3 MIS100 Foundations of Information Systems This subject is designed to prepare students for a career in a business information systems field as a Business Analyst (BA). They will gain insight into organisation and functions of a modern computer and communication and software components that support it. Through awareness of potential and limitations of systems and technologies students will work with testing and verifying data, develop confidence and competence in ability to understand, analyse, and apply information technology. The principles and importance of the agile methodology will be applied to the BA space.
4 PRO100 Information Systems Project Management Planning Students will be introduced to knowledge, tools, and techniques to manage projects successfully through a project life cycle, and to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Explore PM knowledge areas and process groups of PMBOK guide. Examine how the dimensions of project management interact in initiating (scoping), planning, executing (launching), monitoring and controlling, and closing a project.
5 MIS101 Information Systems for Business This subject provides a context for information systems by exploring the foundations of computer architecture – specifically hardware, software and peripherals. Students will also learn foundational skills such as logic, mathematics for computing, business process architecture and IT for Business Organisations. 
6 MIS102 Data and Networking The management of data underpins most aspects of information system at both theoretical and practical levels. Data is often stored in a distributed environment and management requires students to build an understanding of data networking, data communication, MS windows and network administration. This subject sets the foundations for many subsequent subjects in this course. 
7 MIS200 Principles of Programming This subject is designed to introduce students to programming as a tool for developing systems and addressing business need. Students will be introduced to and employ an integrated development environment (IDE) to create, compile, test and run programs, applying object-oriented concepts to construct classes and methods. This subject will be tailored to student levels of expertise and expose students to a variety of programming languages to equip them with an understanding of the requirements in business. Illustrate the design of an application using universal modelling language (UML) diagrams.
8 BIZ201   Accounting for Decision Making The subject aims to provide non-accounting students with a broad, business-based introduction to the conceptual foundations of accounting and finance. The use of management accounting information assists in key areas of planning, controlling, reporting, and decision making. It introduces students to basic concepts and functions of the balance sheet, profit and loss statements, and cash flow statements, techniques for analysing financial statements investment decisions, full costing and opportunity costing analysis and managing working capital.
9 MIS201 Database Fundamentals Students will learn the importance of data in a centralised environment and the problems inherent in creating, storing, and managing that data. This subject will explore relational database design and modelling and students will learn how to handle data anomalies and the process of data integration. During this subject you will explore an organisation’s need for a data warehouse, learn about data visualisation and evaluate dashboard designs to view data. 
10 MIS202 App, Web Design and Development This practical subject follows on from Principles of Programming and further develops student skills in App development and web design applying current practices used in industry. Students will design, build and test their solution to a common business problem/opportunity. 
11 MIS203 Micro-services Architecture Cloud and Web IS  This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of micro-services architecture, software-as-a-service and cloud computing architectures. The focus of this subject is on the business aspects of these solutions to position students to build confidence in negotiating and managing outsourced business projects and/or solutions. 
12 MIS300 Systems Analysis and Design  This subject introduces students to activities, techniques, and methodologies a systems analyst uses to design information systems that, when built, enhance the organisation’s ability to meet its business goals via available technology. These include define requirements for system, model high-level behaviours of system, and design blueprint, that is, planning and implementation and will move through object-oriented approaches to analysis and design, the transformation of user requirements to system design. User empathy is promoted in this subject, using the unified modelling language (UML). 
13 MIS301 Cyber Security The management of security continues to be a major challenge for business. While much of the course so far has focused on intended good use of Information Systems, this subject addresses the need for management of unintended or irresponsible uses of information in business. Students will learn to protect against threats and vulnerabilities in network and system security. 
14 MIS303 Professional Ethics  This subject is built on broad aspects of sustainable development, corporate responsibility, stakeholder thinking and accountability. It explores how organisations acknowledge their impact of their activities in economic, social, and environmental terms. Students will examine why organisations around the world are increasingly moving to reduce the adverse effects of business operations on their stakeholders and local communities. It discusses some of the most common practices associated with environmental ethics evolving to sustainability ethics. It also examines the link between social responsibility and corporate governance.

This course will equip you with a set of tools for managing and leading organisations more ethically and sustainably.

15 MIS302 Requirements Engineering  Requirements management is a method of defining, using, modelling, documenting, maintaining, and measuring requirements throughout the software process. This helps developers explore requirements management and how it supports systems engineering and software engineering life cycles. Develop techniques for eliciting requirements and identifying good requirements. Represent requirements graphically by utilising powerful unified modelling language (UML) diagramming techniques. Develop skills to effectively manage requirements changes and techniques for measuring requirement quality through quantitative metrics.
16 IND301B Industry Consulting Project This capstone subject enables students to apply theory and learning to an industry relevant operation. Students will utilise their research skills for real and current management issues on an industry relevant operation and experience personal growth through setting career goals, establishing a plan, and accepting responsibility to self for project completion.

 

Elective Subjects

Subject details
Level 100 Electives
Subject title, descriptor Credit Points Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite Specialism
HRM101A Introduction to Human Resource Management

The subject provides students with a comprehensive introduction and overview of the theory and practice of HRM and discusses how it has aligned with developing workplace culture, organisational goals and business competitiveness. Throughout the subject, students will identify and analyse a range of human resources approaches, functions and models, to determine the impact that HRM has on the individual, the organisation and the broader community.   The subject also focuses upon the employment relationship and the importance of ethics and compliance in providing a fair, equitable and safe workplace environment. The subject demonstrates that managing people can contribute to a range of desirable outcomes such as organisational performance, employee productivity and satisfaction and community well-being.

10
EVN101 Introduction to Events

This subject introduces students to the scope and diversity of the events industry and how it functions as a key component of broader business industries. Students will be exposed to a range of events, both large and small, private and public, covering the broader spectrum of the types of events in the Events industry.

10
EVT101A Event Concepts and Design

This subject introduces the student to events at the initial concept phase, working through the design and planning phases of event creation. The subject will expose students to a wide variety of types of events and students will develop a solid understanding of appropriate event themes and design concepts. 

10
MKT102A Understanding Advertising

Understanding Advertising introduces students to the fundamentals of advertising and explains how students can use this important tool to solve communication problems in today’s complex and fast-changing world. The unit provides an introduction to the advertising industry and the process of creating advertisements for different media. It begins by looking at the initial steps of advertising planning and research, differentiation and targeting, and the development of an advertising strategy.

10
MKT103A Integrated Marketing Communications

Integrated Marketing Communications provides students with a contemporary view on the use of all different promotional tools available to marketers today such as sales promotions, direct marketing, advertising, personal selling and public relations. 

The subject explores how marketers can increase the number of touch points a brand can explore among its target audience in a consistent and effective manner.  

10
MKG102 Consumer Behaviour

This subject introduces students to the main aspects of consumer behaviour, including the societal, family and cultural influences on behaviour. The subject examines vital topics such as consumer learning, needs and wants, motivations, perceptions and experience, and specific consumer behaviours and the factors involved in consumer decision making. Students undertaking this unit are encouraged to critically appraise their own buying behaviour, which in turn assists them in acquiring, critically examining, and communicating information from a range of different sources.

10
PRN101A Understanding Public Relations 

The subject introduces students to key communication and Public Relations theories, as well as to the history of Public Relations. The relevance of basic communication and mass communication theory within the field of Public Relations is discussed and applied. The subject demonstrates the ethical and legal implications of Public Relations decision making through case studies, application and debate. Different contexts and subfields are explored, with specific reference to emerging technologies and the changing social environment. The role of public relations as a relationship builder and reputation manager is developed together with current issues and cutting edge topics such as risk communication, interactive media, deep branding, social networking, media and regulatory convergence. The transformations in contemporary communication industries and global patterns will be of special significance.

10
PRN102A Introduction to PR Writing

This subject encompasses the fundamentals of PR Writing. The subject explains the Australian media environment to public relations students, including media ownership and the differences between media forms. It introduces students to the main aspects of public relations writing, including selecting the right medium, writing for a range of different media such as internet, broadcast, speeches, and publications, as well as learning to write for ‘campaigns’, undertaking financial and annual report writing. It also provides students with a comprehensive style guide that they can use as a reference when working in the industry. Students also develop a thorough understanding of emerging media technologies and how they influence public relations writing. The subject provides students with a background of the ethical and legal issues associated with public relations and provides information on dealing with crisis communications, such as natural disasters or company problems caused by bad planning or poor decisions.

10
SPO101 Introduction to Sport Management

In this subject students will be introduced to the field of Sport Management. Students will investigate the historical foundations of sport, management principles, socio-cultural influences of sport, and the role of governance in sport. Students will investigate the role sport plays in building communities and analyse the importance that professional sport plays in contemporary society.

10
SPO102 Sports Marketing

Marketing of sports and recreation is more than simply about the product; it is about broader health and wellness, entertainment, community and generating team or brand loyalty. This unit applies the marketing principles and mix to the field of sports and recreation, to take a broader view on how marketing can support health promotion and advocacy through sport.

10
THE101 Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality, and Events

This subject explores the major components and organisational structure of the hospitality, tourism and events industries. It presents historical development, opportunities and current trends in relation to food service, lodging, tourism, and event management. Topics will include key issues within the larger visitor economy discipline including transportation and distribution systems, attractions, accommodation, and event management. This subject will introduce students to both global and local brands as well as develop skills required to source information on the tourism, hospitality and events industries. In addition, students will investigate potential career paths in the tourism, hospitality & events industry and incorporate their Gallup Strengths into their future career planning.

10
FOO101 Front Office Operations

The Rooms Division within a hotel is a key revenue generating area within the context of hotel operations. This subject will introduce students to the Front Office department within the Rooms Division and how it plays an integral role in the overall customer experience. In particular, students will learn how the effective use of Property Management System (PMS) Micros Opera can contribute to the overall guest experience through the various functions within it. Students will cover daily front desk/reception tasks like:

Complete guest reservation, check daily arrivals accurately, allocate rooms, complete guest registration, check guests in and out of their rooms and complete invoicing of guest charges within typical workplace time constraints. In addition prepare and distribute relevant departmental reports.

10
EGY101 Exploring Gastronomy

This subject introduces the student to gastronomy and gastronomic heritage, focussing on the role of beverages, the history of meals and their significance to both guests and service providers, the history and importance of restaurants and the development of gastronomic writing. Contemporary regional and indigenous cuisines are explored, including the importance of ethical foods such as organics, the slow food movement, socially responsible food and sustainable or eco gastronomy. This subject focuses strongly on gastronomic tourism, and uses case studies and practical assessments of both Australian and international gastronomic destinations to illustrate the rise, opportunities and challenges and innovations of sustaining such tourism. The impacts of gastronomic tourism, issues relating to regional destination marketing, and the growth of both food and wine tourism are examined through an introduction to wine varieties and their influence on food.

10
PCD101 Place, Culture, and Destination Management

This subject introduces students to the strategic management of tourism destinations. Students will explore the role of destination management organisations (DMOs) and the challenges they face in destination management & marketing. The subject examines the factors that contribute to destination image formation and strategies used to ensure that destinations are viewed by consumers as desired by the DMO. Students will investigate the influence of culture on the tourist experience and strategies used by destinations to manage barriers to successful cross-cultural communication In addition, emerging international tourism trends will be considered from the perspective of the major generating and destination regions. This subject will provide an opportunity for in-depth study of issues and aspects critical to tourism destination management, including planning, management and marketing.

10
THE101 The Tourist Experience

This subject introduces students to the conceptual approaches to the study and management of tourist experiences by combining the perspectives of the tourist consumer with that of experience managers. The subject begins by examining the social construction of the tourist experience, the psychology of the tourist, tourist motivation and the journey from desire to execution and the various influences. It then explores the different interactions of tourists with tourism service providers, hosts and host cultures. In addition it considers how tourist operators manage tourist satisfaction and assesses and evaluates the tourist experience.

10 THE101
Level 200 Electives
EVT201A Event Management and Operations

Building upon event concepts and design knowledge, this subject introduces the student to the skills and knowledge of event operation and management and the student will be able to learn how and where to apply the various operations and management tools.  The unit further exposes the student to the strategic framework and strategic planning function;hh contextualised within the event management and operations environment.  

10
EVT206A Sports Events

This unit explores the sport event in depth. It takes the student through the depth and breadth of the sport event industry and the process of delivering a sport event. Students will examine the importance of the sport event sector to the Australian economy and culture, and explore some of the social and ethical impacts of sport. Students will be introduced to unique aspects of sport events and the specific tools used to deliver and manage them. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with sport event scheduling and the issues surrounding implementing and managing large scale sporting events.

10
MGT201A Project Management

Businesses today are increasingly adopting a project-based approach to undertake and manage a diverse mix of business activities ranging from recruitment and change management to product development and implementation. Project management allows organisations to more effectively manage human and financial resources and to meet specific time constraints. This subject introduces students to the field of project management. It explores the historical development of project management and introduces students to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. It examines the theoretical underpinnings of project management and looks at such specific elements as the project life cycle, the role of the project manager, the use of project teams, issues affecting project implementation, and planning, scheduling, and costing. It also explores how technology is used to assist in the management of projects and discusses various project management tools.

10
MKG201 Business-2-Business Marketing

Business-to-business introduces students to the principles of industrial marketing, also known as B2B. The subject highlights the importance of firms in building strong relationships with their corporate clients in the process of value creation.  Students will develop an understanding of business markets and the business marketing environment and will build upon their knowledge of marketing principles and market segmentation to formulate their own B2B marketing strategy.

10
MKG203 Digital Marketing Communications

This subject introduces students to the ways in which the internet and new digital and interactive technologies can be used in the development of digital marketing strategies. It also highlights the integration of digital marketing with traditional marketing strategies and practices. It focuses on new digitally orientated business models that add customer value, build customer relationships and increase company profitability. The subject examines vital topics such as digital marketing strategy development and planning, the impact of emergent technologies, social media marketing, web design, digital communications and customer relationship management as well as the ethical and legal issues involved in digital marketing.

10
MKT202A Marketing and Audience Research

This subject provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical application of the quantitative and qualitative marketing research process. It begins with the concept of marketing research and the research process. It discusses how to design a research project and define the research question. It identifies primary and secondary data sources, and introduces students to qualitative and quantitative research methods.

10
PRL201 Content Creation for Social Media

This subject explores the scope and application of the various channels available in the modern Public Relations landscape. Students will learn about the speed of transmission afforded by modern media channels and how to maximise the return on investment (ROI) by using these mediums, highlighting the benefits and risks associated with these most modern methods of social interaction and communication.

10
PRL202 Advanced PR Writing

This subject allows students to refine the theory that they have learned in the course, take their understanding and application of PR to another level and put it into action. Students will further investigate media channel strategies, while focusing on the production of context driven written materials, with an emphasis on the completion of an industry standard Public Relations writing portfolio.

10
PRL203 Corporate Communications

In Corporate Communications the student will focus on all elements and applications of Public Relations in corporate and professional contexts. Students will address the tactics and strategies around Issues and Crisis Management, Stakeholder Management, Not for Profit, Government and Community Relations, and well as the fundamentals of corporate and financial Public Relations and the benefits of corporate and community relationships.

10
SPO201 Sports Law

Sports law as a discipline cuts across a number of areas of law such as contract law, employment law, competition law, intellectual property, criminal law and tort law. In addition, there are a number of areas of law which are specific to sport such as anti-doping policy, sports disciplinary issues, player agency and selection processes. This subject will examine a number of these areas and will analyse the way in which sport and law interact. Students will analyse a number of legal issues connected to the organisation of sporting events, the communication of such events to the public, and participation in sporting events and organisations.

10
SPO202 Managing Teams

There are more to sports teams than the team playing the sport.  There are the support teams, the behind the scenes teams, the training teams, and so forth.  Being able to manage a team in different circumstances for different outcomes is the focus of this unit, drawing on theory and practice from industry as well as sports literature, paying particular attention to different leadership models and team roles.

10
SPO203 Managing Sport Facilities

This subject requires students investigate how to manage, plan and evaluate the sporting facilities that sports teams and local communities rely on for their recreational and sporting needs. Different types of sports venues, construction and refurbishment, venue design, risk management, technology, and venue manage ment will be discussed in detail.

10
HOS203A Food and Beverage Management

This subject provides students with an understanding of strategic, operational and managerial issues facing food and beverage operators. The subject equips students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage a variety of food and beverage enterprises within the Tourism and Hospitality contexts with an emphasis on emerging trends in both food and beverage offerings, and management practices.

10
PMT201 Project Management in Tourism

Tourism businesses today are increasingly adopting a project-based approach to undertake and manage a diverse mix of business activities ranging from recruitment and change management to product development and implementation. Project management allows organisations to more effectively manage human and financial resources and to meet specific time constraints. This subject introduces students to the field of logistics and project management from a tourism context. It explores the historical development of project management and introduces students to the Project Management Body of Knowledge and how the concepts are applied from a customer travel itinerary through to implementation of marketing strategies.

10
TOU202A Tour Operations

The subject focuses on the operations of individual service sectors and enterprises associated with tourism. It builds on the understanding that tourism is a complex and dynamic sector and introduces students to its major private and public sector stakeholders including the travel and transport industry, travel agents, tourist destinations, tourist attractions, the hospitality industry, accommodation services, and tour operators.

This subject gives the students a good understanding of how travel agencies operate in the tourism and hospitality industry. It emphasizes the importance of itinerary planning and design, costing, destination research and pre and post tour phases. It also addresses the different day-to-day operational issues which an agency may face while operating in this competitive environment.

10

 

Level 300 Electives
EVN301 Events Policy & Strategy

This unit provides students with the opportunity to examine strategic management functions and process in the context of events. It examines, current event strategies within organisations, governments and communities and examines the long term plans that impact on events which drives the event portfolio or program for communities and businesses. The unit focuses on the application of the latest thinking on the area of strategic management to the event environment reinforcing a strategic planning and management framework.

10
EVN302 Events Consulting Project

This subject introduces students to the role of being an event consultant in industry. It is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their learning in an industry setting and utilise an array of relevant frameworks, models and other analytical tools, which are fundamental to the practice of consulting.

Central to the role of good event consultancy practice, is the ability to identify the main issues of an event problem/opportunity; formulate sound solutions in the form of recommendations to address the problem/opportunity; and communicate these recommendations in a concise and clear manner to clients. Students will have the chance to participate in teams while working on a practical, real life client case that will simulate an authentic industry consulting project.

10
MKT301A Marketing Strategy

This subject introduces students to the concept of marketing strategy and its position within business strategy and organisational goals. It covers the principles and techniques of creating, implementing, and evaluating a marketing strategy, including analysis of market opportunities and formulating marketing strategies for a variety of different business environments. This subject culminates with a discussion of useful tools and techniques for developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a marketing plan.

10
MKT302A Digital Marketing

This subject introduces students to new digital and interactive technologies that can be used in the development of marketing strategies. It also highlights the integration of digital marketing communications with traditional marketing communication strategies and practices. It builds upon integrated marketing communications principles and focuses more closely on the latest developments in digital marketing techniques. The subject examines vital topics such as digital marketing communications planning, social media marketing, web design, search marketing, email marketing. It also recognises the role of ethics and regulatory bodies in guiding professional digital marketing practice.

10
MKT303A International Marketing

This subject introduces students to the theories and principles of international marketing. The first part of the course examines the economic, financial, legal, political and cultural issues affecting global marketing and business operations. Students will then discuss the profile of international consumers, the evolving global consumer culture and the opportunities that exist for international marketing. The second part of the course looks at the development of international marketing strategies and takes into account research methods, data analysis techniques and marketing mix decisions.

10
MKT304A Brand and Product Management 

This subject provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical application of the brand building process and the role of the marketing mix within it. It begins with the strategic importance of brand management and presents a consumer-focused model of brand equity. It explores the contribution of advertising to strategies for building and sustaining strong brands over time.

10
PRL302 Public Relations Strategy Project

This subject introduces students to the role of being a public relations consultant in industry. It is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their learning in an industry setting and utilise an array of relevant frameworks, models and other analytical tools, which are fundamental to the practice of consulting. Central to the role of good public relations consultancy practice, is the ability to identify the main issues of a public relations problem/opportunity; formulate sound solutions in the form of recommendations to address the problem/opportunity; and communicate these recommendations in a concise and clear manner to clients. Students will have the chance to participate in teams while working on a practical, real life client case that will simulate an authentic industry consulting project.

10
SPO301 Health and Advocacy Strategies 

This course challenges students to utilize sports and recreation to make an impact. Mental health problems and disorders contribute significantly to the burden of disease; unipolar depression is now the second leading cause of disability worldwide.  Students will learn about the strong relationship between mental health and physical health. Mental health disorders and problems with alcohol and other drugs are closely intertwined and linked to the social determinants of health for which sport and recreation can play a pivotal role. It introduces students to being change agents, teaching them how to recognise health needs in a community and equipping them with the skills they need to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, preparing them to engage with communities to promote health and engage in health advocacy with intersectoral stakeholders and influencers.  Strategies to engage with different communities through sport, and form of partnerships with other sectors will be a key focus of this subject.

10
SPO302 Sports Consulting Project

This subject introduces students to the role of being a sports management consultant in industry. It is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their learning in an industry setting and utilise an array of relevant frameworks, models and other analytical tools, which are fundamental to the practice of consulting.

Central to the role of good sports management consultancy practice, is the ability to identify the main issues of a sports management problem/opportunity; formulate sound solutions in the form of recommendations to address the problem/opportunity; and communicate these recommendations in a concise and clear manner to clients. Students will have the chance to participate in teams while working on a practical, real life client case, that will simulate a real-life industry consulting project.

10
CDC302A Social Enterprise

The theoretical base of this subject focuses on developing the students’ understanding of the fundamental contemporary theories of social entrepreneurship and a variety of applicable business models.

Students will explore the application of entrepreneurship business strategies and apply this knowledge through a philanthropic context.

10
HOS302A Resort & Spa Management

This subject provides an overview of the characteristics of resorts and spas and the management requirements, including the application of financial and marketing strategies. Students will explore the role of consumer demand on shaping the resort and spa experience and investigate the health and wellness industry in this context. This unit will take an international focus, and through case studies, the nature of the resort and spa product will be analysed in terms of its geographical location and what unique experiences it can offer the guest.

10
TOU302A Destinations Management

Tourism is inextricably linked to the concept of ‘destination’ and effective marketing and management of destinations is vital for success in the tourism market. This unit introduce students to the concepts, principles, and processes relating to the creation and development of tourism destinations. It examines the historical, economic, socio-cultural and environmental factors involved in the creation of destinations, the elements that go into the design of destinations, and the concept of the destination as a product. Students will gain an understanding of tourist motivation in relation to destinations and how to market and develop destinations with the customer’s needs in mind. It considers the role of the business plan in destination development and marketing and the broader issue of business management principles in tourism.

10
TOU303A Airline Management

This subject focuses on airline business and marketing strategies. Key airline functional areas such as airline forecasting, pricing, business models and alliances will be included. The interaction between airline operations, business planning, marketing strategies and international aviation will be explored as they relate to airline business and marketing plans.

10
Additional Electives
COMR2000 Management, Leadership, and Professional Practice

This subject introduces students to their intended profession, the business environment and organisations, and the role of ethical standards, communication skills and behaviour in the practice of their profession. It discusses the relevant ethical codes and behaviour norms and how they should be applied in professional situations.

10

Where is the Torrens campus located?

Torrens University has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Online students are able to access these campuses and facilities the same way other on-campus students can.  Please contact student services during orientation for a student access card.

 

Sydney, Ultimo

With open-plan spaces, high ceilings, lots of light and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship, this space draws its inspiration from cafés and restaurants rather than educational institutions. There’s no university campus in Sydney quite like it. Connect, share and challenge your thinking, and access the latest technologies to start your new career. Device-charging facilities mean you don’t have to worry about batteries slowing you down, and the on-campus café keeps you powered up as well. After-hours access lets you study when it suits your lifestyle.

 

Address: 46-52 Mountain Street, Sydney, NSW 2007

 

Sydney, The Rocks 

Located near Sydney’s stunning harbour – Torrens University campus at The Rocks is part of a lively business district close to the CBD and tourist attractions. Just a 5 minute walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard train stations, as well as bus terminals, you’re easily connected to Sydney’s main transport system, making it very easy to travel around town.

 

The Rocks campus houses experienced lecturers, an experienced leadership and student services team, subject and careers advisers and student counsellors, all on hand to guide you with your studies, personal development and career direction.

 

Address: The Rocks Campus – 1-5 Hickson Road, Sydney, NSW 2000

 

Melbourne, Fitzroy

Torrens University’s Fitzroy campus is located in the vibrant Brunswick Street district (near Melbourne’s CBD) which is famous for its eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants and nightlife. With a commitment to operating in a sustainable and green campus, the space reflects Torrens University’s goal to creating inspiring learning environments by combining high quality classrooms and social settings that give our students a safe space to thrive.

 

Address: Fitzroy Campus – 25 Victoria Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

 

Melbourne, Flinders St

This campus is situated in Flinders Street, right in the heart of Melbourne’s fashionable and trendiest area. As a student, you will enjoy state of the art facilities and a chance to immerse yourself in a creative and stimulating environment.

 

Melbourne has a reputation as the cultural hub of Australia. This campus is conveniently located close to a multitude of art galleries, restaurants and café precincts. It’s also next door to major landmarks such as Federation Square, St Pauls’ Cathedral, Young and Jackson Hotel, the Banana Alley Vaults, the old Herald and Weekly Times building, Melbourne Aquarium and Batman Park – all of which offer a stimulating and colourful range of fashion, food, culture and industry immersion.

 

Address: Flinders St Campus –196 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

 

Adelaide

The Wakefield campus of Torrens University in Adelaide has been built from the ground up with a single purpose in mind – the student learning experience.

 

Students can take advantage of numerous dedicated study areas, breakout pods and chill-out zones, while having unprecedented access to their learning facilitators – there are no separated, closed-off academic offices in the building. Facilitators hot-desk and share open access with the students so the campus functions as a true democratic learning community.

 

Address: 86-92 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, 5000 SA, Australia.

 

Brisbane, Fortitude Valley

Located in Fortitude Valley, just minutes from the Brisbane’s city centre, this cutting-edge new campus is a creative and stimulating learning environment that is part of our mission to disrupt and reinterpret the way education is delivered. The campus is perched on cliffs overlooking the Brisbane River and captures a Queensland architectural-style that our Sunshine State is famous for. Enjoy the latest digital learning technologies, open learning and collaborative classroom and project spaces, and a creative and stimulating vibe.

 

Address: Brisbane – Fortitude Valley Campus – 90 Bowen Tce, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

 

Campus facilities and services 

 

All campuses are designed to provide students with professional spaces in which to learn and work. They have been planned with student study needs in mind with well-equipped accessible learning spaces as well as student breakout areas for group work and spending time with friends.  

 

Facilities and Services include:

 

  • The Customer Service Hub – our friendly and experienced staff can give help and advice about courses, your enrolment and campus life, including all services and activities on campus. 
  • Counsellors are available for students to consult with on a range of personal issues 
  • Student wireless access throughout the Campus 
  • Student break-out and relaxed study spaces for group work
  • Student lounge areas – most with microwaves, kitchenette facilities and vending machines
  • The Learning Hub, home to the Learning Support Team, encompasses Learning Skills A0dvisors, Learning Technology Advisors, and Library & Learning Skills Officers. It provides an integrated, holistic support program for students throughout the study lifecycle within a library/collaborative study environment.  

The service includes:

 

      • Support and workshops with highly qualified staff in the areas of Academic skills, Library skills, and Technology skills, both on campus and online.
      • Physical and digital resources relevant to studies, such as books, journals, multimedia, databases
      • Self-check kiosks for library loans and print and copy facilities


Success Coaches 

 

Our Success Coaches are industry and education experts who leverage your strengths to align your learning with your broader life purpose. With a focus on career goals, and trained in Gallup Strength methodologies, your Success Coach will take a strengths-based approach to helping you set your learning and career goals.

 

Partnering with you for the duration of your studies, the Success Coach is here to make sense of all of the learning experiences, including readiness for and securing of work integrated learning, placements, internships and opportunities in internal enterprises.  All of our coaches are industry professionals, which will give you that inside edge you’ll need to be successful in your chosen career.

 

Irrelevant of how you like to learn, our coaches are there for you.  Coaching can take place online, or on campus.  Our main priorities are to make sure that you are always well connected and motivated, that you are successfully completing your desired subjects, and that you gain valuable knowledge and experience through participation and engagement, whilst always aligning to your natural talents.

 

A positive student experience 

 

Torrens University values the importance of a positive student experience, and therefore has robust processes to resolve student complaints.  The Student Complaints Policy, and associated procedures, can be access from the website.

 

Paying for your qualification

 

We offer two payment options for this course:

 

Upfront payment

If you want to complete your qualification debt-free you can choose to pay as you go. This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date using EFTPOS, credit card or Flywire.

 

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. 

 

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($54,869 in 2016-17). Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

 

Further information about FEE-HELP, including eligibility, is available at:

FEE-HELP website

FEE-HELP booklets

 

Austudy and Abstudy

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for government assistance, such as Austudy or Abstudy.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

Torrens offers a free, personalised admission process where each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Please contact our International Course and Careers Officer for further information and assistance with your application.

 

Torrens University Australia is an inclusive institution that celebrates diversity in its student community. We provide international students with assistance in finding accommodation, academic support, counselling services and language assistance.

 

Please read our International Student information or contact us with any questions about studying at Torrens or living in Australia.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

I haven’t done any formal studying for some time and am concerned about keeping up. Can you help?

 

Torrens University offers Learning and Academic Skills Unit (LASU) study skills sessions which are useful especially if you are returning to study after a long time or are unfamiliar with the requirements of formal study. These sessions also provide you with tips on studying, making notes, writing assignments and preparing for exams.

 

In addition, TUA lecturers and staff are always available for advice. You have the option of deferring individual subjects for up to one year so you can study at a slower pace at no additional cost. Many students who are working full-time choose to commence their studies with just one or two subjects while they are getting used to their new work-study lifestyle. You may always pick up additional subjects in future terms also depending on how much time you have to spare.

 

Is Course Credit available? 

 

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.  This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

 

What materials and equipment will I need to provide?

 

No specific materials however students are expected to have access to a computer and the internet.

 

Where are the TUA campuses located?

 

Even if you study online, all students are welcome to enjoy the facilities at our campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Each campus is shared with other Think Education and Torrens University colleges, making it a lively community to learn in. 

 

I’m not sure which course is right for me, can you help?

Our Course and Career Advisors are experts in helping you select the right course to match your career aspirations. Give them a call to talk through your options about courses, study mode, study load, course credits and more. 

 

CONTACT US

If you have any further questions, please contact your Course and Career Advisors for additional information.

 

Email: enquiries@tua.edu.au 

Phone: 1300 880 610 (within Australia)

Phone: +61 2 9492 3203 (International)

Website: www.torrens.edu.au 

 

           


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