Associate Degree in Business (Tourism Management)

To make it in the tourism industry, you need practical skills and experience, plus the ability to connect with people. This associate degree from William Blue will explore all facets of the tourism industry from project management to tourism operations to human resource management.

This nationally recognised qualification is taught by industry experts and includes plenty of practical experience so you will get plenty of on the job training before you embark on your new career.

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William Blue College of Hospitality Management (RTO 0269)
Career Opportunities
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Destination Marketing Coordinator
  • Regional Tourism Development Coordinator
  • Junior Tourism Consultant
  • Tourism Policy Officer

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Accredited by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education.


Year 12 ATAR of 58 or equivalent, OR demonstrated ability or work experience


NSW - Sydney


QLD - Brisbane

Course length
2 years full-time (1.5 years accelerated) | 4 years part-time (3 years accelerated)
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Written assignments & exams
Start date

6 start dates per year.

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William Blue College of Hospitality Management (RTO 0269)
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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  • Year 12 ATAR score of 58 or equivalent, OR
  • a completed diploma level course, OR
  • demonstrated ability, including work experience, formal/informal study, or a statement of intent

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Business law
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
  • Tourist operations
  • Statistics

Course structure

16 units

Level 100

  1. Managing in a global environment

  2. Introduction to HR management & leadership

  3. Research & academic skills

  4. Marketing fundamentals

  5. Introduction to business accounting

  6. Introduction to the visitor economy

  7. Visitor economy product dynamics

  8. Current issues in tourism

Level 200

  1. Project management

  2. Economics

  3. Business & law

  4. Research & enquiry for managers

  5. Entrepreneurship in context

  6. Hospitality & tourism distribution

  7. The tourist experience

You will need to complete 1 elective unit throughout the course.


William Blue is an accredited member of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and all courses have been quality assessed and accredited by THE-ICE. 

  • William Blue is also a member of the following bodies:
  • Association of Australian Hotel Schools (founding member)
  • Australian Hotels Association
  • EUHOFA International Association of Hotel Schools
  • Tourism Industry Council NSW

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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