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Diploma of Business

Launch your new hospitality business career with this diploma from William Blue.

This course will look at key business areas such as accounting, economics, marketing, management principles and marketing to give you the extensive training you’ll need to succeed in the industry.

Along with learning theory, you’ll also be given plenty of opportunity to exercise your business muscle in hands-on training undertaken during the course. You will also be trained by highly trained professionals working in the field.


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At a glance

Study mode

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OnlineIn-class

Provider

William Blue College of Hospitality Management (RTO 0269)
Career Opportunities
  • Event Coordinator
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Duty Supervisor
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor
  • Functions Coordinator
Recognition

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

Prerequisites
  • Year 12 ATAR score of 56 or equivalent, OR
  • A completed diploma level course, OR
  • Demonstrated ability, including work experience, formal/informal study, or a statement of intent
Location

NSW - Sydney

Online

Course length
1 year full-time (8 months accelerated) | 2 years part-time
Study mode

Online

In-class


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments, case studies, presentations & quizzes and exams
Start date

6 start dates per year.

Provider
William Blue College of Hospitality Management (RTO 0269)

William Blue College of Hospitality Management has been producing graduates with outstanding skills in hospitality, tourism and event management for over 20 years.

As a William Blue student, you have the opportunity to benefit from the college's close contacts in the hospitality and events industries, and their career support services.

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd (RTO 0269) trading as William Blue College of Hospitality Management

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Prerequisites

  • Year 12 ATAR score of 56 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:

  • Research skills, critical analysis, writing and language techniques
  • Key leadership and management concepts including conflict management and negotiation
  • Foundations of human resources management
  • Marketing fundamentals
  • The use of management accounting information to assist key business areas
  • A range of other skills depending on your chosen electives in Hospitality, Tourism or Events

Course structure

8 units

Units

  1. Introduction to business accounting


    The unit aims to provide non-accounting students with a broad, business-based introduction to the conceptual foundations of accounting and finance and the use of management accounting information to assist in key areas such as planning, controlling, reporting, and decision making. It introduces students to such basic concepts and functions as the balance sheet, profit and loss statements, cash flow statements, techniques for analysing financial statements investment decisions, full costing and opportunity costing analysis and managing working capital.

  2. Introduction to HR management & leadership


    The unit provides students with a comprehensive introduction and overview of the theory and practice of HRM, and discusses how it developed from a largely administrative function – the personnel manager – to a strategic activity closely aligned with developing workplace culture, organisational goals and business competitiveness. 

    Throughout the unit students study a range of human resources approaches and issues within a range of organisational contexts, and are introduced to concepts and practices of human resource planning, human resource development, and performance management and appraisal. The unit also focuses upon several key ‘environmental’ factors that influence the development of human resource policies and procedures providing quality work and a good work environment along with the contribution of equal opportunity employment, productive diversity and other relevant legislation and regulation. It also addresses new and emerging issues in workplace reform in Australia and internationally.

  3. Managing in a Global Environment


    This core unit introduces you to the basic concepts, theories, and principles of economics. It offers an overview of the basic concepts of supply and demand, labour market economics, international and domestic finance, the international monetary system, and the factors that influence business and finance as applied to micro level accounting applications.

    Upon completion, you should have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to interpret the financial and economic activity occurring both in your own organisation and the broader national and international economies - essential skills in a managerial role.

  4. Marketing fundamentals


    Marketing Principles is a core unit in the suite of the Bachelor of Business courses. It provides students with a solid foundation in the marketing discipline introducing relevant and contemporary concepts, theories and models. The unit magnifies the importance of understanding consumer behaviour, segmentation, targeting and positioning, the extended marketing mix and ethics in marketing with academic rigour and industry relevance providing students the opportunity of applying key concepts in practical settings. Indicative topics and when they will be discussed are outlined below.

  5. Research & academic skills


    This unit introduces students to the concept of academic literacy in a higher educational context. Students will be able to study the relevant resources and explore strategies and techniques which will allow full participation in their new academic environment. 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.

You will need to complete 3 elective units throughout the course.

Recognition

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

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