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Diploma of Business (Tourism Management)

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Torrens University Australia

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Tour Operations Manager | Tour Guide | Venue Coordinator | Tourist Information Officer | View all

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About this course

Take the first step towards a global career in the dynamic tourism industry with this hands-on Diploma of Business (Tourism Management) course.

Designed for students seeking an introduction to tourism, this qualification covers key foundation aspects of tourism business and management, including tourism marketing and strategy, economics, tourism leadership, tourist experience, and business sustainability.

With a focus on innovation and future-thinking, this course is designed to challenge the next generation of tourism leaders, and will help you develop the skills, experience, knowledge and personal abilities required to thrive in the challenging and exciting global tourism industry.

Including work experience placements and on-the-job-learning, this course ensures students graduate workplace-ready and with the experience required to stand out and succeed in this dynamic and competitive industry.

If you're seeking a rewarding, exciting and people-focused career, this course may be your first career step.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level, comprising relevant work experience or formal or informal study or written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.

For international students, English language proficiency to equivalent IELTS 5.5 (academic) with no skills band less than 5 is also required.

Areas of study

In this tourism course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • The tourist experience
  • Place, culture and destination management
  • Customer experience management
  • Introduction to tourism, hospitality and events
  • Marketing fundamentals
  • Understanding people and organisations
  • Business communications


Elective subjects:
  • Introduction to event, risk and compliance
  • Human resource management
  • Front office operations
  • Exploring gastronomy
  • Introduction to PR writing
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Sports marketing
  • Introduction to sport management
  • Understanding public relations
  • Build your personal brand
  • Understanding advertising
William Blue College of Hospitality Management at Torrens University For more than 20 years, William Blue College of Hospitality Management has been at the forefront of hospitality, event and tourism management education in Australia!

With courses designed in consultation with industry professionals and a focus on practical industry training, William Blue has a proven track record of producing highly qualified and sought-after graduates with the skills to get ahead.

As partners of Torrens University Australia (part of Laureate International Universities) you’ll be automatically connected with over 70 international education providers. Enjoy the many benefits of learning at a dedicated, industry-recognised hospitality college, focussed on helping you excel your career!
The student services team at William Blue take the needs of their students seriously and are dedicated to making your learning experience a positive one!

While studying at William Blue you’ll have access to an academic support team who’ll be on hand for anytime you feel overwhelmed, and need helpful tips around exam prep, studying, time management and more. They also provide a free and confidential counselling service via phone, Skype or face-to-face.

Connect with people in the field as soon as you start at William Blue! Their Industry Advisor team will help you link with the right people in your field as well as assist you with your CV, interview tips and more.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: The Rocks

You can also choose to study this course entirely online, or online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Business (Tourism Management) from William Blue College of Hospitality Management.

This qualification will equip you with the skills and experience required to pursue employment in a range of roles in the tourism industry. You may choose to work in hotel or restaurant management or operations, guest or customer relations, or as a tour guide or travel consultant.

After completing this qualification you may also choose to undertake further study at the bachelor's or master's degree level, in order to specialise your skillset and work in tourism policy, planning and strategic leadership, both in Australia and abroad.

Curious about where a career in travel & tourism could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Tour Operations Manager
  • Tour Guide
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Tour Desk Operator
  • Tourism Manager
  • Tourism Marketer
  • Tourism Event Coordinator
  • Cultural Tourism Manager
  • Venue Manager
  • Tourism and Event Management

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

William Blue College of Hospitality Management also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Students can also pay fees upfront.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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