Diploma of Business (International Tourism)

International Tourism

1 Year Diploma or pathway to an ICMS Bachelor of Business (International Tourism)

International Tourism

Stand-alone Diploma qualification

or your pathway to an ICMS Bachelor of Business (International Tourism)

For those with a love of travel, the Diploma of Business (International Tourism) equips you with the skills needed for a successful career in the diverse global tourism industry. This course provides an introduction to key concepts relating to the tourism industry. As your career develops, the knowledge and experience gained while studying the Diploma of International Tourism could lead you to working with businesses as diverse as airlines, attractions, tour operators and travel companies.

The Diploma of Business (International Tourism) offers you a stand-alone ICMS qualification delivered through the Aspire Institute or, should you wish to further your studies, you could choose to use your diploma qualification as a pathway into a bachelor program at ICMS, with completed specialisations and subjects counting towards your degree. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Business (International Tourism) you will receive advanced standing for subjects in an ICMS bachelor degree.

Aspire Institute is a trading name of ICMS, International College of Management, Sydney Pty Ltd. All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community, with lectures held at our Northern Beaches Campus and core business subjects at our new City Campus, subject to availability. Aspire students receive dedicated academic support, including study skills.

What you will learn

  • Develop technical and theoretical business knowledge of tourism and its concepts in some depth
  • Develop basic academic and applied research skills within a tourism context
  • Identify appropriate sources of data for problem solving in a global tourism industry context
  • Explain the importance of ethical and sustainable business practices in a global tourism context
  • Describe solutions to routine tourism business situations
  • Name specialist tourism technology
  • Present project findings in both written and personal presentation forms to diverse tourism industry audiences
  • Apply technical business knowledge to a range of tourism industry contexts
  • Use business management principles and motivational factors to diverse individuals and teams in the tourism industry
  • Appraise performance of self and others within a tourism business setting

Quick Facts

Course NameDiploma of Business (International Tourism)
CRICOS Code0101125
UAC Code530551
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level5
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus, Manly | Online*
(core business subjects may be offered in the City Campus, subject to availability.)
Duration1 year (or part time equivalent)
FEE-HelpYES Domestic students
Study Modeon campus | online*
StartMain Intakes: February, May, August
Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
Annual Indicative Student Enrolments1 Diploma student and 19 ICMS Bachelor of Business (International Tourism) students in 2022

Entry RequirementsDomestic Students

International Students

Pathway optionInternational College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

* In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

Course Structure

Sample Subjects

Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE101A)

Tourism, hospitality and events industries play an important role in the economies of developed and emerging countries. These industries generate substantial employment, personal and corporate income, tax revenues, foreign exchange earnings, investments, and infrastructure improvements for communities globally. 

This subject aims to provide a solid introduction to the key concepts and terminology, stakeholders and relationship, innovation, current trends and management issues, as a foundation for future tourism, hospitality and event subjects.

It also focuses on the dynamic nature of the main operational sectors with an emphasis on potential career opportunities.

Tourism Technology and Innovation (TOU101A)

Technology and innovation have changed the way of travelling and the tourist landscape. An understanding of tourism technology and innovation is necessary in achieving competitive advantages in the world of increasing connectivity, augmented reality, robots and artificial intelligence.

This subject examines the adoption and impact of information, communication and technology (ICT) and innovations on various sectors in the tourism industry. Links between innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage will be investigated. Application of the innovation process to a range of tourism enterprises from small business to large corporations will be examined. The risks and benefits of technology and innovation as well as factors affecting the success or failure of tourism products and services will be discussed through case studies.

This Diploma leads to the following Bachelor’s Degree

International College of Marketing, Sydney (ICMS)

  • Bachelor of Business (International Tourism)

CRICOS: 101128