Diploma of Business (International Tourism)

International Tourism

1 Year Diploma or pathway to ICMS Bachelor of Business (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 qualification 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.

All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community, with lectures held at Northern Beaches campus. 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 CodeTBA April 2012
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level5
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus, Manly*
Duration1 year (or part time equivalent)
FEE-HelpDFEE
Study Modeon campus
StartFeb, May & Sept
Annual Indicative Student Enrolmentsn/a (new curriculum)
Entry RequirementsDomestic Students

International Students

*News: The Aspire Institute has recently opened a new City Campus https://www.icms.edu.au/contact-us/our-campuses/city-campus-0 in the heart of Sydney’s business district. As well as the campus in Manly, students enrolling in this course for February 2020 will now have an option to attend specified business subjects in the city, subject to availability.

Course Structure

Subject TypeSubject CodeSubject Name
COREBUS101APathway to Success
COREMGT101AManagement Solutions for a Changing World
COREACC101AFinancial and Commercial Literacy
COREMKT101AMarketing
COREMGT102AGlobal Citizenship
CORESTA101AData Informed Decision Making
SPECIALISATIONTHE101AIntroduction to Tourism, Hospitality & Events
SPECIALISATIONTOU101ATourism, Technology & Innovation

Pathway Programs

Attendance Policy

For the attendance Policy please see the hand book.

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