Associate Degree of Business (Project Management)

Associate Degree of Business (Project Management)

Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Business (Project Management) is embedded in the Bachelor of Business (Project Management) and has been designed as an exit qualification.

It equips students with the skills needed for paraprofessional in project management roles in any business and further study at the bachelor level.

The course provides students with a broad general education focusing on developing students’ knowledge and skills in project management and business. Students are required to study seven core units which include Academic Skills for Success; Business Communication & Stakeholder Management; Accounting for Managers; Principles of Management and Organisations; Foundations of Information Technology; Business & Corporations Law; Statistics and Principles of Data Analysis for Business.

These core units are enhanced with seven specialised project management units which follow the PMBOK knowledge and methodologies. Students select two electives from a pool of units to complement the core and specialised units.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112653J

Duration:

2 years

AQF level:

6

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$34,000

Fee per annum:

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss processes required to manage the procurement of a project.
  2. Outline a range of approaches and methods to identify problems/risks using project management concepts and systems.
  3. Practice project management principles and methodologies in order to deliver projects successfully to time, budget and scope.
  4. Apply effective written and oral communications using appropriate technologies and strategies suitable to the audience.
  5. Demonstrate ability to work with all stakeholders to help drive project needs forward.
  6. Apply ethical practice and social responsibility in project management environments.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities.
  • Interpret and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit knowledge, information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility

  • In contexts that are subject to change
  • Within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the associate degree, you will need to pass 16 Units. These Units are divided into two levels based on contents and level of difficulty. The first level (Level 1000) has 5 core units and 3 specialisation units. The second level (2000) has 2 core units and 4 specialised units. In addition, you will get to select 2 electives.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBPM1001 Strategy, Structure and Culture-

Unit Description:

Project strategy is framed by a vision statement, business case, project brief, a charter and the like. Sound planning is typically preceded by strategy.

Project Structure is influenced by organisational structure, lines of reporting, governance and stakeholders. In a similar way, project culture is shaped by organisational culture, cultures of organisations that are participating in the project, and attitudes and behaviours of key stakeholders.

This unit provides a framework, underpinned by strategy, structure and culture, that drives project success including processes, practices and decision-making. The unit explores pure project, matrix and mixed organisational structures.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace.

This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBMG1006 Accounting for Managers-

Unit Description:

It is important for all business professionals to have some understanding of accounting and finance. Whilst the more complex areas are the preserve of qualified accountants and finance experts, it is important for other managers to have some financial literacy so as they can competently contribute to everyday decisions.

This unit is intended for business students who are not following a path specialising in finance or accounting. Generalists, HR specialists, marketers, IT specialists, and others will benefit by acquiring a knowledge of key concepts in the areas of accounting and finance, that they will require to be successful in their chosen fields.

Students will learn accounting fundamentals, accounting for common items, planning, capital investment and the importance of the ‘what, why, so what, what next?’ question sequence. Guidance will also be given on when to seek assistance from an accounting or finance colleague or outside advisor.

BBPM1002 Project Scope and Quality Management-

Unit Description:

Students who complete this unit will have the expertise required to recognise the major issues that need to be addressed in order to detect and solve projects that deviate from their original objectives. For example, projects that lack a well-defined scope and fail to perform in quality.

Students will have the ability to differentiate between the expectations and requirements of various stakeholders, to motivate project teams in order to acquire quality outputs, and to design criteria and processes in order to secure project performance.

Key stakeholders, such as sponsors and/or customers, need to reach a consensus and approve both the scope of the project and its quality. This course will provide students the opportunity to investigate both the theory and practice of quality and scope management, with the goal of avoiding typical traps such as scope creep and unnecessary quality costs.

BBPM1003 Schedule and Resources Management-

Unit Description:

The focus of this unit of study is to examine the core project management knowledge areas of schedule and resources. With regard to schedule management, students learn how to identify and define project activities; estimate the duration required for project activities; and develop, control and optimise a project schedule using Critical Path Method and PERT analysis. The unit also focuses on core competency areas needed to identify, acquire, and manage the resources needed for the successful completion of a project.

Level 2000+

BBPM2002 Leadership and Project Plan-

Unit Description

The project manager develops the project management plan with input from the project team and key stakeholders. Strong leadership is essential for a project manager to achieve a successful project plan.

In this unit, students will understand the powerful outcomes of strong leadership for project plan creation, the principles and concepts of project leadership, the tools, methods, and best practices to create a project management plan step by step. The students will also explore leadership theories in the context of project work.

BBPM2003 Project Team Building, Conflict and Negotiation-

Unit Description

Teamwork forms the basis of practically every successful business. The ideal team will consist of people with complementary abilities and attitudes. However, conflict and negotiation are a natural part of any team’s communication.

In this unit, the students will understand the steps involved in project team building, how to prevent conflicts by application of psychology, negotiation techniques, and project management tools to help avoid conflicts. The students will be able to understand the best market practices related to project team building, conflict, and negotiation. In addition to ability to manage conflict and negotiate it, students will explore several approaches for bargaining with both internal and external stakeholders, such as (team members, project leaders, project managers, company leadership, suppliers, vendors and clients). Students will complete this unit with a comprehensive understanding of the value of personal strengths, strategies for building and supporting a cohesive team, and collaborative motivational techniques.

BACC2003 Business and Corporations Law-

Unit Description

This unit introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to commercial activity within the context of the Australian legal system. In particular, legal problems commonly encountered in business situations such as torts, contracts and consumer law.

This unit also introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to companies primarily, but some introductory discussion is done in partnerships, trusts and associations as well. Some of the key topics include types of companies, process of incorporating, effects of incorporation, internal rules, appointment and removal of directors, duties of directors, shareholders’ remedies, share capital transactions and insolvency procedures.

In this regard, students develop the ability to interpret legislation and case law and apply them to given scenarios. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills as well as ability to relate the relevance of the Corporations Act to various aspects of running a company.

BBMG2005 Statistical Data Analysis for Business-

Unit Description

Statistics are data that have been gathered, analysed, and interpreted. The ability to use and apply relevant statistics in business-related decision-making is increasingly important for all business functions.

This unit facilitates foundational understanding of statistical tools and techniques that support efficient decision-making in finance, marketing, production planning, scheduling, inventory management etc. It develops deep knowledge and skills to identify and implement appropriate statistical procedures that can support managers in making business decisions.

The students will gain hands-on experience with Excel Solver using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse business decisions, hypothesise data and measure relationships.

BBPM2004 Risk Management in Project Management-

Unit Description

Project management has several different components, one of which is a well-defined risk management strategy. You will be able to identify possible problems before they occur and monitor those risks throughout the entire project lifecycle. Students will be able to understand the best practices and procedures that are typically used by industry in project risk management.

Students will also learn how to be proactive by developing risk contingencies and mitigation plans as well as risk policies and identify potential risk sources. Students will be able to define project uncertainty and design a system to reduce negative risk and exploit positive ones.

BBPM2005 Managing Project Changes and Gold Plating-

Unit Description

Project management is challenging because things do not always go as planned. Changes to your project scope or deliverables can happen more frequently than expected.

In this unit, students will understand the Change Management Process, including the mechanism used to initiate, approve and resolve project changes, the impacts that a change can cause in the scope, time, and cost of one or more previously approved project deliverables. Important project team approaches for dealing with gold plating and scope creep will also be explored.

Electives (Select any 2 from the list) +

BBPM2006 Preventing Project Underperformance-

Unit Description

Causes of project under performance, also referred to as project failure, include people, systems, processes. Organisations, project sponsors and project managers have an onus to create an environment for project success. For some practitioners, this necessitates changing mindsets and even paradigms given that it to challenge common assumptions.

This unit aims to create a positive environment to avoid most problems encountered in ‘typical projects’. Much of the problem prevention commences at project start-up.

BBPM2007 Negotiate Project Agreements-

Unit Description

This unit develops analytical skills and a practical understanding of negotiation techniques in projects, effective management and conflict resolution through the application of research and academic literature. It does so by evaluating the influence of culture, personality, perceptions and communication, and using these insights to develop plans for conflict resolution in various project situations to reach agreements.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Project Coordinator/Assistant
  • Junior Project Manager
  • Administrative Officer
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Team Leader

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112652K

Bachelor of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Diploma of Business Information Systems

Diploma of Business Information Systems

Course Overview

Behind every innovation is an information system. As the business world grows so do the systems that support it. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) has been designed to prepare students for careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) focusing on managing information systems in organisations. Business information systems is an essential element in bringing together technology, people (individuals, groups, or organisations), and data/information to effectively manage organisations. Such systems are used to analyse and facilitate strategic and operational activities in organisations. The proposed BBIS course aims to provide students with cognitive and technical skills to create and manage cohesive business solutions for diverse organisations. The course will prepare students for entry-level management positions where technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, and project management are combined with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to produce graduates who understand the role and contribution of information systems in driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Graduates of the Diploma and Associate Degree in Business Information Systems will be able to enter the ICT industry with technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to contribute to the overall information systems objectives of an organisation. They will be capable of utilising their skills to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of business information systems in a range of organisational and business environments.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 083129G

Duration:

1 year full time

AQF level:

5

Campus:

Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

80

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 1 year

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What others
are saying

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” chose the Diploma of Business Information Systems to study because this course opens the door for me to work in Australia. The subjects made me think more logically…made me develop more skills to solve problems in daily situations.

I think the best thing the teachers did was to bring real situations to the lecture. It makes me feel more prepared to work in a company here in Australia.”

Roseli Menezes Portugal
Graduated 2017

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 9-12 hours of classes each week, on-campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes, tests and exams.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations.
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes, class tests and examinations
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Participation in class

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental theoretical and technical knowledge about ICT and business areas;
  2. Have an ability to conduct basic research, analyse, evaluate problems and plan for solutions in an organisation;
  3. Support the application of IS technologies in a business; and
  4. Apply IS solutions, theories and concepts to resolve a range of basic business tasks and ICT problems.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities
  • Provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
  • Transmit information and skills to others

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the degree, you will need to pass 8 Units.

WHAT UNITS YOU'LL STUDY+

BBUS1001 Accounting for Business Decisions-

Unit Description:

BBUS1001 provides students with an introduction to accounting and governance mechanisms.

This unit discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, accounting for retail operations, inventory, accrual accounting and introduction to management accounting. Accounting for business decisions introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and methods. Accounting in a social context, environmental and ethical issues are discussed in the unit.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given a number of questions and practical exercises to test their understanding of the lectures.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBUS1003 Business Communication-

Unit Description:

Communication skills are essential tools for life, study and work. BBUS1003 Business Communication offers students the structural underpinnings for written and oral communication and the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Students will learn the value and skill of being an effective communicator in the workplace through several teaching methods to facilitate learning, including class discussions, reflective activities, video, practical examples and exercises, and group work. The concept of academic and professional integrity in communication is also introduced and the application of research and referencing is practiced.

On successful completion of this unit, students will develop written and oral communication skills relevant for future academic and industry pursuits, and have the ability to adjust communication styles to suit the intended audience.

BISY1001 Professional and Ethical Practice-

Unit Description:

This introductory Professional and Ethical Practice unit provides students with the foundations of professional ethics and a broad management-oriented understanding of ethical issues.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of using information technology thorough coverage of notable technology developments and their impact on business today. Students will examine issues surrounding professional codes of ethics, file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

Students develop digital literacy skills by understanding ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals and aims to prepare the individuals responsible for addressing ethical issues in today’s workplace. Students will learn how to examine ethical situations that typically arise in IT and gain practical advice for addressing the relevant issues.

BISY1002 Database Management for Business-

Unit Description:

This unit examines the theory and concepts of data organisation and their impact on business information management. The unit ensures that students understand the increasingly technological issues in managing databases in organisations, and are aware of both the possibilities and the restrictions of such systems.

The unit introduces students to the capabilities and advantages of database management systems. It involves learning the general features of such database management software and using an actual system for a practical application.

Students will gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modelling methods, techniques for database design, and implementation of the database using a relational database management system.

BISY1003 Foundations of Programming-

Unit Description:

The unit introduces students to fundamental computing concepts and the techniques of computer programming including problem solving, algorithm design, good program coding, documenting, debugging, testing and implementation. Basic algorithms (including searching, and sorting) and data structures (including arrays) are studied in the context of useful applications. Elements of ‘a good programming practice’ will be emphasised in the course.

Students will be exposed to popular programming languages such as C++, Java or Python that are currently used in industries. Students will undertake practical exercises and activities in one or more of these languages available in the Computer Laboratory.

BBUS1007 Organisational Behaviour-

Unit Description:

BBUS1007 Organisational Behaviour demonstrates how to examine individual and group behaviour in organisations. Students are introduced to dominant theories on organisational behaviour.

The unit teaches a range of concepts and theories that can be used as tools to generate a more precise and in-depth analysis of behaviour than would be possible with idiosyncratic or superficial observations. Students will practice the critical habit of viewing phenomena from many perspectives and identifying related operational and ethical issues for managers.

Understanding people and group dynamics is introduced as the key to becoming a good leader and facilitating effective change management. These topics will be explained in the context of common business scenarios and will help students apply theory to practice.

BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals-

Unit Description:

In a business world of big data, the emerging need to understand basic processes of data analysis, especially the interpretation of such analysis is becoming a fundamental tool for the professional. BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals introduces basic theoretical concepts and applications of statistics in a real-world business environment. Statistics involves collecting, summarising, interpreting and presenting numerical information for the purpose of informed decision making. It is important that statistical data is presented in a meaningful way to inform managerial decision-making. To this end, models of descriptive statistics are explored, as is statistical inference, which focuses on future action based on already collected and analysed data.

Students will learn statistical and mathematical concepts such as probability, correlation and regression, sampling, hypothesis testing and chisquared tests. In addition, students will be introduced to different statistical software packages and learn of their value to professionals.

Exit Point: Diploma of Business Information Systems

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Technical Operations Officer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Data Analyst

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Diploma of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112651M

Diploma of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Diploma of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

Diploma of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

Course Overview

The Diploma of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management) is embedded in the Bachelor and Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management) and has been designed as an exit qualification.

The overall aim of the Diploma of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management) is to provide a flexible, student-centred and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to further develop students’ business and hospitality and tourism management skills and competencies and give them a solid foundation for further study at the undergraduate level.

This course provides students an integrated approach with practical experience of industry specialists and formal academic learning. This course seeks to provide students with an undergraduate level of knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling career in various areas of business administration and hospitality and tourism management. For this reason, students are required to undertake five core units which includes Academic Skills for Success; Marketing Foundations; Business Communication and Stakeholder Management; Principles of Management and Organisations; and Foundations of Information Technology. These core units are enhanced by three specialised hospitality and tourism management units of Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism; Food and Beverage Management; and Visitor Management.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112648F

Duration:

1 year full time

AQF level:

5

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

80

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 1 year

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations.
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain knowledge of best practices on how to further sustainability (economic, environmental, and cultural/social) in the hospitality and tourism industries.
  2. Outline knowledge of trends and key issues affecting the hospitality and tourism industries.
  3. Identify relevant theory and practice in the context of the contemporary global hospitality and tourism industries.
  4. Recognise personal and professional goals and development based on perceived strengths and potential for life-long learning.
  5. Define leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills needed for managing diverse and global hospitality and tourism operations.
  6. Summarise personal and professional standards for ethical decision-making and social behaviour.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of a specific area or a broad field of work
and learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities.
  • Interpret and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit knowledge, information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in:

  • In contexts that are subject to change.

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the degree, you will need to pass 8 Units. This consists of 5 core units and 3 specialisation units.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBHT1001 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the characteristics, relationships, dynamics and complexity of the tourism, hospitality, and event sectors. It explores the concepts, the stakeholders, the nature and complexity of tourism, hospitality and events, and their interrelationships. In analysing the potential impacts on the current and future growth, students research emerging trends and management issues relating to a changing visitor profile and the experience economy.

This unit also aims to give a solid foundation for future tourism, event & hospitality units and insights into potential career pathways.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBHT1002 Food and Beverage Management-

Unit Description:

Managers in the Hospitality and Tourism industries must understand current food and beverage practices and operations used to meet the current and future demands of customers. These are diverse, informed and value conscious. Hence, Hospitality and Tourism managers need to be equipped with the underpinning knowledge and skills of food and beverage management. This unit will enable students to develop an understanding of the core principles and practices of food and beverage management. The unit provides an overview of the concepts and principles of effective and successful operational management within the constraints of the food and beverage managerial environments. The unit covers areas within food and beverage management, including restaurant operations: the management process, marketing, production and service, sanitation and safety, design, current and future trends.

BBMG1004 Marketing Foundations-

Unit Description:

Marketing Fundamentals offers an introduction into marketing and locates the function of marketing within the organisational context and career. It also informs the non-marketer how one might interact with marketing as an organisational member.

The unit aim to enable students to become knowledgeable regarding the concepts that inform the practical tools that marketers use to plan, implement and evaluate marketing decisions. In addition to the study of selected journal articles, current events and campaign will be used to enhance students’ learning of marketing concepts application and issues.

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in core main marketing topics (such as micro and macro environmental analysis, ethics, 4Ps) and provides strong foundation for more specialised AIH marketing units in year two and three.

BBHT1003 Visitor Management-

Unit Description:

Integral to the success of a tourism product and destination is a solid knowledge of consumer trends and tourist motivations and drivers. With a clear understanding of tourist profiles, their motivations and behaviours, hospitality and tourism managers can apply service design frameworks to develop and manage authentic and sustainable experiences, supported by effective marketing and management practices.

This unit explores how tourist behaviour is shaped and influenced by a wide variety of internal and external forces. Students examine theories related to tourist motivation and decision-making, and the impact both have on tourism product development, destination planning and management. Using research and workshop activities focussed on service quality, visitor experience, technology and the role of interpretation, students will demonstrate the practical application of service design and experience design in visitor management context.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Front Office Supervisor
  • Travel Agent
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor
  • Guest Services Agent

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Related Courses

Diploma of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112651M

Diploma of Business Information Systems

CRICOS Code: 083129G

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Diploma of Business (Project Management)

Diploma of Business (Project Management)

Course Overview

The Diploma of Business (Project Management) is embedded in the Bachelor and Associate Degree of Business (Project Management) and has been designed as both an exit qualification and a pathway into the Bachelor qualification.

The overall aim of the Diploma of Business (Project Management) is to provide a flexible, student-centred and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to further develop students’ project administration and management skills and competencies and give them a solid foundation for further study in the undergraduate level.

This course provides students with undergraduate level of knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling career in various areas of project administration and management. For this reason, students are required to undertake five core units which includes Academic Skills for Success; Business Communication and Stakeholder Management; Accounting for Managers; Principles of Management and Organisations; and Foundations of Information Technology. These core units are enhanced by three specialised project management units of Strategy, Structure and Culture; Project Scope and Quality Management; and Schedule and Resources Management.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112654H

Duration:

1 year full time

AQF level:

5

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

80

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 1 year

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you
will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations.
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify processes required to manage the procurement of a project.
  2. Identify a range of approaches and methods to identify problems/risks using project management concepts and systems.
  3. Explain project management principles and methodologies in order of how to deliver projects successfully to time, budget and scope.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communications using appropriate technologies and strategies suitable to the audience.
  5. Develop ability to work with all stakeholders to help drive project needs forward.
  6. Illustrate ethical practice and social responsibility in project management environments.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities.
  • Transmit information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in:

  • Known or changing contexts.
  • Within broad but established parameters.

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the associate degree, you will need to pass 8 Units. This consists of 6 core units and 3 specialisation units.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBPM1001 Strategy, Structure and Culture-

Unit Description:

Project strategy is framed by a vision statement, business case, project brief, a charter and the like. Sound planning is typically preceded by strategy. Project Structure is influenced by organisational structure, lines of reporting, governance and stakeholders. In a similar way, project culture is shaped by organisational culture, cultures of organisations that are participating in the project, and attitudes and behaviours of key stakeholders.

This unit provides a framework, underpinned by strategy, structure and culture, that drives project success including processes, practices and decision-making. The unit explores pure project, matrix and mixed organisational structures.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBMG1006 Accounting for Managers-

Unit Description:

It is importIt is important for all business professionals to have some understanding of accounting and finance. Whilst the more complex areas are the preserve of qualified accountants and finance experts, it is important for other managers to have some financial literacy so as they can competently contribute to everyday decisions.

This unit is intended for business students who are not following a path specialising in finance or accounting. Generalists, HR specialists, marketers, IT specialists, and others will benefit by acquiring a knowledge of key concepts in the areas of accounting and finance, that they will require to be successful in their chosen fields.

Students will learn accounting fundamentals, accounting for common items, planning, capital investment and the importance of the ‘what, why, so what, what next?’ question sequence. Guidance will also be given on when to seek assistance from an accounting or finance colleague or outside advisor.

BBPM1002 Project Scope and Quality Management-

Unit Description:

Students who complete this unit will have the expertise required to recognise the major issues that need to be addressed in order to detect and solve projects that deviate from their original objectives. For example, projects that lack a well-defined scope and fail to perform in quality.

Students will have the ability to differentiate between the expectations and requirements of various stakeholders, to motivate project teams in order to acquire quality outputs, and to design criteria and processes in order to secure project performance.

Key stakeholders, such as sponsors and/or customers, need to reach a consensus and approve both the scope of the project and its quality. This course will provide students the opportunity to investigate both the theory and practice of quality and scope management, with the goal of avoiding typical traps such as scope creep and unnecessary quality costs.

BBPM1003 Schedule and Resources Management-

Unit Description:

The focus of this unit of study is to examine the core project management knowledge areas of schedule and resources. With regard to schedule management, students learn how to identify and define project activities; estimate the duration required for project activities; and develop, control and optimise a project schedule using Critical Path Method and PERT analysis. The unit also focuses on core competency areas needed to identify, acquire, and manage the resources needed for the successful completion of a project.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Project manager
  • Project team leader
  • Project management coordinator
  • Project contract manager

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Diploma of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

CRICOS Code: 112648F

Diploma of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112651M

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Diploma of Business (Management)

Diploma of Business (Management)

Course Overview

The Diploma of Business (Management) is embedded in the Bachelor and Associate Degree of Business (Management) and has been designed as both an exit qualification and a pathway into the Bachelor qualification.

The overall aim of the Diploma of Business (Management) is to provide a flexible, student-centred and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to further develop students’ business administration and management skills and competencies and give them a solid foundation for further study in the undergraduate level.

This course provides students with undergraduate level of knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling career in various areas of business administration and management. For this reason, students are required to undertake six core units which includes Academic Skills for Success; Marketing Foundations; Business Communication and Stakeholder Management; Accounting for Managers; Principles of Management and Organisations; and Foundations of Information Technology. These core units are enhanced by two specialised management units of Service Management and Introduction to Global Business.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112651M

Duration:

1 year full time

AQF level:

5

Campus:

Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

80

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 1 year

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations.
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify disciplinary theories, frameworks and principles within a range of business contexts.
  2. Discuss team dynamics, management principles and motivational factors within diverse team environments.
  3. Summarise business knowledge of different environments with consideration to the various cultural, societal, sustainable, ethical, economic and global perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communications using appropriate technologies and strategies suitable to the audience.
  5. Discuss skills required to work with different stakeholders to help drive business needs forward.
  6. Illustrate ethical practice and social responsibility in business environments.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning

Skills

Graduates at this level will have broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities.
  • Transmit information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in:

  • Known or changing contexts.
  • Within broad but established parameters.

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the diploma, you will need to pass 8 Units. This consists of 6 core units and 2 specialisation units.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBMG1001 Service Management-

Unit Description:

The service economy is dynamic, influenced by evolving technology and innovative practices and driven by customers ever changing wants and needs. To remain competitive, businesses need to understand their changing customers, their expectations and how to deliver a quality customer experience that goes beyond the product or service offering.

This unit encompasses theoretical concepts of creating meaningful customer relationships, identifying their needs and service design, delivering quality services and service recovery ~ all key components of quality service management. We explore the impact of technology, experience design in the digital age and emerging trends impacting service design. This unit also examines the service culture ethos and the role of the internal customer & supplier relationships in the customer journey.

Balancing service management theory with practical application, this course is a realistic and useful learning experience relevant to all industry sectors.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBMG1006 Accounting for Managers-

Unit Description:

It is importIt is important for all business professionals to have some understanding of accounting and finance. Whilst the more complex areas are the preserve of qualified accountants and finance experts, it is important for other managers to have some financial literacy so as they can competently contribute to everyday decisions.

This unit is intended for business students who are not following a path specialising in finance or accounting. Generalists, HR specialists, marketers, IT specialists, and others will benefit by acquiring a knowledge of key concepts in the areas of accounting and finance, that they will require to be successful in their chosen fields.

Students will learn accounting fundamentals, accounting for common items, planning, capital investment and the importance of the ‘what, why, so what, what next?’ question sequence. Guidance will also be given on when to seek assistance from an accounting or finance colleague or outside advisor.

BBMG1004 Marketing Foundations-

Unit Description:

Marketing Fundamentals offers an introduction into marketing and locates the function of marketing within the organisational context and career. It also informs the non-marketer how one might interact with marketing as an organisational member.

The unit aim to enable students to become knowledgeable regarding the concepts that inform the practical tools that marketers use to plan, implement and evaluate marketing decisions. In addition to the study of selected journal articles, current events and campaign will be used to enhance students’ learning of marketing concepts application and issues.

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in core main marketing topics (such as micro and macro environmental analysis, ethics, 4Ps) and provides strong foundation for more specialised AIH marketing units in year two and three.

BBMG1005 Introduction to Global Business-

Unit Description:

The global environment is rapidly evolving due to paradigm shifts in geopolitical alliances, active roles of global institutions and growth of information technology.

This unit provides foundational knowledge in global business with a strong focus on understanding the global business environment and building strategies for firms in context of increasing globalisation of markets and production. Students will gain knowledge of theories and frameworks explaining foreign direct investment and trade.

The unit offers a balance of sound business management practices that can be applied in a global cross-cultural setting. Students will provide evidence of critical analysis of business environment for a firm entering a global market setting. The students will further demonstrate essential knowledge and skills in theory and practice for a global business enterprise and strategically evaluating the business firm in a global market.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Executive officer
  • program consultant/coordinator
  • project officer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Communications Officer
  • Project Officer

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Diploma of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

Diploma of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

CRICOS Code: 112648F

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Associate Degree of Business Information Systems

Associate Degree of Business Information Systems

Course Overview

Behind every innovation is an information system. As the business world grows so do the systems that support it. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) has been designed to prepare students for careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) focusing on managing information systems in organisations. Business information systems is an essential element in bringing together technology, people (individuals, groups, or organisations), and data/information to effectively manage organisations. Such systems are used to analyse and facilitate strategic and operational activities in organisations. The proposed BBIS course aims to provide students with cognitive and technical skills to create and manage cohesive business solutions for diverse organisations. The course will prepare students for entry-level management positions where technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, and project management are combined with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to produce graduates who understand the role and contribution of information systems in driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Graduates of the Diploma and Associate Degree in Business Information Systems will be able to enter the ICT industry with technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to contribute to the overall information systems objectives of an organisation. They will be capable of utilising their skills to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of business information systems in a range of organisational and business environments.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 083130C

Duration:

2 years

AQF level:

6

Campus:

Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$34,000

Fee per annum:

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 9-12 hours of classes each week, on-campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes, tests and exams.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes, class tests and examinations
  • Practicals and team-based projects

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and technical knowledge of information systems theories, information infrastructures, design and analysis of systems and how these are applied to modern business practices;
  2. Acquire skills to undertake basic research and evaluate new information for problem- solving, analysis and synthesis within the ICT context;
  3. Acquire skills to support critical thinking and judgment in the application of IS technologies in a business; and
  4. Evaluate critically, compare and justify IS solutions, as well as adapt IS solutions in a business environment.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning

Skills

Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities.
  • Interpret and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility:

  • In contexts that are subject to change
  • Within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the associate degree, you will need to pass 16 Units. These Units are divided into three levels based on contents and level of difficulty. The first level (Level 1000) has 8 core units. The second level (2000) has 6 core units. In addition, you will get to select 2 electives from Level 2000.

Level 1000+

BBUS1001 Accounting for Business Decisions-

Unit Description:

BBUS1001 provides students with an introduction to accounting and governance mechanisms.

This unit discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, accounting for retail operations, inventory, accrual accounting and introduction to management accounting. Accounting for business decisions introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and methods. Accounting in a social context, environmental and ethical issues are discussed in the unit.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given a number of questions and practical exercises to test their understanding of the lectures.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBUS1003 Business Communication-

Unit Description:

Communication skills are essential tools for life, study and work. BBUS1003 Business Communication offers students the structural underpinnings for written and oral communication and the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Students will learn the value and skill of being an effective communicator in the workplace through several teaching methods to facilitate learning, including class discussions, reflective activities, video, practical examples and exercises, and group work. The concept of academic and professional integrity in communication is also introduced and the application of research and referencing is practiced.

On successful completion of this unit, students will develop written and oral communication skills relevant for future academic and industry pursuits, and have the ability to adjust communication styles to suit the intended audience.

BISY1001 Professional and Ethical Practice-

Unit Description:

This introductory Professional and Ethical Practice unit provides students with the foundations of professional ethics and a broad management-oriented understanding of ethical issues.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of using information technology thorough coverage of notable technology developments and their impact on business today. Students will examine issues surrounding professional codes of ethics, file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

Students develop digital literacy skills by understanding ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals and aims to prepare the individuals responsible for addressing ethical issues in today’s workplace. Students will learn how to examine ethical situations that typically arise in IT and gain practical advice for addressing the relevant issues.

BISY1002 Database Management for Business-

Unit Description:

This unit examines the theory and concepts of data organisation and their impact on business information management. The unit ensures that students understand the increasingly technological issues in managing databases in organisations, and are aware of both the possibilities and the restrictions of such systems.

The unit introduces students to the capabilities and advantages of database management systems. It involves learning the general features of such database management software and using an actual system for a practical application.

Students will gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modelling methods, techniques for database design, and implementation of the database using a relational database management system.

BISY1003 Foundations of Programming-

Unit Description:

The unit introduces students to fundamental computing concepts and the techniques of computer programming including problem solving, algorithm design, good program coding, documenting, debugging, testing and implementation. Basic algorithms (including searching, and sorting) and data structures (including arrays) are studied in the context of useful applications. Elements of ‘a good programming practice’ will be emphasised in the course.

Students will be exposed to popular programming languages such as C++, Java or Python that are currently used in industries. Students will undertake practical exercises and activities in one or more of these languages available in the Computer Laboratory.

BBUS1007 Organisational Behaviour-

Unit Description:

BBUS1007 Organisational Behaviour demonstrates how to examine individual and group behaviour in organisations. Students are introduced to dominant theories on organisational behaviour.

The unit teaches a range of concepts and theories that can be used as tools to generate a more precise and in-depth analysis of behaviour than would be possible with idiosyncratic or superficial observations. Students will practice the critical habit of viewing phenomena from many perspectives and identifying related operational and ethical issues for managers.

Understanding people and group dynamics is introduced as the key to becoming a good leader and facilitating effective change management. These topics will be explained in the context of common business scenarios and will help students apply theory to practice.

BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals-

Unit Description:

In a business world of big data, the emerging need to understand basic processes of data analysis, especially the interpretation of such analysis is becoming a fundamental tool for the professional. BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals introduces basic theoretical concepts and applications of statistics in a real-world business environment. Statistics involves collecting, summarising, interpreting and presenting numerical information for the purpose of informed decision making. It is important that statistical data is presented in a meaningful way to inform managerial decision-making. To this end, models of descriptive statistics are explored, as is statistical inference, which focuses on future action based on already collected and analysed data.

Students will learn statistical and mathematical concepts such as probability, correlation and regression, sampling, hypothesis testing and chisquared tests. In addition, students will be introduced to different statistical software packages and learn of their value to professionals.

Level 2000+

BISY2001 Systems Analysis & Design-

Unit Description:

Students will be introduced to a range of information systems concepts based in and outside their immediate experience. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the nature of analysing, designing and developing information systems.

The emphasis on this unit is on the understanding of information systems as designed solutions to problems; and of computing as providing a means of interpreting these solutions.

Further, a practical emphasis will be placed on the techniques, tools and methods of systems analysis in a business environment. Students will develop analytical skills in information requirements analysis, problem identification, feasibility assessment, data modeling, use case analysis, specifications and socio- technical issues of the systems development life-cycle.

BISY2002 Information Systems Networking Essentials-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to fundamental concepts in modern data communications and computer networks aimed at preparing users of IT, IT professionals and those who will specialise in computer networking. The focus is on Local Area Networks (LAN) and topics covered include the layered networking model and students are introduced to networking devices and protocols and their use in computer networks and net-based software applications. The core set of protocols employed on the global Internet, TCP/IP, is studied in some detail.

Students will undertake practical work that includes designing and building simple peer-to-peer networks and LANs that are connected to the Internet in a purpose-built facility.

BISY2003 Object Oriented Programming-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the object-oriented programming approach using a contemporary language and an integrated development environment (IDE). The unit introduces the concepts of object-orientated programming (OOP).

The unit starts with a brief overview of OOAD including use cases, domain diagrams and interaction diagrams and class diagrams and then moves on to cover OOP principles such as objects, classes, inheritance, and class hierarchies.

The unit uses appropriate business examples to enable students to solve business problems using the fundamentals of object-oriented programming.

Students will learn OOP concepts with an OOP language, which includes one or more of the following Java, Python or C#.

BISY2004 Project Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with an overview of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques of project management, and their application in delivering successful Information Systems (IS) project outcomes. Students will gain understanding of how projects are managed through the full project lifecycle including planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure.

This unit will provide students with an appreciation of the nature of Information Systems projects, and methods used by the project manager and project team for stakeholder engagement, scheduling project activity and resources, budgeting for projects, communicating project plans, progress and status, controlling scope and variations, managing the project team, managing change, and assessing and mitigating project risks. A range of case studies will be used to enhance practical understanding of the tools and techniques covered.

BISY2005 Enterprise Systems-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with a foundation in enterprise information systems and identifies the key issues for managers involved in acquiring and maintaining
large-scale software systems in organisations. The strategic significance of enterprise systems in organisations is demonstrated through investigating enterprise resource planning (ERP) support for fundamental business processes, and examining the relationship between the configuration of enterprise systems modules and the design of organisational structures and practices.

The objective of the unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of enterprise systems so that they can appreciate the role and functionality of ERP software as well as being able to contribute effectively in projects for acquiring and enhancing ERP software.

BISY2006 Management Information Systems-

Unit Description:

This Unit examines the theory and concepts of Management Information Systems and the role they perform in business today. The Unit ensures that students understand the increasingly technological issues in managing information in organisations, and are aware of both the possibilities and the restrictions of such systems.

During lectures, the value and uses of information technology and the way that it is used for operating businesses, making management decisions, gaining strategic advantage and for ensuring probity and transparency in business operations are explained. During the lab sessions, these issues will be demonstrated in a practical manner to the students, so that students can see theory in practice, and appreciate linkages between the concepts.

Electives (Select any 2 from the list) +

BACC2001 Introductory Accounting-

Unit Description:

Introductory accounting provide students with a thorough grounding in financial accounting. BACC2001 discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, the framework of accounting, internal control and cash, non-current assets and current liabilities. The unit develops understanding of discipline specific knowledge areas, professional judgment, and problem solving skills.

BACC2001 focuses on financial accounting with an examination of accounting for partnerships and companies as well as cash flow statements.

BHAT2001 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Management-

Unit Description:

In the foundation subject BHAT2001 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Management, students are exposed to a wide variety of perspectives for looking at and making sense of the ideas of hospitality and tourism as they evolve in today’s world. Whilst recognising that the two areas are different, the subject also views them as interlinked and forming a system. The “Hospitality and Tourism” system is examined from social, economic, cultural, and political viewpoints. In particular, business operations driving the Hospitality and Tourism Industry are closely examined.

The subject provides opportunities for students to apply Hospitality and Tourism concepts as a basis for analysing and evaluating business activities. On completion of this unit, students will understand market drivers and operational activities of these two industries.

BIAE2001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals-

Unit Description:

BIAE2001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals explores the concept of innovation and the process of building “something from nothing” through entrepreneurial activity. The unit examines what makes a successful entrepreneur and the idea development journey. A history of innovation is provided to ensure students understand the current context of entrepreneurship. To help students understand how and where ideas are spawned, the varied types of innovation are examined. In addition, the topics of social entrepreneurship, the role of technology in new product development, communication and finance of new ideas is also discussed.

On completion of this unit, students will understand innovation processes, how to identify or create a business opportunity, evaluate the feasibility of that opportunity, and finance options.

BIAE2002 New Product Development-

Unit Description:

Developing new products and services is instrumental for organizational growth and maintaining or increasing competitive advantage. Incorporating theory and practical examples, in BIAE2002 New Product Development students will learn how to identify, screen and analyse market opportunities, and the process of turning ideas into concepts. Consumer behaviour theory and market research methods are also introduced and applied at the relevant stages in the development process. Ethical considerations and Legal and regulatory frameworks are discussed in context of product development, design, communication, and disposal.

Through this unit, students will also evaluate go-to-market strategies and the critical success factors for communication, distribution and delivering on promises to achieve launch objectives. Modern developments in this field are also examined as part of the unit material and demonstrated with examples from practice via case studies. On completion of this unit, students will know the development process for new products and services and be able to apply this in varied business contexts.

BIAE2003 Innovation & Creativity-

Unit Description:

BIAE2003 Innovation & Creativity examines the concept and application of creative thinking and how it drives business innovation. Theory on human behavior in relation to motivation and cognition are explored as ways to understand creativity. Through case studies on disruptive innovations and reflective practice, students will learn and apply the process of creative thinking. The relationship between creative thinking in both entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship is examined through current examples in practice. Students will also learn how to spot and predict market trends. Identifying unmet needs or pain points and developing solutions for consumers is explored as a method for innovation.

Through this course, students will develop skills necessary to practice creative thinking and to identify opportunities and solve business problems; arguably, a valuable knowledge and skill-set in any workplace.

BINT2001 Foundations of Workplace Success-

Unit Description:

Successful completion of BINT2001 prepares students to enter the workplace with a deeper understanding of workplace contexts, cultures, recruitment practices and expectations of professionals across a range of industries.

Students will be provided with a systematic approach to developing a strategy for entry into the employment marketplace. In particular, attention is focused on understanding the needs of employers and on communicating with them to secure a job.

Students will also focus on understanding and developing skills to assist them become full organizational members in the workplace and in cultivating their career path for the future. This subject directly prepares students for their internship in Year 3.

BMGT2001 International Business-

Unit Description:

BMGT2001 International Business introduces the context of international business and key operational considerations. Students will learn the phenomenon of globalization and its influence on global trade. Weekly material will explore key issues and relationships in the global business environment, in particular, political, legal, economic and cultural differences as well as international trade and foreign investment policies.

This unit also analyses trade theories and their application through history. In addition, the varied financial systems supporting global operations are exemplified with current examples. From this foundation, students will examine the unique strategic and operational considerations in international business compared with domestic trade, including company strategy, marketing strategy and human resource management. Ethical considerations for international companies are broadly discussed in the context of corporate sustainability, cultural trends, government regulations and stewardship.

BMGT2002 Managing Operations-

Unit Description:

BMGT2002 Managing Operations examines the operational facets of organisations, focusing on the processes that contribute to the organisation’s end product or service.

Students will examine the operational objectives and strategies and develop an understanding of a number of key functions within the organisation, including the design of processes, the design of supply networks, process technology and job design. Planning and control are recognised as a central management function, this includes planning and controlling inventory, supply chain management and project management. The processes of monitoring, measuring, analysing and improving operational performance are applied via scenarios and case studies.

BACC2002 Accounting Information Systems-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide the use of an accounting information system in an organization. The application of technology to automate accounting processes and the implications this has for the accountants are addressed in this unit. Practical experience in the operation of an accounting package such as MYOB will be utilized as a self-directed study activity. Governance of accounting information system and the internal controls built into the systems that collect and store the data are explored. Basic safeguards to reduce cyber-crime and ethical issue are discussed.

BACC2003 Business and Corporations Law-

Unit Description:

This Unit introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to commercial activity within the context of the Australian legal system. In particular, legal problems commonly encountered in business situations such as torts, contracts and consumer law.

This Unit also introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to companies primarily but some introductory discussion is done on partnerships, trusts and associations as well. Some of the key topics include types of companies, process of incorporating, effects of incorporation, internal rules, appointment and removal of directors, duties of directors, shareholders’ remedies, share capital transactions and insolvency procedures.

In this regard, students develop the ability to interpret legislation and case law and apply them to given scenarios. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills as well as ability to relate the relevance of the Corporations Act to various aspects of running a company.

BACC2004 Financial Accounting and Reporting 1-

Unit Description:

he aim of this unit is to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of various theoretical models of accounting, and to apply that knowledge and understanding to specific financial reporting issues that are the subject of Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) accounting standards. The course commences with an overview of the Australian financial reporting environment by focusing on the institutional framework for accounting standard setting and the conceptual framework.

The course then investigates selected applied issues in financial accounting by examining requirements of Australian accounting standards in these areas: valuation of assets, intangibles, leases, revenue recognition and accounting for income taxes among others. The course will also examine the corporate accounting issues such as share capital and reserves, liabilities and accounting for financial instruments.

BACC2005 Management Accounting-

Unit Description:

The unit covers the concepts, principles, and techniques of management accounting. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of aspects of contemporary and traditional management accounting systems and their role in providing cost information to assist in decision-making, planning, and control that will allow effective management of resources and creation of value for organizations, customers, and stakeholders.

BACC2006 Business Finance-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of corporate finance and provides both theoretical knowledge and practical applications of business finance decision-making. It begins with the basics of financial mathematics and asset valuation and moves on to examine the tools and techniques for making capital investment decisions, financing decisions, and the dividend decisions. It also looks at the Australian equities market and issues of capital market efficiency.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • Software Support Analyst

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112652K

Bachelor of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management) is embedded in the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality and TourismManagement) and has been designed as an exit qualification.

It prepares students with the skills needed for paraprofessional of hospitality and tourism industry roles and further study at the bachelor level.

The course provides students with a broad general education focusing on developing students’ knowledge and skills in business and hospitality tourism management skills and competencies.
Students are required to study eight core units which include Academic Skills for Success; Marketing Foundations; Business Communication and Stakeholder Management; Principles of Management and Organisations; Foundations of Information Technology; Business and Corporations Law; Statistical Data Analysis for Business; and Leadership and Evidence-based Business Decision Making.

These core units are enhanced with six specialised hospitality and tourism management units which include Introduction of Hospitality and Tourism; Food and Beverage Management; Accommodation Services; Quality Customer Service; Global Innovation and Future Thinking; and Visitor Management.

Some of the higher level units are generic, including those dealing with statistical data analysis, law and leadership. Students select two electives out of a pool of units to complement the core and specialised units.

These studies are designed to produce graduates who have the foundations of a coherent and cohesive body of understanding at the general business and hospitality and tourism management level.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112647G

Duration:

2 years

AQF level:

6

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$34,000

Fee per annum:

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Use knowledge of best practices on how to further sustainability (economic, environmental, and cultural/social) in the hospitality and tourism industries.
  2. Discuss knowledge of trends and key issues affecting the hospitality and tourism industries.
  3. Discuss relevant theory and practice in the context of the contemporary global hospitality and tourism industries.
  4. Explain personal and professional goals and development based on perceived strengths and potential for life-long learning.
  5. Outline leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills needed for managing diverse and global hospitality and tourism operations.
  6. Identify personal and professional standards for ethical decision-making and social behaviour..

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities.
  • Interpret and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit knowledge, information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility

  • In contexts that are subject to change
  • Within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the degree, you will need to pass 16 Units. These Units are divided into two levels based on contents and level of difficulty. The first level (Level 1000) has 5 core units and 3 specialisation units. The second level (2000) has 3 core units and 3 specialised units. In addition, you will get to select 2 electives.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBHT1001 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the characteristics, relationships, dynamics and complexity of the tourism, hospitality, and event sectors. It explores the concepts, the stakeholders, the nature and complexity of tourism, hospitality and events, and their interrelationships. In analysing the potential impacts on the current and future growth, students research emerging trends and management issues relating to a changing visitor profile and the experience economy. This unit also aims to give a solid foundation for future tourism, event & hospitality units and insights into potential career pathways.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace.

This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBHT1002 Food and Beverage Management-

Unit Description:

Managers in the Hospitality and Tourism industries must understand current food and beverage practices and operations used to meet the current and future demands of customers. These are diverse, informed and value conscious. Hence, Hospitality and Tourism managers need to be equipped with the underpinning knowledge and skills of food and beverage management.

This unit will enable students to develop an understanding of the core principles and practices of food and beverage management. The unit provides an overview of the concepts and principles of effective and successful operational management within the constraints of the food and beverage managerial environments. The unit covers areas within food and beverage management, including restaurant operations: the management process, marketing, production and service, sanitation and safety, design, current and future trends.

BBMG1004 Marketing Foundations-

Unit Description:

Marketing Fundamentals offers an introduction into marketing and locates the function of marketing within the organisational context and career. It also informs the non-marketer how one might interact with marketing as an organisational member.

The unit aim to enable students to become knowledgeable regarding the concepts that inform the practical tools that marketers use to plan, implement and evaluate marketing decisions. In addition to the study of selected journal articles, current events and campaign will be used to enhance students’ learning of marketing concepts application and issues.

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in core main marketing topics (such as micro and macro environmental analysis, ethics, 4Ps) and provides strong foundation for more specialised AIH marketing units in year two and three.

BBHT1003 Visitor Management-

Unit Description:

Integral to the success of a tourism product and destination is a solid knowledge of consumer trends and tourist motivations and drivers. With a clear understanding of tourist profiles, their motivations and behaviours, hospitality and tourism managers can apply service design frameworks to develop and manage authentic and sustainable experiences, supported by effective marketing and management practices.

This unit explores how tourist behaviour is shaped and influenced by a wide variety of internal and external forces. Students examine theories related to tourist motivation and decision-making, and the impact both have on tourism product development, destination planning and management. Using research and workshop activities focussed on service quality, visitor experience, technology and the role of interpretation, students will demonstrate the practical application of service design and experience design in visitor management context.

Level 2000+

BBHT2001 Quality Service Management-

Unit Description:

The service economy is dynamic, influenced by evolving technology and innovative practices and driven by customers’ ever-changing wants and needs. To remain competitive, businesses need to understand their changing customers, their expectations and how to deliver a quality customer experience that goes beyond the product or service offering in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The guest experience is paramount in the hospitality and tourism industries.

This unit encompasses key components of quality service management including theoretical approaches to consumer behaviour: creating meaningful customer relationships, identifying customer needs, delivering quality services, service design, complaint resolution and processing customer feedback. Through practical workshops, student explore the impact of technology, experience design and emerging trends that impact on service design. The unit also examines the service culture ethos and the role of the staff (the internal customer) in the customer journey.

Balancing service management theory with practical application, this unit is a realistic and useful learning experience relevant to all hospitality and tourism industry sectors.

BBHT2004 Global Innovation and Future Thinking-

Unit Description:

nnovate or perish! In a dynamic and ever-changing challenging business environment, smart managers need to be able to identify trends and strategically predict the future of hospitality and tourism to remain competitive. Industry leaders need to understand changing economic conditions, the impact of mega trends and the use of innovative techniques as a platform for business growth and new product development.

In this unit, students will explore the macro environmental influencers, innovation and innovative thinking from a hospitality and tourism perspective. They will explore data mining from various sources as a tool for current trend analysis and predicting future trends and influencers.

Practical activities will support learning, integrating theories and concepts into the strategic business decision making process. Working collaboratively, students will apply future thinking frameworks and concepts to develop a strategic plan for a hospitality and hospitality business.

BACC2003 Business and Corporations Law-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to commercial activity within the context of the Australian legal system. In particular, legal problems commonly encountered in business situations such as torts, contracts and consumer law.

This unit also introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to companies primarily, but some introductory discussion is done in partnerships, trusts and associations as well. Some of the key topics include types of companies, process of incorporating, effects of incorporation, internal rules, appointment and removal of directors, duties of directors, shareholders’ remedies, share capital transactions and insolvency procedures.

In this regard, students develop the ability to interpret legislation and case law and apply them to given scenarios. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills as well as ability to relate the relevance of the Corporations Act to various aspects of running a company.

BBMG2005 Statistical Data Analysis for Business-

Unit Description:

Statistics are data that have been gathered, analysed, and interpreted. The ability to use and apply relevant statistics in business-related decision-making is increasingly important for all business functions.

This unit facilitates foundational understanding of statistical tools and techniques that support efficient decision-making in finance, marketing, production planning, scheduling, inventory management etc. It develops deep knowledge and skills to identify and implement appropriate statistical procedures that can support managers in making business decisions.

The students will gain hands-on experience with Excel Solver using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse business decisions, hypothesise data and measure relationships.

BBMG2006 Leadership and Evidence-based Business Decision Making-

Unit Description:

Evidence-based leadership is gaining immense popularity nowadays and organisations are looking for leaders who can guide an organisation to high performance with strong emphasis on decision- making with evidence. Their goal is to pursue high performance by bridging the gap between where the organisation is “now” and where it “wants to be.”

Evidence-based leadership is not about how to lead, how we communicate, inspire, or engage. It is about identifying key components of leadership and the application of critical skills to create a high-performance organisation.

This unit aims to provide in-depth knowledge about the role of agile leadership in an organisational environment to make decisions effectively based on substantial evidence. The unit further provides students opportunities to analyse and apply various approaches to leadership for 21st century organisations. The unit focuses on evidence-based decision-making, best practices, and key benchmarks as fundamental to successful leadership.

BBHT2005 Accommodation Services and Operations-

Unit Description:

At 2000 level, this unit aims to bring students up to date with the current accommodation state of play in today’s world. While the focus of the unit is for students to learn the functions and operations of each of the major departments in a hotel, it also exposes students to other important development of accommodation types such as AirBnB, CampBnB and the likes. These accommodation types have increasingly become formidable competitors to established hotels and it would be a mistake to ignore them in training our future accommodation service leaders.

This unit facilitates students to understand the link between revenue generation and the management of services and facilities within an accommodation establishment. Non-commercial accommodation sector such as nursing homes and retirement villages will also be discussed as they are quickly becoming an important and big employer for our hospitality graduates.

The unit explores concepts and principles of accommodation management and services in an easy-to-understand way, with many practical industry examples provided to facilitate students’ understanding.

Electives (Select any 2 from the list) +

BBHT2002 Business Events-

Unit Description:

Business events are an integral component of corporate and government activity, providing a platform to meet, connect, negotiate, present, discuss, facilitate innovation and transfer knowledge, build business networks, and generate sales. The diverse range of business events includes meetings, association conventions, conferences, exhibitions, product launches, brand activations, award ceremonies and incentive travel. Hybrid and virtual events are also integral delivery methods for hosting events.

Destination tourism authorities drive visitation through convention bureaus and strategically embedded infrastructure that can deliver Business events and in doing so the economic benefits of tourism.

The overall aim of the unit is to provide students with a sound understanding and insight into different business events in terms of management processes, audience expectations and future trends. Through research, experiential learning activities and site inspections, the topics covered include planning and management of conferences and events, stakeholder’s roles and influence, marketing, sponsorship and service design, destination selection and the bidding process.

BBHT2007 Facilities Management-

Unit Description:

Facility Management examines an organisation’s physical workspace in terms of the integration of people and its business processes that impacts on the triple bottom line. An organisation’s workplace infrastructure and its business activities say a lot about an organisation’s workplace strategies. How people interact with their physical work environment often provides important insight into the inner workings of a particular organization. As the world of work is fastly changing, so is our workplace environment. Thus, Facility Management has become an important part of an organization for both work efficiency and cost effectiveness. As a result, the design, location and operations of facilities have been transformed in recent years.

This unit not only enables students to gain an overall understanding of what facility management is but also provides students with some solid information on what types of career opportunities that exist in the field of facility management as well as the skills and knowledge which organisations seek in a facility professional. However, it is not only those who seek a career in facility management will benefit from this unit but also those graduates who aspire senior business management roles, up to C-Level positions.

BBHT2008 Wine and Beverage Management-

Unit Description:

The food and beverage business is hugely competitive. The key to success or failure between the many beverages and services offered is the staff members who make, sell and serve them. Customer expectations and demand are constantly increasing and so it’s crucial for all staff and management to have comprehensive product knowledge.

Within this unit, you will learn how to enhance the guest experience through effective wine and beverage management. You will be introduced to the steps involved in producing a range of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, as well as the factors involved in sensory evaluation of aroma and flavour profiles.

You will also learn about the main grape varieties and wine producing regions in Australia and around the world. You will be able to discuss the intricacies of food and beverage matching and apply that in different scenarios. In addition, you will evaluate the impact of effective beverage costing and pricing on profitability.

In this unit, your understanding of beverage management is greatly enhanced through practical application of theoretical knowledge acquired in the sessions. You must be aged 18+ to enrol into this unit in order to adhere to Responsible Service of Alcohol.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Resort Manager

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112652K

Bachelor of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Associate Degree of Business (Management)

Associate Degree of Business (Management)

Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Business (Management) is embedded in the Bachelor of Business (Management) and has been designed as an exit qualification.

It prepares students with the skills needed for paraprofessional of management and office administration roles in any business and further study at the bachelor level.

The course provides students with a broad general education focusing on developing students’ knowledge and skills in business administration and management. Students are required to study nine core units which include Academic Skills for Success; Marketing Foundations; Business

Communication and Stakeholder Management; Accounting for Managers; Principles of Management and Organisations; Foundations of Information Technology; Business and Corporations Law; Statistical Data Analysis for Business; and Leadership and Evidence-based Business Decision Making. These core units are enhanced with seven specialised management units which brings together the sub-disciplines of people and organisations, global business and data analysis.

Some of the higher level units are generic, including those dealing with operational, law and leadership. Others develop a theme-based approach considering issues around globalisation and human resource management. Students select two electives out of a pool of units to complement the core and specialised units.

These studies are designed to produce graduates who have effective and industry relevant knowledge and skills and who demonstrate capabilities for leadership in the business area.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112650A

Duration:

2 years

AQF level:

6

Campus:

Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$34,000

Fee per annum:

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply business theory practice for real world business problems.
  2. Practice team dynamics, management principles and motivational factors within diverse team environments.
  3. Outline business knowledge to different environments reflecting various cultural, societal, sustainable, ethical, economic and global perspective.
  4. Apply effective written and oral communications using appropriate technologies and strategies suitable to the audience.
  5. Demonstrate ability to work with all stakeholders to help drive business needs forward.
  6. Apply ethical practice and social responsibility in business environments.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities.
  • Interpret and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit knowledge, information and skills to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility

  • In contexts that are subject to change
  • Within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the associate degree, you will need to pass 16 Units. These Units are divided into two levels based on contents and level of difficulty. The first level (Level 1000) has 6 core units and 2 specialisation units. The second level (2000) has 3 core units and 3 specialisation units. In addition, you will get to select 2 electives.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBMG1001 Service Management-

Unit Description:

The service economy is dynamic, influenced by evolving technology and innovative practices and driven by customers ever changing wants and needs. To remain competitive, businesses need to understand their changing customers, their expectations and how to deliver a quality customer experience that goes beyond the product or service offering.

This unit encompasses theoretical concepts of creating meaningful customer relationships, identifying their needs and service design, delivering quality services and service recovery ~ all key components of quality service management. We explore the impact of technology, experience design in the digital age and emerging trends impacting service design. This unit also examines the service culture ethos and the role of the internal customer & supplier relationships in the customer journey.

Balancing service management theory with practical application, this course is a realistic and useful learning experience relevant to all industry sectors.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace.

This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This introductory Professional and Ethical Practice unit provides students with the foundations of professional ethics and a broad management-oriented understanding of ethical issues.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of using information technology thorough coverage of notable technology developments and their impact on business today. Students will examine issues surrounding professional codes of ethics, file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

Students develop digital literacy skills by understanding ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals and aims to prepare the individuals responsible for addressing ethical issues in today’s workplace. Students will learn how to examine ethical situations that typically arise in IT and gain practical advice for addressing the relevant issues.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG1006 Accounting for Managers-

Unit Description:

It is important for all business professionals to have some understanding of accounting and finance. Whilst the more complex areas are the preserve of qualified accountants and finance experts, it is important for other managers to have some financial literacy so as they can competently contribute to everyday decisions.

This unit is intended for business students who are not following a path specialising in finance or accounting. Generalists, HR specialists, marketers, IT specialists, and others will benefit by acquiring a knowledge of key concepts in the areas of accounting and finance, that they will require to be successful in their chosen fields.

Students will learn accounting fundamentals, accounting for common items, planning, capital investment and the importance of the ‘what, why, so what, what next?’question sequence. Guidance will also be given on when to seek assistance from an accounting or finance colleague or outside advisor.

BBMG1004 Marketing Foundations-

Unit Description:

Marketing Fundamentals offers an introduction into marketing and locates the function of marketing within the organisational context and career. It also informs the non-marketer how one might interact with marketing as an organisational member.

The unit aim to enable students to become knowledgeable regarding the concepts that inform the practical tools that marketers use to plan, implement and evaluate marketing decisions. In addition to the study of selected journal articles, current events and campaign will be used to enhance students’ learning of marketing concepts application and issues.

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in core main marketing topics (such as micro and macro environmental analysis, ethics, 4Ps) and provides strong foundation for more specialised AIH marketing units in year two and three.

BBMG1005 Introduction to Global Business-

Unit Description:

The global environment is rapidly evolving due to paradigm shifts in geopolitical alliances, active roles of global institutions and growth of information technology.

This unit provides foundational knowledge in global business with a strong focus on understanding the global business environment and building strategies for firms in context of increasing globalisation of markets and production. Students will gain knowledge of theories and frameworks explaining foreign direct investment and trade.

The unit offers a balance of sound business management practices that can be applied in a global cross-cultural setting. Students will provide evidence of critical analysis of business environment for a firm entering a global market setting. The students will further demonstrate essential knowledge and skills in theory and practice for a global business enterprise and strategically evaluating the business firm in a global market.

Level 2000+

BBMG2001 Organisational Behaviour and Design-

Unit Description:

BBMG2001 Organisational Behaviour and Design demonstrates how to examine individual and group behaviour in organisations. Students are introduced to dominant theories of organisational behaviour. The unit teaches a range of concepts and theories that can be used as tools to generate a more precise and in- depth analysis of behaviour than would be possible with idiosyncratic or superficial observations. Students will practice the critical habit of viewing phenomena from many perspectives and identifying related operational and ethical issues for managers.

Students are given opportunities to examine different perspectives on managing people and designing organisations, and to understand and practice the determinants of interpersonal and team interactions in organisational environments.
Understanding people and group dynamics is introduced as the key to becoming a good leader and facilitating effective change management. These topics will be explained in the context of common business scenarios and will help students apply theory to practice.

BBMG2002 Human Resource Management-

Unit Description:

Human Resource Management HM) has gone through considerable transformation in recent decades. Once a reactive, administrative function that was seen by other functions as playing little part in organisational success, the ‘Personnel and Administration’ function of the past is now a key contributor to the future of the organisation and to success. HR departments are often now called ‘People and Culture’, reflecting the changing nature of the function.

This unit will explore the wide-ranging responsibilities of human resources departments, and key theories in HRM, as well as looking at challenges for the future.

In this unit, students can gain knowledge of talent acquisition, talent management, succession planning, performance management, industrial relations concepts, employer brand, employee engagement and a range of other HR topics.

BACC2003 Business and Corporations Law-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to commercial activity within the context of the Australian legal system. In particular, legal problems commonly encountered in business situations such as torts, contracts and consumer law.

This unit also introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to companies primarily, but some introductory discussion is done in partnerships, trusts and associations as well. Some of the key topics include types of companies, process of incorporating, effects of incorporation, internal rules, appointment and removal of directors, duties of directors, shareholders’ remedies, share capital transactions and insolvency procedures.

In this regard, students develop the ability to interpret legislation and case law and apply them to given scenarios. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills as well as ability to relate the relevance of the Corporations Act to various aspects of running a company.

BBMG2005 Statistical Data Analysis for Business-

Unit Description:

Statistics are data that have been gathered, analysed, and interpreted. The ability to use and apply relevant statistics in business-related decision-making is increasingly important for all business functions.

This unit facilitates foundational understanding of statistical tools and techniques that support efficient decision-making in finance, marketing, production planning, scheduling, inventory management etc. It develops deep knowledge and skills to identify and implement appropriate statistical procedures that can support managers in making business decisions.

The students will gain hands-on experience with Excel Solver using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse business decisions, hypothesise data and measure relationships.

BBMG2006 Leadership and Evidence-based Business Decision Making-

Unit Description:

Evidence-based leadership is gaining immense popularity nowadays and organisations are looking for leaders who can guide an organisation to high performance with strong emphasis on decision- making with evidence. Their goal is to pursue high performance by bridging the gap between where the organisation is “now” and where it “wants to be.”

Evidence-based leadership is not about how to lead, how we communicate, inspire, or engage. It is about identifying key components of leadership and the application of critical skills to create a high-performance organisation.

This unit aims to provide in-depth knowledge about the role of agile leadership in an organisational environment to make decisions effectively based on substantial evidence. The unit further provides students opportunities to analyse and apply various approaches to leadership for 21st century organisations. The unit focuses on evidence-based decision-making, best practices, and key benchmarks as fundamental to successful leadership.

BBMG2003 Operational Management-

Unit Description:

Operational Management examines the operational facets of organisations, focusing on the processes that contribute to the organisation’s end product or service. Students will examine the operational objectives and strategies and develop an understanding of several key functions within the organisation, including the design of processes, the design of supply networks, process technology and job-design. Planning and control are recognised as a central management function, this includes planning and controlling inventory, supply chain management and project management. The processes of monitoring, measuring, analysing and improving operational performance are applied via scenarios and case studies.

Electives (Select any 2 from the list) +

BBMG2004 Project Management Principles for Business-

Unit Description:

An understanding of International Business is essential in today’s interdependent global world, regardless of the size of the business. The unit introduces students to international business along with key operational considerations, and provides student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand the global economic, political, cultural, and social environment within which the company operates. This unit will examine the strategies and structure of international business, including trade and financial systems, to better understand how to choose overseas markets. Students will also learn how to formulate international business strategy which includes marketing strategy decision, international production, outsourcing and logistics, as well as staffing and personnel matters.

BBMG2007 International Business Environment-

Unit Description:

This unit develops analytical skills and a practical understanding of negotiation techniques in projects, effective management and conflict resolution through the application of research and academic literature. It does so by evaluating the influence of culture, personality, perceptions and communication, and using these insights to develop plans for conflict resolution in various project situations to reach agreements.

BBMG2008 Trends in Business Marketing-

Unit Description:

The marketplace is changing rapidly and is different from what it used to be previously. Today’s marketplace has access to more information, is more competitive, and customers are more empowered. The change has happened because of several societal forces that have resulted in new consumer and capabilities. The three major forces that are transforming the marketplace include technological changes, globalisation, social responsibility and sustainability.

BBMG2008 focuses on these forces and discusses the new challenges and opportunities because of these forces which led to significant changes in the marketing environment. The unit also places emphasis on how companies should acknowledge the dynamic nature of the marketplace, major forces causing the changes, growing with the new marketing realities, and achieving business excellence.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Administrative Officer
  • Business Analyst
  • Team Leader
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Sales Support Specialist

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112652K

Bachelor of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

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Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Course Overview

Behind every innovation is an information system. As the business world grows so do the systems that support it. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) has been designed to prepare students for careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) focusing on managing information systems in organisations. Business information systems is an essential element in bringing together technology, people (individuals, groups, or organisations), and data/information to effectively manage organisations. Such systems are used to analyse and facilitate strategic and operational activities in organisations. The proposed BBIS course aims to provide students with cognitive and technical skills to create and manage cohesive business solutions for diverse organisations. The course will prepare students for entry-level management positions where technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, and project management are combined with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to produce graduates who understand the role and contribution of information systems in driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Students of the Bachelor’s degree have the opportunity to graduate with skills in evaluating, designing, implementing, managing and utilising systems to generate solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of core business operations at an entry level. They have the opportunity to develop knowledge of organisations, ethical issues, people management and communication skills as well as technical and problem solving skills. Graduates of the Diploma and Associate Degree in Business Information Systems could gain entry level positions in the ICT industry with a basic level of technical skills in systems analysis and IS service provision. Through this course students have the opportunity to develop rudimentary skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work, enabling them to make some contribution to the overall information systems objectives of an organisation. This course offers the learning experiences required for graduates to apply skills and knowledge to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of business information systems in a range of organisational and business environments.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 083131B

Duration:

3 years full time

AQF level:

7

Campus:

Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

240

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 3 years

$51,000

Fee per annum:

$17,000

Fee per unit:

$2,125

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 9-12 hours of classes each week, on-campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes, tests and exams.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes, class tests
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Participation in class

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and skills within the business information systems field.
  2. Design and present business information systems solutions that are technically sound, economically feasible, sustainable, and viable for the organisation.
  3. Integrate specialist theoretical and technical knowledge to provide professional advice related to the design, implementation, and integration of information systems for contextualised business environments.
  4. Apply critical thinking, reflection and judgment in the selection and application of the appropriate business information systems related concepts as part of the process to identify and propose alternative solutions to the organisation.
  5. Exhibit leadership, management, lifelong learning, and interpersonal skills required to effectively work in a diverse team on business information systems projects.
  6. Elaborate on ethical dilemmas and professional issues to be applied in current global business information systems.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities.
  • Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility

  • in contexts that require self-directed work and learning.
  • within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions.

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the degree, you will need to pass 24 Units. These Units are divided into three levels based on contents and level of difficulty. The first level (Level 1000) has 8 core units. The second level (2000) has 6 core units. The third level (Level 3000) has 6 core units. In addition, you will get to select 4 electives (2 electives from 2000 Level and 2 electives from 3000 Level.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of the Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBUS1001 Accounting for Business Decisions-

Unit Description:

BBUS1001 provides students with an introduction to accounting and governance mechanisms.

This unit discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, accounting for retail operations, inventory, accrual accounting and introduction to management accounting. Accounting for business decisions introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and methods. Accounting in a social context, environmental and ethical issues are discussed in the unit.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given a number of questions and practical exercises to test their understanding of the lectures.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BISY1002 Database Management for Business-

Unit Description:

This unit examines the theory and concepts of data organisation and their impact on business information management. The unit ensures that students understand the increasingly technological issues in managing databases in organisations, and are aware of both the possibilities and the restrictions of such systems.

The unit introduces students to the capabilities and advantages of database management systems. It involves learning the general features of such database management software and using an actual system for a practical application.

Students will gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modelling methods, techniques for database design, and implementation of the database using a relational database management system.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BISY1001 Professional and Ethical Practice-

Unit Description:

This introductory Professional and Ethical Practice unit provides students with the foundations of professional ethics and a broad management-oriented understanding of ethical issues.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of using information technology thorough coverage of notable technology developments and their impact on business today. Students will examine issues surrounding professional codes of ethics, file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

Students develop digital literacy skills by understanding ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals and aims to prepare the individuals responsible for addressing ethical issues in today’s workplace. Students will learn how to examine ethical situations that typically arise in IT and gain practical advice for addressing the relevant issues.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BISY1003 Foundations of Programming-

Unit Description:

The unit introduces students to fundamental computing concepts and the techniques of computer programming including problem solving, algorithm design, good program coding, documenting, debugging, testing and implementation. Basic algorithms (including searching, and sorting) and data structures (including arrays) are studied in the context of useful applications. Elements of ‘a good programming practice’ will be emphasised in the course.

Students will be exposed to popular programming languages such as C++, Java or Python that are currently used in industries. Students will undertake practical exercises and activities in one or more of these languages available in the Computer Laboratory.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals-

Unit Description:

In a business world of big data, the emerging need to understand basic processes of data analysis, especially the interpretation of such analysis is becoming a fundamental tool for the professional. BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals introduces basic theoretical concepts and applications of statistics in a real-world business environment. Statistics involves collecting, summarising, interpreting and presenting numerical information for the purpose of informed decision making. It is important that statistical data is presented in a meaningful way to inform managerial decision-making. To this end, models of descriptive statistics are explored, as is statistical inference, which focuses on future action based on already collected and analysed data.

Students will learn statistical and mathematical concepts such as probability, correlation and regression, sampling, hypothesis testing and chisquared tests. In addition, students will be introduced to different statistical software packages and learn of their value to professionals.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

Exit Point: Diploma of Business Information Systems

Level 2000+

BISY2009 Requirements Design Thinking-

Unit Description:

BISY2009 Requirements and Design Thinking covers the principles of information system development for a business environment. Students will be introduced to a range of information systems concepts and practices emphasising on the understanding of information systems as designed solutions to problems and computing to interpret these solutions. Students will be introduced how Design Thinking can be productively applied to different systems design situations. The theoretical concepts, methods, and tools for the key stages of Design Thinking including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation will be covered.

Students will be expected to develop an understanding of analysing information system requirements and requirements engineering principles. Students will develop analytical and practical skills in data requirements gathering and analysis along with methods to model data needs. Modelling of data will occur at the conceptual, logical, and physical levels along with an ability to compare different approaches. Brief introduction into agile methodologies is also a part of this unit.

Pre-requisite: BBUS1002

BISY2004 Project Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with an overview of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques of project management, and their application in delivering successful Information Systems (IS) project outcomes. Students will gain understanding of how projects are managed through the full project lifecycle including planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure.

This unit will provide students with an appreciation of the nature of Information Systems projects, and methods used by the project manager and project team for stakeholder engagement, scheduling project activity and resources, budgeting for projects, communicating project plans, progress and status, controlling scope and variations, managing the project team, managing change, and assessing and mitigating project risks. A range of case studies will be used to enhance practical understanding of the tools and techniques covered.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BISY2003 Object Oriented Programming-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the object-oriented programming approach using a contemporary language and an integrated development environment (IDE). The unit introduces the concepts of object-orientated programming (OOP).

The unit starts with a brief overview of OOAD including use cases, domain diagrams and interaction diagrams and class diagrams and then moves on to cover OOP principles such as objects, classes, inheritance, and class hierarchies.

The unit uses appropriate business examples to enable students to solve business problems using the fundamentals of object-oriented programming.

Students will learn OOP concepts with an OOP language, which includes one or more of the following Java, Python or C#.

Pre-requisite: BISY1003.

Level 2000 Elective-

Unit Description:

Choose one Level 2000 Elective: See the list of electives at the end of this webpage.

BISY2006 Management Information Systems and Enterprise Systems-

Unit Description:

BIS2006 Management of Information Systems and Enterprise Systems examines the theory and concepts of Enterprise and Management Information Systems and the role they perform in business today. The Unit ensures that students have foundations in enterprise information systems and identifies the key issues for managers involved in acquiring and maintaining large-scale software systems in organizations. During lectures, the value and uses of information technology and the way that it is used for operating businesses, making management decisions, gaining strategic advantage, and ensuring probity and transparency in business operations are explained. During lab sessions, these issues will be demonstrated in a practical manner to the students, so that students can see theory in practice, and appreciate linkages between the concepts.

Pre-requisite: BBUS1002.

BISY2008 ICT Support Services-

Unit Description:

BISY2008 ICT Support Services develops students understanding, methods and strategies to help internal and external company’s customers to support, create, maintain, and manage technologies to achieve an excellent customer service. This unit introduces students to the support and maintenance of technological infrastructure and services domain. Students will receive theoretical and practical knowledge to develop skills to prevent, diagnose, solve, and prevent ICT common help desk related issues with quality customer service, remote support, and proper troubleshooting capabilities to resolve IT related issues in a business environment.

The unit delivers the concepts of computers and user support in a business. Starting with an introduction of ICT general concepts such as Help Desk, Troubleshooting and Customer Service to move forward to define Operational Level Agreements, Incident Management, Change Management and Helpdesk Policies and procedures structures. Students will be exposed to appropriated business examples which will enable them to practice the unit concepts in an ICT environment.

Pre-requisite: BBUS1002.

BISY2007 Systems Design Thinking-

Unit Description:

BISY2007 Systems Design and Thinking continues evolving students’ knowledge and practices of BISY2001 Requirements and Design Thinking, increasing an understanding of the nature of analysing, designing, and developing information systems. A practical emphasis will be placed on the techniques, tools, and methods of systems analysis and modelling in a business environment. Students will develop analytical skills in information data modelling, use case analysis, specifications, and socio- technical issues of the systems development life cycle.

This unit also focuses on traditional, object-oriented, and web-based systems modelling including models, tools, and deliverables together with roles of functional dependencies, domain normalization and user-centered design approach. At the end of this unit, students will have a sound understanding of the techniques required to analyse, model, and develop an information system.

Pre-requisite: BISY2009.

Level 2000 Elective-

Unit Description:

Choose another Level 2000 Elective: See the list of electives at the end of this webpage.

Exit Point: Associate Degree of Business Information Systems

Level 3000+

BISY3001 Data Mining & Business Intelligence-

Unit Description:

Large data collections are widely available in many companies and organisations. Data mining is still a young multidisciplinary field which involves:
Database and data warehouse technologies, machine learning and artificial intelligence, statistics and numerical mathematics, parallel and high-performance computing and visualisation.Data mining is being applied in many areas such as in bioinformatics and health, governments (statistics, census and taxation), credit card and insurance companies, terror, crime and fraud detection, and in networking and telecommunications.This unit covers the relationship that can be established between data mining and smart business practices. It also explains how to develop models for classification, prediction, and customer segmentation with the help of data mining for business intelligence techniques.

The unit covers both a theoretical and practical understanding of the key methods of classification, prediction, reduction, exploration, and affinity analysis in data mining and how we can apply these methods to real business cases and data.

Pre-requisite: BISY1002 and BBUS1008.

BISY3006 Information Security-

Unit Description:

The unit examines current security threats to organisations and the necessary security processes, products and solutions required to mitigate these threats and to ensure business continuity.

The unit covers social, business and organisational issues, as well as security policy design and management. A range of products and solutions are discussed. From a technical perspective, firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration and maintenance; AAA implementation using routers and firewalls; and virtual private networks will be topics covered both theoretically and practically.

Pre-requisite: BBUS1002.

BISY3004 E-Commerce & E-Business Applications-

Unit Description:

e-Business, in its broadest sense, is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support all business activities. e-Commerce (a subset of e-Business) involves the use of the Internet in the transacting of business. Organisations are experiencing enormous changes brought about, in part, by the multi-billion dollar evolution of e-Business and e-Commerce.

The unit presents the theory and practice involved with organisation-wide application of technology to enable improved business practices and management decisions. The unit provides a common foundation composed of the fundamental concepts required for the use and application of telecommunications, systems, and technology in the E-business environment. This unit also examines the ethical, social and legal implications underlying e-Business.

Pre-requisite: BISY2006.

Level 3000 Elective-

Unit Description:

Choose one Level 3000 Elective: See the list of electives at the end of this webpage.

BISY3007 Cloud Services and Big Data-

Unit Description:

BISY3007 Cloud Services and Big Data introduces students to the concepts of cloud computing, big data, data streaming and to the use of cloud platforms in big data applications. Students will examine the five’s of big data from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Students will examine how big data analytics, AI and machine learning can assist businesses to make better informed decisions and gain competitive advantage.

Students will examine and compare the capabilities and applications of various big data frameworks, such as Hadoop, Spark, Flink and Airflow. Students will undertake practical exercises and activities in one or more of these frameworks using java and/or Python, utilising a variety of cloud platforms (AWS, Google, Azure) to analyse a combination of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data from multiple sources.

Pre-requisite: BISY1002 and BISY2006.

Level 3000 Elective-

Unit Description:

Choose another Level 3000 Elective: See the list of electives at the end of this webpage.

BISY3008 Information Systems Project (Capstone)-

Unit Description:

BISY3008 Information Systems Project (Capstone) allows students to gain skills on real or simulated industry-based projects. This unit is delivered over two blocks and it is designed to give students experience in developing independent skills and implementing non-trivial programming/research projects. Students will pursue a lengthy project in any area of business information systems. Additional to the lecture of the unit, project teams will be advised and supervised by BIS academics. Such academics will be involved to the extent of providing the real-world “wicked” problem, giving feedback to students during the process. Furthermore, they will review the final presentation and provide final feedback on whether the solution met the unit requirements.

Students will be choosing one from three possible streams to complete this unit:

  1. 1. A case-based project with a fortnight/monthly opportunity to get supervised by a mentor/advisor and guided by the lecturer throughout the lecture sessions. Students work in teams to design, code, test and deploy an information systems project.
  2. 2. An industry-based project guided by an advisor from AIH, and a supervisor from the industry organisation. Students work in teams to design, code, test and deploy an information systems project.
  3. 3. Research-based work under the supervision of BIS academics, project teams will pursue research on the BIS trending areas available for supervision and with fortnight/monthly supervision.

Different milestone-based submissions are peer evaluated with the help of a peer assessment application.

For non-research-based projects, the first section of the unit requires teams to document and initiate requirements engineering and system design specifications (SRS and SDS). The system requirements for the project work are to be specified based on real-world business cases. Then, students will use contemporary tools and techniques to provide an information systems solution and work effectively as a member of a development team to prototype the implementation of the bespoke information system based on the system requirement specification (SRS) and system design specification (SDS) completed earlier.

For industry-based projects, a company supervisor must be part of the process who will report on milestones achievements. Students must present industry results in a way of reports and presentations.

For research-based projects, topics are guided by BIS supervisors. Project teams will count with at least one of the BIS Lecturers as an advisor/supervisor who will guide the project including helping to write journal articles, conference proceedings. A research-based project must be approved by AIH based on the diligence, quality of the student cohort, and research training of the students.

Among the topics delivered in lectures, students will be exposed to technologies, tools, and project management techniques that will enhance and ease the project they have at hand.

Pre-requisite: 160 CP including BISY2004.

Exit Point: Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Electives (Select 2x Level 2000 and 2x Level 3000)+

BACC2001 Accounting Fundamentals-

Unit Description:

This unit informs students with a thorough grounding in financial accounting. Accounting fundamentals discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, the framework of accounting, internal control and cash, non-current assets and current liabilities. The unit develops understanding of discipline specific knowledge areas, professional judgment and problem-solving skills. The focus on financial accounting with an examination of accounting for partnerships and companies as well as cash flow statements. Financial Statements are discussed at length with reference to relevant accounting standards.

Pre-requisite: BBUS1001.

BACC2002 Accounting Information Systems-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide the use of an accounting information system in an organization. The application of technology to automate accounting processes and the implications this has for the accountants are addressed in this unit. Practical experience in the operation of an accounting package such as MYOB will be utilized as a self-directed study activity. Governance of accounting information system and the internal controls built into the systems that collect and store the data are explored. Basic safeguards to reduce cyber-crime and ethical issue are discussed.

Pre-requisite: BBUS1001 and BBUS1002.

BACC2003 Business and Corporations Law-

Unit Description:

This Unit introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to commercial activity within the context of the Australian legal system. In particular, legal problems commonly encountered in business situations such as torts, contracts and consumer law.

This Unit also introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to companies primarily but some introductory discussion is done on partnerships, trusts and associations as well. Some of the key topics include types of companies, process of incorporating, effects of incorporation, internal rules, appointment and removal of directors, duties of directors, shareholders’ remedies, share capital transactions and insolvency procedures.

In this regard, students develop the ability to interpret legislation and case law and apply them to given scenarios. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills as well as ability to relate the relevance of the Corporations Act to various aspects of running a company.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BACC2004 Financial Reporting, Governance and Sustainability-

Unit Description:

The aim of this unit is to help students develop their knowledge, understanding and application of various theoretical models and practices of accounting. This unit focuses on specific financial reporting issues and discusses accounting standards such as Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The course commences with an overview of the Australian financial reporting environment by focusing on the institutional framework for accounting standard setting and the conceptual framework. The course then investigates selected applied issues in financial accounting by examining requirements of Australian accounting standards in the following areas: valuation of assets including fair value, intangibles, leases, revenue recognition and sustainability. The course will also examine the corporate accounting issues such as share capital and reserves, liabilities and accounting for financial instruments. Discussions based on governance and corporate social responsibility are also covered.

Pre-requisite: BACC2001

BACC2005 Management Accounting-

Unit Description:

The unit covers the concepts, principles, and techniques of management accounting. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of aspects of contemporary and traditional management accounting systems and their role in providing cost information to assist in decision-making, planning, and control that will allow effective management of resources and creation of value for organizations, customers, and stakeholders.

Pre-requisite: BACC2001.

BACC2006 Business Finance-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of corporate finance and provides both theoretical knowledge and practical applications of business finance decision-making. It begins with the basics of financial mathematics and asset valuation and moves on to examine the tools and techniques for making capital investment decisions, financing decisions, and the dividend decisions. It also looks at the Australian equities market and issues of capital market efficiency.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG2001 Organisational Behaviour and Design-

Unit Description:

BBMG2001 Organisational Behaviour and Design demonstrates how to examine individual and group behaviour in organisations. Students are introduced to dominant theories of organisational behaviour. The unit teaches a range of concepts and theories that can be used as tools to generate a more precise and in-depth analysis of behaviour than would be possible with idiosyncratic or superficial observations. Students will practice the critical habit of viewing phenomena from many perspectives and identifying related operational and ethical issues for managers. Students are given opportunities to examine different perspectives on managing people and designing organisations, and to understand and practice the determinants of interpersonal and team interactions in organisational environments. Understanding people and group dynamics is introduced as the key to becoming a good leader and facilitating effective change management. These topics will be explained in the context of common business scenarios and will help students apply theory to practice.

Pre-requisite: BBMG1002.

BBMG2002 Human Resource Management-

Unit Description:

Human Resource Management (HRM) has gone through a considerable transformation in recent decades. Once a reactive, administrative function that was seen by other functions as playing little part in organisational success, the ‘Personnel and Administration’ function of the past is now a key contributor to the future of the organisation and to success. HR departments are often now called ‘People and Culture’, reflecting the changing nature of the function.

This unit will explore the wide-ranging responsibilities of human resources departments, and key theories in HRM, as well as look at challenges for the future.

In this unit, students can gain knowledge of talent acquisition, talent management, succession planning, performance management, industrial relations concepts, employer brand, employee engagement and a range of other HR topics.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG2003 Operational Management-

Unit Description:

Operational Management examines the operational facets of organisations, focusing on the processes that contribute to the organisation’s end product or service. Students will examine the operational objectives and strategies and develop an understanding of several key functions within the organisation, including the design of processes, the design of supply networks, process technology and job design. Planning and control are recognised as a central management function, this includes planning and controlling inventory, supply chain management and project management. The processes of monitoring, measuring, analysing and improving operational performance are applied via scenarios and case studies.

Pre-requisite: BBMG2001.

BBPM2006 Preventing Project Underperformance-

Unit Description:

Causes of project under performance, also referred to as project failure, include people, systems, processes. Organisations, project sponsors and project managers have an onus to create an environment for project success. For some practitioners, this necessitates changing mindsets and even paradigms given that it to challenge common assumptions. This unit aims to create a positive environment to avoid most problems encountered in ‘typical projects’. Much of the problem prevention commences at project start-up.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBPM2007 Negotiate Project Agreements-

Unit Description:

This unit develops analytical skills and a practical understanding of negotiation techniques in projects, effective management, and conflict resolution through the application of research and academic literature. It does so by evaluating the influence of culture, personality, perceptions and communication, and using these insights to develop plans for conflict resolution in various project situations to reach agreements.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG3001 Governance, Ethics and Sustainability in Business-

Unit Description:

The ever-increasing connections between governance, ethical behaviour and a sustainable future are explored in this unit. The emphasis is on leadership and management of organisations as a key element in ensuring sound practice in all three of these important facets of organisations.

In this unit, students will learn about both top-down and bottom-up approaches to ensuring that organisations are well governed, act responsibly, and are cognisant of the actions required to address the triple bottom line.

The unit will cover governance as distinct from management, the role of leadership, the 3Ps of sustainability, and ethics, and the connection between the disciplines in this unit with other areas such as finance, marketing, and HR.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG3003 Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship-

Unit Description:

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the economy. New products and services created by entrepreneurs can have a cascading effect on the economy, stimulating related businesses or sectors and furthering the economic development of countries. Entrepreneurs also help drive change through innovation, allowing society to improve its quality of life.

This subject focuses on innovation-driven entrepreneurship and introduces students to the pathways of entrepreneurial venture. The students will learn how to design resilient entrepreneurship, from opportunity identification to business models, as well as growing and planning entrepreneurial ventures.

Strategic entrepreneurial growth will also be highlighted along with awareness of legal and regulatory challenges relevant to entrepreneurial ventures.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBMG3005 Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges-

Unit Description:

Managers today encounter mammoth challenges which are varied and complex in nature. It becomes essential in modern times for executive managers to have an in-depth understanding of underlying managerial practices, especially those that relate to challenges for improving business practices. Emerging issues in market demand, technology, social responsibility, communication, human resources management, etc. makes it imperative for managers to examine and implement contemporary and innovative solutions for business problems.

The unit will explore more contemporary advanced management and organizational theories to assist managers with creative problem-solving for critical business management challenges and issues.

This unit introduces to the participants a blend of learning in class and online through several activities and assessments. It focuses on student’s learning for sustainable business including economic, social, environment and organisation culture in achieving the set business objectives optimally.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBPM3007 Manage Project Artifacts-

Unit Description:

An artifact is an object made by a human being. A project artifact is a tangible by-product of a project. Artifact can take the form of a template, document, output, or project deliverable (PMBoK 7th Ed.). Project artifacts determine standards and requirements for derivable completion, such as design specifications for a product, or a checklist of steps for performing status meetings. The team lead by the project manager determines what artifacts are required to successfully deliver each phase of a project. Artifacts are often inter-related such as a ‘register of plans’ and then in addition each of the plans themselves.

Starting with outcomes, this unit covers principles, models and methods designed to ensure that project artifacts are limited to those that add value not ‘bureaucracy’. The unit examines project artifacts from start-up, to planning, execution and close-out.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BBPM3008 Project Continuity-

Unit Description:

An artifact is an object made by a human being. A project artifact is a tangible by-product of a project. Artifact can take the form of a template, document, output, or project deliverable (PMBoK 7th Ed.). Project artifacts determine standards and requirements for derivable completion, such as design specifications for a product, or a checklist of steps for performing status meetings. The team lead by the project manager determines what artifacts are required to successfully deliver each phase of a project. Artifacts are often inter-related such ‘register of plans’ and then in addition each of the plans themselves.

Starting with outcomes, this unit covers principles, models and methods designed to ensure that project artifacts are limited to those that add value not ‘bureaucracy’. The unit examines project artifacts from start-up, to planning, execution and close-out.

Pre-requisite: Nil.

BACC3004 Australian Tax System-

Unit Description:

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills that students have already acquired in previous units, most notably Business and Corporations Law. The workshops examine the fundamentals of taxation law in Australia and are designed to develop in students both an appreciation of the Australian taxation system as well as practical and analytical skills for navigating tax law. More than a method of revenue collection, this unit encourages students to view taxation law as a social process and to consider the various changes that taxation has undergone since the Income Taxation Assessment Act 1936. There are opportunities for students to assess the application of the tax laws in Australia as well as analyse tax laws. Looking at taxation issues from the minds of future practitioners, the workshops include practice questions session where students can also delve into more depth on the social implications of tax law.

Pre-requisite: BACC2003.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Information systems designer
  • IT manager

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

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Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification meets the academic requirement for admission to Postgraduate courses within Australia and overseas*
Find out more about AIH’s Postgraduate Courses

*subject to additional institution/course specific requirements

Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112652K

Bachelor of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

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Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting

Course Overview

Accounting can be defined as the “language of business,” playing a vital role in almost every organization. Whether it’s basic bookkeeping or high-level strategic planning and analysis, there is a consistent demand for individuals with accounting skills. The Bachelor of Accounting program equips graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to excel as accountants in modern business environments. Aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and professional associations’ requirements, this degree offers a comprehensive curriculum.

The Bachelor of Accounting degree focuses on essential units that cover financial accounting, management accounting, and auditing, enabling students to gain professional accreditation and pursue employment opportunities in the accounting discipline. Recognizing that accountants often collaborate with professionals from various functional areas, the program also incorporates education in information technology, marketing, organizational behavior, operations, and provides a range of business-based elective options. Moreover, it emphasizes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and highlights the significance of corporate responsibility, ethics, and governance.

AIH’s Bachelor of Accounting holds professional accreditation from CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ , fulfilling the academic requirements for entry into the CPA/CAANZ Programs. Additionally, esteemed professional organizations like the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) acknowledge AIH’s Bachelor of Accounting course.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 069531C

Duration:

3 years full time

AQF level:

7

Campus:

Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

240

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 3 years

$48,000

Fee per annum:

$16,000

Fee per unit:

$2,000

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What others are saying

“At AIH, learning from the lecturers was a privilege. My lecturers were all experts in their field. What you learn in class can be applied in the real world. The knowledge that they have and transposing that knowledge to us with a personal touch was one of the things I appreciated in AIH. I would recommend a lot of people to study in AIH, not just for a degree, but because you get to learn from first-hand experience from the experts themselves. They teach you the best of what they know with up-to-date learnings from the rest of the world.

Francis Nikolo Benedicto Bulaun
Graduated 2017. Employed at Colette.

What you will learn

Study Hours

To effectively manage your studies as a student, it is crucial to dedicate time for attending classes. Typically, full-time students can expect to have 8 hours of on-campus classes every week. Furthermore, it is advisable to allocate an additional 14 hours per week for independent tasks such as assignments, readings, projects, and adequate preparation for quizzes, tests, and exams.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes, class tests and examinations
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Participation in class

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the regulatory environment for which accounting operates globally and apply accounting processes in a manner that complies with applicable accounting standards.
  2. Evaluate and apply suitable business (financial and non-financial) tools to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation, its performance and position in a manner useful for managerial decision-making.
  3. Apply relevant principles to evaluate business problems and develop creative and competitive solutions to achieve strategic objectives.
  4. Apply varied communication tools and techniques to effectively manage relationships and communicate with other management professionals and business stakeholders.
  5. Analyse the broader social, legal, economic and business context within which the discipline operates to develop professional ethical practices.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities.
  • Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.
  • Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility

  • in contexts that require self-directed work and learning.
  • within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions.

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the degree, you will need to pass 23 units. These units are divided into three levels based on contents and level of difficulty. The first level (Level 1000) has 8 core units. The second level (2000) has 6 core units. The third level (Level 3000) has 5 core units including a Capstone unit. In addition, you will get to select 4 electives (2 electives from 2000 level and 2 electives from 3000 level except Capstone units).

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

BBUS1001 Accounting for Business Decisions-

Unit Description:

BBUS1001 provides students with an introduction to accounting and governance mechanisms.

This unit discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, accounting for retail operations, inventory, accrual accounting and introduction to management accounting. Accounting for business decisions introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and methods. Accounting in a social context, environmental and ethical issues are discussed in the unit.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given a number of questions and practical exercises to test their understanding of the lectures.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBUS1004 Economics for Management-

Unit Description:

BBUS1004 Economics for Management introduces students to the field of economics and discusses the relevancy of economic theory for managers. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and examines their relevance to current business operations. The unit begins with a discussion of markets and introduces theories of supply and demand. It investigates the microeconomic principles of production processes and costs, business organisation and strategy, competition and monopoly as well as interactions among government, business and markets. It examines the main fields of economic behaviour (resource allocation, income distribution, unemployment, inflation, the balance of payments and economic growth) and the major policy instruments (fiscal and monetary) for influencing this behavior. Students will complete this unit with an understanding of how economic theory drives political, legal and general business decisions.

BBMG1004 Marketing Foundations-

Unit Description:

Marketing Fundamentals offers an introduction into marketing and locates the function of marketing within the organisational context and career. It also informs the non-marketer how one might interact with marketing as an organisational member.

The unit aim to enable students to become knowledgeable regarding the concepts that inform the practical tools that marketers use to plan, implement and evaluate marketing decisions. In addition to the study of selected journal articles, current events and campaign will be used to enhance students’ learning of marketing concepts application and issues.

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in core main marketing topics (such as micro and macro environmental analysis, ethics, 4Ps) and provides strong foundation for more specialised AIH marketing units in year two and three.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals-

Unit Description:

In a business world of big data, the emerging need to understand basic processes of data analysis, especially the interpretation of such analysis is becoming a fundamental tool for the professional. BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals introduces basic theoretical concepts and applications of statistics in a real-world business environment. Statistics involves collecting, summarising, interpreting and presenting numerical information for the purpose of informed decision making. It is important that statistical data is presented in a meaningful way to inform managerial decision-making. To this end, models of descriptive statistics are explored, as is statistical inference, which focuses on future action based on already collected and analysed data.

Students will learn statistical and mathematical concepts such as probability, correlation and regression, sampling, hypothesis testing and chisquared tests. In addition, students will be introduced to different statistical software packages and learn of their value to professionals.

Level 2000+

BACC2001 Accounting Fundamentals-

Unit Description:

This unit informs students with a thorough grounding in financial accounting. Accounting fundamentals discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, the framework of accounting, internal control and cash, non-current assets and current liabilities. The unit develops understanding of discipline specific knowledge areas, professional judgment and problem-solving skills. The focus on financial accounting with an examination of accounting for partnerships and companies as well as cash flow statements. Financial Statements are discussed at length with reference to relevant accounting standards.

BACC2002 Accounting Information Systems-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide the use of an accounting information system in an organization. The application of technology to automate accounting processes and the implications this has for the accountants are addressed in this unit. Practical experience in the operation of an accounting package such as MYOB will be utilized as a self-directed study activity. Governance of accounting information system and the internal controls built into the systems that collect and store the data are explored. Basic safeguards to reduce cyber-crime and ethical issue are discussed.

BACC2003 Business and Corporations Law-

Unit Description:

This Unit introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to commercial activity within the context of the Australian legal system. In particular, legal problems commonly encountered in business situations such as torts, contracts and consumer law.

This Unit also introduces students to the legal framework and legal principles applying to companies primarily but some introductory discussion is done on partnerships, trusts and associations as well. Some of the key topics include types of companies, process of incorporating, effects of incorporation, internal rules, appointment and removal of directors, duties of directors, shareholders’ remedies, share capital transactions and insolvency procedures.

In this regard, students develop the ability to interpret legislation and case law and apply them to given scenarios. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills as well as ability to relate the relevance of the Corporations Act to various aspects of running a company.

BACC2004 Financial Reporting Governance and Sustainability-

Unit Description:

The aim of this unit is to help students develop their knowledge, understanding and application of various theoretical models and practices of accounting. This unit focuses on specific financial reporting issues and discusses accounting standards such as Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The course commences with an overview of the Australian financial reporting environment by focusing on the institutional framework for accounting standard setting and the conceptual framework. The course then investigates selected applied issues in financial accounting by examining requirements of Australian accounting standards in the following areas: valuation of assets including fair value, intangibles, leases, revenue recognition and sustainability. The course will also examine the corporate accounting issues such as share capital and reserves, liabilities and accounting for financial instruments. Discussions based on governance and corporate social responsibility are also covered.

BACC2005 Management Accounting-

Unit Description:

The unit covers the concepts, principles, and techniques of management accounting. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of aspects of contemporary and traditional management accounting systems and their role in providing cost information to assist in decision-making, planning, and control that will allow effective management of resources and creation of value for organizations, customers, and stakeholders.

BACC2006 Business Finance-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of corporate finance and provides both theoretical knowledge and practical applications of business finance decision-making. It begins with the basics of financial mathematics and asset valuation and moves on to examine the tools and techniques for making capital investment decisions, financing decisions, and the dividend decisions. It also looks at the Australian equities market and issues of capital market efficiency.

Level 3000+

BACC3001 Auditing and Assurance Services-

Unit Description:

The unit introduces students to the nature and practice of auditing and provides students with an opportunity to understand the theoretical basis, as well as the practical applications, of the auditing process.

It begins with an overview of the audit process and its functions and introduction to auditing standards. Audit methodology, planning, and application are examined in detail, as is the reporting phase which auditors are required to undertake. Students are taught how to implement audit procedures, develop an audit trail, and work within an audit risk model and the use of audit software. Students also study the professional standards and legal obligations of the auditor and the auditing process, as well as the ethical, social, legal and business factors that influence, and at times determine, the auditor’s role and function.

BACC3002 Strategic Management Accounting-

Unit Description:

This Unit builds on the concepts, principles, and techniques discussed in Management Accounting BACC2005. Management Accounting and introduces broader contexts of management accounting within organisational strategy.

This Unit focuses on the longer-term perspective and the provision of information to assist in formulating and evaluating business strategy. In particular, the lectures explore strategic analysis, advanced cost management, the cost of quality, value chain analysis, customer and competitor analysis, responsibility accounting, financial performance measures, total business performance evaluation, and benchmarking.

The tutorials will apply these concepts to alternative scenarios, as well as test these concepts in case studies which will be developed during tutorials so that students can apply these concepts to a particular company and situation.

BACC3003 Advanced Financial Reporting-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with a thorough understanding in application and analysis of prescribed accounting treatments in business combinations. The unit also emphasizes financial reporting and accounting for companies including consolidated accounts of complex economic entities including associate companies. Fair value adjustments and tax effects accounting are discussed at length. The workshops will be used as interactive sessions where students are given a number of questions to test their understanding of the lectures. Reference to relevant accounting standards are also discussed throughout the course.

BACC3004 Australian Tax System-

Unit Description:

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills that students have already acquired in previous units, most notably Business and Corporations Law. The workshops examine the fundamentals of taxation law in Australia and are designed to develop in students both an appreciation of the Australian taxation system as well as practical and analytical skills for navigating tax law. More than a method of revenue collection, this unit encourages students to view taxation law as a social process and to consider the various changes that taxation has undergone since the Income Taxation Assessment Act 1936.

There are opportunities for students to assess the application of the tax laws in Australia as well as analyse tax laws. Looking at taxation issues from the minds of future practitioners, the workshops include practice questions session where students can also delve into more depth on the social implications of tax law.

BACC3005 The Accounting Research Project (Capstone)-

Unit Description:

BACC3005 The Accounting Research Project (Capstone) is the culmination of an undergraduate’s studies in a Bachelor degree at the Australian Institute of Higher Education.

The unit provides a framework for applying research skills and technical accounting knowledge. The objective of the unit is to critically evaluate accounting information and accounting standards through an understanding of the different theoretical approaches to accounting. The course combines skills in accounting and assists in developing students’ professional judgement and reflective capacity. The development of graduate capabilities will be enabled by various assessments in the unit.

Electives (Select 2x Level 2000 and 2x Level 3000)+

BBMG2002 Human Resource Management-

Unit Description:

Human Resource Management (HRM) has gone through considerable transformation in recent decades. Once a reactive, administrative function that was seen by other functions as playing little part in organisational success, the ‘Personnel and Administration’ function of the past is now a key contributor to the future of the organisation and to success. HR departments are often now called ‘People and Culture’, reflecting the changing nature of the function.

This unit will explore the wide-ranging responsibilities of human resources departments, and key theories in HRM, as well as looking at challenges for the future.

In this unit, students can gain knowledge of talent acquisition, talent management, succession planning, performance management, industrial relations concepts, employer brand, employee engagement and a range of other HR topics.

BBMG2001 Organisational Behaviour and Design-

Unit Description:

BBMG2001 Organisational Behaviour and Design demonstrates how to examine individual and group behaviour in organisations. Students are introduced to dominant theories of organisational behaviour. The unit teaches a range of concepts and theories that can be used as tools to generate a more precise and in- depth analysis of behaviour than would be possible with idiosyncratic or superficial observations. Students will practice the critical habit of viewing phenomena from many perspectives and identifying related operational and ethical issues for managers. Students are given opportunities to examine different perspectives on managing people and designing organisations, and to understand and practice the determinants of interpersonal and team interactions in organisational environments.

Understanding people and group dynamics is introduced as the key to becoming a good leader and facilitating effective change management. These topics will be explained in the context of common business scenarios and will help students apply theory to practice.

BBMG2004 Project Management Principles for Business-

Unit Description:

This unit offers students an overview of the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities for achieving project requirements. It helps student understanding of how project management is accomplished through the application and integration of the project management processes of initiating, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing. In this course, we introduce the concept of project management, discuss the role of project manager, identify and orient students with the issues related to planning the project, schedule and project control and evaluation and management of project team.

BISY2009 Requirements Design Thinking-

Unit Description:

BISY2001 Requirements Design Thinking covers the principles of information system development for a business environment. Students will be introduced to concepts of product development and design thinking together with a range of information systems concepts and practices emphasising on the understanding of information systems designed solutions and the computing to interpret these solutions. Students will be introduced on how Design Thinking can be productively applied to different systems design situations. The theoretical concepts, methods, and tools for the key stages of Design Thinking including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation will be covered.

Students will be expected to develop an understanding of analysing information system requirements and requirements engineering principles. Students will develop analytical and practical skills in data requirements gathering and analysis along with methods to model data needs. Modelling of data will occur at the conceptual, logical, and physical levels along with an ability to compare different approaches. Brief introduction into agile methodologies is also a part of this unit.

BBMG3005 Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges-

Unit Description:

Managers today encounter mammoth challenges which are varied and complex in nature. It becomes essential in modern times for executive managers to have an in-depth understanding of underlying managerial practices, especially those that relate to challenges for improving the business practices. Emerging issues in market demand, technology, social responsibility, communication, human resources management etc. makes it imperative for managers to examine and implement contemporary and innovative solutions for business problems.

The unit will explore more contemporary advanced management and organizational theories to assist managers with creative problem solving for critical business management challenges and issues.

This unit introduces to the participants a blend of learning in class and online through several activities and assessments. It focuses on student’s learning for sustainable business including economic, social, environment and organization culture in achieving the set business objectives optimally.

BBMG3001 Governance, Ethics and sustainability in Business-

Unit Description:

The ever-increasing connections between governance, ethical behaviour and a sustainable future are explored in this unit. The emphasis is on leadership and management of organisations as a key element in ensuring sound practice in all three of these important facets of organisations.

In this unit students will learn about both top-down and bottom-up approaches to ensuring that organisations are well governed, act responsibly, and are cognisant of the actions required to address the triple bottom lin.

The unit will cover governance as distinct from management, the role of leadership, the 3Ps of sustainability, ethics, and the connection between the disciplines in this unit with other areas such as finance, marketing, and HR.

BISY3006 Information Security-

Unit Description:

BISY3006 Information Security examines current security threats to organisations and the necessary security processes, products and solutions required to mitigate these threats and to ensure business continuity. The unit covers social, business and organisational issues, as well as security policy design and management. A range of products and solutions are discussed. From a technical perspective, firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration and maintenance; AAA implementation using routers and firewalls; and virtual private networks will be topics covered both theoretically and practically.

BBMG3003 Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship-

Unit Description:

Entrepreneurships are the backbone of the economy. New products and services created by entrepreneurs can have a cascading effect on the economy, stimulating related business or sectors and furthering the economic development of countries. Entrepreneurs also help drive change through innovation, allowing society to improve quality of life.

This subject focuses on innovation driven entrepreneurship and introduces students to the pathways of entrepreneurial venture. The students will learn how to design resilient entrepreneurships, from opportunity identification to business models, as well as growing and planning entrepreneurial ventures.

Strategic entrepreneurial growth will also be highlighted along with awareness of legal and regulatory challenges relevant to entrepreneurial ventures.

BBHT3006 Yield Management-

Unit Description:

Accounting and revenue ‘numbers’ are extremely important for managers. Hospitality managers must be able to use accounting and revenue information to make good decisions. Knowing and being able to use accounting and revenue management concepts will also enable hospitality managers to improve the operating effectiveness of any hotel or restaurant which they manage.

This unit introduces students to accounting, revenue and yield management in the hospitality industry. This will enable students to understand the basic financial and managerial reports and how to analyse them for a hospitality operation. Students will also be able to analyse revenue and yield for a hotel or restaurant.

In the first part of this unit, students will learn about accounting principles related to the preparation and analysis of financial and managerial reports, such as the balance sheet, profit or loss account and the statement of cash flows. Students will also be introduced to the concept of cost management and cost- volume-profit analysis. In the second part of this unit, students will learn about revenue and yield management. The unit will explore concepts of pricing in the hospitality sector, demand forecasting, and revenue management for accommodation, food and beverage services.

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Controller
  • Project Manager
  • Taxation accountant
  • Management accountant

Entry Requirements

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How to Apply

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Further Study
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Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Management)

CRICOS Code: 112652K

Bachelor of Business (Project Management)

CRICOS Code: 112654H

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