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What will I learn?

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

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

All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community, with lectures held at our Northern Beaches Campus and core business subjects at our new City Campus, subject to availability. Aspire students receive dedicated academic support, including study skills.

What you will learn

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

This Diploma leads to the following Bachelor’s Degree in International College of Marketing, Sydney (ICMS)

Bachelor of Business (International Tourism)



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (16,50,165) per year
AUD $3,750 per subject

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022, 6 February 2023, 22 May 2023, 28 August 2023


Aspire Institute


Levels 1 & 2, 46-48 East Esplanade,


New South Wales,

2095, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (16,50,165) per year
AUD $3,750 per subject

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022, 6 February 2023, 22 May 2023, 28 August 2023

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in any one of the following suggested equivalent subjects including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.

Students from a non-English speaking background are required to demonstrate proficiency in English with IELTS overall score of 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5 or TOEFL (internet) of Overall 69*; Writing 19; Speaking 17; GSCE/GCE O LEVELS: C pass in English and HKDSE of level 3 and ASPIRE PLACEMENT TEST: B1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About International College of Management

100% of ICMS degree graduates gain industry experience even before the completion of their study.

  • Leader in high-quality, career oriented higher education
  • Home to over 2,300 students
  • Nearly 90% employed in their field when they graduate
  • Among Australia’s top 10 for overall graduate employment