Course code: HE20514V02

Bachelor of Business

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Overview About this course

Get set for success in a range of business roles with skills and specialised expertise that can be transferred across key industry sectors including finance, human resources, management consulting, hospitality and hotels, and technology information systems. As part of your degree you will complete a minimum of 60 hours of work placement. You can choose to specialise in marketing, management, or hospitality and hotel management. To achieve a marketing or management specialisation, you will need to choose 3 relevant electives in your second year, and 3 in your third year that correspond with your chosen specialisation. To achieve a hospitality and hotel management specialisation, you must enter the bachelor program having completed a Diploma of Hospitality Management. As part of your hospitality and hotel management studies you will complete a minimum 300 hours of work placement. You’ll gain a solid core of fundamental business knowledge and have the opportunity to tailor your electives to suit your interests. This, combined with industry internships/placements, will expand your horizon and boost your business confidence in a fast-paced and evolving world.

Course duration

3 years full time or 6 years part time



International students

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Manage people, organisations, projects, finances and products and services

  • Market to social media and tailor content to reach specific audiences

  • Create, plan, execute and monitor the details of a project

  • Strategise a plan to ensure efficient and effective people management (HR principles)

  • Set management goals in an organisation while motivating others

  • Research and analyse buyer behaviour

Course outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree (AQF 7)

  • The confidence, skills and knowledge to implement and manage a business plan

  • The confidence to motivate and manage others in the workplace

  • Job prospects across a wide range of industries

  • Industry knowledge and a strong network of peers

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

  • A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) with Year 12 maths, or its equivalent as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript or

  • A Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or its equivalent as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript or

  • A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript

  • If you cannot satisfy the above entry requirements, you may be eligible for entry under our mature age and disadvantage entry provisions.

You must also:

  • Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support

  • Note:

  • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A keen interest in business

  • An interest in managing people and organisations

  • A driven and goal-oriented attitude

  • A PC or laptop to access study materials and complete your assessments

  • For hospitality and hotel management students, a completed Diploma of Hospitality Management, and a desire to work in managerial roles within the hotel and resort sector

You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

Professionals in these fields play a vital role in various industries. They perform a range of analytical, conceptual, and practical tasks in business operations and planning, human resource development, public relations and marketing management.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    279,700 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    40 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    44 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    49% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: business owner, business development manager, commercial analyst, communications manager, HR/recruitment manager and marketing consultant.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 3 Courses

Alternative pathways into this course

Further study 1 Course

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Strengthen your expertise and expand your employability

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll achieve your qualification faster.

Subjects Subjects in this course

Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 24 subjects (240 credit points) made up of 4 core subjects and 20 elective subjects.

Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

      Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

      TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

      TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

      • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

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      • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

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