11 x 2-hour workshops per semester
1 54 units of topics
2 Admission into BCALP-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Live Production)
3 45 units of topics
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2 and 3))
Topic description

The topic is designed to introduce students to the concepts and principles of business and strategic planning and their application in the tourism or event industries. It will provide opportunities for students to apply these principles to a range of projects and businesses connected with the tourism or event sectors.

The topic will introduce each stage of business planning including goal setting, situation analysis, organisational response and evaluation, leading to the development of an overall business plan suitable for a new venture business or an early stage innovation project in the tourism or event sectors.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce the concepts and principles of strategic and business planning for both tourism and event sectors
  • Develop student understanding of the role and application of the essential concepts and stages of strategic and business planning and the importance of innovation
  • Develop student analytical, conceptual and creative thinking skills relevant to business, design and planning
  • Provide a holistic learning experience enabling students to be entrepreneurial and innovative through pitching a business idea and creating a new business in tourism or event sectors
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts and principles of strategic and business planning
  2. Identify appropriate objectives and strategies for business or projects in a sector relevant to their area of study
  3. Demonstrate that they can apply their knowledge of business planning concepts and principles to real world examples
  4. Develop a business plan to achieve a desired outcome
  5. Demonstrate capacity to use appropriate oral and written skills relevant to the tourism or event professions

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.