Diploma of Business Entrepreneurship

Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)
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Study Mode

ICHM’s standard mode of delivery is face to face with incorporated technology enhanced learning (TEL). Full TEL delivery is available to students impacted by COVID restrictions.

Course Code




108394B (48 weeks)

108683D (26 weeks)

Subject Summary:

8 total

6 Core, 2 Specialisation

Course Diagram

Certificate iconQualification Info


Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)

AQF Level


Due to the rapidly changing environment especially in the job market, the Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) focuses on future-proofing graduates with the graduate qualities and learning outcomes so that they can adapt and strive in their career progression. 

ICHM graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of the changing business landscape, and as a result, have outstanding career prospects with many obtaining highly sought after positions around the world.


Study on campus

Our renowned Adelaide campus offers an immersive experience, with world-class facilities designed to respond to the needs of now.

On-campus courses are delivered with a seminar model. Group sizes vary each year of study; with operational, service and computer-based subjects taught in small groups. Students are expected to participate fully by contributing to discussions and debates to assist them in forming their own opinions.

Academic Requirements - Domestic Students

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past 2 years) must have:

  • Completion of Year 12 with Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or IB20.

Applicants with work and life experience must demonstrate the ability to undertake study at this level with:

  • Evidence of professional and/or post secondary qualifications; OR

  • Evidence of employment experience; OR

  • Evidence of the development of skills, abilities and knowledge from life experience.

Other Admission options 

  • Evidence of successful completion of a Tertiary Preparations Program or Foundation Program

  • A pass in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Applicants with Indigenous Australian background

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply and may enter either through any of the pathways outlined above and/or through the life experience pathway as described above. Applicants must also provide ‘Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Heritage’ at the time of their application.

Special Consideration

Where an applicant provides documentary evidence from the school or a medical practitioner of circumstances beyond their control that impacted their secondary studies the college will consider exceptional admissions.

Where a student has not achieved traditional Year 12 (or equivalent) entry they may be admitted to ICHM on the basis of a Tertiary Preparation Program.

Interstate or Overseas Year 12

Students from interstate will be assessed on equivalent requirements.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications will be assessed on the entry requirements for international students (except for English language requirements).

Domestic Applicants with Overseas Qualifications

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications will be assessed on the entry requirements for international students (except for English language requirements). For details please refer to the entry requirements for the specific course.

Admissions Arrangements for Minors:

Minors may enrol in courses with parental consent, provided they meet the selection criteria for their chosen courses and turn 18 before the first census date for the course in which they are enrolled.

International students who are under 18, are not admitted to College programs unless they meet the requirements described within the regulations as set out in Standard 5 of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (as updated from time to time). The Admission of minors is subject to the approval of the Program Director Academic.

International Academic Requirements

Please see our comprehensive list of international entry requirements.

Not all countries or qualifications are listed; students with other qualifications should send their details for assessment. For students applying during their final year of secondary school, please attach your most recent results, predicted final results (if available) and your previous year’s academic transcript. ICHM can offer enrolment conditional upon the successful completion of your final year.

When applying to ICHM certified academic transcripts/supporting documents must be provided in English. These may be certified by the school/institution that issued the original documents, Public Notary or other independent source approved by ICHM.

English Requirements

Students may be required to prove English proficiency to enroll with ICHM. Students who do not meet ICHM's English requirements upon application, may be offered enrolment conditional upon successful completion of an English language course.

IELTS - Academic overall 6.0 (no individual band below 5.5)


PTE - 50 (writing & speaking not below 45)


Cambridge English (CAE) - 169 (min 162 in any band)




Cambridge FCE - 169 (min 162 in any band)



Previous Study or Industry Experience

Students are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for study taken at another institution; as well as time they may have spent working in a business environment. Approved recognition or credit for previous study or work, may reduce a student's overall cost and study workload, or duration.


  • Students who have undertaken some study at other universities, colleges or business schools looking to transfer, and gain the advantage of a higher level qualification

  • Industry personnel with experience and some training, seeking qualifications with international recognition.


  • Submit a full application to ICHM indicating that you want to apply for recognition of your prior learning

  • Students will be required to submit certified English translations of all academic/other documents (e.g. curriculum) where necessary

  • A grade of “status” will be given for those subjects where a student has been successful in applying for Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Where recognition is not granted prior to commencement students will be required to attend classes until exemptions are determined

  • As part of the recognition assessment, where students are unable to provide sufficient documentation and evidence, recognition cannot be granted

  • A process of appeal is available in cases of disputes over decisions or refunds granted under these policies.


Australia’s Higher Education providers are registered and monitored by a number of Commonwealth Government departments and agencies. Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has responsibility for the registration of ICHM, and to accredit its courses. ICHM has been registered for seven years, the longest term TEQSA is able to approve private providers. All courses and qualifications listed on this page are Registered Courses with Course Codes are approved by TEQSA. ICHM’s TEQSA ID is PRV12099.


  • Master of International Hotel Management CRS1400554

  • Graduate Diploma in International Hotel Management CRS1400553

  • Graduate Certificate in International Hotel Management CRS1400552

  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) CRS1200832

  • Bachelor of Business CRS1401090

  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401096

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) CRS1401093

  • Associate Degree of Business CRS1401091

  • Associate Degree of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401097

  • Associate Degree of Business (Marketing) CRS1401094

  • Diploma of Business CRS1401092

  • Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) CRS1401098

  • Diploma of Business (Marketing) CRS1401095

  • Undergraduate Certificate of Hotel, Tourism and Hospitality Operations CRS14001045


The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has approved ICHM as a FEE-HELP provider. FEE-HELP allows Australian and other eligible students students to obtain student loans.

The Study Assist website studyassist.gov.au provides information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.


The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist and support students whose education providers are unable to complete the delivery of their course of study. While provider closures are rare, when a provider does stop delivering a course it can be a worrying and uncertain time for students. The TPS is in place to provide information and assist affected students. In relation to ICHM, the TPS provides assistance and support to:

  • International students on student visas

  • Domestic higher education students accessing the Higher Education Loans Program (FEE-HELP)

  • Domestic full fee paying students.

In the event of a provider default, eligible students will be supported to continue their studies in an equivalent or similar course, receive a loan re credit for open units of study, or receive a refund for their upfront payments made for an affected unit.


The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The AQF describes the equivalencies of Australian undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; the ICHM Master of International Hotel Management, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship), Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) are thus equivalent in standing to any Australian university degree.


Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) teqsa.gov.au

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) aqf.edu.au

Commonwealth Register of Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) cricos.education.gov.au

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/ Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

International Education (IE) Group internationaleducation.gov.au

Study Assist studyassist.gov.au

Fees for the Diploma of Business, Diploma of Business (Marketing), and Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) are:

Degree Tuition fee per subject (unit of study) Number of subjects Indicative course fee
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)
Diploma of Business (Marketing)

8 Subjects $15,816


Note: All fees are subject to change without notice. All fees will be adjusted annually to reflect increases. Tuition fees quoted at the time of entry/study in the prospectus are for that year only. All monetary amounts are quoted in Australian Dollars.

FEE Help is available to FEE-HELP eligible students.

See our other financial considerations for other expenses to factor in when considering study.

International student fees for the Diploma of Business, Diploma of Business (Marketing), and Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) are:

Degree Tuition fee per subject (unit of study) Number of subjects Indicative course fee
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)
Diploma of Business (Marketing)

8 Subjects $19,984


Note: All fees are subject to change without notice. All fees will be adjusted annually to reflect increases. Tuition fees quoted at the time of entry/study in the prospectus are for that year only. All monetary amounts are quoted in Australian Dollars. 

International Students are required to pay the New Student Fee of A$250 once only, when they first enroll with ICHM.

See our other financial considerations for other expenses to factor in when considering study.

Orientation sessions at ICHM are held in week one at the start of each study period to provide a friendly welcome to all new students from Australia and around the world.

With students drawn from across Australia and around the world, students may not know anyone else before they start studying. The orientation sessions are offered to help you get to know each other, introduce you to campus life in Adelaide, to help you get to know your learning environment, support services and facilities, understand our mutual obligations, our services, meet your lecturers, and just generally settle in.

The Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) will be launched in 2022. ICHM will provide indicative student numbers once the first intake has commenced.



What to Expect

    BUS100 Think Big, Think Global

    Businesses are competing on a global scale for customers, employees and capital. Every day, these businesses are making choices on how their products or services create value and capture market share through their global operations.

    This subject provides a broad overview of doing business globally and the cross-border considerations that impact on the operating environment in which these businesses exist. Students will have the opportunity to consider the variety of perspectives, complexities and challenges faced by businesses operating in a global economy.

    Key topic areas that will be covered include frameworks and strategies for operating globally, the legal, political, economic, financial and social-cultural considerations and the ethical and sustainable practices to adhere to. Also discussed will be the technology, marketing and human resource practices currently adopted by businesses operating globally.

    ESK100 Business Graduate in the Making

    This subject will introduce students to the essential academic, communication and literacy skills and attitudes required for tertiary study and the professional workplace.

    Key topics covered include academic writing, conducting research, referencing, preparing and delivering presentations, critical thinking, working in teams, verbal and non-verbal communication, creating a professional profile and developing resilience and emotional intelligence.

    FIN100 The ABC’s of Finance

    This subject will introduce students to the essential financial and accounting principles in various business functions.

    The subject includes a general overview of accounting principles relating to the preparation of financial statements and covers the major finance and accounting functions. Provides an understanding of a business’s financial position, covering the theory of capital markets, investment and distribution decisions, financial risk management, and financial planning and control.

    MGT100 The Art & Science of Management

    Understanding organisational behaviour, politics, dynamics and environments and how they impact on the role and legitimacy of the management function is the core of this subject.

    This subject helps the individual understand the constraints they face as managers and emerging leaders and how they can develop strategies to leverage advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in their organisations. The subject also focuses on developing some of the advanced communication skills necessary in management and leadership roles, and the ability of the individual to influence others.

    In addition, the subject also focuses on the development of knowledge and skills to enable students to identify, analyse and make effective decisions to resolve people-related issues in organisations, facilitate employee development, and develop and sustain effective teams in complex, diverse, and increasingly global operating environments.

    MKT100 Building Blocks of Marketing

    This subject is an introduction to marketing and will discuss the fundamental principles of contemporary marketing such as the marketing mix, the role of the customer, marketing research and survey techniques.

    The aforementioned principles of marketing are demonstrated using situations that students will encounter in their professional practice of marketing.

    ECO100 Economics Makes the World Go Round

    This subject aims to provide students with an introduction to economics as a foundation in business, focusing on micro and macroeconomics, but with an introduction to international economics. Business managers need to be aware of the economic environment in which they work, and the impact this environment has on their decision-making.

    Topics such as demand and supply, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade will be some of the issues covered.


    ENT100 Venture into Entrepreneurship

    The aim of the subject is to introduce the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs as change agents.

    Students can gain an overview of the life cycle of ventures and the resources required. They also assess their own “mindset” and motivations for entrepreneurship to consider their future pathway.

    The subject also introduces the different challenges in entrepreneurship, including the “dark side” resulting from the pressure to succeed.

    ENT101 Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action

    The focus of entrepreneurship has long been how to build companies. Research of highly successful entrepreneurs has identified that they differ in how they think and solve problems and thus create viable ventures.

    In contrast to causal logic based on a goal in the distance, successful entrepreneurs use effectual logic, namely assessing their available means and affordable loss and finding co-creation partners to take the very next step, particularly in light of unavoidable uncertainty.

    Students learn how effectual logic complements causal logic, when both are used, and how effectual logic is foundational in applying the Lean Startup Methodology and design thinking.

    The culmination of the subject is the formulation of an individual learning plan which applies the principles of effectuation on the student’s emerging entrepreneurship future.


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