Bachelor of Business
The Bachelor of Business (BBus) provides foundational business theory and skills in the areas of Leadership and Management. You will be equipped with practical insight for your specialised field with skills, expertise and an ethical framework for a successful business career.
From Success to Significance
The Bachelor of Business prepares you for a business career with a strong ethical and faith framework.
The structure of the BBus is designed to provide you with foundational business theory and skills, and allows you to develop extended knowledge in an area of specialisation by majoring in either Leadership or Accounting. For specific information about subjects in each of these three major specialisations, please see the BBus award description page.
Our BBus faculty are well qualified and experienced professionals. Each bring a wealth of knowledge and practical insight in their specialised field, and collectively we are committed to providing you the skills, acumen and ethical framework for a successful business career.
Associate Professor Philip Lee
Program Director, Bachelor of Business
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Complete an online Higher Education Application for Admission Form
On filling the application, please be prepared to upload the following digital documentation (PDF, jpeg):1) An Identity Photo - passport style photograph for use on a student ID 2) Proof of Identity - A Certified copy of your birth certificate OR Australian Passport OR Australian Citizenship Certificate 3) Credentials for entrance into the Degree - Certified copy of your relevant Certificate, Diploma, Academic transcripts OR CV * (If you wish to apply for Recognition of Cross Credit RCC, transcript evidence subjects completed)
NB: International Applicants - consult https://www.ac.edu.au/international-students/ for information and application details
The Bachelor of Business comprises 24 subjects (240 credit points):
Full-Time: 3 Years (4 subjects per semester, 40 credit points)
Part-Time: Up to 10 Years (1 - 2 subjects per semester)
Domestic Student Fees 2018: AU$1850 per subject
International Student Fees 2018: AU$2700 per subject
The Bachelor of Business qualifies for FEE Help Loan Funding. Consult http://study assist.gov.au/ for eligibility details.
Global Online Campus
Brisbane South Campus
Face-to-Face (weekly 3 hour lectures)
Intensive (4-5 days of lectures delivered within a one week period)
Extensive (4-5 days lectures delivered across a term period)
Online Delivery (weekly video/audio lectures provided to be viewed at own convenience)
Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance are available for this course. To check your eligibility and to find out more information, please visit the Study Assist website.
Major Specialisation - Accounting
Major Specialisation - Leadership & Management
Students are to take eight elective subjects. These can be chosen from any of our undergraduate subjects for which you have met the pre-requisite requirements. A list of all our subjects can be found via the Subjects link at the top of this page. Also see our timetables for availability.
Note: Students also need to make sure that they:
Complete two subjects (20 credit points) in Professional Practice
IELTS for overseas students is 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 (overseas students must maintain a full-time enrolment at all times).
Academic Entry Requirements
Completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of no less than 65, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result, or equivalent; OR Completion of a Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded under the Australian Qualification Framework by an authorised institution or registered training organisation.
Professional Entry Requirements
Mature age entry (21 years and over) can apply for provisional entry. They will need to successfully complete their first 4 units to be permitted to continue without this restriction.
Work Integrated Learning
Students must complete at least 2 subjects (20 credit points) in Professional Experience (EXP).
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
Accreditation Details for International Students
- CRICOS Provider Trading Name: Alphacrucis College
- CRICOS Provider Codes:
- NSW: 00958A – Details on the Australian Government's DEEWR site
- CRICOS Award Name: Bachelor of Business
- CRICOS Course (Award) Codes:
- NSW: 080053B – Details on the Australian Government's DEEWR site
Rev. Dr Damon Adams (faculty profile)
Damon originally trained as a Presbyterian minister and was later ordained as a Pentecostal minister. Damon has lectured in Historical Theology, John Knox Theological College, Sydney; Theology, Biblical Studies and Church History, Tabor College, Tasmania; and is currently Senior Lecturer in Theology, Biblical Studies and Church History at Alphacrucis College, Hobart Campus, Tasmania. Additionally, Damon is presently the History Subject Coordinator at Alphacrucis. Damon holds a PhD in Theology.
Emma Austin (faculty profile)
Mr Simon Benson (faculty profile)
Mrs Michelle Blicavs (faculty profile)
Michelle Blicavs joins Alphacrucis bringing 25 + years of management experience in business, church, government and not-for-profit sectors. Currently providing management consultancy services to small-medium enterprises, including churches, Michelle focusses on improving governance, strategic planning, financial management, marketing and operations.
In 2005, Michelle and her family relocated to Wollongong where she became the Business Manager for Lighthouse Church until 2010. During that time she was appointed as a Director to Australian Christian Super and served until 2013. Michelle was then appointed to the Board of Local Government Super where she serves as Chair of the Member Services Committee, Chair of the Risk Committee and Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee. Michelle has also been the Chair of the Top Blokes Foundation since 2009.
Michelle was elected a Councillor to Wollongong City Council and served from 2011 to 2017. During this time she also became the Founder of the Unique Leaders Network, showcasing amazing women in regional areas, and encouraging female entrepreneurship and involvement in politics.
With a Diploma of Theology and a Masters of Management, Michelle has held other Senior Positions including General Manager in the transport industry and CEO in the Association Sector. Michelle is a Fellow of AuSAE and AIST, and Graduate of AICD and AIST (Adv).
With her husband Martin and their two teenage children they attend and are actively involved in helping build Hillsong Wollongong.
Amy Choi (faculty profile)
Professional Experience Co-Ordinator (faculty profile)
Kylie Dragan (faculty profile)
Ms Stephanie Dunk (faculty profile)
Stephanie Dunk is a sessional lecturer at Alphacrucis College.
Stephanie is also currently a PhD student at the University of Sydney. Her thesis draws on her interests in the ethics of consumption and the food industry.
Stephanie’s undergraduate study was at the University of Sydney in English literature, in which she earnt a BA (Advanced) (Honours). Spurred by an interest in business strategy and social entrepreneurship, she went on to study a Master of Commerce, majoring in strategy and entrepreneurship. She completed a Dissertation and a Special Project within the coursework degree.
Stephanie has also worked in accreditation and quality control for higher education institutions.
Katrina Dunn (faculty profile)
Pratima Durga (faculty profile)
Mr Stephen Enemark (faculty profile)
Adrian Glamorgan (faculty profile)
Adrian's expertise includes:
Education - facilitator, lecturer, and trainer & teacher and school leadership.
Communication - community radio broadcaster, writer, online creative, public speaker.
Organisational Development - governance (especially NGOs)
In his organisational work, Adrian first and foremost cultivates a board to deeply listen to and appreciate its own circumstances, past, present and future. A board then identifies opportunities ways to foster creativity, transform conflict and align organisational development to achieve productive and ethical goals.
Adrian seeks to live and work according to Quaker principles of simplicity, peace, equality, integrity, community and earth care, listening deeply to people and processes.
Mr Micheal Hennock (faculty profile)
Sam Hill (faculty profile)
Sam Hill spent his youth in Rural Victoria before moving to Canberra to train as a General Service Officer with the Australian Regular Army. He then moved into the Community Sector filling several roles from coordination to education. Sam is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, researching in the field of Science and Technology Studies, more specifically the work of Jacques Ellul. Sam presently resides in Sydney with his wife Carmel, whom works as a Clinical Psychologist. They currently worship at Hillsong Church Sydney.
Rev. Dr Kevin Hovey (faculty profile)
Kevin's current role, Head of Department: Pastoral and Cross Cultural Ministry, is an interesting convergence of many experiences and roles covering more than 40 years as an ordained minister of the Australian Christian Churches.
Starting with 31 years as a missionary in Papua New Guinea, ministry was focused on developing and training local leaders. This ranged from informal mentoring in remote villages to developing Bible college structures and curriculum. Serving as consultant to the National Executive Council of Assemblies of God of Papua New Guinea provided opportunities for input – and for growth. In 2017, this service was recognized by the Papua New Guinea government with the Member of Logohu award that was announced in the Independence Day Honours list.
While still on field, the need for missionary training became evident, so the internationally recognized World Harvest Institute “missionary finishing program”, as some have termed it. Post Papua New Guinea, missionary leadership, missionary strategy and missionary training roles have continued to keep a focus on task of mission, but with a greater focus on seeing that outworked through local churches.
Kevin’s PhD thesis, completed in 2017, is entitled Guiding Light: Contributions of Alan R. Tippett Toward the Development and Dissemination of Twentieth Century Missiology.
He also serves as the Oceania representative on the Pentecostal World Fellowship’s World Missions Commission, rubbing shoulders with key mission leaders from around the world.
Dr Ian Jagelman (faculty profile)
Ian spent fifteen years in public accounting with Price Waterhouse Coopers including stints in Papua New Guinea and Fiji where he set up their tax consulting division.
For 20 years he served as the Senior Pastor of Christian City Church, Lane Cove, an evangelical/Pentecostal church in the northern region of Sydney. A church plant in 1984, it grew to in excess of 1100 active members by December 2002 when the church was restructured to create three autonomous churches at Lane Cove, Ryde and Carlingford.
In the Christian world he is also recognised as having a teaching gift expressed through Truth for Life Ministries, a division of The Jagelman Institute.
Ps Donna Kipps (faculty profile)
Johnny Kumar (faculty profile)
Mrs Alison Lau (faculty profile)
Associate Professor Philip Lee (faculty profile)
Andrew Mellor (faculty profile)
Ms Jennifer Mundt (faculty profile)
Rev. Dr Dean O'Keefe (faculty profile)
Dean is a devout Queenslander, the son of a preacher man, the husband of one wife (Lisa) and father of four children. In 1998 he taught Mathematics and Science for two and a half years before moving to Sydney in 2001 to commence a Bachelor of Theology. Dean was a youth pastor for two years before joining the team at AC. He has served as children's pastor for several years, was the State Chaplain for Rangers Australia NSW, and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry with AGTS, Evangel University.
Professor Paul Oslington (faculty profile)
Paul Oslington joined Alphacrucis in January 2013. He held a Chair jointly in the School of Business and School of Theology at Australian Catholic University from 2008-2013, and continues there as an Adjunct Professor. Before that he was Associate Professor of Economics at University of New South Wales, and held visiting positions at University of Oxford in 1999, University of British Columbia and Regent College Vancouver in 2003, and Princeton Theological Seminary and University in 2006/7. His PhD in Economics and Master of Economics/Econometrics with Honours were completed at the University of Sydney, and Bachelor of Divinity through Melbourne College of Divinity.
Dr Van Shore (faculty profile)
Van is married to Heazle and they have two adult children, Ben married to Lani and Amy married to Seng. Van loves to laugh and celebrate with others their uniqueness in God and enjoys walking, bird watching, tennis and good food. He has almost 20 years of pastoral ministry and teaching experience.
In 2009, Van was selected along with a number of New Testament scholars throughout Australia to write a chapter in The Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition (Eerdmans, 2010). Dr Mark Harding and Dr Alana Nobbs co-edited the work. Van's chapter was called "The Titles of Jesus".
In 2011, Van also authored two books: The Art of Not Disappearing (River Publishing, UK), and in 2011-2012, while living in Bangkok, he wrote his second book, The Art of Not Getting Lost on the Way Home. This was prior to joining the staff at the Alphacrucis College.
Deborah Stengert (faculty profile)
Samuel Stewart (faculty profile)
Sam spends the majority of his week as part of the Future Students Team at Alphacrucis College - assisting future candidates to research, prepare and apply for the course of their choosing. He also spends some time assisting the school of Leadership and occassionally teaches in the area of Theology.
Contact him for information on courses at Alphacrucis - email@example.com
Mr Jeff Tually (faculty profile)
Vici Tunney (faculty profile)
Vici has had a background in Education both in NSW and Qld, serving as Deputy Principal in several schools in both states. Together with her husband she pioneered a Christian school in Gladstone, planted a campus of Springfield Christian Family in Brisbane and pastored the campus fulltime for 10 years.
Outside College life, Vici is actively involved in preaching, pastoral work, teaching and missions. Vici is one of five Church Elders with oversight of the 4 campuses of Springfield Christian Family and an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches. Her interests include reading for a purpose, mentoring the next generation and lively theological & philosophical discussions. Her personal values include being a committed follower of Jesus, an encourager of others and a life-long learner,
Vici has ministered in churches and to missionaries in Ukraine, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam. She travels regularly with her husband who is involved in monitoring development projects in South-east Asia. Vici is married to Craig and have twin boys and a daughter, all married with 6 grandchildren.
Mr Francois van der Walt (faculty profile)
Ps Jeremy Weetman (faculty profile)
Jeremy has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-six years following his graduation from Commonwealth Bible College in 1991. He has been involved in most aspects of church life including senior leadership and also been involved at a state and regional level with the ACC. Jeremy has been teaching Bible and ministry subjects since 2011.
Jeremy began his MA (Min) with Harvest Bible College in 2011, and on completion progressed to doctoral studies with a particular interest in sacred space and contemporary spirituality. His interests involve cycling, cooking, reading, and is a self-confessed cricket tragic.
Jeremy is married to Vicki, who is completing a PhD with Griffith University in cultural theory (meaning exciting study dates…), and is dad to four adult children who are amongst his favourite humans to spend time with.
Mrs Greta Wells (faculty profile)
Greta Wells is a Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry (Higher Education). She has worked in the pastoral ministry department since March 2009, first as a tutor, then as a lecturer. Greta's MTh thesis research focused on attitudes regarding mental health amongst Pentecostal pastors - specifically regarding anxiety disorders. Her published research includes a book chapter on the relationship between Pentecostal theology and mental illness in the Australian context, as well as a journal article exploring the possibilities and limitations of Pentecostal spirituality for ageing Baby Boomers. Greta's interest in mental health and Pentecostalism has also led her to contribute to the ABC's Religion and Ethics website. She lives on the southern beaches of Sydney, is married, and has one child - with whom she was on maternity leave with in 2016.
Dr Yong-Sun Yang (faculty profile)
Yong-Sun Yang has an academic training in Mathematics, Economics, Philosophy, and Theology. He was born in South Korea and came to Australia in 1993 after 2 years of study in Japan. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Mi-Hea, three daughters, So-Ra, So-Ri, and Ha-Neul, and one son, Jeong-Hun.
David Yates (faculty profile)
Andrew Youd (faculty profile)
Andrew Youd is married to Nicola, and they both live with their dog in the north western suburbs of Sydney. Andrew graduated with a BTh through Southern Cross College in 2009. He has just recently finished his MaCS and will be graduating May 2014. Andrew is an active member of Hillsong Church, serving with his wife at the Macquarie extension service. Andrew works with Dr. Shane Clifton in the Faculty of Theology.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- ACC101 - Accounting for Decision Making
Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of Accounting and an understanding of how it can be used in decision making. Topics include financial accountability and sustainability, business structures and transactions, an introduction to financial recording and statements, analysing financial/business ratios, budgeting, costing and capital investment. The course is designed as an introduction and therefore will entail a blend of theory and application so that the students can understand the practicalities of accounting. Throughout the course, consideration of business ethics and practices within a Christian worldview is taken in relation to accounting for businesses, churches and not-for-profit organisations. Unit detail page >>
- ACC201 - Accounting and Financial Management
Description: This subject develops the student’s comprehension of accounting from the foundation level (of information users) into an understanding of accounting processes and practices (from the view of accounting report preparers). This includes the key concepts and theories of financial reporting, transaction recording, preparation of financial reports, and consideration of their implications. Students will become proficient in basic double entry accounting, and demonstrate the practical skills of accounting and in the use of accounting software packages. The skills to critically evaluate financial reports are developed, while management skills related to financial management and performance are both imparted and applied. Unit detail page >>
- ACC202 - Financial Reporting
Description: This subject develops the knowledge and skills required to produce basic financial reporting to the level required by Australian Accounting Standards. The financial reporting environment and various regulatory requirements (professional and statutory) governing financial reporting are introduced. This is combined with a theoretical framework that allows critical evaluation of the accounting and reporting practices of reporting entities, and the comparison of alternative accounting methods. Individual topics cover issues such as measuring assets (including intangibles, revaluation and impairment), leases, employee benefits, tax effect accounting, biological assets, cash flow reporting and earnings per share measurement. Extended disclosure (such as corporate social responsibility accounting) and simplified / concise reporting is also considered in the Australian environment. Unit detail page >>
- ACC210 - Management Accounting
Description: This course introduces student to the concepts of management accounting and how the management accounting is used in an organisation especially in decision making. Topics include cost accounting concepts, management control systems, budgeting, product and service costing. Students will become proficient in the evaluation the performance of an oganisation and the use of costing information for business planning. Unit detail page >>
- ACC212 - Accounting Information Systems
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- ACC301 - Accounting for Groups
Description: This subject presents the methods used to account for corporate groups. Corporate groups may be structured through investments in other entities, which will lead to a number of accounting techniques that may be appropriate in certain circumstances. Depending on the level of control that is exerted by the investor, the investment might be classified as either a subsidiary of the parent, an associate or a joint venture/arrangement. The financial reporting required by Australian Accounting Standards varies with these types of arrangements. The preparation of consolidated financial statements for corporate groups, including the treatment of goodwill, intra-group transactions and non-controlling interests are considered in depth, as are equity accounting and proportional consolidation. Other advanced topics investigated include segment disclosures, related party disclosures, and foreign currency translation. The subject also critically evaluates group accounting, the quality of information produced for users, current issues in accounting regulation and practice on related topics and the politics of the standard-setting process. Unit detail page >>
- ACC302 - Financial Statement Analysis
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- ACC305 - Accountability, Social Responsibility and Sustainability
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- ACC310 - Advanced Management Accounting
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- ACC311 - Accounting Theory and Current Issues
Description: This subject requires students to develop a deep understanding of various accounting theories and to apply that to specific financial reporting issues and the conceptual framework used by the Australian Accounting Standard Board (AASB). Students will critically evaluate both the accounting standard setting process and the theoretical or logical basis of specific accounting standards; and then apply this to topics such as fair value accounting, capital market contracting, earnings management, environmental and sustainability accounting, and the international harmonization of accounting standards. Unit detail page >>
- ACC320 - Audit and Assurance
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- BIB102 - Introduction to Israel's Scriptures (Old Testament)
- Describe the overall content, storyline and significance of Israel’s Scriptures (Old Testament);
- Outline how Israel’s Scriptures came into existence and their canonical structure;
- Define the overall historical, cultural and social context of Israel’s Scriptures;
- Examine the contents of Israel’s Scriptures.
- Summarise the key themes, structure and developments of a book of Israel’s Scriptures;
- Discuss principles and insights derived from study of Israel’s Scriptures for contemporary life and ministry;
- BIB103 - Introduction to the New Testament
- Define key elements of the historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds of the NT, with particular emphasis on Israel’s prior narrative which tradition provides their primary and authoritative interpretative framework;
- Outline the content of the canonical documents, Mark, Matthew and Luke-Acts, with particular emphasis on their main arguments/theses, key theological emphases, and relevant historical and cultural background;
- Outline the content of the canonical documents, John, & Romans to Revelation, with particular emphasis on their main arguments/theses, key theological emphases, and relevant historical and cultural background;
- Identify and discuss the various critical issues covered in class, such as provenance, unity, authorship, date, arising from the study of a given NT book.
- BUS101 - Business Law
Description: This subject introduces students to the legal environment in which corporations, not-for-profit organisations and churches operate. It covers legal principles, Australia’s legal system, criminal law, tort law, contract law, corporations law, church and not-for-profit law, and workplace law. Unit detail page >>
- BUS102 - Economics
Description: This subject introduces students to the approach and theoretical tools of contemporary mainstream economics. It sets economics in its historical, ethical and theological contexts. There will be a special study of the economics of religious behaviour and institutions. Unit detail page >>
- BUS120 - Business Information Systems
Description: This subject introduces students to the concepts of business and accounting information systems and aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, it aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision making, how to provide such information and ensure its usefulness to the decision makers, and organisational risk and governance Unit detail page >>
- BUS201 - Business Statistics
- Describe the role of statistics in contemporary business. This includes consideration of the ethical responsibilities of the researcher;
- Explain key statistical concepts, methods of data collection and data analysis techniques;
- Critically analyse, summarise and present data using appropriate data analysis techniques. This includes drawing conclusions at appropriate reliability levels from statistical reports;
- Identify the specific needs for data analysis and its role in NGOs and NFP organisations;
- Demonstrate skills in analyzing data, such as estimation, comparison of frequencies, variance, regression and correlation, time series analysis and forecasting.
- BUS202 - Financial Decision Making
Description: Financial Decision Making provides an introduction to some of the key skills required for good financial management within a Christian worldview. It provides the techniques and skills that facilitate objective analysis and evaluation of alternatives that enable both strategic decision making and day-to-day management decisions. The course takes a practical approach using examples taken from both Australian and international organisations Unit detail page >>
- BUS203 - Financial Integrity System
- Awareness of the main financial integrity risks, especially in NFPs and Churches.
- Sound understanding of the main strategies for mitigating financial integrity risks, especially in NFPs and Churches.
- Experience in designing a financial integrity system for a church NFP organisation.
- BUS250 - Corporations Law
Description: Australian corporate law is an essential element to be understood for the operation and management of companies, which is the basis of BUS250 Corporations Law. The subject covers business structures, the effect of incorporation, Director’s and Officer’s duties, internal governance of corporations and good corporate governance. These skills and knowledge can be applied into the For-Profit and Not-For-Profit sectors equally. Students will look carefully into the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and into the operation and role of the corporate watchdog (ASIC). Unit detail page >>
- BUS260 - Business Finance
Description: This course develops the student’s ability to apply practical financial decision making to personal and business decisions. Gain an understanding of how the global financial system operates, the risks associated with capital markets, financing major works, valuing a business and distributing profit. Students will know how to raise capital and finance debt with a socially responsible strategic approach. Understanding Business Finance is critical to the long term success of any organisation and the material in this course will give students the understanding to make wise financial decisions. Unit detail page >>
- BUS303 - Not-for-Profit Governance, Law and Taxation
- Sound knowledge of the regulatory and taxation arrangements for NFPs and churches in Australia, and the principles underlying them.
- Ability to apply knowledge of regulatory and taxation arrangements for NFPs and churches to specific situations.
- Awareness and ability to critically engage with current Australian policy debates about regulation and taxation
- BUS350 - Taxation Law
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- EXP201 - Professional Practice
Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to their Major Specialisation (whether ministry or business) plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. For instance, do you have a heart for pastoral ministry? You could complete 8 hours a week at your local church, working with a department pastor. Or perhaps you have visions of becoming the next CEO of World Vision? A block placement at a Christian organisation, working with a field specialist, could be the kick start needed. Alternatively, have you been wanting to make a difference while experiencing cross cultural ministry overseas? Your 100 hours could be served with an overseas mentor in a concentrated three or so weeks of professional practice. The sky is the limit! Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>
- EXP301 - Advanced Professional Practice
Description: Advanced Professional Practice builds on Professional Practice. It provides a chance for students to continue the challenging but rewarding combination of academic reflection upon contemporary ministerial issues and hands-on experience. Like Professional Practice, you will work with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester, with a variety of formats to choose from. Want to know more specifics? Go to 'Professional Practice' on moodle (login: Profexp1 ) Unit detail page >>
- HIS101 - History of Christianity
Description: This subject is an introduction to the rich and inspiring heritage of Christian tradition, examined within social and cultural contexts. It explores early church formation, the challenges of the medieval era, the repercussions of the renaissance and the reasons for the reformation. Major revivals are analysed as well as the effectiveness of modern missionary movements. The struggles and strengths of the 20th century are also revealed, as well as various issues facing the 21st century church. By exploring such historical shifts in spirituality and society, students will gain understanding of both contingency and continuity in Christian history, in order to deepen their understanding of gospel ministry today. Unit detail page >>
- HRM201 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Description: Human Resources are the key to any organisation, and the efficient and ethical management of these resources will impact an organisation’s success. In this subject students will be introduced to the modern Strategic Human Resource Management framework. Topics covered include work design, human resource planning, recruitment & employee retention, managing performance, staff training and development, and workplace negotiation. After completing this subject, students will have a fir understanding of HRM procedures and be prepared for further studies in the HRM. Unit detail page >>
- HRM202 - Human Resource Planning and Development
Description: This unit examines two main areas of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): Human Resource Planning (HRP) and Human Resource Development (HRD). HRP is important for management to understand the current and future HR needs in order to align with the strategic objectives of the organisation and to deal with changes in the external environment. In this unit, students will learn the processes involved in conducting HR planning: examining the factors influencing the demand and supply of labour, analysing the organisation's goals, strategies and policies in order to determine workforce requirements. HRD covers the theories and principles governing the design, implementation and evaluation of HR initiatives. Unit detail page >>
- HRM203 - Management of Workplace Health & Safety
- Describe the legislative environment of employment. This includes analysis of the role and operation of the Fair Work Act 2009, the Industrial Relations Act and general WHS requirements;
- Demonstrate understanding of the knowledge and processes required for hiring and terminating employment for an organisation. This includes the ability to investigate and apply appropriate compensation and benefits;
- Outline current issues in workplace health and safety and analyse current requirements, including the responsibility of employers and workplaces;
- Describe challenges in providing an environment for work/life balance. This includes consideration of a biblical approach to work/life balance, including the place of sabbath and rest;
- Explain the factors that lead to conflict in the workplace, and the role of the HR manager in addressing them;
- Analyse issues of equity and diversity in the workplace. Particular focus will be given to the issues of discrimination; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and gender equity. Consideration will also be given to this issues in the light of NFP and Christian organisations;
- HRM216 - Volunteer Management
- Describe historically and sociologically the role of volunteers in Australian and international communities. This includes volunteerism in Christian and NFP organizations;
- Analyse various theories and approaches to understanding volunteer motivation;
- Describe key approaches and theories to volunteer management;
- Discuss the effective use of volunteers, including the value, costs and benefits of utilizing a volunteer workforce;
- Identify key issues in the volunteer management and critically assess theoretically-based solutions. This includes issues such as: recruitment, training, induction/orientation and PD of volunteers; supervision of volunteers; retaining volunteers; aligning expectations of volunteers and organisations; use of volunteer boards of management within the community NFP sector; responsibilities and obligations of an employer of volunteers; and legal requirements (such as WHS).
- HRM302 - Performance Management
Description: This course examines a vital component of Human Resources: performance management. It outlines the importance of an effective performance management system and analyses the processes involved in the development of a performance management plan in order to help the organisation reach its short and long term goals. It covers the common pitfalls of modern performance management systems and the strategic techniques to avoid them. This unit also draws frameworks for the preparation of performance appraisal programs and the use of assessment tools (competency profiling and Key Performance Indicators). In addition, students will learn the contemporary approaches to measuring performance and the relationship between remuneration philosophy and performance. Unit detail page >>
- HRM351 - Industrial Relations
- Discuss and evaluate: (a). theoretical framework of IR perspectives- namely ‘pluralism’, ‘unitarism’ and radicalism; and (b).Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to the study of employment relationship.
- Discuss the changing nature of Industrial Relations in Australia.
- Critically assess: (i). the role of state and the federal tribunal in Australia in the context of current business environment; .(ii). The factors affecting IR strategies of management (including non-union representation of employees) and suggest how it can promote harmonious relationships with IR partners; (iii). the role of trade unions in IR and how unions can continue to play crucial roles in representing employees' interest.
- Analyse the emerging trends of enterprise bargaining as an alternative method of dispute settlement.
- Discuss the role of Award making- conciliation, arbitration and awards in Australia.
- LEA201 - Leadership Principles
Description: Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader. Unit detail page >>
- LEA220 - Developing Women Leaders
Description: The church-at-large is still divided about the question whether women should lead. Despite the ongoing debate, many female leaders have made significant contributions to the church and to their communities. This unit explores the background of the debate as well as the journeys of these women leaders–some in the midst of controversy. How did they become leaders, what was their leadership style and how did they contribute to their context? Learning from the past we will then explore how to raise and develop women leaders for the future. Unit detail page >>
- LEA301 - Advanced Leadership and Decision Making
Description: Organisations are groups of people working together for a purpose. Despite the pervasiveness of organisations in our modern society, effective group behaviour does not always come naturally. In fact, many goals are never achieved due to poor group dynamics rather than a lack of skills, vision or strategy. This unit will help students to develop an understanding of how an organisation can encourage effective, efficient, social and ethical behaviour; how leadership styles, organisational structure and value systems influence behaviour and how ultimately the group dynamics impact the effectiveness of the organisation in its pursuit of its purpose. Unit detail page >>
- LEA302 - Strategic Thinking and Planning
Description: A few years ago Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek church, confronted his church team with the question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels leads a mega-church, has written multiple best-selling books and is a sought after speaker…yet he asks himself and his team this question: “Are we making a difference?” Hybels is a strategic thinker. Strategic thinkers constantly remind themselves and their team of the purpose of their organisation and ask in the light of this purpose: Where are we now (are we making a difference), where do we want to be and how are we going to get there? In ‘Strategic Thinking and Planning’ we unpack these questions and look at what the Bible as well as contemporary management texts offer to help us in our quest to turn our visions into reality and make a difference. Unit detail page >>
- LEA303 - Strategic Challenges, Innovation and Change
Description: Just when organisations think they have found the formula for success, they start to fall behind. In today’s constantly changing environment standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. This unit will address the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to theories and processes for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom. Unit detail page >>
- LEA311 - Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Description: This unit is a study of Creativity and Entrepreneurship, incorporating an introduction to Entrepreneurship theories and issues related to the development and formation of creative skills in leaders. Unit detail page >>
- MAN101 - Introduction to Management
Description: Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a job that allows them to make a meaningful contribution; a job that allows them to learn and grow and to earn a fair salary. Not many people know how to design such jobs. Certainly as Christians we should ask ourselves the question: How can we create jobs and work environments that treat people as ‘made in the image of God’? This unit introduces the student to the key skills of management which includes the design of jobs, recruiting the right person for the job, team training, structuring the organisation, and designing fair compensation schemes, in order to equip them to create better jobs and job environments. Unit detail page >>
- MAN201 - Organisational Behaviour
Description: This unit explores the concept of organisational behaviour (OB) from its beginnings to the current day approach and behaviour of organisations in the Australian context. The course covers a number of operational and organisational dimensions including the history and evolution of OB. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organisation environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course. Unit detail page >>
- MAN311 - Strategic Management
Description: This unit aims to develop the student’s strategic management capability, focusing on the role of leaders as strategic thinkers and planners. On a quest to achieve their mission, organisations need to grab opportunities, avoid pitfalls, respond to changes in their environment, and stay on course. Good leaders do not only have a clear vision and set of values to guide them, they are also well aware of their current position - their starting point - of the challenges they are facing and of the competencies they will need to develop to achieve the mission. Strategy management will teach students how to lead teams and organisations to fulfil their mission. Unit detail page >>
- MAN351 - International Management
- Evaluate complex interpersonal and cultural challenges that arise when managers operate in a cross-cultural context;
- Demonstrate and examine the operational issues that arise when managing in a cross-cultural context;
- Interpret and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of national culture assessment tools;
- Summarize and argue the importance and role of culture when managing in a cross-cultural context;
- Explain and assess the application of key management concepts and theories across a global context.
- MKT101 - Foundations of Marketing
Description: This unit explores the proposition that marketing is based on an understanding of consumer value. The unit looks at the evolution of marketing thought from a production orientation to its current state. The unit covers gathering information on consumer needs and the marketing environment. It then looks at the building blocks and tools that the marketer uses to satisfy those needs – the marketing mix. The unit includes the latest developments in marketing theory, illustrated with examples of best practice from Australia and major economies overseas. Unit detail page >>
- MKT201 - Sales Management
- Describe the role and importance of sales for business organisations;
- Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of key theories related to: (a) Making customers; (b) Customer relationship management (CRM); (c) Legal and ethical considerations in sales;
- Demonstrate knowledge of practical sales-skills including: (a) working with CRM systems; (b) communication/ persuasion/ presentation skills; (c) analytical skills for sales planning (customer analysis, competitor analysis; market analysis etc.);
- Develop a sales strategy. This should include: Communication plan; Prospective buyer profile; Creating value for the customer; Competitor analysis; Analysis of required resources;analysis of sales channels (incl. on-line);
- Demonstrate communication, persuasion, presentation and negotiation skills to present and defend a sales proposal;
- Demonstrate the skills to negotiate a price with a customer.
- MKT202 - Consumer Behaviour
- Examine the key theories, frameworks and concepts of consumer behavior, and describe the implications of these for marketing;
- Discuss and analyse the behaviour of individual consumers. This includes: psychological factors; social factors & cultural factors.
- Apply consumer behaviour theories, frameworks and concepts to managerial marketing decision contexts.
- MKT216 - Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organisations
Description: Non Profit Organisations (NPO’s) are not designed to create economic value (to make profit) but to create social and/or spiritual value. In this context, the marketing of the organisation becomes more complex because the organisation needs to satisfy the needs of its key clients; but also needs to attract donors, volunteers, advocates, government support etc. This unit introduces students to this so-called multi-stakeholder marketing, focussing on issues such as how to create a movement, how to turn supporters into advocates, how to engage major sponsors and social investors, as well as how to identify and attract grants. Unit detail page >>
- MKT251 - Marketing Communication
- Analyse all facets of the marketing communication process and demonstrate an ability to apply this understanding to real life solution;
- Examine key marketing communication theories and strategies;
- Discuss the challenges and dilemmas of marketing communication. This includes: mass communication;working with creative agencies;media planning and strategy; public relations and publicity; measuring effectiveness; the digital revolution and social media;
- Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different communication vehicles;
- Demonstrate an ability to design messages in such as way that they maximise the strength of the medium;
- Design a suitable media mix and strategy for a specific message to a defined target audience
- MKT301 - Market Research
- Assess different kinds of research, design and application of research relevant to marketing;
- Demonstrate competency in data analysis and how to transform data into relevant market insight;
- Understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative market research and when to use what;
- Understand the role of market research, its benefits and limitations for management and managerial decision making. This includes understanding research as part of the innovative process;
- Describe the challenges and ethical boundaries of market research both for corporations and for the church;
- Demonstrate an ability to design a market research program, evaluate a research proposal and interpret research findings.
- MKT351 - International Marketing
- Describe the international context of marketing. This includes consideration of the social and ethical responsibilities of international operations;
- Develop an understanding of cultural differences: how to analyse them and how to design cross-cultural marketing strategies;
- Analyse international marketing theories and strategies and evaluate their effectiveness, particularly market entry strategies;
- Discuss solutions to complex issues and challenges in international marketing, particularly for the NFP sector;
- Demonstrate communication skills to clearly articulate and present a product or service to customers in a cross-cultural setting;
- Design a marketing plan for an international operation. This includes: Appropriate marketing research; Positioning Strategy; Considered pricing; Communication plan; Global logistics and distribution (as appropriate); Consideration of government policies.
- RES101 - Introduction to Academic Writing and Research
Description: New to university studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation. Unit detail page >>
- SOC201 - Theology of Social Justice
Description: This unit provides a biblical theology of holistic mission that takes seriously the responsibility of the church to address issues of justice and poverty. It argues that the good news of the Kingdom of God has vital implications for social and cultural values. Too often in our western society we see political ideology claiming these values. As Christians we need to reclaim them as expressions of our faith, not our politics, and as the reflection of God’s Kingdom on earth. Unit detail page >>
- SOC202 - Global Poverty
Description: Poverty is more than living on less than a dollar a day. Why does the national health and prosperity of some nations continue to decline whilst neighbouring countries grow? Why does the gap between the rich and the poor countries continue to widen? This unit examines the concept of globalization and the nature and causes of global poverty. The unit involves practical exercises that invite students to reflect on what it means to live in poverty, and explores real world strategies for empowering the poor. Unit detail page >>
- SOC301 - Public Theology and Political Engagement
Description: The relationship between the church and state is fraught with challenges. This unit explores the history of church and state. It describes and analyses strategies used by Christians to engage civic leaders at all levels in order to bring about social change consistent with God’s character and mission in the world. Unit detail page >>
- SOC302 - Social Entrepreneurship
Description: This unit offers an introduction to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship in a Christian context. It explores how entrepreneurial enterprises can exert influence for systemic and sustainable social change. Students will be challenged to identify a real opportunity and to design a business plan for a potential social enterprise. Practical skills will be developed to build creative and profitable business models for positive change and the basic skills needed to run such an enterprise. Unit detail page >>
- THE101 - Christian Worldview
Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer? Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense? This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity. It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>
- THE201 - Christian Ethics
Description: In an era of moral relativism, Christians should stand out as moral beacons. In fact, however, it is increasingly the case that Church is seen not as a community of love but, rather, as a legalistic, dogmatic, mean-spirited and hypocritical institution. This unit helps students to think through how they go about making ethical decisions. It argues against legalism, and sets up a theological method of approaching ethics that prioritises grace and the power of the Spirit. It also facilitates guided reflection on personal morality and societal ethical issues. Unit detail page >>
- XXX390 - Independent Guided Study
Description: This course unit enables students with initiative and creativity to pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. It affords the student an opportunity to develop independent research and study skills. Unit detail page >>
- XXX391 - Research Project
Description: This course unit enables a bachelor level student to research in greater depth a particular topic relating to material in the subject area. Unit detail page >>
- XXX392 - Advanced Seminar
Description: This course subject enables students to engage in reflection and research relating to a particular topic, chosen from the various disciplines undergraduate awards. Unit detail page >>