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Diploma of Business

(CRICOS Code 088194B)

A Diploma of Business qualification can lead to a variety of opportunities in today’s global economy in public service, education, health, manufacturing, service industries, e-commerce, mining and retail. 

Course Outline 
The Diploma of Business program is designed to provide a range of diploma level study options for students who either do not seek, or are unable to extend the time required, to complete a full undergraduate degree.

As well as having value in its own right as a stepping-stone into a number of career opportunities, students can also gain a streamlined pathway from the Diploma into the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degrees through credit exemptions. That is, once students successfully complete the core diploma units, they can gain direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor degrees.

Course Duration:
Full-time, 1 year
8 core units ( as per 1st year Bachelor of Business)
Three intakes (March, July, November)
Mode of Study:


ICT1100  Business Information Systems
MKT1100 Marketing Principles
ACC1100 Accounting for Decision Making
ECO1100 Economic Principles
LAW1100 Commercial Law
STA1100 Business Statistics
MGT1100 Management Principles
MGT1000 Ethics, Sustainability & SocialResponsibility


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods used for each course will vary depending on the individual unit of study. Generally, assessment will comprise one of more of the following methods with different percentage weightings being applied to each:

  • Class Test
  • Online Test or Quiz
  • Written Assignment
  • Oral Class Presentation
  • Examination

For example the unit, Marketing Principles (MKT1100) has the following assessment:

  • Class presentation (Individual class presentation based on group assignment; Topics 5-10) – 10%
  • Group Assignment (Topics 5-10) (2500 words written) – 30%
  • Exam (All topics; 3 hours duration) – 60%

The assessment requirements are detailed in the Unit Profiles.