Diploma of Business

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
2127279
Course abbreviation
DipBus(SCU College)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Looking for a pathway to a Bachelor Degree in business, information technology or tourism? 

The one-year Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to develop academic and business skills in areas that could include digital business, finance, management, economics and marketing. You tailor your studies through the choice of a business or information technology stream.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a range of Southern Cross University business, tourism and information technology degrees.

The Diploma of Business award is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

Looking for a pathway to a Bachelor Degree in business, information technology or tourism? 

The one-year Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to develop academic and business skills in areas that could include digital business, finance, management, economics and marketing. You tailor your studies through the choice of a business or information technology stream.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a range of Southern Cross University business, tourism and information technology degrees.

The Diploma of Business award is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

CountryScore
Austria AMC4.1
Bangladesh HSC2.3
Brazil SSLC6.7
Canada High School OSSD44
Chile PSU5.3, overall 500-599
China Senior Middle 373% overall graded
Colombia CB (NAT)64, overall 250-299
Denmark USSLE4.4
France FB<10
German Abitur4.2
Hong Kong HKDSE8
India CBSE (best 4)5.5 external exam
India CISCE58
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (best 4)70
Indonesia SMA6.9
International Baccalaureate24
Japan USSLC3
Korea, Republic of, CSAT269
Malaysia ICSSUEC47
Malaysia STPM1 in 2 A levels
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate60
Nepal Proficiency Certificate73
Norway GPA1.15
Pakistan HSSC Humanities and Science streams54
Pakistan HSSC Pre-Eng and Pre-Med streams26
Papua New Guinea HSC (best 5)2.0 pass Eng & Math
Peru OCSE13.9
Phillipines NSAT78
Russia FCCSE3.6
Saudi Arabia MESSLC68
Singapore SCGCE10
Spain SSSD6.3
Spain STBPU6.3
Sri Lanka GCE3.0
Sweden SSLC10.7
Taiwan GSAT37
Taiwan Senior High School Certificate73
Thailand CSE(Matayom 6) 1.6
Turkey HSD3
UK Board GCE A Levels7 (2 subjects)
USA SAT & ACTSAT 1160, ACT 13
Vietnam (in 4 subjects)6.6

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5
Reading5.0
Writing5.5
Listening5.0
Speaking5.0

About the course

You complete core units and tailor your studies with the choice of either an information technology or a business stream.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$26,800 ($3,350 per unit)079231K
Melbourne1, 2, 3$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)086030E
Perth1, 2, 3$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)086030E
Sydney1, 2, 3$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)086030E
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business settings.

exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business settings.

apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined business contexts.

apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of business.

demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined business contexts.

communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined business contexts.

communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined business contexts.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma of Business may begin careers in general areas of business including accounting, finance and marketing.

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Business are guaranteed entry into, and up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementBachelor of Digital BusinessBachelor of Business in Convention and Event Mangement or Bachelor of Information Technology.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Business students must complete 96 credit points, comprising:

Exclusion
The Chair of the College Board may exclude a student for a maximum of one (1) study period where a student has received Absent Fail Grades for all units attempted in a session of study.


Course structure




Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

TitleLevel of learningNote
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first session of study.
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Year 1, Session 2
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory
Year 1, Session 3
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory

TitleLevel of learningNote
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first session of study.
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
Year 1, Session 3
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
Year 2, Session 1
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
SOC10236 -  Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate

TitleLevel of learningNote
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 3
If available, students must enrol in the core College units in their first session of study - EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics in Sydney and Melbourne OR COM00207 -  Communication in Organisations on the Gold Coast campus and onlineIntroductory
ACC10707 -  Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory
Year 2, Session 1
COM00207 -  Communication in Organisations in Sydney and Melbourne OR MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics on the Gold Coast campus and onlineIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing Organisations ] Introductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business LawIntroductory
Year 2, Session 2
MKT00075 -  Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory

TitleLevel of learningNote
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 1
Student must enrol in EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first session of study.
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory
ISY10209 -  Web Development IIntroductory
Year 1, Session 2
ISY00243 -  Systems Analysis and DesignIntermediate
ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory
CSC71001 -  Programming IIntroductory
Year 1, Session 3
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory

TitleLevel of learningNote
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 2
Students must enrol in EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first session of study.
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory
ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory
Year 1, Session 3
ISY00243 -  Systems Analysis and DesignIntermediate
COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
CSC71001 -  Programming IIntroductory
Year 2, Session 1
ISY10209 -  Web Development IIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory

TitleLevel of learningNote
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions. Domestic students may elect to study four units per session.
Year 1, Session 3
If available, students must enrol in the core College units in their first session of study - EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics in Sydney and Melbourne OR COM00207 -  Communication in Organisations on the Gold Coast campus and onlineIntroductory
CSC71001 -  Programming IIntroductory
Year 2, Session 1
COM00207 -  Communication in Organisations in Sydney and Melbourne OR MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics on the Gold Coast campus and onlineIntroductory
ISY10209 -  Web Development IIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
Year 2, Session 2
ISY00243 -  Systems Analysis and DesignIntermediate
ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory


Notes

Note 1: This unit is available for students at the following locations: SCU Melbourne, SCU Sydney, Gold Coast and Online.

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