Diploma of Business

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 4:55 PM on Thu, 9 December

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
45
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, October
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 business, finance, management, economics, marketing, tourism and information technology. In addition to core units, you may choose a specialisation in either business and enterprise, information technology or tourism.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University Bachelor degree in business and enterprise or information technology.

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 business, finance, management, economics, marketing, tourism and information technology. In addition to core units, you may choose a specialisation in either business and enterprise, information technology, tourism or business.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University Bachelor degree in business and enterprise or information technology.

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 a specialisation in either:

  • Business and enterprise
  • Information technology
  • Tourism
  • Business (this specialisation is only available at Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth campuses).

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$28,000 ($3,500 per unit)079231K
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,200 ($3,900 per unit)086030E
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,200 ($3,900 per unit)086030E
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,200 ($3,900 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.

Australian/Domestic students

STAR Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our STAR Early Offer program and may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation. STAR Early Offers must be undertaken in Session 1.

Apply for your STAR Early Offer
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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

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

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

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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, practical workplace experience and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will be well-equipped to apply their skills in a variety entry level management positions such as office manager or accounts manager across a range of business areas including accounting, finance, marketing, information technology, and tourism. 

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Business are guaranteed entry into, and up to eight units of credit towards the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise or Bachelor of Information Technology at Southern Cross University.

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 the equivalent of 8 units (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


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes

Core units

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with EconomicsIntroductory

Specialisations

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
This specialisation has units available in Session and Study Periods. Please refer to My Enrolment.
BUSN1004Starting a BusinessIntroductory
BUSN1007The Interconnected WorldIntroductory
BUSN1006Solving Wicked ProblemsIntroductory
BUSN1008Business Practice and ImpactIntermediate
BUSN2001Professional Development for the WorkplaceIntermediate
ECON1001Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
COMP1001Data Communications and NetworksIntroductory
ISYS1001Web Development IIntroductory
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory
PROG1001Programming IIntroductory
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and DesignIntermediate
ISYS1002CybersecurityIntroductory

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
This specialisation has units available in Session and Study Periods. Please refer to My Enrolment.
BUSN1004Starting a BusinessIntroductory
BUSN1007The Interconnected WorldIntroductory
BUSN1006Solving Wicked ProblemsIntroductory
TOUR1002Hospitality Services ManagementIntroductory
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and PracticesIntroductory
MRKT2002Tourism and Hospitality Sales and PromotionIntermediate

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
Select six units from the following:
ACCT1001Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory Note 1
COMM1001Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory Note 1
MRKT1001Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory Note 1
ECON1001Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory Note 1
LEGL1003Introduction to Business LawIntroductory Note 1
STAT1001Statistical AnalysisIntermediate Note 1
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate Note 1
Note 2


Course progressions

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableLevel of learningNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first session of study:EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
Session1,2
Term2,4
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
China - TUSTN/A
Session1
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
Session2
Session2
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesECO00101 Macroeconomics AND ECO00102 Applied Microeconomics
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
BUSN1004Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
Summer Term
Term2,4
Intermediate
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
Intermediate
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
MelbourneN/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
PerthN/A
Term2,5
SydneyN/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisitesSPRT3001 - Professional Preparation

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableLevel of learningNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first session of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
Session1
Term2
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Coomera
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
PROG1001Programming I
Session2
Term3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coomera
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
ISYS1002Cybersecurity
Session2
Term3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coomera
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
Session2
Term4
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and Design
Session2
Term4
Intermediate
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term4
CoomeraN/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4
ISYS1001Web Development I
Session1
Term1,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,5

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableLevel of learningNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first session of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
MRKT2002Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion

Not currently available

Intermediate
BUSN1004Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
TOUR1002Hospitality Services Management
Session1,2,3
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and Practices
Session2,3
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session2,3
Session2,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session2,3
Session2,3
Online
Session2,3
Session2,3
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session2,3
Session2,3
Anti-requisitesMNG10225 Introduction to Convention and Event Tourism

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableLevel of learningNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 2
Students must enrol in the core College units in their first session of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
Business Unit
Business Unit
Business Unit
Business Unit
Business Unit
Business Unit


Notes

Note 1: This unit is available for students at the following locations: Gold Coast, SCU Melbourne, SCU Sydney, SCU Perth, and Online.
Note 2: This Specialisation is only available at SCU Sydney, SCU Melbourne, and SCU Perth.

Unit groups

Business Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleLevel of learningNotes
Select six units from the following:
ACCT1001Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroductory Note 1
COMM1001Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory Note 1
MRKT1001Marketing PrinciplesIntroductory Note 1
ECON1001Economics for Decision MakingIntroductory Note 1
LEGL1003Introduction to Business LawIntroductory Note 1
STAT1001Statistical AnalysisIntermediate Note 1
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and SustainabilityIntermediate Note 1

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