Diploma of Business

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:20 AM on Fri, 30 September

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$29,360 ($3,670 per unit)079231K
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)086030E
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)086030E
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 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

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation.

Apply now for your Early Offer
View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Business, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Specialisations

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR1003Service Quality Management
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
ACCT1001Accounting and Finance for Business
COMM1001Communication in Organisations
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and Sustainability
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
Select one (1) unit (12 Credit Points) from the following:
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
LEGL1003Introduction to Business Law
Note 1


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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 TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first term of study:EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
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
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
BUSN1004Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
MelbourneN/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2,5
SydneyN/A
Term2,5
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
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
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
TOUR1003Service Quality Management
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Anti-requisitesTOUR1002 - Hospitality Services Management
BUSN1004Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
TOUR2010Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Note 1
Students must enrol in the core SCU College units in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
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
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3,5
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
ACCT1001Accounting and Finance for Business
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term1
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
COMM1001Communication in Organisations
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and Sustainability
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
Perth
Term1
Term1
Sydney
Term1
Term1
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
STAT1001 -  Statistical Analysis OR LEGL1003 -  Introduction to Business Law
ECON1001Economics for Decision Making
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4


Notes

Note 1: This Specialisation is only available at SCU Sydney, SCU Melbourne, and SCU Perth.

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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 judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business or tourism settings.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of business or tourism.

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined business or tourism contexts.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of business or tourism.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business or tourism settings.

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined business or tourism contexts.

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined business or tourism contexts.

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined business or tourism 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.

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students

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