Course summary

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.

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

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

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

Creativity

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

Ethical practice

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

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

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

Communication and social skills

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

Cultural competence

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


Course overview

Course code

2127279

Course abbreviation

DipBus(SCU College)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 079231K
Melbourne 1 $29,600 ($3,700 per unit) 086030E
Perth 1 $29,600 ($3,700 per unit) 086030E
Sydney 1 $29,600 ($3,700 per unit) 086030E

Course requirements

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

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

  • 2 core units, and
  • 6 units from 1 stream.

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 progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note
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 Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
Year 1, Session 3
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
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 Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
Year 1, Session 3
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
SOC10236 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
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 Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics in Sydney and Melbourne OR COM00207 - Communication in Organisations on the Gold Coast campus and online Introductory Introductory
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations in Sydney and Melbourne OR MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics on the Gold Coast campus and online Introductory Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations ] Introductory
LAW00150 - Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
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 Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
Year 1, Session 3
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
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 Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
Year 1, Session 3
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
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 Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics in Sydney and Melbourne OR COM00207 - Communication in Organisations on the Gold Coast campus and online Introductory Introductory
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations in Sydney and Melbourne OR MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics on the Gold Coast campus and online Introductory Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory

Notes

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