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, marketing, tourism and information technology. You tailor your studies through the choice of a business, tourism, or information technology stream.

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, tourism 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 digital business, finance, management, economics, marketing, tourism and information technology. You tailor your studies through the choice of a business, tourism, or information technology stream.

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, tourism 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.

You complete core units and tailor your studies with the choice of either a business and enterprise, information technology or tourism specialisation.

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.


Course overview

Course code

2127279

Course abbreviation

DipBus(SCU College)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 079231K
Melbourne Session 1 $29,600 ($3,700 per unit) 086030E
Perth Session 1 $29,600 ($3,700 per unit) 086030E
Sydney Session 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 the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 2 core units (24 credit points), and
  • 6 units (72 credit points) from one of the following specialisations: Business and Enterprise, Information Technology, Tourism, and Business.

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.


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core units

EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

Specialisations

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

Title 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 - EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
ACCT1001 - Accounting and Finance for Business
MRKT1001 - Marketing Principles

Year 2, Session 1

MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
STAT1001 - Statistical Analysis
LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law OR SOCI1004 - Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Year 2, Session 2

ECON1001 - Economics for Decision Making
COMM1001 - Communication in Organisations

Title 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 - EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
PROG1001 - Programming I
ISYS1002 - Cybersecurity

Year 2, Session 1

MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks
ISYS1001 - Web Development I

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS1004 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design

Title Note
It is recommended that International students enrol in 3 units in the first two study periods.

Year 1, Study Period 2

Students must enrol in EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first study period.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics

Year 1, Study Period 3

BUSN1006 - Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1004 - Starting a Business

Year 1, Study Period 4/Session 2

BUSN1007 - The Interconnected World
BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace

Year 1, Study Period 5

BUSN1008 - Business Practice and Impact

Year 1, Study Period 6/Session 3

ECON1001 - Economics for Decision Making

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three session OR enrol in 3 units in the first two study periods.

Year 1, Session 1/Study Period 2

Students must enrol in EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first session or study period.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
TOUR1001 - Tourism Theories and Practices

Year 1, Session 2/Study Period 4

TOUR1002 - Hospitality Services Management
MRKT2002 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion
BUSN1004 - Starting a Business

Year 1, Study Period 5

BUSN1006 - Solving Wicked Problems

Year 1, Study Period 6

BUSN1007 - The Interconnected World

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions OR enrol in 3 units in the first two study periods.

Year 1, Session 2/Study Period 4

Students must enrol in EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics in their first session or study period.
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
TOUR1002 - Hospitality Services Management
MRKT2002 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion

Year 1 Session 3/Study Period 6

BUSN1004 - Starting a Business
BUSN1007 - The Interconnected World

Year 2 Session 1/Study Period 2

TOUR1001 - Tourism Theories and Practices
BUSN1006 - Solving Wicked Problems

Title Note
It is recommended that International students complete this course over three sessions OR enrol in 3 units in the first two study periods.

Year 1, Session 3/Study Period 6

If available, students must enrol in the core College units in the first session or study period - EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
BUSN1004 - Starting a Business

Year 2, Session 1/Study Period 2

MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
TOUR1001 - Tourism Theories and Practices
BUSN1007 - The Interconnected World

Year 2, Session 2/Study Period 4

TOUR1002 - Hospitality Services Management
MRKT2002 - Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion

Year 2, Study Period 5

BUSN1006 - Solving Wicked Problems

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.