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Diploma of Business

Diploma

Course snapshot

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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.


Overview

The Diploma of Business covers all three core skills units and five of the eight core units of Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Business. Topics could include accounting, finance, economics, business law, statistics, marketing, management, ethics and sustainability.

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Business will be eligible to gain one year of advanced standing towards the Associate Degree of BusinessBachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business AdministrationBachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management, or Bachelor of Information Technology.

The Diploma of Business is offered through SCU College.

All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Diploma.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

CLO 1 Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business settings.

Creativity

CLO 1 Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business settings.

Ethical practice

CLO2 Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined business contexts.

Knowledge of a discipline

CLO3 Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of business.

Lifelong learning

CLO4 Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined business contexts.

Communication and social skills

CLO5 Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined business contexts.

Cultural competence

CLO5 Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined business contexts.

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 $19,520 ($2,440 per unit) 079231K
Melbourne Session 1 , Session 1 , Session 2 $21,360 ($2,670 per unit) 086030E
Sydney Session 1 , Session 2 $19,520 ($2,440 per unit) 086030E

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.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible for a Diploma of Business a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising:

  1. All three units listed in Part A; and
  2. Five (5) units selected from Part B; or
  3. Any five (5) units selected from Part B of the Schedule of Units and other units listed in the Associate Degree of Business approved by the Director, SCU College.

Entry 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

Language requirements

To be eligible for a Diploma of Business a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising:

  1. All three units listed in Part A; and
  2. Five (5) units selected from Part B; or
  3. Any five (5) units selected from Part B of the Schedule of Units and other units listed in the Associate Degree of Business approved by the Director, SCU College.

Course structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study -
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline; MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
Year 1, Session 2
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
2 units from: Part B
Year 1, Session 1
EDU10011 -  Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
3 units from: Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Year 1, Session 1
Students must enrol in core College units in their first session of study -
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline; MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
2 units from: Part B
Year 1, Session 2
EDU10011 -  Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
3 units from: Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Students must enrol in the core College unit in their first session of study - EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline
Year 1, Session 3
EDU10010 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
COM00207 -  Communication in Organisations Introductory
MNG10247 -  Managing Organisations Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
EDU10011 -  Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MAT10706 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
LAW00150 -  Introduction to Business Law Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
Choose two units from the following three:
MKT00075 -  Marketing Principles Introductory
ACC10707 -  Accounting for Business Introductory
ECO10250 -  Economics for Decision Making Introductory

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

EDU10010 Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
EDU10011 Learning for Future Careers Intermediate

Part B

ACC10707 Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
COM00207 Communication in Organisations Introductory
MKT00075 Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG10247 Managing Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 Economics for Decision Making Introductory
LAW00150 Introduction to Business Law Introductory