Diploma in Business
Get your foot in the door
Our one-year Diploma in Business sets you up for understanding and working in the business world. It’s a great introduction to business for students who want to explore the topic before undertaking the full bachelor degree.
The diploma also acts as a recognised qualification should you choose to come out of the Bachelor of Commerce after one year of learning.
What will you do?
- Explore principles of marketing, management, business law, accounting and business statistics.
- Build communication skills for business contexts.
- Apply your learning to real-world scenarios.
- Work with researchers and peers in a Small Group Discovery Experience.
- Benefit from collaborative problem-solving, reflections and online discussions.
- Develop cultural and ethical awareness.
Where could it take you?
If you want to study further, and successfully pass the diploma, you’ll be guaranteed entry into a range of University of Adelaide business degrees, plus gain credit for the first year. You could also seek employment in entry level business positions, perhaps as a marketing assistant, assistant broker or sales manager.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 316221 2019 CSP ATAR 71.95 2019 CSP IB 25 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 316221
CRICOS 099358G Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
International Qualifications Applicants for admission to the Diploma in Business must have completed SACE (or equivalent) and achieved an International Selection Rank of at least 65 (or equivalent).
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $10,945
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $41,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Administrative Assistant, Marketing Officer, Communications Officer, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Project Officer, Editorial Assistant, Wine Marketing
Degree StructureTo qualify for the degree of Diploma in Business, you must complete satisfactorily a program of study not less than 24 units, comprising:
- core courses to the value of 21 units
- elective courses to the value of 3 units.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
To satisfy the requirements for core courses, you must complete all of the following (total value 21 units):
Electives To satisfy the requirements for electives, you must complete courses to the value of 3 units from any undergraduate courses offered by the University that are available to you.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020