Diploma in Business Mid-Year Entry
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.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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SATAC Code 316221 2020 CSP ATAR 73 2020 CSP IB 24 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 65 Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team
2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
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Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A Minimum eligibility score 65 Additional criteria considered Selection rank only 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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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 Pathway. 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 Pearson 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 RequirementsMore Information
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 65 International Baccalaureate (IB) 24 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 16 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 30 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 5 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 60% British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.4 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 70 ISC & CBSE [India] 60% ISBE [India] 70% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1040 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 6 Abitur 4 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.0 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.56 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 65 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 65 Eynesbury Foundation Program 319 ANU Foundation Studies 55% Monash Foundation Year 60% Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 67 UNSW Foundation Year 6 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.2 Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 51 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 65 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
Fees and Scholarships
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Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $12,616
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $43,000
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: Saturday, 21 Nov 2020