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Diploma of Business

Polytechnic Institute Australia
Diploma of Business

CRICOS Code 093284B
Full Time 6 months
Part Time 12 months
International 12 Months
Units 8
Campus Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000
Delivery mode Face-to-face
Outcome Diploma of Business  (DipBus)

About Diploma of Business

Course Description

The Diploma of Business opens the door to job opportunities in a wide range of businesses and further study, all around the world.

Graduates with a Diploma of Business are ready for business and on a path to rewarding professional careers.

Career Outcomes

Young people with Business qualifications get work in almost every industry, improving the businesses and advancing their own careers.

Graduates can gain employment in accounting practices, medium and large corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The course opens the way for employment in:

  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Marketing


The Diploma of Business is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and included in the National Register of Higher Education Institutions and Courses.

Course Learning Outcomes


  • Knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of a range of business-related fields and disciplines including accounting, marketing, management, sales, business law, and economics; and
  • Knowledge and awareness of business practice, and industry standards and expectations.


  • Cognitive skills to analyse and evaluate information, concepts and evidence from a range of business and academic sources;
  • Cognitive and technical skills to present reasoned arguments and analysis of key business and technical data; and
  • Communication skills to present clear information in professional business and academic formats.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Through the practice of technical functions, effective planning, and decision making within a business environment;
  • Through the identification and evaluation of effective professional business practice; and
  • With responsibility and accountability for their own professional practice, and in collaboration with others within a business environment.

Course Structure

Term 1 ACC100 Principles of Accounting
ICT100 Information Management Systems
STT100 Statistics for Business
GBU100 Professional Business Communication
Term 2 MGT100 Introduction to Management
LAW100 Business Law
ECO100 Economics for Business
MKT100 Marketing Practice
Exit Outcomes

In order to obtain a Diploma of Business all candidates are required to successfully complete all 8 units. Not all units are offered each semester.

International Student Duration

The CRICOS-registered duration is 1 year of full-time study (2 trimesters). The part time mode is not available to holders of a student visa who are not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who are not an Australian permanent resident, or who are a temporary resident of Australia.

Domestic Student Duration

For domestic students the course is 2 trimesters full-time and 4 trimesters part-time

Delivery Method

Face-to-face on campus.

Assessment Methods

Quizzes, practical exercises, case studies, presentations, reports, essay and exams.

Entry Requirements
  • Completion of Year 12, or equivalent, with a minimum ATAR of 55; or
  • An equivalent secondary qualification overseas; or
  • An accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university; or
  • One year of accredited full-time study at a registered institution of tertiary education at AQF level 4 or above; or
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University.
Language requirements

If the qualifications are for the completion of a course in a language other than English, the Institute requires that the applicant must supply one of the following qualifications as a condition for admission:

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.0 (6.0); or
  • TOEFL: internet (no section score less than) 80 (20); or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (no section score less than): 57 (50); or
  • University of Cambridge – Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52.
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