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Diploma of Commerce

A Diploma of Commerce prepares students for a professional business career by exploring a broad range of disciplines including: finance, accounting, economics, quantitative methods, management and marketing.

Your direct pathway to University

2016 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees

A$26,960

A$22,480

Per unit

A$3,370

A$2,810

Location

Duration

Two or three semesters

Intakes

February, June, October

CRICOS Code:

053276M

Course structure

The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below depending on articulation.

Core units

  • COMM100 Writing and Research for Business and Commerce
  • ACTG100 Accounting A
  • ACTG101 Accounting B
  • ACTG103 Financial Theory and Techniques Management
  • BUSS150 Management Fundamentals
  • BUSS102 Market Microeconomic Principles
  • MATH102 Introduction to Statistics

Choose 1 elective unit

  • ACTG104 Principles of Finance
  • BUSS100 Human Resources Management
  • BUSS101 Market Macroeconomic Principles
  • BUSS103 Principles of Marketing
  • MATH100 Mathematics A

(Units may change depending on articulation.)

Assumed knowledge

To meet the entry requirements for this diploma program, it is assumed that students have completed Australian year 12 maths or equivalent. If not, students may be required to study a bridging subject or support maths program.

Second year of your university degree

Western Sydney University GPA/7

Bachelor of Accounting

3.75

Bachelor of Business (all majors))

3.5

La Trobe University Sydney Campus GPA/4

Bachelor of Business (major in Financial Management)

1.5

Bachelor of Business (major in Human Resource Management)

1.5

Bachelor of Business (major in Management)

1.5

Bachelor of Business (major in Marketing)

1.5

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

1.5

Macquarie University
(This is for students who have a packaged offer with Macquarie University).
GPA/4

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

3.2

Bachelor of Applied Finance

2.25

Bachelor of Business Administration

2.0

Bachelor of Business Analytics

1.5

Bachelor of Global Business

1.5

Bachelor of Commerce (majors in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Decision Science, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing)

1.5

Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting

1.5

Bachelor of Economics

1.5**

  • There may be some variation to the program core and elective units.
  • GPA is the Grade Point Average required for transfer to university.
  • *GPA applies to domestic students only.

Employment and career paths

Accounting; actuarial; banking; economics; finance; human resource management; insurance; international business; management; marketing; stockbroking.

Average starting salaries

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Marketing: $46,000

Accounting: A$47,000

Economics: A$51,400

Finance: A$50,000

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)