Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business

Studying a Diploma of Business will equip you with a strong grounding in business fundamentals, such as professional communication, management, finance, economics, and business law and provide transferrable personal skills to drive entrepreneurship. Graduating with a Diploma of Business will allow you to transition to second year of studies at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus, or go on to an entry level business position.

Key Information


Eight or 12 months


March, July, October 


Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney



Australian International

2024 Fees

Course fees A$24,550


Australian International

2024 Fees

Course fees: A$32,340

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Course Structure

The Diploma of Business can be completed over two or three sessions. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study eight units in total from the list below, which includes five core units and three elective units. The elective units you select is dependent on your field of articulation.

Core units

  • BCOM101 Profession Communication
  • BFIN101 Business Finance Fundamentals
  • BECO102 Economics for Business  
  • BLAW103 Introduction to Business Law 
  • BMAN Managing and Leading

Choose three elective units

It is recommended that if you want to progress into Accounting you should choose Introductory Accounting (BACC201) as your first elective unit, and Intermediate Accounting (BACC202) as your third elective unit.  Introduction to Statistics (ISTA202) should be your second elective unit.

To progress into Finance choose Introduction to Statistics (ISTA202) as one of your elective units. 

To progress into Marketing choose Principles of Marketing (BMKT202) as one of your elective units. 

To progress into Management choose Organisational Behaviour (BORG202) as one of your elective units. 

International Business should choose electives based on personal preference. 

  • BMKT202 Principles of Marketing
  • BORG202 Organisational Behaviour
  • BACC201 Introductory Accounting
  • BACC202 Intermediate Accounting
  • IBIS101 Principles of Business Information Systems
  • ISTA202 Introduction to Statistics

See Admission requirements for pre-course information.

Your Future Outcomes

Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) 

Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance)

Bachelor of Accounting

Successful completion of an SIBT Diploma will allow you to enter a bachelor’s degree at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus with eight units of credit. Our friendly Student Advisors will help you to choose the most appropriate elective units for your program.

Using the Diploma as a stand-alone qualification will allow you to progress to entry level positions in a broad range of fields including marketing, sales, advertising, finance, business administration, business analysis, accounting, and human resources.  The strong grounding in business will also equip you as an entrepreneur to start and run a business, either as sole proprietors or as part of a larger company.

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Accounting: A$65,000

Business: A$67,500

Economics: A$94,889

Human Resources: A$65,000

Law: A$65,399

(Latest data from Talent.com)

Bachelor of Business

Depending on your major, successful completion of your Bachelor of Business at Western Sydney University will pave the way for you to join Australia’s leading Industry bodies, like CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) and the Australian Property Institute.

Bachelor of Accounting

The Bachelor of Accounting holds triple accreditation with CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).  Depending on your majors, you may also be eligible to become a member of the Financial Planning Association or register with the Tax Practitioners Board as a tax agent.

Click here to access Western Sydney University's detailed information regarding professional accreditation pathways for the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Accounting.

TEQSA Accreditation

Provider Registration Number: PRV12046

Course ID: CRS1401585

This program is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

This program is available to domestic students and to international students studying in Australia on an Australian student visa provided the applicant meets the published entry requirements.

Admissions Information

Applicant background



Current Students - Session 1, 2024
Number of StudentsPercentage of Students
(A) A higher education award course
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
(B) Past vocational education and
training (VET) study
(C) Recent secondary education  
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the impact
of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not considered (e.g special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
(D) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
All StudentsN/AN/A