Diploma of Business Administration

Diploma of Business Administration

Studying a Diploma of Business Administration provides you with an understanding of business skills including management, marketing, human resources and economics. You will be equipped to progress to an entry level business position or choose to transition to second year of studies at Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus.

As of the 22 May 2024, this diploma will no longer be enroling new students. The Diploma of Business Administration will be replaced by the Diploma of Business. Find out more here.

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Key Information


8 or 12 months


March, July, October 


Level 4, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney 


053149G (8 months)
051202A (12 months)

Australian International

2024 Fees

Course fees A$24,550



Australian International

2024 Fees

Course fees A$32,340

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, which includes 7 core units and 1 elective unit. The elective unit is dependent on articulation.

Core units

  • COMM100 Writing and Research for Business and Commerce
  • ACTG102 Accounting for Business Management
  • BUSS102 Market Microeconomic Principles
  • BUSS100 Human Resources Management
  • BUSS150 Management Fundamentals
  • BUSS103 Principles of Marketing
  • ITEC101 Principles of Business Information Systems

Choose 1 elective unit

  • ACTG103 Financial Theory and Techniques Management
  • MATH102 Introduction to Statistics
  • BUSS101 Market Macroeconomic Principles

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 8 units of credit. Our friendly Student Advisors will help you to choose the most appropriate elective units for your program.

Accounting, banking, business administration, computing, consulting, financial management, management, marketing, recruitment and staff development.

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Accounting: A$47,000

Business: A$46,000

Economics: A$51,400

Law: A$50,000

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)

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: CRS1200490

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 Students46100.00%

Notes:    L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.

N/A - Data not available for this item.

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.