Advanced Diploma of Commerce

The Advanced Diploma of Commerce will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all business and accounting functions, strategy and skills.
It is awarded to students who complete 12 units in total or complete an additional 4 units to the Diploma of Commerce. These units are equivalent to the first semester of second year at university, so students will transfer directly into the second semester of studies.

Your direct pathway to University

2016 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees



Per unit



*Total for 12 units. If you have already completed and passed a standard diploma program, you will be required to pay for 4 additonal units.



Three or four semesters


February, June, October



Course structure

The course is completed over three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 12 units in total from the list below depending on articulation.

Core first year 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

Core second year units

  • ACTG200 Management Accounting
  • BUSS201 Introduction to Business Law

Choose 3 elective units

  • ACTG104 Principles of Finance
  • BUSS100 Human Resources Management
  • BUSS101 Market Macroeconomic Principles
  • BUSS103 Principles of Marketing
  • ARTS101 Reasoning and Argument
  • MATH100 Mathematics A
  • ACTG201 Investment Management
  • BUSS200 Global Business Perspective
  • BUSS202 Marketing Demographics
  • ARTS101 Reasoning and Argument

(Units may change depending on your 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

Macquarie University
Students who have a packaged offer with Macquarie University

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies


Bachelor of Applied Finance


Bachelor of Business Administration


Bachelor of Business Analytics


Bachelor of Global Business


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


Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting


Bachelor of Economics


  • 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)