Diploma of Commerce

Diploma of Commerce

A Diploma of Commerce prepares students for a professional business career and further study in business or accounting, by exploring a broad range of disciplines including finance, accounting, economics, quantitative methods, management and marketing. Graduates of the Diploma of Commerce will be qualified to gain entry level business positions using the practical team work and communication skills which they have acquired whilst studying at SIBT or enter second year of a business related bachelor’s degree at university.

Your direct pathway to University

2019 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees




8 or 12 months


March, July, October



Course structure

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

Core units

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

Choose 1 elective unit

  • BUSS100 Human Resources Management
  • BUSS101 Market Macroeconomic Principles
  • BUSS103 Principles of Marketing

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

*You will be required to undertake a Maths Readiness Test prior to finalising enrolment. The Readiness Test will determine if you will need to take an additional support maths program.



Second year of your university degree
Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance)

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.

You must complete and pass the required eight units for your Diploma. Graduates who achieve an overall average of 50% (taking into account all units attempted) will gain entry into Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus. Students who do not achieve this will be considered for entry on an individual basis.

Employment and career paths

Accounting, Banking, Economist, Finance, Human Resource Manager, Insurance Broking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Stockbroking.

Average starting salaries

According to research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (graduatecareers.com.au) average national graduate starting salaries are:

  • Accounting: A$50,000
  • Economics: A$50,000

Professional recognition

  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Applied Finance
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

TEQSA accreditation

Provider Registration Number: PRV12046

Course ID: CRS1200491

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.

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