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

2018 Fees

  International Students Australian Students (FEE-HELP approved)

Course fees



Per unit






Two or three semesters


February, June, October



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

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Business (all majors)


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; 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)