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Type: Diploma
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 085158G
Duration: 1 year
Fees: AUD $ 15,760
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL

Diploma of Business Information Systems

The Diploma of Business Information Systems has been designed as a foundation qualification which equips students with the fundamentals of information systems in business enterprises in a practical manner. It allows students the opportunity to progress to further study and gain up to 1-year credit to study the Bachelor of Business Information Systems at APIC, or a variety of other bachelor degree programs.
  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements
The Course objectives are summarised below:

  • learn the basics of business information systems to develop your career as an Information Systems Professional through further studies or relevant professional development programs;
  • learn the basics of business and management in a coherent and meaningful manner;
  • learn the basics of business law;
  • enhance your academic and study skills;
  • develop a good understanding of real-life business and information management challenges; and
  • familiarise yourself with the extent of studies needed to develop your career in this field.
Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge
Graduates of a diploma will have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning.

Skills
Graduates of the Diploma of Business Information Systems will have:
  • Cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
  • Cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design, and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
  • Specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
  • Communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate an understanding of knowledge.

Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Diploma of Business Information Systems will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
  • With depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts.
  • To transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations.
  • With personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality.
  • With initiative and judgment to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate, and evaluate the work of teams within a broad but generally well-defined parameter.


Compulsory UnitsPrerequisites
BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication-
BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management-
BUS1003 Mathematics and Statistics-
BUS1004 Foundations of Accounting-
BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems-
BIS1002 Data and Information Management-
BIS1003 Introduction to Programming-
BUS2003 Sustainability and EthicsBUS1001
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • Year 12 in Australia with a minimum ATAR of 55; OR
  • the equivalent to an Australian Year 12 at a recognised overseas institution with an equivalent minimum ATAR of 55 OR
  • a Certificate IVor higher awarded by a recognised higher education/vocational; OR
  • a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A) with three or more D Grades; OR
  • a Global Assessment Certificate with an average Grade of 55% or higher; OR
  • an International Baccalaureate.

English language entry requirements

All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any AQF Level 5 qualification at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:

  • IELTS Academic: overall band score of 5.5 or higher with no band below 5.0 in writing and speaking; OR
  • IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 65 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking; OR
  • PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 50 with writing and speaking minimum score of 42.
Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 5.5 5 5 5 5
PTE 50-58 43-50 43-50 43-50 43-50

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