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Type: Diploma
Location: Melbourne, Sydney
Attendance: On Campus Learning/Online Learning
CRICOS: 085156K
Duration: 1 year
Fees: AUD $ 15,760
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL

Diploma Of Business(APIC)

The purpose of the Diploma of Business is to produce graduates who are capable of performing a range of business and accounting tasks while displaying the readiness to develop further in key areas of business, such as accounting, management, and marketing. The course can provide a pathway to a Bachelor of Business and related programs in most higher education institutions.

EnglishLanguage Requirement

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
  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
The Course objectives are as follows:

  • learn the basics of business, marketing, and management in a coherent and meaningful manner;
  • learn the basics of accounting and business law;
  • enhance your academic and study skills;
  • develop a good understanding of real-life business and management challenges; and
  • familiarise yourself with the extent of studies needed to develop your career in this field
Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will have:
  • Knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of a range of business-related fields and disciplines including accounting, management, marketing and sales, business law, and economics.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the business practice, and industry standards and expectations.

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will have:
  • Cognitive skills to analyse and evaluate information, concepts and evidence from a range of business and academic sources
  • Cognitive and technical skills to present reasoned arguments and analysis of key business and technical data
  • Communication skills to present clear information in professional business and academic formats

Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Diploma of Business will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
  • Through the practice of technical functions, effective planning, and decision making within a business environment
  • Through the identification and evaluation of effective professional business practice
  • With responsibility and accountability for their own professional practice, and in collaboration with others within a business environment

To be eligible to graduate from the Diploma of Business, students must successfully complete eight core units:

Units NamePrerequisites
BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication-
BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management-
BUS1003 Mathematics and Statistics-
BUS1004 Foundations of Accounting-
BUS1005 Introduction to Economics-
BUS1006 Introduction to Business Law-
BUS1007 Finance-
BUS1008 Financial AccountingBUS1004

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.

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