Avondale University

Diploma of Business

Avondale University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 02731D

The Diploma of Business is a tertiary pathway course for students seeking alternative entry to the Bachelor of Business degree or for students who want a diploma to help develop their general business skills whether in their current workplace or for future employment.The units provide an opportunity for the honing of higher-level thinking skills, including critical reading, writing, literacy and oral communication skills in business. This allows students to build their business knowledge base in the areas of accounting, human resource management, marketing and business administration, adding both width and depth, and clarifying their values.The course is suitable for recent school leavers who have not achieved the required entry-level ATAR (or equivalent), including those with no ATAR. It is also an option for mature age students seeking alternative entry to a Bachelor of Business degree.Upon completion of the Diploma of Business students will be entitled to eight (8) credited units in the Bachelor of Business degree, which is equivalent to the first-year completion of the Bachelor of Business degree.


Course Structure Semester 1WHPE10101 Foundations of WellbeingBBUS12010 Organisations in a Business ContextBBUS16020 Introduction to AccountingBBUS15050 Information Technology Systems in Business Semester 2BBUS16040 Introduction to EconomicsBBUS14050 Business StatisticsBBUS14060 Business LawACCT16500 Financial Accounting and Reporting OR MKTG26000 Consumer Behaviour OR MNGT26100 Organisational Behaviour

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) studyAn Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 4 qualification or higher
  • OrA New Zealand Qualifications Framework NZQF Level 4 qualification or higherApplicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)A Selection Rank of 45.00 or above after adjustment factors are applied
  • OrEquivalent overseas secondary qualifications as stated in Appendix 1 of the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses PolicyApplicants with work and life experienceAn ATAR equal to or above 45.00Applicants with overseas qualificationsAn overseas qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 4 or higherINTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSInternational applicants must meet the Australian Government's visa requirements to reside in Australia while studying at Avondale University.For more information, visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/studyENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTSInternational applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways outlined in Appendix 2 of the Admission to Higher Education Undergraduate Courses Policy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lake Macquarie International: $31,328
  • ATAR: 45
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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