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What will I learn?

The Diploma of Business is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the second year of UOW's Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Tertiary skills development embedded in all subjects in the Diploma of Business prepares you for successful participation in the second year of the degree, with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work.

Assessment is by practical tasks, essays, mid-session tests and final examinations. Subjects have a lecture and tutorial format, or lecture and laboratory format, timetabled over five days.

The Diploma of Business is also available as a 2-session program.

Why choose this course

The Diploma of Business is an accelerated study option for students interested in pursuing a career in a commerce or business related field who may not have met the direct entry requirements to UOW. Intensive study patterns allow Diploma graduates to qualify for university entrance in minimum time.

UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs, library and support services.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

Career opportunities: Banking, finance, accounting and commerce.


If you achieve a final mark of at least 50 per cent in all subjects of the Diploma of Business you will receive 48 credit points (entry to second year) towards a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce offered at all UOW campuses (excluding the UOW Sydney CBD Campus). A recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$27,810.00 (15,29,703) per year
Start date

27 June 2022, 17 October 2022


UOW College

Building 17, University of Wollongong,

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$27,810.00 (15,29,703) per year
Start date

27 June 2022, 17 October 2022


South Western Sydney Campus

Shop R6, 33 Moore Street,


New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Minimum ATAR 45 (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or interstate or overseas equivalent; OR
  • Minimum 4 HSC Subjects ≥ 65% (or equivalent); OR
  • Minimum 3 HSC Subjects ≥ 70% (or equivalent); OR


To gain entry into the Diploma of Business (3 Session) you need to have met the following requirements:

IELTS Academic 5.5 (min 5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent completed in the last two years; or
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirement if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.