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What will I learn?

The Diploma of Business (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree. The units are similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

Course description

The Diploma of Business (UniLink) (8 months) provides a credit-bearing pathway into a range of bachelor degrees. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs.

UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Course structure

Students must complete eight units in total, including six core units and two elective units.

Assessment may include a range of formal and informal tasks, including individual and group projects, assignments, presentations and examinations.

Units of study

Core units
Accounting for success (ACC10010)
Applied communication (COM10009)
Introduction to business information systems (INF10009)
Marketing principles and practices (MKT10008)
Economic principles (ECO10001)
Management 2030 (ORG10001)

Elective units*
Students select two units from one of the following streams:

Accounting and Finance stream
Financial information systems (ACC20015)
Quantitative analysis (STA10007)

Business, Entrepreneurship and Management stream
Innovation and creativity (ENT10003)
Entrepreneurship and opportunity (ENT10004)

* Not all electives are available at every intake.

Career opportunities

Depending on the bachelor degree students choose and the areas in which they major, they may find employment in accounting, commercial law, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, project management, public relations, software development, systems analysis or tourism management. Graduates might even like to launch their own business.



Study options

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$26,960.00 (14,66,812) per year
Start date

Expected June, October 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 (or equivalent).

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%; minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.