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Offering a common first year to the Business Bachelor Degree's at UniSA, this Diploma will introduce you to the fundamental disciplines required to operate any business activity. You will get to sample a range of business disciplines which will give you a basis for selecting your degree program at UniSA.

The Diploma of Business introduces students to the fundamental knowledge required to successfully contribute to business activity. Students will cover the key range of disciplines to allow them to undertake a variety of business degrees offered at the University of South Australia. You may have been granted exemption from some modules depending on your academic results. These will be listed in your offer letter.

All Business students are required to complete the tertiary preparation modules Mathematics for Study (MMS001) in their first trimester and Language for Study (LGS001) in their second trimester. Although these modules do not count towards the study load or GPA, a non-graded pass is required for the program of study.

Stage 1

ITN002 Information and New Media Technologies

ARC002 Academic Research and Critical Enquiry

CPP002 Communication: People Place and Culture

BST001 Business Studies 1

ARC002 Academic Research and Critical Enquiry

MST001 Mathematics and Statistics

BST002 Business Studies 2

ESS001 Essential Study Skills

Elective Choose from: Human Biology, Programming, Design, Media & Society, Physics 1

Stage 2

MARK1010 Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange

MATH1053 Quantitative Methods for Business

ACCT1008 Accounting for Business

BUSS1057 Business and Society

ECON1008 Principles of Economics

BUSS2068 Management and Organisation

ACCT1006 Financial Accounting 1

LAWS1018 Business Law

ECON1008 Principles of Economics

BUSS1060A Career Development for Professionals



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma of Business.

Full Time (3 trimesters)

Tuition fees

Stage 1: AUD $24,400 (AUD $3,050 per module); Stage 2: AUD $31,000 (AUD $3,875 per module)




South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT)

SAIBT, The University of South Australia, City East Campus Level 4,

Brookman Building, North Terrace (corner of Frome St),


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Diploma Stage 1: Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 11.

Diploma Stage 2: Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5 correlate as FCE or CAE overall score of 162 with no skill less than 154

TOEFL: 525 (Paper), 46-59 (IBT) with a minimum score of 14 in speaking and writing bands, 195 (Computer) and TWE 3

Pearson’s (PTE Academic): 42

ELICOS (Eynesbury College): EAP 2 (plus minimum attendance requirements or a satisfactory pass or recommendation (from the ELICOS Academic Director) in a preparatory language program

CELUSA (Academic English): AE3

Bradford General Academic English Program (GAE): 50-56%

South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT)*

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