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What will I learn?

Looking for a pathway to a bachelor’s degree in business, information technology or tourism?

The one-year Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to develop academic and business skills in areas that could include digital business, finance, management, economics, marketing, tourism and information technology. You tailor your studies through the choice of a business, tourism, or information technology stream.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University bachelor’s degree in business and enterprise, tourism or information technology.

The Diploma of Business award is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

Major area of study

Your complete core units and tailor your studies with the choice of either an information technology or a business stream.

Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities, practical workplace experience and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will be well-equipped to apply their skills in a variety entry level management positions such as office manager or accounts manager across a range of business areas including accounting, finance, marketing, information technology, and tourism.

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Business are guaranteed entry into, and up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Tourism Management or Bachelor of Information Technology.



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$29,600.00 (15,84,582) per year
AUD $3,700 per unit
Start date

1 November 2021


Southern Cross University, Perth

297 Hay Street,


Western Australia,

6004, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$29,600.00 (15,84,582) per year
AUD $3,700 per unit
Start date

1 November 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification.

Applicants must have IELTS - 5.5 with no band less than 5.0; CAE - 47; TOEFL PBT - 500 min 4.0 (TWE); TOEFL iBT - 46 with no less than 16 in writing; PTE - 42 with no communicative score less than 36; ISPLR - 3 in all 4 skills.