What will I learn?

The Diploma of Commerce provides the foundation for further study in areas such as accounting, business law, economics, finance, international business, marketing and management at Deakin University. Completing a degree in one of these fields offers a wide range of career options across private and public-sector organisations.

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree:

  • Accounting
  • Business consulting
  • Business management
  • Corporate law
  • Economics
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations
  • International trade
  • IT administration
  • IT system development,
  • Law reform
  • Legal aid,
  • Marketing
  • Network management
  • Policy research and development
  • Public administration

Course Structure

Complete and pass 8 units:

  • MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
  • MAE101 Economic Principles
  • MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MIS171 Business Analytics
  • MLC101 Law for Commerce
  • MMK101 Marketing Fundamentals
  • MMM132 Management
  • MWL101 Professional Insight

Direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor degrees in Commerce (many majors available), Sport Management, Business Analytics, Laws, Property and Real Estate, Science
Supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University
Study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services



Study options

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$13,500.00 (7,22,698) per year
Course fee: AUD $13,500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021

Online/Distance (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$30,480.00 (16,31,692) per year
Course fee: AUD $30,480 (AUD $3,810 per unit)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry to Diploma course requires the successful completion of Australian Year 12 equivalent. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English Admission Requirements

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE) - FCE Level B2;

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) - EAP 2;

GCE O-level - C6;

IELTS - 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5);

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE): 42-49;

TOEFL Computer Based - 196;

TOEFL Paper Based - 525, TOEFL iBT: 52 – Writing 19, Speaking 16, Listening and Reading 5.

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


About Deakin College

For close to 25 years, Deakin College has given over 20,000 students the opportunity to progress into a degree program at Deakin University.

  • Preferred pathway provider for Deakin University
  • Entry offered to second year of select bachelor degrees
  • Located at the Deakin University campuses
  • Intensive, personalised support for students