What will I learn?

The Diploma in Business Information Systems provides a broad understanding of key commercial and business concepts. It allows international, fee-paying students to study units (subjects) in the Bachelor of Information Technology course and acts as an alternative pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology degree. In other words, if you complete this diploma successfully you can then enter the Bachelor degree and be given credit for the units (subjects) you’ve already done.

The Diploma in Business Information Systems offers you:

  • English language classes
  • Close monitoring of your individual progress
  • Relevant units in Australian Society, and English Language Communication Skills.

You will also learn about:

  • How information systems (IS) drive competitive strategies and organisational change
  • The significance of both technological and organisational issues in the analysis, design, development and deployment of IS solutions.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Pathways to further study

Students who complete the Diploma in Business Information Systems may apply for entry with credit into the Bachelor of Information Technology, or with credit towards the Informatics major in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$18,960.00 (US$ 13,050) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $2,370

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020


Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,


New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 5.5 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 20 writing

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

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About this uni

Australian Catholic University is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

  • Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
  • One of the top 50 ‘Gen Y’ institutes
  • ACU was awarded 5 stars by Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Strong ties with 200+ organisations across 40 countries