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What will I learn?

The Diploma of Business is your first step towards completing your Monash Business or Commerce degree. You’ll learn how to work independently, think critically and make analytical decisions, while being introduced to the business concepts and theory you'll need for University.

How the program works

You can choose your area of specialisation from day one – better preparing you for your Monash degree. There are two streams to choose between:

Business stream – popular with students who are interested in a Business degree majoring in banking and finance, marketing and accounting.
Commerce stream – requires a higher level of mathematics and leads to majors in areas such as economics, finance, actuarial studies and accounting.

In part 2 you’ll study the same subjects as first-year University students and develop your specialist knowledge of business or commerce.


  • business reports
  • class presentations
  • regular tests
  • group assignments
  • a final exam



Study options

Full Time (Part 1: 9 months; Part 2: 9 months)

Tuition fees
Course fee: Part 1: AUD $28,490; Part 2: AUD $31,490
Start date

Expected October 2021


Melbourne City Campus

222 Bourke Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Age requirements

Part 1: 16 years

Part 2: 17 years

If you do not meet the age requirements, you may be offered a deferred place.

Academic entry requirements:

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 11 or year 12.

English Language requirements:

You will meet the English language requirements if:

You have completed Australian Year 11 and achieve a grade of 60% in your English Language subject/s, or
Your Australian Year 11 equivalent program was taught in English and you achieved satisfactory grades in your English Language subjects.

Alternatively, you will need to meet the minimum score in one of these English tests.

For Part 1

IELTS: 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0); TOEFL Internet based: 52 – Writing 15, Speaking 14, Listening and Reading 5; Pearson Test of English: 42 (no band lower than 36); Monash English Bridging: Successful completion of 20-week program.

For Part 2

IELTS: 6.0 - Writing 6.0; TOEFL Internet based: 69 - Writing 21; Pearson Test of English: 50 - Writing 50; Monash English Bridging: Successful completion of 10, 15 or 20-week program.

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