Study a Diploma in Business at UniSA

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Diploma in Business


The Diploma in Business is a two year program providing a pathway into accounting, business, economics, finance, human resource management, information strategy and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, legal studies, logistics and supply chain management, management, marketing, property, sport and recreation, and tourism and event management degrees at the University of South Australia.

Who is it for? 

Diploma programs are designed primarily for people who do not have the qulifications required to get directly into a degree at UniSA.

Selection Rank 50.00
Program length 2 years (or part-time equivalent)
Prerequisites or assumed knowledge      None
STAT entry 139 or higher
TAFE/RTO entry Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Cert 3 or Cert 4 level.
Note: Applicants who have completed a TAFE/VET award at Diploma level or above, or who have studied at higher education level for more than two years will not be considered for admission to the program.
Program fees Commonwealth Supported
Locations Metropolitan campuses (SATAC code 426031)

Key Features

Diploma Stage 1

In this program you will learn:

  • how the university works
  • how to write academic assignments
  • how to reference
  • how to manage your time and important base knowledge in communication and social science
  • Everything you need to succeed when you progress to your degree.

Diploma Stage 2

In this stage you will:

  • start studying first-year courses from your linked bachelor degree
  • sit in the same lectures and tutorials as other first-year bachelor degree students
  • be able to come back to UniSA College for additional support

Upon successful completion you will graduate with a university diploma qualification. Following this, you will continue seamlessly into the second year of your linked degree (with up to 8 course credits).

We suggest you preference Foundation Studies at UniSA College as your backup option for this program.

More information about this program

New packaged program

Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Business
4 year program
SATAC code: 424631

Apply for this packaged program to undertake the Diploma in Business as a pathway into the Bachelor of Business only.

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What will I study?

Stage 1 Courses include:

Individual and Group Skills
Introduction to Global Issues and Identities
Future Ideas: Information and the Internet
Critical Thinking: Media and Academia
Applied Computing Practices
Australian Culture and Society
Business Fundamentals
Introductory Quantitative Skills
Introductory Economics and Finance
Essential Mathematics
Communication for Academic Purposes

Stage 2 Courses Include:

You will start studying first year courses from your linked bachelor degree.

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