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Diploma of Business
Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business

  • ID:APSI610006
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Australian Professional Skills Institute is CRICOS registered (CRICOS Provider Code 03255G). All students must be over 18 years of age before they can commence this course at APSI.

  • For direct entry into Diploma level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 12 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above) with relevant work experience.

    • Students who have not completed Year 12 are permitted to study a certificate-level course at APSI prior to the diploma.

English Requirements

Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English before a place can be offered. If an international student does not have any current IELTS score or any recognised English language result, they are required to take an English language test administered by APSI*.

The minimum entry level of English proficiency for all APSI courses is the equivalent of Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band less than 5.0. English tests are only valid for 2 years.

The following English language tests are recognised and accepted by Australian Professional Skills Institute:

English Language Test Name and Scores, Entry level for APSI

  • IELTS (Academic) overall:  5.5,  with no individual band less than: 5.0

  • IELTS (General) overall: 6.0, with no individual band less than: 5.5

  • TOEFL paper based, 527

  • TOEFL internet based, 46

  • Cambridge English Advanced, 162

  • Pearson PTE Academic, 42

Course Information

Looking to boost your current business knowledge and skills and or increase your business employment opportunities, then this is the course that will equip you with up-to-date industry trends, data and relevant information.

The Diploma of Business challenges the learner to refresh their current skills and or prepares learners to perform efficiently in a business environment as a team leader, or front-line supervisor managing a workplace.

The course combines a range of learning strategies to encourage contribution and participation similarly to the expectation in the workforce.  The interactive course provides learners with the confidence to engage in discussions, provide their innovative ideas, suggestions and recommendations in a safe and supportive environment.

Such a valuable course also offers a pathway into a university degree, such as a Bachelor of Commerce. Graduates of the Diploma of Business can gain direct entry to a Bachelor degree with advanced standing or credit up to one year, this means that you can fast track your degree with APSI!

Here at Australian Professional Skills Institute we aim to accommodate different learner requirements so we also offer this course 100% online with E-learning*.

CRICOS Course Code: 106054E

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Units of Competency

The Diploma of Business course  consists of 12 units of competence with 5 core unit and 7 elective units as listed below:

Unit Name

  • Develop critical thinking in others

  • Manage budgets and financial plans

  • Manage business resources

  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

  • Lead communication in the workplace

Elective Units,  

  • Manage business operational plans

  • Manage meetings

  • Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

  • Manage personal and professional development

  • Manage team effectiveness

  • Develop and use emotional intelligence

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Pathway Courses


APSI has a direct pathway to Edith Cowan University (ECU), which enables students to fast track their university degrees. Students who complete the Diploma of Business and who meet ECU admission requirements will be given advanced standing in Bachelor of Commerce with up to 120 credit points ( 1 year).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This qualification reflects a variety of Business Services job roles. Upon completion of this qualification, you may have frontline management accountabilities.

You will be able to carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operations skills. You may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop your skills across a wide range of business functions.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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