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Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face
Workplace

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time

Overview

The Diploma of Business (Enterprise) provides students with the opportunity to prepare for transition into university studies and further studies in the Bachelor of Business (BBNS) and/or for transition to the business workforce at entry level.

It will give you a broad introduction to the industry and a range of skills relevant to working in the business sector, including foundation skills in:

  • accounting
  • management
  • marketing
  • economics
  • communications
  • information technology.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Business (Enterprise), you are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business degree with up to a year (96 credit points) granted.

If you decide to pursue an employment opportunity and not continue your tertiary studies you will be eligible to graduate with the Diploma and have acquired a range of skills relevant in the business world to commence a successful career.

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Careers in business

A business qualification can be tailored to suit your particular situation and interest. Focus your studies in one of our specialisations and gain transferable skills that allow you to work successfully in a number of professions within a variety of organisations. The diploma will help you take the next step and pathway to an undergraduate degree.

Job titles

With a variety of business degree specialisations, your job options could include:

  • Executive officer
  • Business administrator
  • Human resources officer
  • Marketing assistant
  • Project officer.

Organisations employing business graduates

As a business professional, you could gain employment in private business or the public sector in a broad spectrum of fields including human resources, retail and marketing.

Employment rates

Employment for human resources professional is expected to be high in the next four years (JobOutlook).

Salaries

Average salaries for human resources professionals, and executive officers is A$65,000 and A$60,008 respectively (JobOutlook).

Australia’s labour market

The working-age population (15-64) of Australia is 15,034,921. (Labour Market Information Portal).

Blended learning

This course is delivered in a blended delivery model which allows the students to increasingly take responsibility for their learning by accessing resources and completing activities in an online environment prior to attending a facilitated face-to-face session that progresses and applies the learning.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

Course structure

To attain the Diploma of Business (Enterprise), students will be required to complete:

  • 96 credit points

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Review and integrate a range of fundamental business theories in the analysis of contemporary business problems in domestic and international contexts;  
  2. Employ appropriate business tools to support decision-making and project planning in general business contexts;  
  3. Assess the impact of a range of common contemporary external and internal social, structural, cultural, technological and ethical factors on effective business practices;  
  4. Work collaboratively in teams to develop skills required for analysis, planning, designing, prioritising and evaluating effective approaches and solutions to a range of common business problems;  
  5. Explain ideas and perspectives clearly and coherently using verbal, written and visual modes of delivery appropriate for audiences in general business contexts;  
  6. Develop increased personal awareness, self-motivation and adaptability in readiness to engage in a range of business environments; and  
  7. Demonstrate developing skills of self-directed learning, academic literacy and numeracy, interpersonal communication and emerging professional skills.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Year 12: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent).
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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