Information on this page is for international students

Intakes: 
2018: February and July
Duration: 
1 year
Fees: 
2018: A$9,600 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

The Diploma of Business (Enterprise) prepares you to transition into university 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.

This course is delivered in a blended delivery model which allows you to take responsibility for your 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.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

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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).

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.

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).
  • International: Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent).
    PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

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

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.