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.

Learnt through our innovative VU Block Model® across any of our undergraduate courses.

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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.

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

  • executive officer
  • business administrator
  • human resources officer
  • marketing assistant
  • project officer.

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.

Pathway from this course into the Bachelor of Business.


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:

  • review and integrate a range of fundamental business theories in the analysis of contemporary business problems in domestic and international contexts
  • employ appropriate business tools to support decision-making and project planning in general business contexts
  • assess the impact of a range of common contemporary external and internal social, structural, cultural, technological and ethical factors on effective business practices
  • 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
  • explain ideas and perspectives clearly and coherently using verbal, written and visual modes of delivery appropriate for audiences in general business contexts
  • develop increased personal awareness, self-motivation and adaptability in readiness to engage in a range of business environments
  • demonstrate developing skills of self-directed learning, academic literacy and numeracy, interpersonal communication and emerging professional skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements and prerequisites for this course outlined below:

  • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent)
  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 (with no band less than 5.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.

English-language requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 55. Section scores no less than:
    • Listening: 9
    • Speaking: 16
    • Reading: 10
    • Writing: 18
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 42-49 (no section score less than 40)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 162. No individual band less than 154. 
  • English Language School in Sydney: completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1 with an A grade.
  • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

In some cases, we will accept test results from other methods of examination not listed above.

Check the English-language requirements to see if you qualify for an English-language exemption.

Credit for skills & past study

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 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.

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Please note that all tuition fees are subject to an annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. This increase will be reflected in invoicing issued to you. This annual increase in fees is covered as part of the agreed terms and conditions of your Letter of Offer.

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