DIPLOMA OF
BUSINESS

CRS1401356 | CRICOS: 112971F

OFFERED TO

Domestic & International Students

DURATION

1 Year Course

TRIMESTER MODEL

3+3+2 Units

DELIVERY MODE

Face-to-Face

NEXT INTAKE

January 2024

AQF

Level 5

Course at a Glance

The Diploma of Business aims to equip students with practical business skills and knowledge across foundational accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, management and related disciplines to operate effectively as a paraprofessional in a variety of business environments and contexts.
This course will assist students to build their business confidence, decision making skills, and to manage essential functions which assist businesses to maintain a competitive edge.
Students will learn entrepreneurial theory and skills to guide and inform business undertakings.

Potential Employment Outcomes

• Financial and Insurance Clerks
• Bank Workers
• Sales and Marketing
• Credit and Loans Officers
• Insurance
• Money Market and Statistical Clerks
• Betting Clerks
• Clerical and Office Support Workers
• ICT Sales
• Assistants and Retail Administrative employees

Duration: 1 year

Unit Fees: $2200 per unit

Digital Access Fee: $100 per year

*Digital access fee provides access to resources on the Learning Management System (Canvas), Plagiarism detection (TurnItIn), Student Management System (Meshed Higher-Ed), and Library database access.
** Textbooks as required. Cost details are provided in the orientation.

Course Learning Outcomes

 The learning outcomes for this course have been set at AQF level 5.
Graduates of this course will be able to:

CLO1

Demonstrate the application of business knowledge and skills in a range of contexts for paraprofessional work.

CLO4

Apply practical knowledge of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing and management in a business context.

CLO2

Analyse and solve business problems independently and in teams using theoretical and applied frameworks.

CLO5

Develop cognitive skills to analyse and evaluate concepts, information and evidence from different points of view.

CLO3

Communicate effectively across a range of diverse business environments.

CLO6

Apply knowledge and skills in a range of business practices and aligned to industry standards and requirements.

Courses Structure

Diploma of Business is designed to be a one-year full-time.

The mode of delivery will be face-to-face supported by blended learning technologies using Canvas Learning Management System.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 1) 8 UNITS

CODE

UNIT TITLE

PREREQUISITES

CPS

ACC101
BUS101
MKT101
BUS102
BUS103
BUS104
Elective

BUS105

Accounting for Decision Making
Business and Professional Communications
Fundamentals of Marketing
Statistics for Business Analysis
Business Economics
Introduction to Management
Either ACC102 Transactional Accounting or MKT102 Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
Fundamentals of Finance

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The elective for BBus (Accounting) is: ACC102 Transactional Accounting and the elective for BBus (Digital Marketing) is: MKT102 Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

Entry Requirements

To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to a course, applicants must meet at least one of the following entry requirements:  

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification.

Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification overseas and attainment of the required entrance standard

Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University

Satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university

Satisfactory completion of one year of accredited full-time study at a registered institute of tertiary education at AQF level 4 or above

Applicants with international qualifications not delivered in English must also demonstrate English equivalency as follows:

In addition, all students, including international students, must be 18 years of age or over at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied. Persons seeking to enrol in a course are required to submit acceptable evidence that they meet the published entry criteria for their chosen course.

IELTS Score of 6.0 (or IELTS Overall 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5

TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE) 55 with a written score of 5

TOEFL (Internet/computer based): Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: listening 12; speaking 18; reading 15; writing: 21

C1 Advanced: (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced - CAE): 169

C2 Proficiency: (formerly Cambridge English: Proficiency - CPE) 169

Pearson Test of English (Academic: PTE) (no section score less than): 52

In addition, all students, including international students, must be 18 years of age or over at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied. Persons seeking to enrol in a course are required to submit acceptable evidence that they meet the published entry criteria for their chosen course.

Please check the course flyer for prerequisites and other details.

Entry Requirements

To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to a course, applicants must meet at least one of the following entry requirements:  

Advance Standing to Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Digital Marketing) Courses

Students who successfully complete DHE’s Diploma of Business may apply for advanced Standing into DHE’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business (Digital Marketing). Students who successfully complete DHE’s Diploma of Business will be eligible to apply for 8 units or 96 credit points towards the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business (Digital Marketing). Graduates may also pursue further learning through other higher education providers offering different business or related specialisations or majors to advance their career options and directions. Students who withdraw from DHE’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business (Digital Marketing) before completion but have completed eight core units may choose to exit with a Diploma of Business.

Unit Descriptions

ACC101 Accounting for Decision Making

The aim of this unit is to provide students with a framework to learn accounting concepts and use accounting information required to make key business decisions. Students will learn how to apply fundamental accounting concepts to prepare financial reports and to analyse and interpret this information in the decision-making process. Additionally, students will learn how to use management accounting budgets and planning techniques in making critical financial decisions. Overall, this unit provides students with the necessary financial knowledge and skills for their future roles in the world of business.

ACC102 Transactional Accounting (Elective)

This aim of this unit is to introduce students to manual and computer-based financial information systems and the role technology plays in accounting. The unit is focused on the accurate recording of business transactions according to the principles of double entry accounting and ensuring that the accounting information provided in reports is valuable for decision making purposes. In addition, and where appropriate, relevant links are made with the concept of internal control and management accounting.

BUS101 Business and Professional Communications

The unit provides the fundamentals of information exchange in a business context. It aims to provide students with fundamental academic and business skills needed to undertake higher education studies with an emphasis on investigations, literacy and presenting information. Upon completion of this unit, students are expected to develop well designed and written academic and business documents, draw upon negotiation and communication skills necessary for successful participation in the modern workplace.

BUS102 Statistics for Business Analysis

The aim of this unit is to provide students with skills and knowledge on basic statistical concepts and how these can be applied in a variety of business disciplines, including, marketing, finance, economics and accounting. Students will learn how to explain business issues using descriptive statistics, different types of data as well as hypothesis testing. Students will also learn basic probability theory and how it is related to business decision-making. Students will apply statistical techniques such as correlation, linear regression and forecasting with time series data using a statistical software.

BUS103 Business Economics

Business economics aims to introduce students to theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics focusing on business and government policy applications. Students will use economic concepts to improve decision making in business and government by: (1) understanding how individuals, businesses, and governments make decisions by applying economic concepts; (2) learning how business pricing decisions are made and influenced by market structures and the macroeconomic environment; (3) recognising how the current economic environment and government respond to economic challenges; and (4) understanding how economic performance is measured utilising economic indicators.

BUS104 Introduction to Management

This unit will introduce the fundamental principles of managing businesses including the development of key management concepts and models. The core functions of management, planning and decision making, organising, controlling, leading and motivating, will be studied. By the end of the unit, students will understand globalisation, corporate social responsibility, ethics in business and key aspects related to the fundamentals of managing a business.

BUS105 Fundamentals of Finance

This unit aims to introduce students to the financial system in Australia, by paying particular attention to differences between financial instruments, markets, and institutions. It focuses on how companies can raise funds by issuing securities in financial markets including the equity and debt markets. Upon completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to apply the concept of time value of money in the calculation of present and future values of cash flows as well as for the purpose of valuing financial securities. Finally, students will learn to critically analyse the role of risk and return in financial investments and decision-making.

MKT101 Fundamentals of Marketing

The aim of this unit is to introduce the marketing functions of a business. Identifying and meeting the needs of clients and customer groups is critical to achieving organisational goals. This unit provides an overview of the theories and principles of marketing. The focus is on how organisations identify the needs and understand the buying behaviour of their target markets, and develop a marketing mix to ensure a value-based exchange between parties is achieved. The unit has a theoretical base that is underpinned by sound practical application of those marketing concepts.

MKT102 Fundamentals of Digital Marketing (Elective)

This unit is aimed at providing an overview of the evolving role of digital technologies and the customer’s use of digital media. The unit considers the implications of digital technologies for segmentation, targeting and positioning in order to execute successful digital marketing campaigns. Another aim is to design an appropriate measurement framework to evaluate the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns. As part of this work, students will assess the strengths and weaknesses of currently available social media tools using appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs). Finally, students will compare and contrast website designs based on desired conversion objectives.

Unit Descriptions

The aim of this unit is to provide students with a framework to learn accounting concepts and use accounting information required to make key business decisions. Students will learn how to apply fundamental accounting concepts to prepare financial reports and to analyse and interpret this information in the decision-making process. Additionally, students will learn how to use management accounting budgets and planning techniques in making critical financial decisions. Overall, this unit provides students with the necessary financial knowledge and skills for their future roles in the world of business.

This aim of this unit is to introduce students to manual and computer-based financial information systems and the role technology plays in accounting. The unit is focused on the accurate recording of business transactions according to the principles of double entry accounting and ensuring that the accounting information provided in reports is valuable for decision making purposes. In addition, and where appropriate, relevant links are made with the concept of internal control and management accounting.

The unit provides the fundamentals of information exchange in a business context. It aims to provide students with fundamental academic and business skills needed to undertake higher education studies with an emphasis on investigations, literacy and presenting information. Upon completion of this unit, students are expected to develop well designed and written academic and business documents, draw upon negotiation and communication skills necessary for successful participation in the modern workplace.

The aim of this unit is to provide students with skills and knowledge on basic statistical concepts and how these can be applied in a variety of business disciplines, including, marketing, finance, economics and accounting. Students will learn how to explain business issues using descriptive statistics, different types of data as well as hypothesis testing. Students will also learn basic probability theory and how it is related to business decision-making. Students will apply statistical techniques such as correlation, linear regression and forecasting with time series data using a statistical software.

Business economics aims to introduce students to theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics focusing on business and government policy applications. Students will use economic concepts to improve decision making in business and government by: (1) understanding how individuals, businesses, and governments make decisions by applying economic concepts; (2) learning how business pricing decisions are made and influenced by market structures and the macroeconomic environment; (3) recognising how the current economic environment and government respond to economic challenges; and (4) understanding how economic performance is measured utilising economic indicators.

This unit will introduce the fundamental principles of managing businesses including the development of key management concepts and models. The core functions of management, planning and decision making, organising, controlling, leading and motivating, will be studied. By the end of the unit, students will understand globalisation, corporate social responsibility, ethics in business and key aspects related to the fundamentals of managing a business.

This unit aims to introduce students to the financial system in Australia, by paying particular attention to differences between financial instruments, markets, and institutions. It focuses on how companies can raise funds by issuing securities in financial markets including the equity and debt markets. Upon completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to apply the concept of time value of money in the calculation of present and future values of cash flows as well as for the purpose of valuing financial securities. Finally, students will learn to critically analyse the role of risk and return in financial investments and decision-making.

The aim of this unit is to introduce the marketing functions of a business. Identifying and meeting the needs of clients and customer groups is critical to achieving organisational goals. This unit provides an overview of the theories and principles of marketing. The focus is on how organisations identify the needs and understand the buying behaviour of their target markets, and develop a marketing mix to ensure a value-based exchange between parties is achieved. The unit has a theoretical base that is underpinned by sound practical application of those marketing concepts.

This unit is aimed at providing an overview of the evolving role of digital technologies and the customer’s use of digital media. The unit considers the implications of digital technologies for segmentation, targeting and positioning in order to execute successful digital marketing campaigns. Another aim is to design an appropriate measurement framework to evaluate the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns. As part of this work, students will assess the strengths and weaknesses of currently available social media tools using appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs). Finally, students will compare and contrast website designs based on desired conversion objectives.

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