Diploma in Business
Why study the Diploma in Business at UNE?
Our Diploma in Business is not just a qualification; it will help you navigate the world of business across a range of industries and occupations. You will develop skills in creative thinking and critical analysis, communication and business decision making. You will be able to develop and lead ethical, social and environmental solutions to meet business challenges.
You will study 8 units from the Bachelor of Business, chosen to give you a solid foundation in accounting, economics, finance, organisational development, and marketing.
We use real business case studies to analyse business data, strategy and management practices. Our units use current business research and industry experts to understand regional and global business trends. We value what you already know about the world of business and through our program of study help you to take your learning beyond the University into your chosen career.
There is also the option to complete a major in Indigenous Organisation Management, which has been specially designed for those employed or associated with an Indigenous organisation. The units in the Diploma have been based on areas identified as being fundamental to the diverse operational aspects of Indigenous organisations - e.g. financial accountability, business law, management, group dynamics and leadership skills.
Pathway: If you complete the Diploma in Business, you can progress into the Bachelor of Business and receive advanced standing for all units completed in the Diploma.
You will graduate from a Diploma in Business as a flexible, all-rounder - your career pathway may include small and large business management; administration or management; Indigenous organisation management; banking; government agencies; human resources; project management; entrepreneur; or business consulting.
1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time
CSP (quotas apply)
2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
|Fees||CSP (quotas apply) / International|
|Total Credit Points||48|
Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to four years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Either a Major in Indigenous Organisation Management||48 cps|
|Or Core Units||30 cps|
|Elective Units ||18 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Diploma in Business.
The Diploma in Business aims to create professionals with a basic understanding of the core business fields of accounting, business statistics, economics, workplace behaviour and skills and marketing needed for organisational performance.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of key business and management theory and apply knowledge in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate a detailed understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, analysing and applying theory to a workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple assessment modes.
Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.
This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.
Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as students need to identify, evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsibility and apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.
Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage analysis of professional experience, and appreciation of business as a dynamic discipline.
Independence and Collaboration
This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.