Diploma of Business

CRICOS 090282F
Diploma of Business

What is a Diploma of Business?

The Diploma of Business provides the core business knowledge and skills needed to move into management roles or become an entrepreneur and launch your own company. You’ll learn to research, analyse and interpret domestic and international environments so you can identify and plan business proposals.
This course teaches you the fundamentals of communication, marketing and management. The course promotes critical thinking skills that are used to create strategic business and marketing plans and identify business opportunities. The Diploma of Business consists of eight subjects, including four core subjects and four elective subjects, so you can tailor the course to fit your career goals. Upon completion, you can use your credits to enter the second year of a Bachelor of Business program.


Learning outcomes

  • Develop organisational strategies to pave the way to success.
  • Analyse domestic and international business trends so you can always stay on top.
  • Learn critical thinking and strategic planning in an enterprise context.
  • Identify smart business opportunities and how to take advantage of them.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time, 2 trimesters accelerated
Start date
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into the second year of our Bachelor of Business programs.

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Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.

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An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.
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Career opportunities

With a Diploma of Business, you will be prepared to enter a career in business across a range of industries. You’ll also have the opportunity to further your studies in a specialised Bachelor of Business.

Potential career paths

  • Administrative Officer
    Average salary: $59,585 - $81,346
  • Customer Services Officer
    Average salary: $60,466 - $79,479
  • Accounts Clerk
    Average salary: $57,614 - $68,250
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Torrens University let me study fully online no matter where I was in Australia. Now I have successfully completed my Diploma of Business and have moved onto a Bachelor of Business.
Matthew Jauja
Bachelor of Business

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 8 subjects, which includes 4 core subjects and 4 elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives


These four core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 level electives and two 200 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | BIZ101
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A


Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose four electives:

Elective subjects

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
  • Front Office Operations | FOO101
  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
  • Understanding Public Relations | PRN101A
  • Introduction to PR Writing | PRN102A
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Accounting for Decision Making | BIZ201
  • Sports Marketing | SPO102
  • Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events | THE101
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Project Management | MGT201A
  • Business-2-Business Marketing | MKG201
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
  • Digital Marketing Communications | MKG203
  • Marketing and Audience Research | MKT202A
  • Event Financing and Sponsorship | EVN203
  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies | ENT201
  • Entrepreneurial Financing | ENT202
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs | ENT203
  • Sports Events | EVT206A
  • Food and Beverage Management | HOS203A
  • Content Creation for Social Media | PRL201
  • Project Management in Tourism | PMT201
  • Advanced PR Writing | PRL202
  • Corporate Communications | PRL203
  • Sports Law | SPO201
  • Managing Teams | SPO202
  • Managing Sports Facilities | SPO203
  • Events Policy and Strategy | EVN301
  • Events Consulting Project | EVN302
  • Resort and Spa Management | HOS302A
  • Marketing Strategy | MKT301A
  • International Marketing | MKT303A
  • Brand and Product Management | MKT304A
  • Health and Advocacy Strategies | SPO301
  • Sports Consulting Project | SPO302
  • Destinations Management | TOU302A
  • Airline Management | TOU303A
  • Management Leadership and Professional Practice | COMR2000

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements until 30 June 2023 only. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
OR successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above), or successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
OR work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways


Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.


We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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