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Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)

What is a Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)?

A Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship) teaches you the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to develop and launch innovative business concepts. You’ll learn in simulated entrepreneurial environments and receive valuable guidance from industry mentors for a hands-on learning experience.
The program integrates theoretical frameworks with practical applications, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of business development and management. You will graduate equipped with intellectual curiosity and independent thinking skills alongside technical skills and knowledge. This course comprises seven core subjects and one elective, and serves as a standalone qualification as well as a pathway to the Bachelor of Business suite.

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Learning outcomes

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide a professional business service.
  • Identify business services and solutions that meet organisational and industry requirements.
  • Gain personal learning and development skills applicable to a professional context.
  • Develop teamwork, collaborative and communication skills to fit a business context.
  • Develop broad business theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of Entrepreneurship.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International (offshore)
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time, 2 trimesters accelerated
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

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

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

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Flexible study options
Customise your course so you can study online, on campus or a combination of both.
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Career opportunities

This course is a launchpad for turning your vision into reality and will prepare you to enter the diverse world of business innovation, startup success and entrepreneurial endeavors. Alternatively, continue your studies and apply your credits to a Bachelor of Business, where you can specialise in Event Management, Marketing, Sports Management, Entrepreneurship, or Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Potential career paths

  • Entrepreneur
    Average salary: $100,772 - $139,070
  • Small Business Owner or Operator
    Average salary: $45,074 - $216,359
  • Marketing Officer
    Average salary: $73,152 - $105,509
  • Business Manager
    Average salary: $99,327 - $150,000
Hannah Schenscher
This whole experience taught me a lot of communication skills, how to be adaptable and helped with improving my creative skills. The internship helped me to learn skills in management and organisation.
Hannah Schenscher
Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)

Subjects and units

This course comprises 8 subjects, 7 core subjects and 1 elective subject. As part of the core subjects, you will gain 50 hours of real-world industry experience.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These seven core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Academic and Business Communication Skills | BIZ106 
  • Understanding Self and Others | BIZ107 
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Marketing in the Digital Era | MKT105
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Industry Skills Project | IND101A | 50 hours of industry experience 

Requirements

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

Elective subjects

  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
  • The Business of Events | EVT102
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Developing People and Culture | MGT202
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Economics | ECO201

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Diploma of Business Entrepreneurship
    • Diploma of Business

      CRICOS 090282F

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  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship

      CRICOS 095229D

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    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095349G

    3 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    0.5 years full-time, part-time options available
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095352A

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, part-time options available
  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Business Administration MBA

      CRICOS 095353M

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    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

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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.

Gain professional experience

Complete 50 hours of real-world, relevant experience during your course. You’ll have the opportunity to leverage our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

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

FEE-HELP

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

Scholarships

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 at least one of the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers 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.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international offshore student, check that you meet 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.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. 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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