Diploma of Business Information Systems

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What is a Diploma of Business Information Systems?

A Diploma of Business Information Systems builds your ability to translate technical knowledge into business insights. Learn to apply fundamental information system principles across various contexts. Choose from our electives to tailor your diploma to your career goals.
The course is made up of six core subjects and two elective subjects. Successful completion of the Business Information Systems diploma will guarantee entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems.


Learning outcomes

  • Establish technical knowledge in planning, designing, implementing and maintaining information systems.
  • Discover how information systems are used as analytical tools.
  • Learn to adapt your approach and skills to a variety of workplace environments.
  • Understand which solutions are realistic and achievable.
Study mode
On campus, Online, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Course duration
1 year full time, part-time options available, 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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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the technical and creative skills to make effective ICT business decisions in a global context. In addition, you’ll have the leadership and team-building skills to operate and manage information systems in dynamic 21st-century organisations. This course also teaches project management skills, requirements management and applications of micro-services, and how technological changes impact on contemporary businesses. You'll also have the opportunity to move into a Bachelor of Information Systems and pursue postgraduate study with a Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems and Master of Business Information Systems.

Potential career paths

  • Business Analyst
    Average salary: $99,463 - $136,500
  • Business Development Manager
    Average salary: $90,000 - $150,000
  • Data Engineer
    Average salary: $100,157– $160,000
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I chose to study business information systems because I wanted to combine my business knowledge with my passion for technology. I chose Torrens University because it offered me valuable subjects and real-world skills.
Gonzalo Sanchez
Master of Business Information Systems

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 8 subjects, which includes 6 core subjects and 2 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 six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | BIZ101
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Information Systems Project Management Planning | PRO100
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
  • Database Fundamentals | MIS201


Choose two elective subjects below.

Elective subjects

  • Industry Skills Project | IND101A
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
  • Understanding Public Relations | PRN101A
  • Introduction to PR Writing | PRN102A
  • Banking Fundamentals and Technology | BNK101
  • Financial Systems and Central Banking | BNK102
  • Commercial Law and Banking Operations | BNK103
  • Lending, Securities and SME Financing | BNK104
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Sports Marketing | SPO102

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 check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent;


Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above);


Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification (AQF Level 5 or above);;


The below is an alternative option:
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.

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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 the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) 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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