(CRICOS Code 088194B)
The Diploma of Business program is designed to provide a range of diploma level study options for students who either do not seek, or are unable to extend the time required, to complete a full undergraduate degree.
As well as having value in its own right as a stepping-stone into a number of career opportunities, students can also gain a streamlined pathway from the Higher Education Diploma into the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degrees through credit exemptions. That is, once students successfully complete the core higher education diploma of business courses units, they can gain direct entry into the second year of Bachelor degrees.
To successfully complete the Diploma of Business Courses students will demonstrate the ability to:
Face to face
Full-time, 1 year
Ground, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC. 3000
8 core units ( as per 1st year Bachelor of Business)
English Entry Requirements
Domestic School Leavers: n/a
International Students: IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score of 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) or equivalent
Academic Entry Requirements
Domestic School Leavers: Successful completion on of Year 12 in Australia or equivalent
International Students: Successful completion of Year 12 in Australia or equivalent.
An approved University Foundation program or formal Australian Certificate IV may also be taken to satisfy this entry requirement.
Business Information Systems examines the role of information technology in contemporary business organisations. Students will investigate the ways in which information systems, through E-Business and E-Commerce, contribute to organisational innovation, competitiveness, and efficiency. Web-driven networked computing, social media and other information systems applications and enhancements will be considered and analysed in the context of ethical, practical, legal and security issues related to the use and storage of data in contemporary organisations.
Marketing Principles exposes students to foundation concepts, theories and principles in marketing, and allows students to critically assess their relevance in today’s marketplace. Students will research a company’s customer-driven strategy and marketing mix. Other topics examined include advertising, public relations, direct marketing and digital marketing.
Accounting for Decision Making considers the performance of a business using accounting information. Attention will be given to the analysis of business reports and financial statements and how they can be used to make better decisions by business managers. Analysis and interpretation procedures to evaluate financial statements of companies will be used to provide greater understanding.
Economic Principles covers contemporary developments and applications of macroeconomic concepts and fundamental microeconomic issues related to supply and demand. An examination of how economic models can be applied to address the basic problem of scarcity facing contemporary societies will be studied. Topics will also include the financial system, inflation as well as issues relating to globalisation and international trade.
Business Law provides an introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of the Australian legal system. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a working knowledge of commercial law by analysing case scenarios and applying legal principles to inform possible legal outcomes. The arguing of ethical issues arising out of business situations will be encouraged.
Business Statistics provides students with an introduction to assessing business and economic data in graphical and numerical statistical form using a broad range of statistical techniques and methods. It covers the core concepts which underpin statistical analysis allowing students to interpret the results of independent statistical analysis to make informed decisions. Topics covered include estimation and hypothesis testing using knowledge of probability theory and probability distributions and evaluating business forecasts using regression and time series data.
An analysis of the principles and theories of management and how they relate to the contemporary workplace will be undertaken in Management Principles. Management challenges linked to motivating and rewarding people, and the importance of effective communication skills will be examined. Of particular relevance are the benefits associated with effective team management and the inter-relationship to achieving organisational goals.
Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility is a core unit in all Bachelor of Business courses. The concepts of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the ethics of business will be examined in the context of emerging issues in the global business world. Important ethical issues examining alternative approaches to addressing the issues will also be considered.
The table below indicates the expected student workload per week for this unit.
|No. timetabled hours per week (1)||No. personal study hours per week (2)||Total workload hours per week (3)|
|2 hours’ Lecture plus 1 hour Tutorial – Total 3 hours face-to-face per week||6 hours||9 hours|
Total time spent per week at lectures, tutorials, clinical and other placements, etc.
(2) Total time students are expected to spend per week in studying, completing assignments, etc.
(3) Sum of (1) and (2) equals workload hours.
For those students requiring additional English language support, a minimum of 2 additional hours per week should be allocated.
For those students studying this unit by block delivery all hours shown above should be doubled.
Ozford provides quality education. If you successfully complete your studies with Ozford you could pursue the following pathways:
On completion of the Diploma of Business students will be eligible to commence studies at under-graduate level. Students may wish to apply for entry into Bachelor Degree studies at Universities or other higher education providers in Australia or overseas. Alternatively, our graduates may wish to apply the skills and knowledge they learned at Ozford by entering the workforce.
For example the unit, Marketing Principles (MKT1100) has the following assessment:
The assessment requirements are detailed in the each “Subject Outline” in Moodle.