Diploma of Business

(CRICOS Code 088194B)

A Diploma of Business qualification can lead to a variety of opportunities in today’s global economy in public service, education, health, manufacturing, service industries, e-commerce, mining and retail. 

Key Dates and Fees

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 Diploma into the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degrees through credit exemptions. That is, once students successfully complete the core diploma units, they can gain direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor degrees.
LearningWhite Study Mode Face to face
Duration Duration Full-time, 1 year
Location Location 310 King Street, Melbourne
Requirements Course Requirements 8 core units ( as per 1st year Bachelor of Business)
EntryRequirements Entry Requirements 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.
Ozford provides quality education. If you successfully complete your studies with Ozford you could pursue the following pathways:
  • Higher Education pathway on successful completion of Ozford High School Year 12.
  • Higher Education pathways for eligible candidates once you have successfully completed Ozford English Language Centre.
 

Core Units

ICT1100 – Business Information Systems
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.
MKT1100 - Marketing Principles
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.
ACC1100 – Accounting for Decision Making
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.
ECO1100 – Economic Principles
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.
LAW1100 – Commercial Law

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.

STA1100 – Business Statistics
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.
MGT1100 – Management Principles
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.
MGT1000 – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility
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.
Assessment methods used for each course will vary depending on the individual unit of study. Generally, assessment will comprise one of more of the following methods with different percentage weightings being applied to each:

  • Class Test
  • Online Test or Quiz
  • Written Assignment
  • Oral Class Presentation
  • Examination
For example the unit, Marketing Principles (MKT1100) has the following assessment:
  • Class presentation (Individual class presentation based on group assignment; Topics 5-10) – 10%
  • Group Assignment (Topics 5-10) (2500 words written) – 30%
  • Exam (All topics; 3 hours duration) – 60%
The assessment requirements are detailed in the each "Subject Outline" in Moodle.

2018 Trimester Dates
  • Trimester 1 –––– 13 March - 20 July
  • Trimester 2 –––– 06 August - 07 December
  • Trimester 3 –––– 26 November - 22 February 2019
  • 2019 Trimester Dates
  • Trimester 1 –––– 04 March - 12 July
  • Trimester 2 –––– 29 July - 06 December
  • Trimester 3 –––– 18 November - 14 February 2020
  • 2018 Intake and Orientation Dates

     Intakes  Orientation
    Trimester 1  13 March  06 March
    Trimester 2  06 August  23 July
    Mid Intake  24 September  21 September
    Trimester 3  26 November  16 November

    2019 Intake and Orientation Dates

     Intakes  Orientation
    Trimester 1  04 March 22 February
    Mid Intake  23 April  19 April
    Trimester 2  29 July  19 July
    Mid Intake  16 September  13 September
    Trimester 3  18 November  08 November
    For more information regarding Orientation please click here

    2018

     Trimester Payment Trimester Dates Due Date
     Trimester 1 13/03/2018 - 20/07/2018 08/12/2017
     Trimester 2 06/08/2018 - 07/12/2018 06/07/2018
    Trimester 3 26/11/2018 - 22/02/2019 29/10/2018

    2019

     Trimester Payment Trimester Dates Due Date
     Trimester 1 04/03/2019 - 12/07/2019 07/12/2018
     Trimester 2 29/07/2019 - 6/12/2019 05/07/2019
    Trimester 3 18/11/2019 - 14/02/2020 28/10/2019

    2018

    Course Name Tuition Fee* (Per Annum) Duration
    Diploma of Business $18,000 Full-time 1 Year
    Bachelor of Business $18,000 Full-time 3 years
    Bachelor of Business (Accounting) $18,000 Full-time 3 years
    *Fees are subject to change without notice for new applications. More details on Refund Policy.
    Higher Education Courses International Student On Student Visa Domestic Student
    Application Fee $500 $250
    2018 Overseas Student Health Cover (Single) $536 p/a and depends on course duration N/A
    Textbook (Pay on arrival) $150 - $250 per unit $150 - $250 per unit
    Homestay Placement $300 per student (Optional)
    Homestay Fee $300-$320 per week
    Airport Pick Up (One way) ($30 extra for flight arriving between 11pm—5am) $200 per person (Optional) $180 per person (Optional)