Course details

CRICOS course code: 085156K

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


The purpose of the Diploma of Business is to produce graduates who are capable of performing a range of business tasks while displaying the readiness to develop further in key areas of business, such as accounting, management and marketing. The course can provide a pathway to a Bachelor of Business and related programs in most higher education institutions. The Course objectives are as follows:

  • Learn the basics of business, marketing and management in a coherent and meaningful manner
  • Learn the basics of accounting and business law
  • Enhance your academic and study skills
  • Develop a good understanding of real life business and management challenges
  • Familiarise yourself with the extent of studies needed to develop your career in this field

Career Outcomes

Students completing the Diploma of Business can either gain entry-level employment with a multitude of organisations or obtain credit to complete the Bachelor of Business, and subsequently, progress to the Master of Business Management or the Master of Business Administration at APIC. Alternatively, graduates can seek entry with credit into a range of bachelor degree programs at Australian and or internationally recognised universities. In short, completion of the Diploma of Business can open up multiple opportunities for young graduates to pursue courses and programs in business, accounting, finance, commerce, law and economics.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will have:

  • Knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of a range of business-related fields and disciplines including accounting, management, marketing and sales, business law, and economics
  • Knowledge and awareness of the business practice, and industry standards and expectations

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will have:

  • Cognitive skills to analyse and evaluate information, concepts and evidence from a range of business and academic sources
  • Cognitive and technical skills to present reasoned arguments and analysis of key business and technical data
  • Communication skills to present clear information in professional business and academic formats

Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Diploma of Business will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

  • Through the practice of technical functions, effective planning, and decision making within a business environment
  • Through the identification and evaluation of effective professional business practice
  • With responsibility and accountability for their own professional practice, and in collaboration with others within a business environment

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,760 Per Year
Read moreEnrolment Fee: 200 (Non-refundable)
13 Feb 2023
12 Jun 2023
02 Oct 2023
1 year
Full time
Melbourne Campus
399 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • The equivalent to an Australian Year 12 at a recognised overseas institution with an equivalent minimum ATAR of 55; OR
  • A Certificate IV or higher awarded by a recognised higher education/vocational institution; OR
  • A General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A) with three or more D Grades; OR
  • A Global Assessment Certificate with an average Grade of 55% or higher; OR
  • An International Baccalaureate.

English language entry requirements

  • IELTS Academic: overall band score of 5.5 or higher with no band below 5.0 in writing or speaking; OR
  • IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 65 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking; OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking; OR
  • PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 50 with a writing and speaking minimum of 42.

Applicants who do not meet APIC’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional offer with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course and meet the required standard prior to their commencing their APIC award course.


Asia Pacific International College
Sydney Campus
Level 6, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street
Sydney New South Wales 2150
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