Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Biomedicine

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096757E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Health is big business. In Australia’s health sector, we’re faced with growing commercialisation, an ageing population and rapid advances in health technology. Now more than ever, we need forward-thinking professionals who can create new solutions where business and health connect.

Learn how to navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industries with La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Biomedicine. You'll benefit from hands-on laboratory experience and have the opportunity to undertake work placements.

Build fundamental knowledge of chemistry, bioscience and health before delving into infectious diseases, epidemics and pandemics. You'll develop key knowledge in anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, immunology and neuroscience.

You'll also get the technical and transferable skills you need to thrive in the world of business. Explore market and business research, interpret financial information, analyse data, and translate complex health and scientific information for non-scientific audiences.

You'll learn:

Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology

Explore biological systems at the molecular and cellular levels. Understand how they inform medical research and biotechnology.

Health data analysis and visualisation

Learn how to interpret and analyse complex health data and communicate your insights to stakeholders.

Biomedical science

Discover the practical applications of biomedical science in drugs, clinical trials, ethics and complementary medicines.

Business analytics

Learn how to solve business challenges, strategically analyse data, and hone your problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills.


Explore concepts and issues in the management of firms and global business environments.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work in a diverse range of fields across the health industry, including biomedicine, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medicine research. You may also choose to specialise in the commercial and administrative aspects of health.

Possible roles include:

Medical scientist

Research human diseases, including their prevention and treatment.


Use your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, genetics, chemistry and more to develop new technologies, products or processes.


Be part of the financial backbone of any organisation. Manage accounting records and provide expert advice.

Financial adviser

Advise organisations and individuals on how they can manage their money and create value ethically, securely and profitably

Project manager

Lead projects, connect teams and stakeholders, and deliver results on time and on budget.


The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). With the completion of the Accounting major and two additional subjects, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); refer to the professional body for further details. To qualify may require ongoing training and/or courses. Contact the relevant professional body for details.

Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Contact relevant professional bodies for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
43,000 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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