Diploma of Business

Key Information

Start Dates

February

June

October 

Duration

8-24 months

Stage 1- 8 to 12 months (if required)

Stage 2 - 8 to 12 months 

Pre-requisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Campus Location

UniSA City East

Fees

Stage 1: $14,960

Stage 2: $20,400

SATAC code : 5D6002

Study Mode : On-campus and online options 

Domestic International

Fees

Stage 1: $28,520 ($3,565 per module)

Stage 2: $35,280 ($4,410 per module) 

CRICOS code  : 081517M

Study Mode : On-campus

Overview

  • Introduces you to the fundamental knowledge required to successfully contribute to business activity. Covering the key range of disciplines to allow you to undertake a variety of business degrees offered at UniSA.
  •  Study with confidence in small class sizes and personalised teaching methods
  • Dedicated academic and personal support services to assist with your success
  • Student leadership opportunities to grow your skills further 

Degree Pathway Options

Progression into second year UniSA

SAIBT GPA requirment ProgramsCredit Granted  Course GrantedYears at UniSAUniSA IntakeSATAC Code

SC

Bachelor of Accounting

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

5D6014

SC

Bachelor of Finance

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

5D6012

SC

Bachelor of Accounting / Bachelor of Finance

36

8

3

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Management)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

5D6013

SC

Bachelor of Business

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

5D6010

SC

Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Event, Tourism and Hospitality Management)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

5D6011

SC

Bachelor of Business (Property)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Business (International Business)

36

8

2

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Digital Business 

36

8

2

Feb/Jul

 

Progression into first year UniSA

SAIBT GPA requirement Programs Credit Granted  Course GrantedYears at UniSAUniSA IntakeSATAC Code

SC

Bachelor of Aviation (Flight/Pilot) Ⓒ 

9

2

3

Feb/Jul

5D6009

SC

Bachelor of Aviation (Management) Ⓒ 

18

4

3*

Feb

5D6008

SC

Bachelor of Aviation (Management) Ⓒ 

18

4

2.5*

Jul

5D6008

SC

Bachelor of Business (Design and Marketing)

31.5

7

2.5

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Marketing and Communication

18

4

2.5

Feb/Aug

 

SC

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

13.5

3

4

Feb/Jul

 

Diploma Structure

All students are required to complete the tertiary preparation modules Mathematics for Study (MMS001) in their first trimester and Language for Study (LGS001) in their second trimester. Although these modules do not count towards the study load or GPA, a non-graded pass is required for the program of study.

This module develops language skills for you to communicate confidently, express ideas effectively and gain a sound understanding of the level of language proficiency required to attend an Australian university. 

  • This unit provides a foundation in mathematics to provide you with skills to support your future university studies. You are supported to develop core concepts and skills, and to apply these to solve problems.

Stage 1

  • In this module you will be provided with an understanding and application of essential study skills, covering independent learning skills and styles, active listening, presentation, and group work skills. 

  • You will be introduced to the use of the Internet, social media and associated technologies in society and business. Through the module, you will utilise Microsoft Office along with online tools for effective communication and discuss the ethical and security issues related to the use of Information Communication Technologies. 

  • In this unit you are introduced to the basic principles of communication and its role in society and culture. You will investigate the effects of different forms of verbal and non-verbal communication and describe cultural influences on the communication process. 

  • This module will introduce you to the basic principles of critical thinking. It also assists you in developing skills needed for the tertiary study environment, including academic reading, listening, and notetaking, as well as written formats and referencing. 

  • This unit provides you with an understanding and application of foundation concepts in the business disciplines of management and leadership, finance, marketing, and human resources. You will discuss current trends, opportunities, and issues that impact on contemporary business and learn to use appropriate communication for the business environment.

  • The module provides you with a professional guide to career planning to ensure success in their future working lives. The module includes understanding modern workplaces and practices, the responsibilities of different agents in the work environment, and the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to employment including interviews and applying for jobs. This course aims to bridge understandings and to prepare you for the professional and wider world.

  • This module introduces you to the mathematical concepts required for further studies, particularly in statistics. You will learn to use fundamental arithmetic and algebra to solve problems and apply statistical processes and concepts including sampling techniques and different forms of presentation.

Electives (choose 1)

  • This module will introduce you to the basic concepts of human biology as a foundation for further study in this area. You will develop an understanding of the main body systems and the associated biology, and an awareness and appreciation of the human body in a personal, social, and medical context.

  • This module introduces you to the basic principles of programming and their use in writing simple programs. You will use the systems development life cycle to write programs combining different data types and programming structures and learn techniques to test successful outcomes.

  • This module provides you with an introduction to the basic principles of design and their application to various publications. You will use the design process and different software applications to publish material for both print and electronic media and analyse the messages communicated through different design elements.

  • This module analyses the use of media in society and its role in cultural life. You will investigate the different factors, which shape cultures today and discuss how the media affects popular culture, interpretations of the world and contributes to cultural identity.

  • ·In this module you are introduced to the basic concepts of Physics, with a particular focus on motion and heat. You will learn appropriate equations and units for demonstrating different concepts and conduct experiments to analyse and test theories. 

Stage 2

  • Business and Society provides an introduction to the relationship between society, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector. It considers the historical and cultural influence on that relationship and the responsibilities of professionals as managers, practitioners, employees, and customers.

  • You will develop an understanding of the role of marketing in an organisation and how new technologies, the international business environment, customer needs and other changes in the external environment affect and are affected by marketing activities.

  • This module covers accounting and the business environment; accounting information and its role in decision making for management and external stakeholders; recording, reporting, and analysing business transactions within the accounting cycle. analysis and interpretation of financial statements and cash flow for business users; and the use of accounting information for business planning. Pre-requisite: Business Fundamentals

  • In this module you will be introduced to the mathematical concepts and statistical skills necessary in making appropriate business and management decisions. The module introduces the time value of money and present value calculations, linear programming, index numbers, measures of association and quantitative research principles. You will also be introduced to the business application of regression, elementary probability, the normal distribution, and hypothesis testing. Pre-requisite: Maths & Statistics

  • Organisations operate in a turbulent environment driven by a number of forces such as globalisation, intense competition, and rapid technological change. This module is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the nature of management, work, and its organisation in the modern world. It provides you with an opportunity to analyse and explain the changing nature of work, and how work is organised and managed at various levels within organisations.

  • This module examines a number of fundamental legal principles that impinge upon key business areas such as establishing a business, entering transactions, protecting business assets, employing staff, dealing with consumers and dispute resolution.

  • The economic decisions faced by individuals, households, firms and governments and the role of a mixed market economy in resource allocation decisions in the macro economy; analysis of prices and output determination in the context of markets and incentives; market structures, competition policy and its implication for the general economy; the strengths and weaknesses of the market mechanism and the role of public policy. Pre-requisite: Business Fundamentals

  • ·You will experience and apply a variety of accounting processes influenced by the accounting standards and conceptual frameworks surrounding the practice of financial accounting. Pre-requisite: Accounting for Business

  • This course assists students to develop an understanding about career interests, skills, and preferences. You should then be able to use this knowledge to explore different relevant career options. This course focuses on maximizing future career potential and to develop the skills to plan and manage a successful career in a dynamic, changing world of work. You should be able to enhance your future careers with the knowledge and skills gained from this course.

Study Experience

“SAIBT is the best pathway to get into UniSA enabling me to expose myself to a diverse learning environment and meeting people from different walks of life. Being a SAIBT student, not only am I taught by experienced professors, but I am able to access both SAIBT's and UniSA's world-class facilities as well.”

Kimseng (Sam) Kheng 

Career Outcomes

Depending on your chosen UniSA specialisation, your career options can include:

  • Marketing coordinator
  • Business consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Organisational change consultant
  • Business development manager
  • Entrepreneur 

How to Apply

Applying to study at SAIBT is easy. With applications open all year round, you can complete your applications in 3 simple steps.

Apply easily online or seek assistance through an Education Agent. saibt.sa.edu.au/apply.

More information 

To avoid delays with your application, be sure you collate and submit all the required documents:

• Certified* copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates

• English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL)

• A certified* copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.

*A certified copy is a copy of the original document that has been certified by an official such as a SAIBT Education Agent or staff member, justice of the peace, notary public, police officer or examining authority)

You may want or need an Education Agent to assist with your application. To find a SAIBT representative: saibt.sa.edu.au/representatives

You will receive your Letter of Offer within a few days of applying. Read it thoroughly and provide all requested documents outlined in page 2. If your offer is ‘conditional’ it means that you need to submit further documents. Conditions and details of what you need to provide will be articulated on your Letter of Offer.

If your offer is ‘unconditional’ this means that you have provided all the information required to meet each of your conditions of enrolment. Complete and submit Section 2 and Section 4 of your Letter of Offer and include proof of payment via email to SAIBT.Admissions@navitas.com, or upload via Studylink.