Diploma of Business
Do you dream of starting up your own business or becoming part of an influential company’s success? Or perhaps you strive to take calculated risks as an entrepreneur? AC equips tomorrow’s cutting edge business leaders with a Christian worldview to lead the way with innovative and ethical business practices in the corporate and not for profit business world. Our lecturers are highly qualified academics and industry leaders who will provide you with intensive support due to our small classroom structures.
The course is ideal for people operating small businesses or wishing to begin one. It is also a great opportunity for school leavers and those wishing to progress into our Bachelor of Business. The Diploma of Business is designed for people who wish to gain formal training and enhanced skills in order to run a small business - perhaps a family business or a start up.
This course provides the foundation for success as a pathway to the Bachelor of Business, or as an excellent stand-alone course which prepares you to handle leadership and management while competently handling accounts and business plans in a legal and ethical manner.
Recognising the need for flexibility, subjects in our Diploma of Business program are delivered through both face-to-face classes at the Sydney Campus and Online.
EVENING CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE
Dreaming of starting up your own business or becoming part of an influential company's success? Our evening classes are ideal for those with day time commitments. Earn your Diploma of Business over 2 nights a week for 2 years, plus 2 online units.
SECOND SEMESTER STUDY DATES
Start: 4th March 2019
End: 14th June 2019
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CRICOS Course Code: 094094M
This Higher Education course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with five subjects taught in each semester.
To qualify for award of the Diploma of Business, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the subjects noted below.
Full-Time: 1 Year (5 subjects per semester)
Part-Time: Up to 3 Years (1 - 2 subjects per semester)
Please see the Indicative Fee Schedule for information about the domestic and international fees for this year: https://www.ac.edu.au/documents/fees-and-fee-help-information/
The Diploma of Business qualifies for FEE Help Loan Funding. Consult http://study assist.gov.au/ for eligibility details.
To check your eligibility for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance and to find out more information, please visit the Study Assist website.
Face-to-Face (weekly 3 hour lectures)
Intensive (5 days of lectures delivered within a one week period)
Extensive (5 days lectures delivered across a term period)
Online Delivery (weekly video/audio lectures provided to be viewed at own convenience)
Upon completion, students can continue their studies with a Bachelor degree. See the Awards Offered page for more information.
Graduates of the Diploma of Business may find employment in a relevant occupational fields that require skills in research and critical thinking, such as:
Small Business Owner
Course Learning Outcomes
- demonstrated general understanding of key issues, recent scholarship and practices within chosen discipline area of business, consistent with a Christian worldview;
- demonstrated technical and theoretical understanding of research principles and methods, and knowledge of research approaches used in the discipline area of business.
- demonstrated ability to identify, analyse and synthesise theoretical knowledge in the discipline area of business;
- demonstrated ability to examine a complex problem or management requirements using appropriate methodologies and theories from the discipline area of business;
- demonstrated ability to analyse and synthesise ideas and theories from other disciplines related to the discipline area of business;
- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and creatively ideas and perspectives to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts.
- demonstrated ability to articulate questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the discipline area of business to develop appropriate solutions;
- demonstrated ability to work independently, responsibly and with the level expected in a broad range of professional and business contexts;
- demonstrated ability to collaborate in team projects to make a positive contribution toward social issues;
- demonstrated ability to undertake self-reflection and evaluation of performance for the purpose of vocational development.
Students must complete at least 1 subject (10 credit points) in Professional Experience (EXP). Students must complete a placement unit in a related work setting (related to the particular unit outcomes).
International Students will be required to show proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall, reading 5.0; writing 5.0; speaking 5.0; and listening 5.0 (or equivalent).
Academic Entry Requirements
Domestic and International applicants must meet one of the following academic entry requirements:
Completion of NSW Higher School Certificate, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result.
Completion of an Australian Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (or equivalent overseas qualification).
Completion of at least an Australian Level 5 Higher Education Diploma awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification).
Applicants with no formal qualifications who are aged 21+ may be eligible for provisional entry into this course. These students will need to successfully complete their first 4 subjects to be permitted to continue without the Provisional Entry restrictions.
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- ACC001 - Introduction to Accounting & Bookkeeping
Description: Do you want to manage your business well? Do you want to be a good steward with the money you have? This subject allows managers and students from a non-accounting background to gain a practical understanding of accounting and finance. Complicated problems are explained using a step-by-step approach so that students from all educational backgrounds will grasp even the most difficult accounting and financial concepts. Unit detail page >>
- BUS001 - Quantitative Skills
Description: Good business’ need to be able to effectively run the books! This subject aims to provide students with the fundamental mathematical skills essential to answer financial problems. This subject presents students with foundational concepts, preparing students for progression into statistical, accounting, and finance subjects. Throughout the subject, students will review basic financial mathematics, basic algebra, and differentiation and optimisation, and will be introduced to the econometric modelling, and bivariate regression analysis with applications to finance. Unit detail page >>
- BUS002 - Australian Legal Environment and Ethics
Description: Do you want to conduct business in an ethical, legal and God honouring way? It is essential for small business owners, managers, and even Church leaders to have a basic understanding of business law to allow them to make sound judgments that accord with both the law and high ethical standards. The law sets acceptable behaviour standards and provides protection for all people involved in business. This subject seeks to introduce you to purpose, creation and implementation of law, and provides a reasonable understanding of how business needs to be conducted. Unit detail page >>
- COM001 - Business Communication
Description: Do you want to communicate more effectively in business or everyday life? This subject aims to educate students on how to effectively communicate within today’s fast paced business environment. Within this subject, students will be able to identify challenges and overcome obstacles to successful business communication through the approaches of both verbal and non-verbal communication. Unit detail page >>
- EXP007 - Professional Practice
Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to business, plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester. Unit detail page >>
- MAN001 - Introduction to Management
Description: Do you want to be a leader and manager in the business market? Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges. This subject includes most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every class. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste for the adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management. Unit detail page >>
- MAN003 - Project Management
Description: This subject will enable you to plan and manage projects. Within this subject, you will become familiar with a range of specialised, technical and managerial abilities that will give you the confidence to manage a project. The skills learned in this subject will enable you to evaluate your own work and your teams work to effectively and successfully manage projects well. Unit detail page >>
- MKT001 - Foundations of Marketing
Description: How do you market your good ideas? Perhaps you are a small business owner or church leader wishing to be known in the community? In this subject, you will learn how organisations identify their market and the customers within that market. You will also learn how to creatively market campaigns and how organisations manage marketing successfully. Further, this subject will enhance your knowledge and understanding of key areas of marketing. Unit detail page >>
- RES101 - Introduction to Academic Writing and Research
Description: New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation. Unit detail page >>
- THE001 - Christian Worldview
Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer? Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense? This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity. It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>