Diploma of Business
The Diploma of Business gives students a well-rounded view of the world of business. The way companies do business is rapidly changing and we've recognised the need for this qualification to help upskill students in all aspects of the digital workplace. The impact that technology has had on business operations over the years has evolved and will continue to adapt our way of working.
The confluence of economic, social and wellbeing will impact our younger generation as they navigate through their career. We work with our students to imagine and influence tomorrow’s workplace conditions for better, more secure and sustainable lives.
In this course you'll develop the business skills (and digital skills) you need to respond to opportunities in the workplace and to meet challenges with confidence. Enhance your job-readiness and become part of the tech savvy workforce with Swinburne’s Diploma of Business (on campus). This course applies to a plethora of business career paths, ensuring you are job-ready from day one.
You will learn a wide range of business functions which contribute to your company’s success, including using digital technology, information networks, data analysis, online marketing, financial management, human resource functions, project management, teamwork and leadership. You’ll learn to develop and implement a business plan and other strategies and explore a range of online collaborative platforms (such as Teams, Trello, Miro and Salesforce). Swinburne maintains strong industry connections, so course content is always current, relevant and meaningful.
After graduating, you’ll have the tools and skills to commence a role within an office (or business of their choice). You can pathway into the Swinburne Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Analytics and Analysis with recognised credits.
12 months full time
Hawthorn (March, August) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
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Careers and graduate outcomes
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Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $11,191. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Business
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$10,240||$6,760||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||Fully Covered||Fully Covered||This course is not eligible for Free TAFE|
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 730.