Course code: HE20515V02

Diploma of Applied Commerce

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Overview About this course

Begin your career in the financial services industry or continue into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Commerce when you study this specialist higher education diploma. Designed in conjunction with industry experts, this course meets the demands of financial services employers who are looking for ethical, professional employees in the financial services, business and commerce sectors. Learn in small, personalised classes with teachers who are expert financial professionals dedicated to sharing their up-to-date knowledge. You'll also benefit from our strong industry connections that can help you grow your networks and get your career started.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of management and financial planning

  • Understand the foundations of accounting

  • Use Xero software to produce accounting statements

  • Create marketing plans and simple financial plans

  • Use applied economics and business maths and statistics

Course Outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • Graduate with a Higher Education Diploma of Applied Commerce

  • Direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Commerce

  • Practical skills in accounting, finance, management and marketing

  • Experience in using accounting and financial planning software

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

    • A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent or
    • A Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or its equivalent or
    • A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification

You must also:

    • Attend a pre-admission interview where you may also be asked to complete a short literacy and numeracy task - this helps us to understand how we can support your study success and provide you with any necessary support

Note:

    • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in business and finance

  • An enjoyment of working with numbers

  • A PC or laptop to access study materials and complete your assessments. You can access this equipment on campus, however it is highly recommended you have your own equipment available

You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: personal banking representative, junior payroll officer, customer Service in finance, accounting, telemarketing roles, bookkeeper, financial planning admin officer and introductory accounting and finance roles.

Study pathways

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Subjects Subjects in this course

Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 8 subjects (80 credit points) made up of 8 core subjects.

Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

      Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

      TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

      TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

      • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

      • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

      • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

      • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

      • TAFE NSW Libraries

      • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

      • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

      • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

      • Student associations – get social with our student community

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