Course code: HE20512V02

Diploma of Business

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Overview About this course

The Diploma of Business prepares you to work in business, human resources or marketing contexts across a wide range of industries in both national and international contexts. You will gain foundational knowledge of management, finance, technology information systems, business law, economics and marketing elements of integrated business strategy to set yourself up for success in any industry. You’ll also receive credit for the subjects you complete in this course if you decide to continue your studies with the Bachelor of Business.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Learning how to manage people, organisations, projects, finances, and products

  • Marketing to social media and tailoring content to reach specific audiences

  • Conducting commercial transactions online using e-commerce tactics

  • Implementing management goals in an organisation while working with others

  • Analysing marketing messaging and campaigns for business

Course Outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • Graduate with a Higher Education Diploma of Business

  • Skills and knowledge that are transferable across many industry sectors

  • The confidence to work within a team and implement managing and marketing strategies

  • Recognition of prior learning for the Bachelor of Business. The 8 subjects studied in the Diploma will be recognised and credited towards the bachelor’s qualification, with a fee deduction

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
    • Completion of a certificate IV or higher vocational qualification or
    • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

You must also:

    • Have maths knowledge to HSC level or equivalent. If you don’t have sufficient maths knowledge, you may have to do a bridging program or preparatory maths course.


    • 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:

    • A keen interest in business
    • An interest in managing people and organisations
    • A driven and goal-oriented attitude
    • Maths knowledge to HSC level or equivalent

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: business owner, business development manager, commercial analyst, communications manager, planning and policy developer, marketing consultant and operations manager.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Alternative pathways into this course

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 3 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and expand your employability

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning ( 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 6 core subjects and 2 elective 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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