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Bachelor of Business

Get qualified as a business professional

The Bachelor of Business is a three year generalist business qualification that will prepare you for work as a business professional across a range of enterprises and industries, nationally and internationally.

The course aims to develop multi skilled graduates who can engage in current industry practice, who can think critically and problem solve. You will develop a thorough understanding of the full range of business functions including management, economics, finance, technology, marketing, communications, statistics, law and people management. In addition you will choose from a range of electives to further develop your areas of interest including international business protocols, business relationship management, digital and data analytics to name a few. An industry internship in third year will enable you to experience a real workplace environment and is a great way to establish industry contacts.

A one year Diploma of Business and two year Associate Degree of Business are also available for enrolment subject to minimum enrolment numbers being met.

More information about this course

Course code: HE20514


  • Granville
  • Ultimo

Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent

Course load: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points.

Next intake: February 2019

Course overview: The Bachelor of Business is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework.

The course is designed to provide graduates with a well rounded knowledge of the business discipline which can be applied to the full range of business contexts, whether as an employee or as a small business operator.

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Entry requirements and how to apply

You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR
  • Certificate IV level 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 are also required to have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory maths course.You may be invited to attend an interview as part of the application process and/or submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate reasonable success in the course.

Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course.
Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage.

For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page

Study requirements

Study pattern

Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to case studies, essays, reports, group activities, presentations, tests and examinations.


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Business. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted.

Tuition fees

In 2019 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,250 per subject (a total of $30,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website.

*Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

Information for international students

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website.


While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

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