International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$20,720 - A$21,560


1 Year


Begin your career in the financial services industry with this higher education Diploma of Applied Commerce. Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be eligible to receive 1 year advanced standing in the Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in Accounting or Financial Planning or apply for the Bachelor of Applied Commerce majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning (Double Majors).

Designed in close consultation 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.

Learning Outcomes:
Through a mix 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 professional skills for your career:

  • Graduate with a higher education diploma
  • Direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Commerce (Accounting or Financial Planning Majors)
  • Practical skills in accounting, finance, management and marketing
  • Experience and awareness in using accounting and financial planning software


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

Additional Requirements:
  • Applicants who meet the Academic and English entry requirements will be invited to a pre-entry interview to discuss their career plans and suitability for entry into the course. The interview process will also include a short literacy and numeracy assessment.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb A$20,720
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$20,720
St George (Kogarah) Feb , Jul A$20,720
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$20,720
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$21,560
St George (Kogarah) Feb , Jul A$21,560
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$21,560


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Core Units
  • ACBUS101A - Academic Foundations
  • ACBUS102A - Management Fundamentals
  • ACBUS103A - Foundations of Accounting
  • ACBUS104A - Finance and Investment
  • BUMAN201A - Business Maths and Statistics
  • ACBUS106A - Marketing Fundamentals
  • ACBUS107A - Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • ACBUS108A - Applied Economics


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.



Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.