Offering Info

Diploma of Applied Commerce

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20515V02-21ULT-300

Location – Ultimo

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

26 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

8 Hours per week


2 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Diploma of Applied Commerce is a higher education qualification that prepares graduates for employment in support roles in the financial services industry, business and commerce. Graduates will develop broad knowledge and skills in the areas of accounting foundations, finance and investment, marketing and management fundamentals, business statistics and applied economics.
The course is designed as a one year full-time or part-time equivalent. Graduates can continue into Year 2 of the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Applied Commerce.
Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:

  • a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
  • a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
  • a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
  • the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

Applicants who satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements may be invited to attend a pre-admission interview which will include a literacy and numeracy test.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

International applicants must meet proof of eligibility and course entry requirements. In addition, international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in any one band. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday 19 May 2021 6:00pm Join Information Session Here
Wednesday 16 June 2021 6:00pm Join Information Session Here
Monday 12 July 2021 6:00pm Join Information Session Here

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Part time evening study requires the study of 2 subjects or 8 hours of classes per week on Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm.


The fees are calculated at $1,310 per 10 credit point subject. Students must successfully complete 8 subjects to obtain this qualification. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.
Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.


FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more Study Assist website


International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.


There will be additional costs for textbooks.

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Entry level roles in business and commerce including accounts clerk and customer service roles.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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