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Business & Commerce

Designed to prepare you for the challenges in the global business environment. Commerce students study foundation areas of accounting, economics, business law, management, marketing and technology.

Through specialised study in your chosen major at Curtin University, you will gain the theoretical and practical skills you need to be confident and industry-ready when you graduate.

Leading to

Bachelor of Commerce

Available Majors include:

  • Accounting 
  • Accounting & Accounting Technologies 
  • Accounting & Banking 
  • Accounting & Finance 
  • Accounting & Taxation 
  • Business Information Systems (Professional) 
  • Business Information Technology (Professional) 
  • Business Law 
  • Economics 
  • Finance 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • International Business 
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Professional Human Resources Management 
  • Property 
  • Tourism & Hospitality 
Bachelor of Business Administration

Choose any of the following specialisations. For example:

  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management

Careers Include

  • Accountant 
  • Administrator 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Business Manager
  • Company Secretary 
  • Compliance Officer 
  • Contract Manager 
  • Marketing Specialist 
  • Human Resources Officer 
  • IT Manager 
  • Logistics Manager 
  • Market Research Analyst 
  • Media planner
  • Procurement Manager 
  • Recruitment Consultant 
  • Supply Chain Manager 
  • Systems Analyst 

Your Business and Commerce Pathway

If you have…

✓ Completed Year 12 with an ATAR (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 2)

8 university level units studied over 2-3 trimesters. Equivalent to Year 1 of the corresponding Curtin University degree.

Direct Entry into Year 2 at Curtin University

Choose from the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Business Administration.


Or if you have…

✓ Completed Year 11 (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 1)

8 pre-university level units are studied over 2-3 trimesters.

Diploma (Stage 2)

Equivalent to year 1 of the corresponding Curtin University Bachelor Degree.

Diploma of Commerce Units (Stage 1)

CRICOS Code 087940C

Students must complete the following 7 core units and  1 elective unit:

Core Units

  • Academic Communications Skills
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Information and Media Technologies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • 1 x elective

 

Diploma of Commerce Units (Stage 2)

CRICOS Code 087940C

Students must complete the following core units and 3 major related units: 

Core Units

  • Analytics for Decision Making 
  • Communication in Business
  • Financial Decision Making 
  • Market and Legal Frameworks 
  • Strategic Career Design 

Elective Units (choose 3 electives)

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (for General and Business Administration related pathway) 
  • Introductory Economics (for Accounting/Finance related pathway) 
  • Marketing Across Borders (for General pathway and Marketing related major) 
  • Applied Contract Law (for General, Accounting/Finance pathway and Business Law Major related major)  
  • Human Resource Management Introduction (for General and Business Administration Pathway and Management, Human Resources Management, Professional Human Resource Management related major) 
  • Introduction to Finance Principles (for Accounting/Finance/Business Administration related pathway) 

 

Disclaimer: Please note that for some of the double major, major -minor-specialisation combinations student may need to do additional units and their study plan may extend. While great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all the information, this information may be subject to change as Curtin College reserves the right to change program offerings, unit offerings, elective choice, major options and requirements. Applicants and student should check with Curtin College at the time of application and unit enrolment for latest information.

 

 

All Business & Commerce Majors Diploma of Commerce (Core Units - Stage 2)

Stage 2 Units (Core) – 25 Credit Points Each

Analytics for Decision Making 

This unit will develop analytical capabilities, equipping students with knowledge about basic data analysis to derive essential information from numerical, textual and visual datasets. As consumers and producers of data, students will learn about data management and security practices, as well as developing an understanding of legal and ethical issues relating to the collection and use of data. Students will develop their analytic capabilities by understanding and interpreting a range of data types including macroeconomic data, which will be used as a base case study where students will examine how macroeconomic conditions affect business decisions across a variety of disciplines including marketing, management, and finance. Students will have the opportunity to personalise their learning experience as they examine case study data sets relating to a range of business disciplines including economics, marketing, human resources and finance. Students will also develop skills to effectively communicate the results of their analysis to an audience and recommend business actions from a considered range of alternatives. 

Communication in Business

In this unit you will learn to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, understand the requirements for academic integrity, and integrate theory into real life business scenarios as you examine organisational performance through the lens of the social contract, corporate citizenship, stakeholder management, and other business orientations.

Financial Decision Making 

This unit develops skills and knowledge that enable students across all disciplines to make informed and responsible decisions using accounting and financial information. The unit explores different forms of business and financing options and how these affect business decisions through the understanding of financial statements. Students will learn about basic accounting and financial terminologies, cash and accrual accounting, capital investment decisions, business financing, time value of money, triple bottom line reporting and business budgeting. Students will also learn how to interpret financial statements and how global events impact on business decisions. 

Market and Legal Framework 

This unit explores how key business disciplines are connected. Students will develop an understanding of market types, and how business and marketing strategies can create value and impact upon society and the environment. Students will also develop an understanding of the relationship between a business enterprise and various stakeholders, including government, customers and the broader community. The unit also explains basic concepts of law and regulation and identifies the legal structures of business. 

Strategic Career Design 

This unit develops students’ awareness of the impact of global labour markets, changing social trends, and technological innovation on career opportunities and the future of work. Through the application of career theory and design thinking frameworks, students will examine and develop the critical employability skills required to create and sustain meaningful work across a broad range of industry sectors and cultural contexts. The unit demonstrates strategies for effective individual and organisational career management, incorporating theory and concepts on career choice, career change, organisational and entrepreneurial careers, and careers in the ‘gig’ economy. Global and industry trends will be explored with a specific focus on the implications for individual and organisational career management strategies and personal and professional branding in a digitised global economy. 

All Business & Commerce Majors Diploma of Commerce (Specific Units - Stage 2)

Stage 2 Units (Specific) – 25 Credit Points Each

Introduction to Business Information Systems 

This unit provides an overview of Business Information Systems (BIS) and Business Information Technology (BIT), different types of BIS and BIT and their role in organisations and contribution to organisational success. Students will learn how use technology appropriately to develop BIS that effectively support, enable, and enhance business and organisational processes. Proves an introduction to the different activities and tools used to develop, maintain, and operate effective BIS. 

Introductory Economics 

An introduction to economic concepts and principles, supply and demand analysis, elasticity, economic efficiency, market failure and macroeconomics. This unit also covers the areas of unemployment and inflation, model of aggregate supply and demand and global markets. 

Marketing Across Borders 

The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to international marketing that extends learning acquired from basic marketing principles. Specifically, the unit examines key issues involved in entering overseas markets and offers practical marketing perspectives of international, multinational, and global operations.

Applied Contract Law 

This unit covers the formation negotiation and operation of contracts, the role and structure of the contents of a business contract including boilerplate and common clauses, risk management and termination clauses, the type and scope of contract remedies and dispute resolution. 

Human Resource Management Introduction 

This unit provides an introduction to theoretical, applied and professional issues associated with the management of human resources (HR) within organisations. The unit introduces students to major functions of human resources management (HRM) in the contemporary workplace and explores how HRM has an impact on effectiveness at the organisational and individual levels. The integration of these functions with each other and with organisational strategy is emphasised throughout. 

Introduction to Finance Principles 

This unit will: 

  • Introduce basic concepts and principles to financial processes, products and institutions 
  • Introduce finance theory as it applies to financial processes, products and institutions 
  • Develop a foundation in finance for students specialising in related fields 
  • Present a set of financial tools that facilitate financial analysis and decision-making 

 

2021 Fees

Australian Students

Course Per Unit Total Fees ($AUD)
Diploma (Stage 1) 1,950 15,600
Diploma (Stage 2) 2,025 16,200

International Students

Course Per Unit Total Fees ($AUD)
Diploma (Stage 1) 3,125 25,000
Diploma (Stage 2) 3,687.5 29,500

Entry Requirements

Australian Students

Course Entry Requirements
Diploma
(Stage 1)

Year 11 with 50%

Diploma (Stage 2)

Minimum ATAR 50 OR AQF Certificate IV OR equivalent Foundation Year grades


International Students

Diploma (Stage 1) Diploma (Stage 2)
General Certificate of Education (GCE) GCE O-Level with 4 passes Minimum of 2 points from 2 GCE A‐Level OR 1 point from 1 GCE A‐Level and 2 points from GCE AS‐Level
International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion of Year 1 Diploma with at least 18 points (minimum of 4 subjects) Minimum of 20 points over 6 IB units in one sitting
Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Enquire at Curtin College Enquire at Curtin College

For more information about entry requirements and pre-requisites for Australian and International applicants:

Entry Requirements Pre-Requisites English Requirements

We accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds, as well as students who have completed alternative training. We also accept students with work and/or life experience:

Entry Options Student & ATAR Profiles

Intakes

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 1)
February | June | October

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 2)
February | June | October

Duration

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 1)
2-3 Trimesters (8-12 months)

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 2)
2-3 Trimesters (8-12 months)

Note: This is a full-time course at Curtin’s Bentley campus.

Next Intake June 2021 (Stage 1 & Stage 2)

Apply now for Diploma of Commerce and you could be on your way to year 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration at Curtin University within 8 or 12 months. 

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