Diploma of Business

Please note: Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd (Higher Education provider, CRICOS 03312D ) offers this course at La Trobe University’s Sydney Campus, as an alternative entry point into La Trobe’s degree programs. Students who pass all course requirements will receive a qualification from Navitas.

Duration: 8 months

Semester starts: February, June, October

Campus: Sydney

CRICOS Code: 076108D


About this course

This is an introduction to the world of business, as well as a pathway for students who may not meet the direct entry requirements to La Trobe University bachelor degree courses.

Why choose our Diploma of Business?

You will develop important study skills as well as an understanding of accounting, economics, management, marketing and business analytics. Upon successful completion you will be eligible to enter year two of the specified La Trobe University undergraduate degree programs.

With small class sizes and a supportive and friendly environment, we'll help you make the smooth transition to university life and support you throughout your studies.

Course structure

The Diploma of Business requires the completion of eight subjects, totalling 120 credit points.

Below is a sample course structure.

Year 1


Business Foundations


Accounting and Finance for Business


Business Economics


Business Analytics


Accounting for Management Decisions


Foundations of Management


Fundamentals of Finance



Business Writing


Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered


Introduction to International Business

Key Dates



Career outcomes

Where can the Diploma of Business take me?

This Diploma is designed as a pathway into a range of bachelor courses at La Trobe University. After the successful completion of the Diploma, within three trimesters, you may enter the 2nd year of the following courses offered at the Sydney Campus:

* You must achieve a 50% grade average to proceed

** You must achieve a 60% grade average to proceed

Popular careers at the completion of your diploma and bachelor degree include:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business
  • Commodities broking
  • Economic analysis
  • Employee relations
  • Financial planning
  • Importing/exporting
  • International relations
  • Investment banking
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Policy development

Entry requirements

This course is open to both domestic and international students, please view the entry requirements for your location.

Please contact us to discuss entry requirements by calling (+61 2) 9397 7600, or ask a question online.

Bonus points

Eligible Year 12 students can receive bonus points for entry based on the subjects you completed.

Please call us to discuss your circumstances on (+61 2) 9397 7600.

How to apply

Follow the prompts to complete the online application form or call us for assistance on (+61 2) 9397 7600.

Recognition of previous experience

Students who have previously studied at a tertiary level may be eligible for credit for individual university level subjects contained within a Diploma program. Previous studies must be equivalent in content and standard to those offered at La Trobe University and they must be relevant to the student's planned course of study. Credit will be determined on a case by case basis.

If you would like to discuss your circumstances, please call us on (+61 2) 9397 7600, or ask a question online.