Course Description

The Associate Degree in Business and Technology (AssDegBus) course (CRICOS Course Code 108860C / TEQSA Course Code: CRS1401178) offered by the Australian School of Accounting (ASA) is designed to develop confident, competent, innovative, and work-ready graduates with the analytical, conceptual, and technical skills to contribute to business success, in a professional working environment. The Associate Degree in Business and Technology is offered in full time study mode with the option of fast-track study mode for domestic students of three (3) units of study instead of the normal two (2) units utilising a quadmester structure.

The Associate Degree in Business and Technology aligns with the Australian Qualifications Framework (Level 6) and Higher Education Standards Framework level.

This course of 16 units commences with six (6) core units at the 100 level and two (2) electives that provide students with a strong grounding in the knowledge, skills and application required for business and technology. These are followed by the next set of six (6) core units and two (2) electives covering business and technology at the 200 level, which also provides students the choice of electives in their field of interest:

Core Units (100 Level)

BIT100 Introduction to Programming

BUS100 Business Communication

BUS101 Quantitative Methods

BIS100 Introduction to Business Information Systems

LAW100 Business Law

MGT100 Organisational Behaviour

Elective Units (100 Level)

ACC100 Accounting in Society

BUS102 Economics

MKT100 Fundamentals of Marketing

Core Units (200 Level)

MGT200 Fundamentals of Business Analytics

MGT201 Business Logistics Management

BIT201 Database Fundamentals

BUS200 Strategic Leadership

BUS201 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

BUS202 Driving Value through Innovation

Elective Units (200 Level)

MKT201 Digital Marketing Analytics

MGT202 Managing People and Culture

ACC200 Business Finance

The Associate Degree in Business and Technology equips graduates with the skills and attributes necessary to continue their studies to Bachelor degree level and to seek greater professional advancement to further their careers. Graduates with an Associate Degree in Business and Technology may receive up to eight (8) units of credit towards an ASA Bachelor’s degree.

Graduates will have interpersonal and communication skills that are required in business. According to Job Outlook published by the Australian Government (2019), technology services along with business services ranked in the Top 20 industry sectors along with State Government Administration. A graduate who has completed this course of study will have the practical application as well as the theoretical knowledge and skills, along with sound judgement and critical thinking, for a position in business or the information technology industry such as:

  • Assistant Business Analytics Officer
  • Assistant Knowledge Officer
  • E-Learning support Officer
  • Assistant Software Officer
  • Business Technology Specialist
  • Enterprise Software Integration Specialist

Recognition of prior learning

Any student with prior learning may submit appropriate evidence and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. ASA may award credit towards achievement of a qualification or award for various forms of prior learning by comparing a student’s current level of skills and knowledge against unit learning outcomes. ASA may, at its discretion, recognise the validity of other forms of training or education, providing they are deemed equivalent to, or meet, the AQF standards. For further information please review the Recognition to Prior Learning Policy.