Course Description

The Diploma of Business and Technology (DipBus) course (CRICOS Course Code 108861B / TEQSA Course Code: CRS1401176) offered by the Australian School of Accounting (ASA) provides a pathway to a Bachelor’s degree. This ASA course is designed to develop confident, competent and innovative graduates with the analytical, conceptual and technical skills to contribute to business success, in a working environment. The Diploma of Business and Technology is offered in full time study mode with the option of fast-track study mode (which is three (3) units instead of the normal two (2) units) for domestic students utilising a quadmester structure.

The Diploma of Business and Technology is a six (6) core unit course and two (2) electives to meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (Level 5) and Higher Education Standards Framework. Candidates can choose to study part-time or full time.

This course is primarily focused to provide students with a strong grounding in the knowledge, skills and application required for introductory level to overall business studies requirements, whilst at the same time allowing students flexibility at the electives level:

Core Units

BIT100 Introduction to Programming

BUS100 Business Communication

BUS101 Quantitative Methods

BIS100 Introduction to Business Information Systems

LAW100 Business Law

MGT100 Organisational Behaviour

Elective Units (two to be chosen)

BUS100 Economics

MKT100 Fundamentals of Marketing

ACC100 Accounting in Society

Graduates can use this study as an entry into an Australian School of Accounting (ASA) Bachelor’s Degree or exit with an award.

The aim of the Diploma of Business and Technology is to provide graduates with an introduction to a range of disciplines. Understanding core subjects such as organisational behaviour, introduction to programming and information systems, marketing, business law and business communication will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop their communication and interpretation skills for further study. The added bonus for students is the opportunity to choose the stream of electives from the 100 level, 200 level and 300 level.

A graduate of this course will be equipped with knowledge, analytical skills and basic problem-solving skills. In addition, graduates will have interpersonal and communication skills that are required out in industry. These skills will be practiced and applied through quizzes, case studies, group work, essays, practical exercises and examinations.

Graduates will be advocates of lifelong learning as they further their careers through additional studies. This will be achieved through the development of core knowledge and skills gained whilst studying for a degree in the future and through further work experience. With this award graduates would be able to apply for jobs such as:

  • Technical assistant advisor
  • ICT support Officer
  • Assistant software applications officer
  • Assistant software developer officer

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.