Diploma of Business

This program will replace the Diploma of Commerce.

‭Prepare to enter the business landscape of tomorrow

Develop the skills you need to be successful in your studies and the ever-evolving business sector with Flinders International Study Centre (ISC).

Flinders ISC Diploma of Business

‭The Diploma of Business, provided by Flinders International Study Centre (ISC), is an advanced program of academic preparation that provides up to 12 months of credit towards selected Business Bachelor degrees.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma, you will gain 12 months of credit towards the following undergraduate degrees: ‭

  • ‭Bachelor of Business
  • ‭Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • ‭Bachelor of Business (International Business)
  • ‭Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • ‭Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics)
  • ‭Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

‭‭Program structure


3 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 12 months, or 2 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 8 months*

Units studied:

At the conclusion of term 1 and term 2, you will have a scheduled holiday break of at least 2 weeks.

For 3 trimester program: 8 units plus English Communications 1
For 2 trimester program: 8 units per program

8-month program
for students with an IELTS of 6.0 or above,
with no band below 5.5
12-month program
for students with an IELTS of 5.5
with no band below 5.0

Trimester 1

  • Business Communication
  • Business Information Systems
  • Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

Trimester 2

  • Accounting Principles
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Management



Trimester 1

  • English Communication 1
  • Business Communication
  • Business Information Systems

Trimester 2

  • Accounting Principles
  • Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

Trimester 3

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Management

Mode of study

Full-time, face-to-face delivery.


Your progress and development will be assessed regularly throughout the course. Assessment is a combination of coursework, which includes class tests, essays, presentations and projects as well as a final examination.


On completion, a Diploma of Business will be issued.

Key dates

  • Find out about the Key dates for the Diploma of Business.

Entry requirements


Why study Business at Flinders University

With a rapidly evolving business sector and constant technological change, business graduates today need to have strong fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills to be able to adapt to future shifts in the global job market. Flinders Business School is focused on creating graduates who are ready for 21st century jobs.

Be future focused

Fox School of Business is a U.S. top 10 business school for online-teaching and entrepreneurship. Flinders University has partnered with Fox School of Business to embed innovation and enterprise electives into all courses, ensuring you are well prepared to succeed in the ever-changing business landscape.

Be your own boss

Flinders University’s New Venture Institute (NVI) has created almost 200 start-ups since launch in 2013. Located at Tonsley campus, NVI works to connect education with business and innovation. Through NVI’s Venture Dorm program, you will learn how to start your own business.

Be career-ready

Through Flinders University industry placements, you will put theory into practice and start building a professional network. Flinders worked with 149 host organisations in 2017 and 30% of students have acquired employment following on from their placements.

*The 8 month program is only available to students with an IELTS of 6.0 or above, no band below 5.5.
**This course has now been replaced by the Diploma of Business.

Diploma of Business. CRICOS Course Code: 097408G.
Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E.
Provider: Flinders University. CRICOS Provider Code: 00114A.

"I decided to study at Flinders International Study Centre to help develop my study skills, English language and academic understanding. It is particularly helpful as an international student to help prepare us to tackle the situation when we go to university."

Seema from Nepal - studied Diploma of Commerce**

Flinders ISC student Seema from Nepal