Diploma of Business

Your entry to a range of bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce, Marketing and Communication, Law and Aviation at the University of South Australia.

Key Information


8 or 12 months

Intake Dates

February, June, October

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Campus Location

Coglin Street Campus

Programs are delivered through a variety of modes, not excluding online studies

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A$33,500 (A$4,187.5 per module) 

FEE-Help available

CRICOS code: 072820A

Program overview

Your pathway to the University of South Australia

Completing your Diploma of Business at Eynesbury College will give you direct entrance into the first and second year of a range of bachelor’s degrees in Business, Commerce, Marketing and Communication, Law and Aviation at the University of South Australia. Within the university, you can choose from a number of specialist majors.

Find out more about bachelor degrees on the University of South Australia’s website.

Program structure

Required modules

Students choose 8 modules from a range of core modules and elective modules. Students will be counselled by Eynesbury academic staff to ensure the electives they choose will meet university requirements.

This module introduces students to identifying, recording, and reporting business events and transactions for decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of principles and concepts in the conceptual framework.Students will learn the fundamentals of the double entry accounting system and preparing financial statements alongside the practical aspects of using a computerised accounting system. Specific topics include accounting for inventories, accounts receivable, non-current assets, liabilities and equity.

Business and Society provides an introduction to the relationship between society, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector. It considers the historical and cultural influences on that relationship and the responsibilities of professionals as managers, practitioners, employees and customers. It provides the foundation for future study in the Business School courses.

Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Ethics; Forms of Business Ownership; Business Obligations, Ethics & Privacy; Causing Harm; Contracts - Formation; Contracts - Enforceability and Remedies for Breach; Employing Staff and the Principles of Agency; Consumer Protection Law; Competition Law; An Introduction to the Law of Property.

Introduction to the concepts of employability and career planning/management; knowledge and tools to enhance career decision-making through exploration of self, the world of work, recruitment and selection methods, and career-focused opportunities; development of career self-marketing skills and techniques.

Introduction to contemporary management and the four management functions, planning, organising, leading and controlling; the nature of the internal and external environments including culture, diversity and the international dimensions. The nature of decision making, motivation and managing change.

This module introduces students to the role and contribution of Marketing to organisations and enterprises today. Marketing and marketing people are used in, and by, most types of organisations both big and small. The module will cover the main concepts and principles that underlie marketing thinking and practice.

The economic decisions faced by individuals, households, firms and governments; analysis of prices and output determination in the context of markets and incentives; market structures, the strengths and weaknesses of the market mechanism and the role of public policy; business cycles, inflation and unemployment; role of monetary and fiscal policy; trade and the open macroeconomy.

Business Mathematics and Statistics for decision making: time value of money and net present value calculations with applications, working with equations and graphs of straight lines, linear programming, quantitative research principles in collecting, summarising and displaying business data, index numbers, relations in categorical data, measures of association, fitting straight lines, elementary probability concepts, the normal distribution and its business applications, elementary estimation and hypothesis testing, elementary decision making with Excel spreadsheets.

Meet the Program Coordinator


Molly Qu is a committed lecturer and Program Coordinator for Diploma of Business with over 12 years of experience teaching students at pathway providers from various social and cultural backgrounds. Her qualifications include a Master of Project Management and Master of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Adelaide.

One of her key teaching skills is the use of high-level communication skills to clarify and summarise questions to ensure their meaning is understood, especially by students with non-English speaking backgrounds. Molly is an early adopter of new learning and teaching technologies to promote interactive learning and an engaging environment for students to receive feedback.

Additional information


Classes run between 9am and 5.30pm on weekdays (Adelaide time zone, ACST). You can expect between 4-6 hours of private study per module, per week. 

Entry requirements

Students who have completed Australian Year 11, or equivalent, or who are not eligible for entry into the Diploma of Business, may be eligible for the two-stage Diploma of Business Studies Program

Second year entry into the University of South Australia

First year entry into the University of South Australia

Progression requirements

Get a head start with a Diploma of Business and gain direct entry into degrees at the University of South Australia. View progression requirements below, as well as the duration of your bachelor’s degree at university, once successfully completing a Diploma of Business at Eynesbury.

SC = Successful Completion

Progression requirement


Courses credited (max. 8)

Duration (years)


Bachelor of Business (Design and Marketing)




Bachelor of Marketing and Communication




Bachelor of Aviation (Management)





Bachelor of Aviation (Flight)




Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies)



4.5 (on a 7.0 scale)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)