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Diploma Of Commerce - Higher Education Diploma

State ID: HEDC100


The Diploma of Commerce is a one year course that guarantees you entry into the second year of Curtin University’s Bachelor of Commerce. You will study 8 units over 2 semesters. In first semester, you will study 4 core units, Introduction to Accounting, Economics, Management, and Marketing.


Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 1
Duration One year full time.
How Full-Time
International Students
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University

Further study opportunities:

Local students

The cost of the course is $5000 per semester (full time rate). Fees quoted are applicable for the portion of training undertaken in 2016. 2017 fees will be increased by the CPI.

International students

Please contact TAFE International www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Introduction to Economics (ECON100)

Introduction to Economics explains the technical and theoretical concepts and principles of the discipline and provides a useful background to understanding the implications of Economics for today’s world. The unit content explores Macroeconomics (i.e. the study of the whole economy); and Microeconomics (i.e. the understanding of consumers, producers and markets).
Specific topics covered in the unit include:
• economic efficiency;
• market failure;
• unemployment and inflation;
• model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply; and
• global markets.

Introduction to Accounting (ACCT100)

This unit covers a broad range of managerial, investment and financial accounting issues with emphasis on their practical application in the business world. Students will learn the fundamental skills required to hold a managerial position or manage a small business as well as learn how to better manage personal finances.
Topics covered in this unit include:
• introduction to business structures and start-up options;
• development of a strategic plan;
• profit analysis;
• appraisal of capital investments using capital budgeting;
• preparation of cash budgets and loan schedules;
• preparation and interpretation of financial statements;
• accounting for basic transactions, GST and end-of-period adjustment; and
• investigating the methods and motivations for earnings management.

Introduction to Marketing (MKTG100)

This unit introduces technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts of Marketing. Knowledge of Marketing is important for both marketing professionals and generalist managers who need to be involved in making decisions about marketing strategy for their organisation. This includes the study of eight significant areas of Marketing, specifically:
• the marketing concept;
• understanding the role marketing plays in business and society;
• the global marketing environment;
• consumer buyer behaviour;
• management of the marketing process through market segmentation, target marketing and positioning;
• new product development and the product life cycle; and
• the four Ps of marketing: product, price, place and promotion; and
• ethics in marketing.

Introduction to Management (MGMT100)

This unit introduces the technical and theoretical concepts of Management. This includes the primary purpose of Management, the functions of Management, and how those functions differ at different levels of the organisation. The unit will also help students to develop the skills necessary to perform the functions of Management. Students will be introduced to how concepts and theories of Management have evolved and how these may be applied in practice. In a ‘collaborative learning environment’ that will introduce some key skills required for contemporary managers, students will participate actively in online discussion, team work, problem solving and project planning activities.

In second semester, your core subjects will be Introduction to Business Information Systems and Business law, and you will be able to choose 2 elective units from Accounting (Managerial), Business Statistics, Consumer Behaviour, Macro Economics or Organisational Behaviour.

Introduction to Business Law (LAWS100)

This unit provides an introduction to the legal system so that students may gain an understanding of how law is relevant to business. Students will become familiar with basic legal rules and principles, consider sources of law in the Australian legal system and analyse legal issues, construct logical legal argument using the Four Step Process (identify the legal issue, explain the rule of law, apply law, and conclude), and apply legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve case studies.

Introduction to Business Information Systems (BUIS100)

This introductory unit investigates the application of Information Systems and Information Technology to create business value and competitive advantage for business. It provides an overview of Business Information Systems (BIS) and Business Information Technology (BIT), different types of BIS and BIT and their role in organisations and contribution to organisational success. The unit explains how technology is used appropriately to develop BIS that effectively support, enable and enhance business and organisational processes. Introduction to Business Information Systems provides an introduction to the different activities and tools used to develop, maintain, and operate effective BIS.

Entrance requirements:

To gain admission to the Diploma of Commerce International applicants will need:

  • secondary school qualifications equivalent to the Australian Year 12 standards listed above


  •   evidence of English Language competency - IELTS overall Band Score or 6.5 (no Band Score less than 6) OR equivalent proof of English as per the TIWA English language requirements.

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. 

For any other information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.eti@det.wa.edu.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For more information please call : 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

Entrance Requirements:

Local students
Applicants will need to demonstrate standards of literacy and numeracy mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework by either:

  • completion of Australian High School Year 12 with a WACE achieving a C grade or better in any Stage 2 in English or Literature and a C grade or better in any Stage 2 Mathematics


  • successful completion of a Certificate IV vocational qualification, or a school to TAFE pathway course


  • for mature aged (over 21) applicants, relevant work experience AND demonstrated literacy and numeracy standards mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework.

Non-English speaking background students must provide evidence of English Language competency. This may be achieved by meeting the English requirements listed above or those set out for International students.

International students
To gain admission International students will need:

  • secondary school qualifications equivalent to the Australian Year 12 standards listed above


  •   evidence of English Language competency - IELTS overall Band Score or 6.5 (no Band Score less than 6) OR equivalent proof of English as per the TIWA English language requirements.


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