Associate Degree of Applied Business

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  • Qualification:
    Undergraduate, Associate Degree
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
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  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Office Manager | Office Administrator | Executive Personal Assistant | Manager | Entrepreneur | View All

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Course Rundown

If you’re ready to take the business world by storm, La Trobe University’s Associate Degree of Applied Business is the course for you.

An applied business course provides you with sound practical knowledge about how organisations are structured, how the commercial world works, and how business, marketing, accounting and finance fundamentals come together in the workplace environment. Armed with this knowledge and the skills you’ve developed on the way, you’ll be ready to pursue a variety of career paths in the business world – after just two years of study.

How, you might ask? La Trobe’s nested degrees offer you the option of exiting a Bachelor course early to gain a different qualification. So in this case, you’ll be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Business course, and after completing two years of study, you’ll be able to graduate with an Associate Degree of Applied Business.

So what are you waiting for? Kickstart that business career today!


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25; OR
  • An equivalent academic level achievement; OR
  • Two years of work experience after leaving school; AND
  • All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Office Professional
  • Sustainability Practices
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Marketing: Stand and Deliver
  • Working With Others
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Quality Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Advertising in a Digital Age
  • Foundations of Management
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Analysing Business Data
  • Business Innovation
  • Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • Investigating Economic Issues
  • Managing Across Borders
  • Market, Audience and Social Research
  • Digital Branding and Retailing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics

La Trobe University and Didasko have partnered to bring you the most respected online qualifications in Australia.

Graduate with an applied degree in IT and join over 35,000 students who have been taught by some of the best, or opt to undertake an applied degree in business and gain a variety of new skills that you can apply just about anywhere.

Whatever you study, La Trobe-Didasko is committed to offering students an engaging, flexible and practical learning experience with their 100% online curriculum. This means you can enjoy the ease of studying at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

Studying with La Trobe means you’ll have access to support staff and academic teams who will not only guide you through your studies, but also help you get job-ready.

You’ve got the qualification, now what? Their Career Support Centre will help you conquer your career goals and land your dream job... they’ll even help you prepare a standout CV and cover letter!

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an Associate Degree of Applied Business from La Trobe University.

Students are able to exit the Bachelor of Applied Business after successfully completing two years of study in order to obtain the Associate Degree. Graduates are then able to pursue a range of business roles with an expected income of $60K–$80K.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

La Trobe University also offers an upfront payment option.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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