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Diploma of Business

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time (7 months accelerated), 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Small Business Owner | Business Manager | Small Business Manager | Team Leader | View all

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Study a Diploma of Business

About this course

Enhance your career prospects and take the next step forward in business by studying this exciting Diploma of Business course.

Designed for anyone seeking to start a career in business or formalise work experience with an academic qualification, this flexible, short-term course provides the key foundations and principles of business practice to help students stand out in the competitive Australian business landscape.

In this skills-focused course, you'll study key business areas including risk management and planning, digital marketing, meetings and effective time management, project management and financial planning.

Developed to ensure you graduate with the core business knowledge and skills required to move into leadership and management roles as your career progresses.

Providing a solid foundation and understanding of core business functions, you will learn and develop fundamental business skills, including financial, project and risk management and marketing.

A fast-paced, challenging and dynamic industry, the business world could be yours with the skills nurtured in this business course.


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

  • Have completed year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Undertaken language, literacy and numeracy testing and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian core skills framework in both reading and numeracy.

Areas of study

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


APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University For over 25 years APM College of Business and Communications has been transforming school-leavers into industry-ready professionals!

APM places a strong emphasis on industry involvement to deliver practical business courses that offer students a distinct advantage upon graduation. APM offers recognition from industry for its courses in business, marketing, event management and more

As partners of Torrens University Australia (part of Laureate International Universities) you’ll be automatically connected with over 70 international education providers, including esteemed business schools. Enjoy the many benefits of learning at a dedicated business college and join thousands who have graduated from APM!
APM College of Business and Communication offers their students the option to study online or on campus. Students wishing to enjoy the convenience of online study will receive full access to course materials on demand. Prefer traditional on campus learning? APM have you covered with their fully facilitated campuses and small classroom sizes, giving you the attention and support you need to thrive.

Dedicated Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) support staff are on hand help you be more effective in your study and build your skills. From writing essays and reports to goal setting and exam prep – they’ll guide you through it all (available online and on campus).

Feel like your part of a community when you join their Student Representative Council. The SRC regularly get together to talk about current issues, plan events, brainstorm ways to improve your learning experience and more.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Sydney (The Rocks)
  • Victoria: Melbourne (Fitzroy)
  • Queensland: Brisbane (Fortitude Valley)
  • South Australia: Adelaide (Victoria Square)

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Business from APM College of Business and Communications at Torrens University Australia.

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and personal abilities required to pursue employment in a range of management and leadership roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

After completing this course you may choose to work as a team leader, business manager, general manager or operations manager in a range of industries, including retail, construction, information technology, education, arts, engineering, and in the government and not-for-profit sectors.

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

  • Small Business Owner
  • Business Manager
  • Small Business Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Business Development Manager
  • Project Team Leader
  • Sales Team Manager

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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

Torrens University Australia also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Students can also pay fees upfront.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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