• Application Deadline
  • 8 months


Tertiary skills development embedded in all subjects in the Diploma of Business prepares you for successful participation in the second year of the degree, with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work.

A recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.

Why choose this Diploma of Business offered by University of Wollongong

  • The Diploma of Business is an accelerated study option for students interested in pursuing a career in a commerce or business related field who may not have met the direct entry requirements to UOW. Intensive study patterns allow Diploma graduates to qualify for university entrance in minimum time.
  • UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs, library and support services.
  • The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.


This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Assessment is by practical tasks, essays, mid-session tests and final examinations. Subjects have a lecture and tutorial format, or lecture and laboratory format, timetabled over five days.
  • The Diploma of Business is also available as a 3-session program.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Minimum ATAR 45 (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), 
  • Interstate ATAR equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland OP), 
  • Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to minimum ATAR, 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • CRICOS: 057231C

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        25920 AUD/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 25920 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
      • National

        22080 AUD/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 22080 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs

      • Sydney, Australia

        1882 - 3550 AUD/month
        Living Costs
      • Wollongong, Australia

        1600 - 2200 AUD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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