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Diploma of Business, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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As a student of the Diploma of Business offered by the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology from University of South Australia, you will get to sample a range of business disciplines which will give you a basis for selecting your degree program at UniSA.

Key facts:

All Business students are required to complete the tertiary preparation modules Mathematics for Study in their first trimester and Language for Study in their second trimester. Although these modules do not count towards the study load or GPA, a non-graded pass is required for the program of study

The Diploma of Business introduces students to the fundamental knowledge required to successfully contribute to business activity. Students will cover the key range of disciplines to allow them to undertake a variety of business degrees offered at the University of South Australia. You may have been granted exemption from some modules depending on your academic results. These will be listed in your offer letter.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential Study Skills
  • Information and New Media Technologies
  • Business Studies 
  • Communication, People, Place and Culture
  • Academic Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Mathematics and Statistics 

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

  • CRICOS Provider Code 02193C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3050 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3050 AUD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1625 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1625 AUD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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