The Diploma in Business Information Systems provides a broad understanding of key commercial and business concepts. It allows international, fee-paying students to study units (subjects) in the Bachelor of Information Technology course and acts as an alternative pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology degree. In other words, if you complete this diploma successfully you can then enter the Bachelor degree and be given credit for the units (subjects) you’ve already done.
The Diploma in Business Information Systems offers you:
- English language classes
- close monitoring of your individual progress
- relevant units in Australian Society, and English Language Communication Skills.
You will also learn about:
- how information systems (IS) drive competitive strategies and organisational change
- the significance of both technological and organisational issues in the analysis, design, development and deployment of IS solutions.
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.
Start dates and campus availability
- 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020
Not offered in Brisbane or Melbourne in 2019.
Deferment, credit points & course units
No deferment available.
Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.
Certificate in Business Information Systems
(Exit qualification only)
Minimum Duration: 6 months full-time.
Course Units (Subjects)Schedule of Unit Offerings
Course structure – 1st year
|Year – Study Period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|Year 1 - Semester 1||ACOM105|
English Language Communication Skills
Working with technology
Information Technology Infrastructure
Managing people and organisations
|Year 1 - Semester 2||BUSN104|
Fundamentals of business information systems
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
- Unit Fee: $2334.00 (2019)
- Average first year fee: $18672.00 (2019)
- Estimated Total Cost: $18672.00 (2019)
Important Note on Fees
The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.
Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.
Essential requirements for admission
Applying for Admission
How to Apply
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band) or equivalent or ACU English Test
Pathways to further study
Students who complete the Diploma in Business Information Systems may apply for entry with credit into the Bachelor of Information Technology, or with credit towards the Informatics major in the Bachelor of Commerce.