Diploma of Business

APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University
APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University
  • Awarded by

    APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Upfront payment

  • Duration

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

  • Start Date

    Enquire now, for start dates!

  • Career Outcomes

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

Last modified: 17 Sep 2018

In a Nutshell

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.

Study a Diploma of Business

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    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.
  • Subject Breakdown

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    The Diploma of Business consists of 8 subjects: 4 core subjects and 4 elective subjects. You should choose a minimum of 2 electives from 100 level subjects; the remaining 2 electives can be taken from levels 100, 200 or 300.

    Core Subjects:

    • Business Communications
    • Understanding People & Organisations
    • Marketing Fundamentals
    • Customer Experience Management

    Elective Subjects:

    100 Level

    • Introduction to Events
    • Event Concepts and Design
    • Understanding Public Relations
    • Introduction to Sport Management
    • Sports Marketing
    • Integrated Marketing Communications
    • Consumer Behaviour

    200 Level

    • Event Management and Operations
    • Event Venue Management
    • Event Financing and Sponsorship
    • Content Creation for Social Media
    • Advanced PR Writing
    • Corporate Communications
    • Sports Law
    • Managing Teams
    • Managing Sport Facilities
    • Business – 2 – Business Marketing
    • Marketing and Audience Research
    • Digital Marketing Communications

    300 Level

    • Events Policy and Strategy
    • Marketing Strategy
    • International Public Relations
    • Health and Advocacy Strategies


    • Understanding Advertising
    • Wedding Planning
    • Sports Events
    • Human Resource Management
    • Project Management
    • International Marketing
    • Brand and Product Management
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  • Why 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.

Where Will This Course Take You?

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.

Wondering where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Manager, Team Leader, Small Business Owner, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur.

Let's Talk Price

Torrens offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship. 

Students can also pay fees upfront. Other payment options may also be available to eligible students. Enquire now to find out more!

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