Diploma of Business Administration

Dip BA at a glance

Graduates from the Diploma of Business Administration are equipped with the necessary academic and practical skill set that adequately prepares them for 2nd year university while contributing to their employability.

In class students are exposed to a variety of academic techniques including in-depth business analysis, problem solving involving current business trends plus extensive communication and teamwork skills.

Study the Diploma of Business Administration (equivalent to the first year of uni) and receive a qualification and get directly into 2nd year University. The best part is that entrance in the Diploma of Business Administration requires no ATAR result.

More on the Dip BA

The Diploma of Business (Dip BA) is ideal if you finished year 12 but were unable to go directly to university, or you are someone who would like more support in your first year to better show you the ropes to prepare you for studying at uni.

The Dip BA has been specifically designed to give you an overall perspective of business and acquire the fundamental skills in business for your entry into second year uni or into the workplace.

Why the Dip BA?

  1. Guaranteed direct entry into 2nd year at a range of leading universities including Curtin and ECU on successful completion of the Dip BA
  2. Top lecturers, small classes and all the support to help you get into uni
  3. Flexible studying options
  4. A new, high tech campus in vibrant Vic Park, close to transport, shops, and lots of great places to eat
  5. More affordable than university
  6. Scholarships available

2018 Intake & Census Dates

Trimester 1 2018
Intake date: 8th January
Census date:  26th January

Trimester 2 2018
Intake date: 16th April
Census date: 4th May

Trimester 3 2018
Intake date: 3rd September
Census date: 21st September


More Info

For more information download the brochure for full course details.

Apply Now

Apply today and enrol now and send us your application.

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Complete Year 12
2nd Year Uni

Pathway options:

Edith Cowan University: Bachelor of Business,
Bachelor Degrees include – Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Media and Communications, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management, Bachelor of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations, Bachelor of Sport, Recreation and Event Management, Bachelor of Counselling

Curtin University: Bachelor of Commerce,
Majors include – Accounting, Advertising, Banking, Business Information Systems, Business Information Technology, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Property Development and Valuation, Tourism and Hospitality

CQUniversity: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting/ Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Professional Communication

University of Wollongong: Bachelor of Commerce,
Majors include – Accountancy, Business Innovation, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Quantitative Analysis in Economics, Supply Chain Management

Bond University: Bachelor of Business,
Bachelor Degrees include – Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of International Hotel & Tourism Management (Event Management), Bachelor of International Hotel & Tourism Management (Revenue Management)

University of Tasmania: Bachelor of Business,
Majors include – Accounting, Business Economics, International Logistics Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information and Communication Technology, Marketing, Management, Tourism (offered as an optional second major to complement any of the previously listed primary majors).  A second major can be chosen from the range of majors not only in Business but in other areas which complement your primary major and interests and aims.

Swinburne University of Technology: Bachelor of Business Suite, Bachelor of Business (Accounting)


Course Structure

  • BS 101 Business Statistics (20CP)
  • ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting (20CP)
  • MKTG 101 Principles of Marketing (20CP)
  • MIS 101 Management Information System (20CP)
  • ECO 101 Principles of Economics (20CP)
  • FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (20CP)
  • MGT 101 Management in Organisations (20CP)
  • BL 101 Business Law (20CP)
  • PC 101 & 102 Professional Communications (2 half units) (20CP)

180 Credit points (CP) are required to successfully complete the course.

When and How

  • When: January, April, September
  • How: Face to face or as agreed with IIBT
  • Duration: 
  • Full Time (Standard) – 12 months
  • Full Time (Fast Track) – 8 months (conditions apply)
  • Part Time – 18 months or greater (Australian students only)

Contact Hours

  • Full Time (Standard) – 15 hours per week plus 18 hours private study
  • Full Time (Fast Track) – 19 hours per week plus 23 hours private study

Course Rules

Full Time (Standard): 3.5 units per trimester over 3 trimesters (12 months duration)

Full Time (Fast Track): 4.5 units per trimester over 2 trimesters (8 months duration)

Part Time: 1+ units per trimester (18 months duration)

Australian Students
(those holding Australian Citizenship or eligible visas)

All students are enrolled in the Full Time (Standard) mode of study (1 year duration) unless they are an Australian Student with an ATAR greater than 65. These students are eligible to study the Diploma of Business Administration in Full Time Fast Track mode.

Fast Track means that a student can complete the Diploma in two trimesters as opposed to the standard full time study mode of three trimesters. Students meeting this criteria must apply to study in Full Time Fast Track mode prior to course commencement or within the first two weeks of their first trimester and will be required to attend an on-campus interview prior to approval.

International Students

All international students will be enrolled into the Full Time Standard mode.

International students intending to undertake the Full Time Fast Track mode must apply within the first two weeks of their first trimester and will be required to attend an on-campus interview prior to approval.

Considerations influencing approval of a Full Time Fast Track application will include the following:  English language competency (IELTS 6.0 or greater); academic history; rationale for the application; supporting documentation/references from employers or lecturers confirming ability to manage the study load; demonstrated commitment to a study plan; Pass personal interview with an IIBT academic staff member.

Entry requirements

Australian Students:

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • ATAR : not required
  • WACE : certificate of completion or equivalent. No specific courses are required to be studied.
  • VET sector Cert IV or Diploma in relevant course (eg Business, IT, Management)
  • Mature Age : you are welcome and may be able to get Recognition of Prior Learning – speak with us

International Students*:

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band below 5.0 or equivalent

*Note Payment Options
Diploma of Business Administration students may choose to pay the total course fees in full but are not required to pay more than 50% upfront.

 Academic Support

IIBT is committed to creating a supportive learning environment. The Student Support Services Officers are available to assist you with any questions about your academic or course progress. Our friendly teaching staff are committed to your learning success and also able to assist with your queries.

The Professional Communications Units are designed to deliver academic support by developing skills in: critical analysis and problem solving; research skills; developing, planning and managing independent work and developing clear and effective communication skills in a range of contexts.

Students can access a range of academic support at IIBT including one-on-one consultations with lecturers, additional support classes and the assignment of a mentor/peer supporter.

Academic Support may be in the form of:

  • Assignment writing
  • Appeals
  • English language support
  • Referencing
  • Support classes




Year Duration International Students Australian Students
 2018  3 trimesters  A$ 19,250 A$ 8,250


Additional Fees

Materials Fee: A$ 400
Resource Fee: A$ 250 per annum
Enrolment Fee: A$ 190 non-refundable


What do you enjoy most about studying at IIBT?

The small classes and close interaction with lecturers means I get one on one education plus working alongside local and international students enhances my cultural senses.