Diploma of Business and Commerce

Business and Commerce opens doors across a wide range of industries and professions. You can specialise in a variety of areas, giving you the skills employers are looking for. There is a focus on critical thinking, creative problem solving and team work. Global citizenship is encouraged through the use of international case studies and cross-cultural learning.

Your direct pathway to the University of Newcastle


Year International Students


A$19,980 (Fast Track and Standard Diploma)

A$2,497.50 per course/module


Students will be required to enrol in the following eight courses:

Core Courses

  • NICACFI1001 Accounting for Decision Makers
  • NICIRHR1001 Managing the Organisation
  • NICSTAT1060 Business Decision Making
  • NICECON1001 Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • NICECON1002 Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • NICLEGL1001 Foundations of Law
  • NICACFI1002 Accounting Practice
  • NICMKTG2100 Principles of Marketing

Next level of study

Entry into Year 2 of:

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Economics
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
  • Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business in International Business
  • Bachelor of Business in Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism
  • Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management

Popular Careers

  • Graduates go on to careers in professional accounting, banking and finance, investment management, finance and securities analysis, taxation economics and many other related professions.
  • Graduates also have the opportunity to explore careers such as business consulting, marketing, foreign relations and human resource management.
  • With a growing need for graduates in these areas, degrees in business and commerce provide exciting opportunities for students.