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Diploma of Business (UniLink) (8 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The Diploma of Business (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree. The units are similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


The Diploma of Business (UniLink) (8 months) is a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

Career opportunities

Depending on the bachelor degree students choose and the areas in which they major, they may find employment in accounting, commercial law, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, project management, public relations, software development, systems analysis or tourism management. Graduates might even like to launch their own business.

Programme Structure

Compulsory units
  • Accounting for success
  • Communication for business
  • Introduction to business information systems
  • The marketing concept
  • Microeconomics
  • Organisations and management
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Choose one unit from the following:
  • Financial information systems
  • Foundations of international business
  • Law in the commercial world

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Offshore international students should take into account visa processing times before applying for their preferred intake. It is strongly advised that they consider applying at least three months in advance of their intake’s start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time available for domestic students

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:
  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24560 AUD per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9821 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9821 AUD per year and a duration of 8 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 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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