Diploma of Business Information Systems

Diploma of Business Information Systems

Course Overview

Behind every innovation is an information system. As the business world grows so do the systems that support it. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) has been designed to prepare students for careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) focusing on managing information systems in organisations. Business information systems is an essential element in bringing together technology, people (individuals, groups, or organisations), and data/information to effectively manage organisations. Such systems are used to analyse and facilitate strategic and operational activities in organisations. The proposed BBIS course aims to provide students with cognitive and technical skills to create and manage cohesive business solutions for diverse organisations. The course will prepare students for entry-level management positions where technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, and project management are combined with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to produce graduates who understand the role and contribution of information systems in driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Graduates of the Diploma and Associate Degree in Business Information Systems will be able to enter the ICT industry with technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to contribute to the overall information systems objectives of an organisation. They will be capable of utilising their skills to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of business information systems in a range of organisational and business environments.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 083129G


1 year full time

AQF level:



Sydney and Melbourne

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October


Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:


Total Credit Points
required for award:


2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 1 year


Fee per unit:



All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What others
are saying


” chose the Diploma of Business Information Systems to study because this course opens the door for me to work in Australia. The subjects made me think more logically…made me develop more skills to solve problems in daily situations.

I think the best thing the teachers did was to bring real situations to the lecture. It makes me feel more prepared to work in a company here in Australia.”

Roseli Menezes Portugal
Graduated 2017

What you will learn

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have between 9-12 hours of classes each week, on-campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes, tests and exams.


Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • Reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations.
  • Essays and assignments
  • Quizzes, class tests and examinations
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Participation in class

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental theoretical and technical knowledge about ICT and business areas;
  2. Have an ability to conduct basic research, analyse, evaluate problems and plan for solutions in an organisation;
  3. Support the application of IS technologies in a business; and
  4. Apply IS solutions, theories and concepts to resolve a range of basic business tasks and ICT problems.


Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.


Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities
  • Provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
  • Transmit information and skills to others


Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters

Units you will study


To complete the degree, you will need to pass 8 Units.


BBUS1001 Accounting for Business Decisions-

Unit Description:

BBUS1001 provides students with an introduction to accounting and governance mechanisms.

This unit discusses bookkeeping processes and preparation of financial reports, accounting for retail operations, inventory, accrual accounting and introduction to management accounting. Accounting for business decisions introduces basic accounting concepts, principles and methods. Accounting in a social context, environmental and ethical issues are discussed in the unit.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given a number of questions and practical exercises to test their understanding of the lectures.

BBUS1002 Foundations of Information Technology-

Unit Description:

This unit introduces students to the field of information technology. It provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application of basic aspects of information technology and their relevance to 21st century business operations.

The unit starts on a global scale in the e-world of the Internet before visiting the micro-world of computer hardware, operating systems, and software tools for productivity, creativity, and information processing. The unit explores networking and communication systems before looking at database technology and the design and management of business information systems. The unit concludes with a discussion of current issues and trends in information technology.

BBUS1003 Business Communication-

Unit Description:

Communication skills are essential tools for life, study and work. BBUS1003 Business Communication offers students the structural underpinnings for written and oral communication and the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Students will learn the value and skill of being an effective communicator in the workplace through several teaching methods to facilitate learning, including class discussions, reflective activities, video, practical examples and exercises, and group work. The concept of academic and professional integrity in communication is also introduced and the application of research and referencing is practiced.

On successful completion of this unit, students will develop written and oral communication skills relevant for future academic and industry pursuits, and have the ability to adjust communication styles to suit the intended audience.

BISY1001 Professional and Ethical Practice-

Unit Description:

This introductory Professional and Ethical Practice unit provides students with the foundations of professional ethics and a broad management-oriented understanding of ethical issues.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of using information technology thorough coverage of notable technology developments and their impact on business today. Students will examine issues surrounding professional codes of ethics, file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

Students develop digital literacy skills by understanding ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals and aims to prepare the individuals responsible for addressing ethical issues in today’s workplace. Students will learn how to examine ethical situations that typically arise in IT and gain practical advice for addressing the relevant issues.

BISY1002 Database Management for Business-

Unit Description:

This unit examines the theory and concepts of data organisation and their impact on business information management. The unit ensures that students understand the increasingly technological issues in managing databases in organisations, and are aware of both the possibilities and the restrictions of such systems.

The unit introduces students to the capabilities and advantages of database management systems. It involves learning the general features of such database management software and using an actual system for a practical application.

Students will gain a basic knowledge of database design and development including data modelling methods, techniques for database design, and implementation of the database using a relational database management system.

BISY1003 Foundations of Programming-

Unit Description:

The unit introduces students to fundamental computing concepts and the techniques of computer programming including problem solving, algorithm design, good program coding, documenting, debugging, testing and implementation. Basic algorithms (including searching, and sorting) and data structures (including arrays) are studied in the context of useful applications. Elements of ‘a good programming practice’ will be emphasised in the course.

Students will be exposed to popular programming languages such as C++, Java or Python that are currently used in industries. Students will undertake practical exercises and activities in one or more of these languages available in the Computer Laboratory.

BBUS1007 Organisational Behaviour-

Unit Description:

BBUS1007 Organisational Behaviour demonstrates how to examine individual and group behaviour in organisations. Students are introduced to dominant theories on organisational behaviour.

The unit teaches a range of concepts and theories that can be used as tools to generate a more precise and in-depth analysis of behaviour than would be possible with idiosyncratic or superficial observations. Students will practice the critical habit of viewing phenomena from many perspectives and identifying related operational and ethical issues for managers.

Understanding people and group dynamics is introduced as the key to becoming a good leader and facilitating effective change management. These topics will be explained in the context of common business scenarios and will help students apply theory to practice.

BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals-

Unit Description:

In a business world of big data, the emerging need to understand basic processes of data analysis, especially the interpretation of such analysis is becoming a fundamental tool for the professional. BBUS1008 Statistics for Professionals introduces basic theoretical concepts and applications of statistics in a real-world business environment. Statistics involves collecting, summarising, interpreting and presenting numerical information for the purpose of informed decision making. It is important that statistical data is presented in a meaningful way to inform managerial decision-making. To this end, models of descriptive statistics are explored, as is statistical inference, which focuses on future action based on already collected and analysed data.

Students will learn statistical and mathematical concepts such as probability, correlation and regression, sampling, hypothesis testing and chisquared tests. In addition, students will be introduced to different statistical software packages and learn of their value to professionals.

Exit Point: Diploma of Business Information Systems

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Technical Operations Officer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Data Analyst

Entry Requirements

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How to Apply

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Further Study

Completion of this qualification provides direct entry and advanced standing into:

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