Diploma of Business (Management)

Diploma of Business (Management)

Course Overview

The Diploma of Business (Management) is embedded in the Bachelor and Associate Degree of Business (Management) and has been designed as both an exit qualification and a pathway into the Bachelor qualification.

The overall aim of the Diploma of Business (Management) is to provide a flexible, student-centred and academically rigorous course of study, which seeks to further develop students’ business administration and management skills and competencies and give them a solid foundation for further study in the undergraduate level.

This course provides students with undergraduate level of knowledge, competencies and values necessary for a fulfilling career in various areas of business administration and management. For this reason, students are required to undertake six core units which includes Academic Skills for Success; Marketing Foundations; Business Communication and Stakeholder Management; Accounting for Managers; Principles of Management and Organisations; and Foundations of Information Technology. These core units are enhanced by two specialised management units of Service Management and Introduction to Global Business.

Key information

CRICOS Code: 112651M


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 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 8 hours of classes each week, on- campus. In addition, you will need to set aside a minimum of 10-12 hours each week in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and prepare for quizzes and presentations.


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
  • Practicals and team-based projects
  • Q&A

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify disciplinary theories, frameworks and principles within a range of business contexts.
  2. Discuss team dynamics, management principles and motivational factors within diverse team environments.
  3. Summarise business knowledge of different environments with consideration to the various cultural, societal, sustainable, ethical, economic and global perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communications using appropriate technologies and strategies suitable to the audience.
  5. Discuss skills required to work with different stakeholders to help drive business needs forward.
  6. Illustrate ethical practice and social responsibility in business environments.


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 broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities.
  • 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.
  • Within broad but established parameters.

Units you will study


To complete the diploma, you will need to pass 8 Units. This consists of 6 core units and 2 specialisation units.

Level 1000+

BBUS1000 Academic Skills for Success-

Unit Description:

BBUS1000 is a core unit in the Bachelor programs of Australian Institute of Higher Education.

This unit introduces students to academic skills that are required for academic studies. It develops academic communication and study skills including time management and organisational skills, digital skills, referencing, critical thinking, academic writing, research and investigation techniques and presentation skills.

Weekly workshops are used as interactive sessions where students are given practical exercises to enhance their understanding of the topics and materials covered in this unit.

By the end of the unit students will have developed the understanding and skills necessary to help them complete all required assessments and to pass all their units.

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.

BBMG1001 Service Management-

Unit Description:

The service economy is dynamic, influenced by evolving technology and innovative practices and driven by customers ever changing wants and needs. To remain competitive, businesses need to understand their changing customers, their expectations and how to deliver a quality customer experience that goes beyond the product or service offering.

This unit encompasses theoretical concepts of creating meaningful customer relationships, identifying their needs and service design, delivering quality services and service recovery ~ all key components of quality service management. We explore the impact of technology, experience design in the digital age and emerging trends impacting service design. This unit also examines the service culture ethos and the role of the internal customer & supplier relationships in the customer journey.

Balancing service management theory with practical application, this course is a realistic and useful learning experience relevant to all industry sectors.

BBMG1002 Principles of Management and Organisations-

Unit Description:

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of principles of management applied across organisations.

Throughout this unit, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This unit introduces students to key perspectives and discusses a range of fields that inform the theory of leadership and management practices.

This unit will cover theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies of working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

BBMG1003 Business Communication and Stakeholder Management-

Unit Description:

This unit provides students with the fundamentals of business communication, with an emphasis not only on theoretical knowledge but also on application of relevant concepts in easy-to-understand communication situations within and outside the organisation.

It aims to help students analyse, select, and apply appropriate strategies, in both internal (from top management to junior-level employees, and among colleagues) and external (customers, vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders) communication.

The unit employs several teaching methods, including traditional lectures, which provide theoretical and analytical models, class discussions, self- assessments, videos, experiential learning, practical examples and exercises and group work.

BBMG1006 Accounting for Managers-

Unit Description:

It is importIt is important for all business professionals to have some understanding of accounting and finance. Whilst the more complex areas are the preserve of qualified accountants and finance experts, it is important for other managers to have some financial literacy so as they can competently contribute to everyday decisions.

This unit is intended for business students who are not following a path specialising in finance or accounting. Generalists, HR specialists, marketers, IT specialists, and others will benefit by acquiring a knowledge of key concepts in the areas of accounting and finance, that they will require to be successful in their chosen fields.

Students will learn accounting fundamentals, accounting for common items, planning, capital investment and the importance of the ‘what, why, so what, what next?’ question sequence. Guidance will also be given on when to seek assistance from an accounting or finance colleague or outside advisor.

BBMG1004 Marketing Foundations-

Unit Description:

Marketing Fundamentals offers an introduction into marketing and locates the function of marketing within the organisational context and career. It also informs the non-marketer how one might interact with marketing as an organisational member.

The unit aim to enable students to become knowledgeable regarding the concepts that inform the practical tools that marketers use to plan, implement and evaluate marketing decisions. In addition to the study of selected journal articles, current events and campaign will be used to enhance students’ learning of marketing concepts application and issues.

The unit focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in core main marketing topics (such as micro and macro environmental analysis, ethics, 4Ps) and provides strong foundation for more specialised AIH marketing units in year two and three.

BBMG1005 Introduction to Global Business-

Unit Description:

The global environment is rapidly evolving due to paradigm shifts in geopolitical alliances, active roles of global institutions and growth of information technology.

This unit provides foundational knowledge in global business with a strong focus on understanding the global business environment and building strategies for firms in context of increasing globalisation of markets and production. Students will gain knowledge of theories and frameworks explaining foreign direct investment and trade.

The unit offers a balance of sound business management practices that can be applied in a global cross-cultural setting. Students will provide evidence of critical analysis of business environment for a firm entering a global market setting. The students will further demonstrate essential knowledge and skills in theory and practice for a global business enterprise and strategically evaluating the business firm in a global market.

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

  • Executive officer
  • program consultant/coordinator
  • project officer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Communications Officer
  • Project Officer

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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