Diploma in Business Fast Track

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipBus
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7100
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 089389E

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2016-2021, please refer to: 7100.1 Diploma in Business Fast Track

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

To succeed in business, individuals must possess both the knowledge and know-how to create opportunities for professional advancement and the development of original and exciting initiatives. This program aims to harness students’ energy and passion for success by focusing on career and the future of enterprises in a range of contexts. Whether students wish to start their own business or pursue a corporate role in a global enterprise, this program provides the necessary skills.

This program consists of five core subjects providing business basics; Enterprise Law, Enterprise Leadership, Enterprise Innovation and Markets, Financing Enterprises and Statistics for Business are designed to provide students with an understanding of the key areas of Business, before choosing a major are of study

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Business Fast Track will articulate into the Bachelor of Business degree at The University with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

Study Mode

Eight months (two terms) full-time

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries 
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above

Admission

The aim of these programs is to prepare students for tertiary study in Business. These programs are accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College, to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Local students are required to have:

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent, Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent, Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English subject, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher Or
  • Passed either the Foundation Studies Commercial Mathematics subject or the Foundation Studies Mathematics subject offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Assumed knowledge in Mathematics, equivalent to a two subject subject, in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Business, Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies program offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band, Or
  • Completed the EAP 4 program offered by Western Sydney University, The College with a 50% pass, Or
  • Passed the English test administered by Western Sydney University, The College at IELTS 6.0 equivalent, Or
  • Passed the Foundation Studies Academic English subject, offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher Or
  • Passed either the Foundation Studies Commercial Mathematics subject or the Foundation Studies Mathematics subject offered by Western Sydney University, The College at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Students are also assumed to have completed a subject in Mathematics, equivalent to a two subject subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement, Or
  • Completed the Foundation Studies program offered by Western Sydney University, The College, with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass the following five core University level subjects
BUSM 1007Enterprise Innovation and Markets (WSTC)10
LAWS 1002Enterprise Law (WSTC)10
BUSM 1009Enterprise Leadership (WSTC)10
BUSM 1011Financing Enterprises (WSTC)10
MATH 1031Statistics for Business (WSTC)10
Students must also pass three University level subjects from the following subjects30
Accounting in Context (WSTC)
Fundamentals of Marketing Analytics (WSTC)
Consumers, Firms and Markets (WSTC)
Financial Accounting Applications (WSTC)
Financial Institutions and Markets (WSTC)
Managing People at Work (WSTC)
Marketing Principles (WSTC)
Organisational Behaviour (WSTC)
Non-award Subject
Students must also pass the following non-award subject
GEDU 0002Tertiary Study Skills in Business (WSTC Prep)0
This subject does not count for credit towards the Diploma.
Total Credit Points80