DP003 - Diploma of Commerce

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Plan: DP003 - Diploma of Commerce
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Commerce
Award abbreviation: DipCom
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: Two semesters full-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
ASCED code: 089999
CRICOS code: 065386F

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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Commerce provides an introduction to general business studies. This program introduces you to fundamental knowledge and concepts in business, and develops your technical skills in areas such as business computing and business statistics. This program is equivalent to the first year of undergraduate business degrees and will facilitate articulation into the second year of undergraduate programs offered by the College of Business.

This program provides opportunities to solve real business problems through structured activities such as workshops and projects. You will develop your knowledge and skills by attending lectures and tutorials, keeping reflective journals, taking in-class tests, writing reports and participating in class discussions. 

The Diploma of Commerce provides you with various opportunities to develop skills for direct work outcomes as well as facilitate transition to further education through embedded business communication and academic learning skills. Career opportunities for graduates exist in both public and private business sectors, small and large enterprises and across a wide range of industries. 

This program is available for on-campus study.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Students who complete the requirements for the Diploma of Commerce with a PASS AVERAGE (GPA Grade Point Average of 1.0) will be entitled to apply for entry into the second year of any three year undergraduate Business degree.   Students who complete the requirements for the Diploma of Commerce but have a GPA of less than 1 will be able to apply for entry into the second year of the undergraduate Associate Degree in Business program.

Upon completing Diploma of Commerce the following pathways may be applicable.

Destination ProgramCredit from this program towards destination programEquivalent toAcademic requirement for entryTerms of entry
(guaranteed place, merit, etc)
Any RMIT undergraduate Business degree8 courses2 semestersPass average for 3 year degree
Credit average for 3 or 4 year degree
Guaranteed place for International Students.
Associate Degree in Business8 courses2 semestersPassGuaranteed place for International Students.
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Entrance requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of year 12 or equivalent,  IELTS 5.5 with no band less that 5.0, or TOEFL equivalent;
  • successful completion of the REW Upper Intermediate English program.

Additionally, students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

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External accreditation and industry links

The RMIT Diploma of Commerce is a generalist business award and does not have external accreditation from any professional association or accrediting body.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of a laptop/mobile device, lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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