DP003 - Diploma of Commerce

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Plan: DP003OSCI - Diploma of Commerce
Campus: Shanghai Inst Foreign Trade

Overview

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: Offshore, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Owning school: TAFE Business (650T)
Owning school URL: rmit.edu.au/businesstafe
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. (Previously known as SIFT - Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade).
ASCED code: 089999
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This program provides an introduction to general business studies. The program is equivalent to the first year of any RMIT Business undergraduate degree and will facilitate articulation into the second year of undergraduate programs offered by RMIT College of Business.

You will be introduced to fundamental knowledge and concepts in business, such as accounting, marketing, macroeconomics, commercial law microeconomic theory and management. You will also develop technical skills in business computing and business statistics. 

This program will give you an opportunity to solve real business problems through structured activities, such as laboratory workshops and projects. You will develop your knowledge and skills by attending lectures and tutorials, keeping reflective journals, taking in-class tests, writing laboratory reports, participating in class discussion and completing other learning activities. 

Career opportunities for graduates exist in both public and private business sectors, small and large enterprises and across a wide range of industries. As a general business award and a pathway into the second year of undergraduate programs offered by RMIT, this program does not have external accreditation from any professional association or accrediting body.

No elective is available for students undertaking the Diploma of Commerce.


 

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Articulation and pathways

Society Students:
Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Diploma of Commerce will be eligible for entry into the second year of the RMIT Associate Degree in Business.  Students may only articulate to, or be concurrently enrolled in, the Associate Degree in Business program  if they have:

1) successfully completed all requirements for the award of the Diploma of Commerce program; or
2) meet both the minimum academic & English Language requirements in another way, for example, Academic: Gao San (Senior Middle 3) (Year 12) with an overall average of 70% for all subjects undertaken; and English: IELTS 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5)

National Plan Dual Diploma Students:
Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Diploma of Commerce will be eligible for entry into the second year of the RMIT Associate Degree in Business.

Students who received a score for the National Exam more than 150 marks above the pass mark:
Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Diploma of Commerce will be eligible for entry into the second year of the Bachleor of Business (IB) or the Bachelor of Business (LSCM). Students may only articulate to, or be concurrently enrolled in, the Bachelor of Business (IB) or Bachelor of Business (LSCM) programs if they have:

1) successfully completed all requirements for the award of the Diploma of Commerce program; or

2) meet both the minimum academic & English Language requirements in another way eg  Academic: Gao San (Senior Middle 3) (Year 12) with an overall average of 75% for all subjects undertaken; and English: IELTS 6.5 (with no band lower than 6.0)

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 will be entitled to apply for entry into the second year of any three year RMIT undergraduate Business degree.  Specific undergraduate programs on offer at SUIBE include the Bachelor of Business (International Business) and the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).

Upon completing Diploma of Commerce

Destination ProgramCredit from this program towards destination program 
Bachelor of Business (International Business) and the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).8 courses2 semesters

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Entrance requirements

Academic requirements:

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent with an average result of 50%. For example Gao San (Senior Middle 3) (Year 12) with an overall average of 70% for all subjects undertaken.

Detailed criteria for the respective country of secondary education study are available at: www.rmit.edu.au/international/country-conversion 

English Language Requirements:

Successful completion of the SUIBE first year English program  (to be conducted in the year prior to entry into the Diploma of Commerce) that has been benchmarked against the REW Upper Intermediate program and assessments (see Schedule 2 for details); or

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) EAP Upper Intermediate Certificate or equivalent; or

Achievement of IELTS 5.5 score (with no band lower than 5.0);

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 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 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 an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content:

As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

Services are available online to assist you with:

  • transition to tertiary student learning
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and
  • career development and employment.
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