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Diploma of Commerce summary

Direct entry to second year in university

The Diploma of Commerce at Taylors College Perth provides extra support during your first year of study, and can be followed by direct entry to undergraduate year two of a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Quick facts about the Diploma of Commerce

  • Mode of study: Full time, on campus
  • Compulsory online and/or work-based training, placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements: Not applicable
  • Award: On completion, a Diploma of Commerce is issued
  • Tuition fee: AU$30,000. See our fees page for more information
  • Start: February, June or October
  • Students per class: 20-25
  • Assessment: A combination of coursework assessment and final examinations
  • Duration: Eight months over two 14-week trimesters, or 12 months over three 14-week trimesters
  • Subjects: Eight units over two or three trimesters

Why should you study the Diploma of Commerce?

Extra support for your first year of study

International students who need help to meet the entry requirements for a UWA Bachelor degree get all the academic and English language support they need from our expert teaching staff. Academic staff help keep you on track by providing regular progress reports.

Efficient alternative entry to UWA

The completion of a Diploma of Commerce can lead directly into the second year of a Bachelor Commerce degree at UWA. Students will study at the UWA Business School, which is one of seven institutions in Australia to hold international accreditation from both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Study alongside Australian students

Australian students who have completed high school to the standard required to enter the first year of study at UWA can also take advantage of this highly supportive study route to a UWA degree.

Helping you settle in and achieve your best

Studying the Diploma of Commerce at Taylors College Perth before progressing to the University lets you get comfortable with the teaching methods in place within the Australian education system. This boosts your chance of graduating on time, and with the best possible degree outcome.

Small classes for maximum contact with teachers

Get the most out of your Diploma by learning in small groups. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 25 students so you get lots of contact time with your teachers.

Study that fits around you

Fit your studies around the rest of your life and preferred way of working. The Diploma of Commerce offers you the flexibility to complete your course over eight or 12 months, with a choice of three start dates each year.

Credit transfers and exemptions

As a graduate of the Diploma of Commerce you may enter into the second year of a UWA Bachelor degree with one year of advanced standing (academic credit) or eight units (48 credit points) toward the 24 units (144 credit points) course total. You need to achieve at least 50% in all eight units to successfully complete your diploma*.

* Students who fail the same subject twice may not be eligible to progress to UWA.


Two trimester option:

Trimester 1 Trimester 2
Effective Communication A Business Statistics
Introductory Mathematics Introductory Marketing
Accounting Principles Principles of Management
Microeconomics Macroeconomics or Introduction to Finance

Three trimester option:

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Effective Communication A Microeconomics Principles of Management
Introductory Mathematics Business Statistics Macroeconomics or Introduction to Finance
Accounting Principles Introductory Marketing

Each unit is worth 6 credit points, for a total of 48 credit points.

Your degree following the Diploma of Commerce

Once you successfully achieve a pass in all eight subjects you will be awarded the Diploma of Commerce, and you will be guaranteed a place in the second year of the UWA Bachelor of Commerce degree program.

Choose up to two majors from:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics Single and Double majors available
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Management

Visit The University of Western Australia website for more information about the Bachelor of Commerce.

Course name: Diploma of Commerce. CRICOS Course Code: 077794B.
Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Taylors College. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E.

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