Diploma of Business HE
Do you dream of starting up your own business or becoming part of an influential company’s success? Or perhaps you strive to take calculated risks as an entrepreneur? AC equips tomorrow’s cutting edge business leaders with a Christian worldview to lead the way with innovative and ethical business practices in the corporate and not for profit business world. Our lecturers are highly qualified academics and industry leaders who will provide you with intensive support due to our small classroom structures.
The course is ideal for people operating small businesses or wishing to begin one. It is also a great opportunity for school leavers and those wishing to progress onto our Bachelor of Business.
Program Director, Diploma of Business
Students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Business may progress into the undergraduate courses of study at AC:
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry
- Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Theology
Graduates of the Diploma of Business may find employment in a relevant occupational fields that require skills in research and critical thinking, such as:
- Small Business Owner
- Sales Assistant
- Management Consultant
- Operations Manager
- Administrative Assistant
The Diploma of Business is designed for people who wish to gain formal training and enhanced skills in order to run a small business - perhaps a family business or a start up.
The Diploma of Business provides the foundation for success as a pathway to the Bachelor of Business, or as an excellent stand-alone course which prepares you to handle leadership and management while competently handling accounts and business plans in a legal and ethical manner.
Recognising the need for flexibility, subjects in our Dip Bus program are delivered through both face-to-face classes at the Parramatta Campus and Online classes via the Global Online Campus.
The Bachelor of Business comprises 8 subjects, 4 per Semester including:
MAN001 Introduction to Management
COM001 Business Communication
BUS001 Quantitative Skills
THE001 Christian Worldview
MK001 Foundations of Marketing
ACC001 Introduction to Accounting and Bookkeeping
MAN003 Project Management
BUS002 Australian Legal Environment and Ethics
IELTS for overseas students is 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 (overseas students must maintain a full-time enrollment at all times).
Academic Entry Requirements
Completion of NSW Higher School Certificate, or completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification, OR Completion of Certificate IV or higher qualification under the Australian Qualification Framework by an authorised institution.
Professional Entry Requirements
Mature age entry (21 years and over) can apply for provisional entry. They will need to successfully complete their first 4 units to be permitted to continue without this restriction.
Work Integrated Learning
Students must complete at least 1 subject (10 credit points) in Professional Experience (EXP). Students must complete a placement unit in a related work setting (related to the particular unit outcomes).
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
Keith McPherson (faculty profile)
Keith McPherson is currently Director of VET Business Programs at Alphacrusis College, and also teaches Greek at the Hillsong campus. He has several years’ experience working in Defence, particularly training establishments. Most recently Keith worked as Assistant Minister for St Clair & Erskine Park Anglican Church.
Vici Tunney (faculty profile)
Vici has had a background in Education both in NSW and Qld, serving as Deputy Principal in several schools in both states. Together with her husband she pioneered a Christian school in Gladstone, planted a campus of Springfield Christian Family in Brisbane and pastored the campus fulltime for 10 years.
Outside College life, Vici is actively involved in preaching, pastoral work, teaching and missions. Vici is one of five Church Elders with oversight of the 4 campuses of Springfield Christian Family and an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches. Her interests include reading for a purpose, mentoring the next generation and lively theological & philosophical discussions. Her personal values include being a committed follower of Jesus, an encourager of others and a life-long learner,
Vici has ministered in churches and to missionaries in Ukraine, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam. She travels regularly with her husband who is involved in monitoring development projects in South-east Asia. Vici is married to Craig and have twin boys and a daughter, all married with 6 grandchildren.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- ACC001 - Introduction to Accounting & Bookkeeping
Description: Do you want to manage your business well? Do you want to be a good steward with the money you have? This subject allows managers and students from a non-accounting background to gain a practical understanding of accounting and finance. Complicated problems are explained using a step-by-step approach so that students from all educational backgrounds will grasp even the most difficult accounting and financial concepts. Unit detail page >>
- BUS001 - Quantitative Skills
Description: Good business’ need to be able to effectively run the books! This subject aims to provide students with the fundamental mathematical skills essential to answer financial problems. This subject presents students with foundational concepts, preparing students for progression into statistical, accounting, and finance subjects. Throughout the subject, students will review basic financial mathematics, basic algebra, and differentiation and optimisation, and will be introduced to the econometric modelling, and bivariate regression analysis with applications to finance. Unit detail page >>
- BUS002 - Australian Legal Environment and Ethics
Description: Do you want to conduct business in an ethical, legal and God honouring way? It is essential for small business owners, managers, and even Church leaders to have a basic understanding of business law to allow them to make sound judgments that accord with both the law and high ethical standards. The law sets acceptable behaviour standards and provides protection for all people involved in business. This subject seeks to introduce you to purpose, creation and implementation of law, and provides a reasonable understanding of how business needs to be conducted. Unit detail page >>
- COM001 - Business Communication
Description: Do you want to communicate more effectively in business or everyday life? This subject aims to educate students on how to effectively communicate within today’s fast paced business environment. Within this subject, students will be able to identify challenges and overcome obstacles to successful business communication through the approaches of both verbal and non-verbal communication. Unit detail page >>
- EXP007 - Professional Practice
Description: Itching to connect the realm of the classroom with some real-life experience? Professional Practice is designed with just this aim in mind. Students will have the chance to engage academically with issues pertaining to business, plus experience a hands-on placement. Working with an experienced supervisory mentor (no family members or close friends!), students will complete a 100 hour placement over the course of semester. Unit detail page >>
- MAN001 - Introduction to Management
Description: Do you want to be a leader and manager in the business market? Management as a profession is dynamic, challenging and exciting for those who want to excel at it. Each day brings new and often unanticipated challenges. This subject includes most recent management thinking and research, as well as the contemporary application of management ideas in organisations. The challenges of sustainable development are integrated into every class. The combination of established scholarship, new ideas and real-life applications gives students a taste for the adventure inherent in the dynamic field of management. Unit detail page >>
- MAN003 - Project Management
Description: This subject will enable you to plan and manage projects. Within this subject, you will become familiar with a range of specialised, technical and managerial abilities that will give you the confidence to manage a project. The skills learned in this subject will enable you to evaluate your own work and your teams work to effectively and successfully manage projects well. Unit detail page >>
- MKT001 - Foundations of Marketing
Description: How do you market your good ideas? Perhaps you are a small business owner or church leader wishing to be known in the community? In this subject, you will learn how organisations identify their market and the customers within that market. You will also learn how to creatively market campaigns and how organisations manage marketing successfully. Further, this subject will enhance your knowledge and understanding of key areas of marketing. Unit detail page >>
- THE001 - Christian Worldview
Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer? Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense? This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity. It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>