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. 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.
This course 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 Diploma of Business program are delivered through both face-to-face classes at the Sydney Campus and Online.
EVENING CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE
Dreaming of starting up your own business or becoming part of an influential company's success? Our evening classes are ideal for those with day time commitments. Earn your Diploma of Business over 2 nights a week for 2 years, plus 2 online units.
SECOND SEMESTER STUDY DATES
Start: 4th March 2019
End: 14th June 2019
Contact us to find out more!
CRICOS Course Code: 094094M
This Higher Education course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with five subjects taught in each semester.
To qualify for award of the Diploma of Business, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the subjects noted below.
Full-Time: 1 Year (5 subjects per semester)
Part-Time: Up to 3 Years (1 - 2 subjects per semester)
Domestic Student Fees 2019: AU$1290per 8 credit points
International Student Fees 2019: AU$1590 per 8 credit points
The Diploma of Business qualifies for FEE Help Loan Funding. Consult http://study assist.gov.au/ for eligibility details.
To check your eligibility for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance and to find out more information, please visit the Study Assist website.
Face-to-Face (weekly 3 hour lectures)
Intensive (5 days of lectures delivered within a one week period)
Extensive (5 days lectures delivered across a term period)
Online Delivery (weekly video/audio lectures provided to be viewed at own convenience)
Upon completion, students can continue their studies with a Bachelor degree. See the Awards Offered page for more information.
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
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).
International Students will be required to show proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall, reading 5.0; writing 5.0; speaking 5.0; and listening 5.0 (or equivalent).
Academic Entry Requirements
Domestic and International applicants must meet one of the following academic entry requirements:
Completion of NSW Higher School Certificate, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result.
Completion of an Australian Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (or equivalent overseas qualification).
Completion of an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree or Australian Level 8+ postgraduate qualification (or equivalent overseas qualification).
Applicants with no formal qualifications who are aged 21+ may be eligible for on the basis of mature age (provisional entry). These students will need to successfully complete their first 4 subjects to be permitted to continue without the Provisional Entry restrictions.
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.
Ps Grant Buchanan (faculty profile)
Grant came to Australia to take a position in an ACC church in Melbourne’s SE suburbs primarily as Creative Ministries and Small Groups Pastor. Since 2010, he has been covering a number of part time roles apart from his teaching including chaplaincy and counselling. He has begun his doctoral research at University of Divinity in Melbourne looking at a pneumatological reading of Galatians and how this impacts on identity.
As a chaplain and counsellor, Grant continues to engage in pastoral care and counselling helping encourage and equip people for life and ministry is active as an itinerant speaker, and though not on staff, is a part of the leadership team of a missional church in Pakenham.
When not drinking coffee, Grant spends time reading, at the gym and time with his wife Trudy, his two boys, Joel and Zac and friends. Both he and Trudy love exploring the various eating precincts of Melbourne. He loves NZ Rugby, AFL and action movies. As a musician for many years his taste varies from Blues through Rock to some forms of Jazz. He loves flying and previously worked as a flying instructor. Travel for love and ministry is high on the agenda, so he and Trudy are looking forward to holidaying and ministering more abroad within Australia and beyond.
Johnny Kumar (faculty profile)
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.
Deborah Stengert (faculty profile)
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.
Dr Yong-Sun Yang (faculty profile)
Yong-Sun Yang has an academic training in Mathematics, Economics, Philosophy, and Theology. He was born in South Korea and came to Australia in 1993 after 2 years of study in Japan. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Mi-Hea, three daughters, So-Ra, So-Ri, and Ha-Neul, and one son, Jeong-Hun.
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 >>
- RES101 - Introduction to Academic Writing and Research
Description: New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation. 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 >>