Business and Commerce

  • Direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor degrees in Commerce (many majors available), Sport Management, Business Analytics, Laws, Property and Real Estate
  • Supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University

Key Information

  • Duration

    8 or 12 months

  • Intakes


  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Fees

    *Tuition fees are expressed in AUD, with payment to be made in Rupiah at the prevailing rate as per Bank Indonesia (BI) regulations.


    The Diploma of Commerce is your stepping stone to a wide range of career options across private and public-sector organisations. Enter directly into the second year of Bachelor of Commerce (many majors available), Sport Management, Business Analytics, Law, or Property and Real Estate.
    You’ll gain all the foundational knowledge to pursue further study in areas like accounting, business law, economics, finance, international business, marketing and management at Deakin University. Completing a degree in one of these fields is a huge advantage to your future career.
    Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree:
    • Accounting
    • Business consulting
    • Business management
    • Economics
    • Financial planning
    • Human resource management
    • Industrial relations
    • International trade
    • IT administration
    • IT system development
    • Law reform
    • Legal aid
    • Marketing
    • Network management
    • Policy research and development
    • Public administration

    Course Structure

    To successfully complete the Diploma of Commerce, students are required to complete and pass 8 units (1 credit point each) and 1 compulsory module (zero credit points).

    The unit covers: the impact of accounting in society; business planning and budgets for management decisions; classification, analysis and summarisation of business transactions; preparation of classified accounting reports; techniques to analyse and interpret financial statements.

    This unit addresses the theory of competitive markets,and the need for and effects of government intervention. This includes a consideration of the nature of economics, consumer behaviour and market demand, the firm –its technology and costs, market structures, markets for input, public goods and externalities. This unit also provides the microeconomic framework required to develop an appreciation and understanding of the pricing and output by firms and their implications for economic efficiency.

    This unit aims to introduce students to finance and provide an introductory knowledge of the Australian financial system. The unit will discuss some of the fundamental financial concepts such as the time value of money and the concepts of risk and return. Students will learn to apply these fundamental concepts in the areas of investments in equity and debt. These issues will be discussed in the local and international context.

    The digital revolution has changed the practice of business. Data to support business decisions (data collected by business systems as well as through the Internet and Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter) are growing exponentially and becoming increasingly difficult to understand and use. Business Analytics is the broad use of quantitative reasoning skills in business decision making. Business Analytics helps managers to solve complex business problems, improve business performance, anticipate and plan for change while managing and balancing risks. This unit will provide students with the analytical knowledge and skills to explore data to find patterns and relationships in data; assess uncertainty and risk of business decisions; evaluate decisions; and forecast and predict trends.

    Our world is now a world of information. On the one hand this makes many things easier, fun or even possible but on the other it can cause us to be overloaded with information and distracted by our constant connections. In this unit we look at how we might manage better and use information and connections in business, at work and in everyday life.
    The unit begins by considering the changes that the digital world has made to our lives and how we live in a world immersed in information and social media. We then look at how we can search and analyse information and utilise social media for business, learning and collaboration. We then look at how information can be used to assist people but also to monitor and manage people at work and at home. Finally, we consider how to use ICT in a more secure manner.

    The unit provides the underlying concepts and purpose of Law for Commerce and the Australian legal system. The unit covers the law relating to contract, consumer protection, business entities and relationships, and torts with a focus on negligence.

    Marketing focuses on the creativity involved in the marketing process, ranging from understanding consumer needs to designing customer-driven integrated marketing strategies using the marketing mix. It is the intention to build the knowledge on the marketing planning process and how this is successfully implemented in market and computer-oriented organisations that include profit-oriented companies, government and the not-for-profit sector.

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with a critical understanding of the intellectual foundations of the study of management. The unit will provide the opportunity to analyse how the solutions to management ‘problems’ have developed under different conditions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. The unit also explores how management practice influences, and is influenced by, the external environment. This will involve examining how managerial action impacts on and is shaped by the environment, through a consideration of, ethics, social responsibility, and the social and cultural context of management.

    This module’s learning and assessment activities provide students with guidance on what constitutes academic integrity. It will allow students to develop knowledge, skills and good practice principles to avoid plagiarism and collusion and thereby maintain academic integrity.

    Note: Not all units are available every trimester

    How will I study at Deakin College Jakarta Campus?

    There are two study modes at Deakin College Jakarta Campus – Face-to-Face or Live Online..
    On-campus classes run between 8.00am and 4.45pm on weekdays. Most units consist of 4 contact hours of classes per week. You will generally have either a morning session or an afternoon session – not both. You can also expect to do between 4-6 hours of private self-study per unit, per week.
    Live Online is a virtual learning session conducted over the Zoom video conferencing platform at the same time as the face-to-face classes, allowing teachers and students to interact in real-time from different locations. A Live Online class (by Zoom) combines the convenience of remote learning with the interactive elements of a physical classroom, leveraging technology to facilitate your study.

    Entry Requirements

    • SMA III with an average grade of 6.5 in 4 academic subjects
    • 2 passes in GCE A-levels or 4 passes in GCE AS-levels or equivalent
    • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
    • Complete and pass GAC level 3
    • Successful completion of a Foundation Studies Program
    The language of instruction at Deakin College is English. International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. The following can be used as a general guide to English admission requirements.
    • IELTS score of 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)
    • TOEFL iBT score of 52 (Writing 19, Speaking 16, Listening and Reading 5)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 42 (with no communicative skill less than 42)
    • IGCSE/O Levels minimum grade C in English
    • IB Diploma grade 4 in English
    • Duolingo English Test 85

    Second Year Entry to Deakin University

    On completion of this Diploma you can pathway into the following degrees at Deakin University:
    Majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing
    Majors: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Event Management, Organisational Psychology, People Management, Project Management, Business and Digital Communication, Retail and Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and Development, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition

    Transfer Requirements

    Upon successful completion of a Diploma, that is, having passed eight units, all students are eligible for entry to a FULL-FEE paying place in second year of the relevant Deakin University undergraduate degree, provided they have met the academic progression criteria below.
    Entry into the relevant Bachelor degree
    • completed and passed eight Deakin College Diploma units;
    • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 50%, taking into account all units attempted at Deakin College.
    * Does not apply for entry into Bachelor of Laws which requires a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70.
    Be aware of the intakes available for your desired destination course.

    More information

    For more details about course plans, accepting your offer, subject availability, streams and unit overviews, please download the course and unit outline PDF.