A commerce degree is your ticket to getting the ‘big picture’ in business, giving you the wide range of business management skills to get yourself job ready and get your employer in the box seat for a highly efficient and profitable workplace.

This commerce program offers you the opportunity to develop your business skills and be part of a learning community that provides the necessary support to help you achieve your goals. Through practical teaching, you will be equipped with all of the relevant skills and knowledge to succeed in the business world.

Our flexible study options include online learning, the opportunity to study extra units outside of standard teaching hours, and varied unit delivery times including weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Our supportive small group environments mean you are more than just a face in a crowded lecture theatre, giving you one-on-one support to assist your learning. Committed and passionate teachers, with practical experience in their field of expertise, use innovative teaching strategies to assist you in developing your subject knowledge.

Offering courses at both degree and associate degree levels, your studies will focus on developing your skills in key areas such as:

  • accounting (including auditing and taxation)
  • finance
  • management
  • marketing
  • business ethics
  • law
  • economics
  • communication
  • international business (subject to the number of students enrolled)

Our courses are designed to meet the emerging demands of business and the broader community, exposing you to real business issues and opportunities relevant to the national and global marketplace.
Get an inside view of what it’s like to study commerce with us and read our student profiles from Rainier Culwick and Ekram Alpogut. One of our commerce students, Huong Dang Thi, has also won the ‘Victorian International Student of the Year’ Higher Education award and the Premiers Award for ‘International Student of the Year’.

Take the next step towards making your own mark in the dynamic world of business and commerce.

Course admission profile




Course Code ACM01
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251302; City-5100151302; Lilydale-5100551302;
Study Areas Commerce
Finance
Study Level Associate Degree
Course Type Associate Degree
Campuses City

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $16,340.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.5. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination;213 for computer based and 79 for Internet based.

 

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

February, July and October

Full time: 2 years

Classes take place on weekdays.

Mode of delivery is face to face.

City

VTAC applicant (Year 12 student)

  • You must have successfully completed VCE with a study score of at least 20 in units 3 and 4 English (any).  The following VCE subjects would benefit students undertaking the degree: accounting, economics, legal studies and mathematics.

Direct entry (Non-Year 12 applicant)

  • You must have completed a relevant tertiary program or have evidence of current employment or experience in industry and evidence of ability to meet the educational demands of the program.

After successful completion, you can apply for entry into the Bachelor of Commerce (Applied). You may be eligible to receive credit equivalent of 4 semesters in duration and can complete the Bachelor Degree within 1 year of full time study.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will acquire:

  • a good and relevant body of business knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
  • cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
  • cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
  • cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
  • communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.

Completion of 16 subjects (96 points).

We expect to enrol between 8 and 20 students.

Code

Title

Points

CAI201 BUSINESS FINANCE 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge of the financial value of a business, skills in evaluation of contributing factors, and assisting in management-related decisions, including capital structure decisions. Students develop practical skills to confidently make financial decisions that affect business valuation including: financial management, capital budget and business finance. Students gain skills and knowledge in preparation and evaluation of projected cash flows for a business to assist investment decisions, and in finance sourcing to fund operations.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Business Statistics (CHM103)
Assessment: Assessment 1: chapter summaries and participation 05%
Assessment 2: Mid semester test 20%
Assessment 3: Group Assignment 25%
Assessment 4: Final Examination 50%

CAI202 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS 6.0

This subject offers students an introduction to business information and IT systems in an organisational and business enterprise context. Students develop a practical working knowledge of business database systems for the management, storage of, access to and analysis of business data sets. This subject offers students understanding of business information systems abilities and their limitations, information literacy and information management in organisations. Students examine systems that integrate across new and existing business processes, structures and IT architectures within a global context and the relevance for current business information system trends and likely future developments and applications of information systems.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Nil
Assessment: Assessment 1: Weekly submission 10%
Assessment 2: Quiz 10%
Assessment 3: Group Presentation and Report 40%
Assessment 4: Examination 40%

CAI203 MICROECONOMICS 6.0

In this subject students become familiar with the broad operations of commerce from a micro-economics perspective. This includes the supply and demand of particular goods and the behaviours, conditions and circumstances which influence the market. Students develop knowledge and analytical skills attuned to market mechanisms, the impact of market fluctuation, and the microeconomic impact of government policy interventions in the economy. Students examine potential remedies for market failure and an uncompetitive marketplace, and analyse how consumers and producers interact within markets, through the price mechanism and allocation of scarce resources. Students gain practical skills and knowledge of the economic models of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition, and the virtues and shortcomings of free markets.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Nil
Assessment: Assessment 1: Quiz, discussion &d participation 10%
Assessment 2: Individual test/ essay 20%
Assessment 3: Group Report 30%
Assessment 4: Final Examination 40%

CAI204 MARKETING LAW 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills relevant for marketing decisions and enables students to use marketing law issues to inform and improve those decisions. Students become familiar with the impact of the Australian legal environment on business competition and consumer protection as they encounter law that affects market competition, consumer protection, fair dealing, and relevant regulation.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Law (CHM108)
Fundamentals of Marketing (CHM104)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Individual assignment 20%
Assessment 2: Group assignment 40%
Assessment 3: Examination 40%

CAI205 BUSINESS ETHICS 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills of business ethics and the effect of morality on the conduct of business. This subject advances information about ethical framing and conduct of business. Students develop and apply an appropriate ethical decision-making framework to business decisions. They will develop analytical and critical thinking skills to assist in the identification, analysis and resolution of ethical issues.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Management (CHM106)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Individual report 15%
Assessment 1: Group assignment 20%
Assessment 2: Individual assignment 15%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%

CA206 MANAGMENT ACCOUNTING 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills in accounting relevant for decision-making and reporting to create and enhance value for shareholders. Students explore how management information is prepared and used to assist management decision-making in the exchange of goods and services. Students develop practical skills in the preparation of financial and non-financial management information for planning, control, performance, operations, strategy and pricing, and the use of different costs for different purposes.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Accounting for Decision Making (CHM101)
Introduction to Management (CHM106)
Assessment: Assessment 1: In-class discussion and participation 10%
Assessment 2: Individual mid semester test 30%
Assessment 3: Individual assignment 10%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%

CA207 ACCOUNTING THEORY 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills in the ways in which accounting standards are interpreted and applied to transform enterprise financial data into meaningful financial statements. Students develop familiarity with the processes of collection, assemblage and harnessing of accounting data into meaningful financial statements. Students develop skills in the application of appropriate accounting standards in the preparation of financial statements and skills to distinguish the impact of alternative accounting assumptions on reported enterprise performance.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Accounting for Decision Making (CHM101)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Chapter summaries and participation 10%
Assessment 2: Individual report and presentation 15%
Assessment 3: Group Report and presentation 25%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%

CA208 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills in basic accounting and internal control procedures used for assembling and reporting accounting information among entities such as companies, partnerships, and sole traders. Students develop knowledge and practical skills applicable to the framework and issues in financial processes and in the application of the accounting, recording and reporting process as well as in accounting for assets, liabilities, and owner's equity, in businesses, partnerships and companies.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Accounting for Decision Making (CHM101)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Weekly activities 15%
Assessment 2: Manual accounting 20%
Assessment 3: MYOB Lab Test 15%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%

CI206 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills in the machinations of international trade economics and business conduct. Students develop knowledge in the economic theory underlying international practice in the exchange of goods and services, and develop awareness of the arguments that involve intervention in trade and services. Students develop a practical knowledge of the key instruments and institutions involved in international business.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Macroeconomics (CHM105)
Microeconomics (CAI203)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Individual case study 10%
Assessment 2: Group project 20%
Assessment 3: Individual Case Study Scenario 20%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%

CI207 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 6.0

This subject offers students knowledge and skills to characterise and analyse the international environment within which business is managed. Students develop skills to support the way in which international business is managed through attention to the structure of the organisation. Students develop practical knowledge and skills in managing international business operations.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: International Business Economics (CI206)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Critical Analysis (Individual) Report 20%
Assessment 2: Project (Group) Report & Presentation 40%
Assessment 3: Identification of new market outside home country 20%
Assessment 4: Case study 20%


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