Grasp the opportunity to further develop your business skills through practical teaching and be part of a learning community that provides support to help you achieve your career aspirations and to succeed in the business world.

Our commerce degree is designed to meet the emerging demands of business and the broader community. Not only will you be exposed to realistic business problems and environments, but your qualification is designed to be relevant to the national and global marketplace, a must for when starting out your career in this field.

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 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.

In your final year you will complete a workplace internship. As part of this 6-7 week (3 days per week) placement you will deliver and present a critical business project.

Our supportive small group environments mean you are more than just a face in a crowded lecture theatre and can get 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 students in developing their subject knowledge.

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, has also won the ‘Victorian International Student of the Year Higher Education’ award and the Premiers Award ‘International Student of the Year’.

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

Course admission profile

Course Code BCOM1
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251302; City-5100151302; Lilydale-5100551302;
CRICOS Code 073180J
Study Areas Commerce
Study Level Undergraduate
Course Type Bachelor
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 November

Full time: 3 years (classes take place on weekdays)

Mode of delivery is face to face.

You can exit after 2 years of full time study and be awarded an Associate Degree. 


VTAC (Year 12 applicants)

  • must have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) 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 applicants)

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

After successful completion, you may apply for entrance to post-graduate studies at a range of universities.

The Bachelor of Commerce (Applied) is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Undergraduates may apply for student membership of these professional accounting bodies, which they can convert to associate membership on graduation. You can then choose to undertake the professional body’s qualification program and after 3 years relevant practical experience progress to full membership.

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 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will have:

  • a broad and coherent body of 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 23 subjects (144 points).

Students choose to study one of three major streams: International Business, Accounting or Digital Commerce.

We expect to enrol between 41 and 50 students.





In undertaking this subject, students explore the regulations, relations and issues between the interest of the company (or entity) in generating business and maximising profits, and protecting the interests of investors, lenders, and consumers against unreasonable risks. Students develop familiarity with corporate regulation in Australia and develop knowledge and skills to accommodate corporate regulation with their quality involvement in company management, governance, financial reporting, corporate financing and solvency.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Law (CHM108)
Introduction to Management (CHM106)
Assessment: Assessment 1: In class discussion and participation 10%
Assessment 2: Individual assignment and presentation 20%
Assessment 3: Individual assignment 20%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%


This subject offers students critical knowledge of the regulatory framework governing company accounting and corporate activity and its relationship with the key elements of financial statements, such as preparing and presenting corporate financial reports. Students develop critical skills in the recognition, measurement and recording of company income tax, leases, business acquisition transactions, liquidation accounting, and in the preparation of consolidated financial statements. Students have an opportunity to evaluate the appropriate disclosure standards in the origination, presentation and reporting of published corporate financial statements.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Accounting Theory (CA207)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Weekly tutorial questions & participation 10%
Assessment 2: Mid semester test 20%
Assessment 3: Group Report 20%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%


This subject offers students critical knowledge in the principles and commercial relevance of Australian Taxation Law, its legislative provisions, and ongoing tax reforms. Students develop critical skills in the practical application of relevant tax principles, provisions of the legislation and case law. Students develop advanced knowledge and skills in the effects of taxation on many commercial and personal decisions, and addressing taxation laws essential to inform and improve those decisions.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Law (CHM108)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Individual mid semester test 20%
Assessment 2: Group Assignment 30%
Assessment 3: Final Examination 50%


This subject offers students critical knowledge and skills in the standards and processes of auditing, including the application of auditing principles to accounting. Students develop critical knowledge of the auditor's decision-making process, changing environment, and methodologies, and with the legal liability and statutory responsibilities of auditors. Students develop confidence and assurance about business practice which is important for maintaining high standards of credibility, governance and accountability in commerce.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Management (CHM106)
Management Accounting (CA206)
Financial Accounting (CA208)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Individual in class test 25%
Assessment 2: Group case study and presentation 25%
Assessment 3: Final Examination 50%


The subject will familiarise students with the international financial framework,markets,institutions and arrangements within which enterprise decisions are made and skill students in selecting and adapting financial instruments so that students can appropriately address and adjust exposure to financial risk.

This subject is about understanding the international supply, demand, availability, price and institutional management of money. This includes arrangements under the international monetary system, the determination of exchange rates, the role of banks and availability of credit, and the management of financial risk.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: International Business Economics (CI206) International Business Management (CI207)
Assessment: Assessment 1: 1000 word memo 15%
Assessment 2: Group presentation and report 20%
Assessment 3: Report 15%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%


This subject will enable students to recognise and succinctly profile the international environments within which marketing decisions are made, and to source, evaluate, prosecute and execute international marketing initiatives through the effective application of marketing techniques and strategies.

This approach to international marketing is about the international environment within which business is conducted, planning and responding to market behaviour, and implementing targeted market strategy.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Marketing (CHM104)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Market Analysis (Individual) report 20%
Assessment 2: Market Entry Strategy (Group) report and presentation 40%
Assessment 3: Develop a marketing campaign 40%


This subject introduces students to issues involved in international law. This will provide a background to the public environment within which commercial transactions are undertaken.

This subject also assists students to demonstrate their understanding of the principles and practices of international law, including its origins, interactions and supportive institutions.

This subject is about understanding the sources, boundaries and institutions in international law and their application. The subject identifies and applies international law issues that are available for improving the organisation's participation in the exchange of goods and services.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Law (CHM108)
Marketing Law (CAI204)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Board presentation & group report 15%
Assessment 2: Report 10%
Assessment 3: Essay 25%
Assessment 4: Examination 50%


This subject aims to enable students to understand the concept of international business strategy and how enterprises may benefit from its application, to provide students with the skills to conduct a global business strategy analysis and diagnose foreign market potential, and to familiarise students with a range of business entry strategies for foreign markets and explore issues associated with those strategies.

International business strategy is about the key questions that decision-makers must address and the information required when they consider enterprise activity moving beyond their domestic confines to foreign locations.

The subject seeks to explain and apply strategy principles in international commerce.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: International Business Economics (CI206)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Case Study (Individual) 20%
Assessment 2: Group Project 40%
Assessment 3: Reflective Journals - Individual 30%
Assessment 4: Peer Evaluation - Individual 10%

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:54pm