University Pathways

Our university foundation courses provide an alternative pathway for students to successfully enter university if they are unable to gain direct entry.

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Foundation Studies

Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215)

This program is designed for Australian and international students at pre-undergraduate level who need a bridge between previous academic studies and the academic requirements of Australian universities. The program is a Certificate IV course under the Australian Qualifications Framework. On successful completion of the alternative pathways to university program, students are eligible for direct entry to Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and Monash University or other universities of choice at first year level.


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  • Business Communications 500 (501, 502)
  • Information Systems 500
  • Research Skills & Business Statistics 500 
  • Accounting 500
  • Legal Framework 500


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Diploma of Business (BSB50215)
(incorporates BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business)

Entry to second year university

The Phoenix Diploma of Business in Perth offers students a pathway to second year university. On successful completion of the Diploma of Business at our Perth campus and meeting university minimum entry requirements, graduating students from the Diploma in Business are able to transfer to the relevant undergraduate degree program with a year of advanced standing at Curtin, Murdoch and Edith Cowan Universities.

This course is ideal for students who didn’t attain the academic entry requirements quite get the ATAR they we’re hoping to achieve for direct entry to university. Instead, the course offers other pathways to university.


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  • Business Communications 500 (501, 502, 513, 514)
  • Research Skills and Business Statistics 500
  • Information Systems 500
  • Marketing 510 (511, 512)
  • Economics 510 
  • Accounting 500
  • Management 510 (511, 512, 513, 514)
  • Legal Framework 500


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Diploma of Business - Work Ready (BSB50215)

The Phoenix Diploma of Business – Work Ready program provides students with a broad understanding of contemporary business practices for use within a variety of entry-level positions in both the public and private sectors. The business course at our Perth campus is ideal for people with little or no business experience, but is also useful for business owners, team leaders and managers who wish to formalise their existing knowledge and skills. Although the primary focus of this program is ‘work-readiness’, students may also choose to use their Diploma to gain credit for entry to university. On successful completion students may apply for advance standing at universities in Australia.


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  • Manage Personal Work Priorities & Professional Development
  • Write Persuasive Copy
  • Design and Develop an integrated marketing communication plan
  • Identify & evaluate marketing opportunities
  • Establish & adjust the marketing mix
  • Interpret market trends and developments
  • Manage People Performance
  • Manage Operational Plan

Students can choose from a select list of electives subject to availability.



  Foundation Studies
Cert IV in Business
Diploma of Business
Direct Entry Program
Diploma of Business
(Work Ready)
Commencement Dates Jan, Apr, Jun, Sep 7 Jan, 1 Apr, 1 Jul, 23 Sep 7 Jan, 1 Apr, 1 Jul, 23 Sep
Hours 20 hrs/wk average 20 hrs/wk average 20 hrs/wk average
Course Length 6, 9 or 12 months 6, 9 or 12 months 22, 33, or 44 weeks
Class Size Average 16 Average 16 Average 16
Requirements CEFR B1+ / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent + Year 11 CEFR B2 / IELTS 5.5 or equivalent + Year 12 CEFR B2 / IELTS 5.5 or equivalent + Year 12
Enrolment Fee:

A$9950 - 6 months

A$14925 - 9 months

A$19900 - 12 months

A$19900 Fast Track - 6 months (8 units)

A$19900 Standard - 9 months (8 units)

A$19900 Extended - 12 months (8 units)

A$2490 Single Unit

A$5300 - Standard Diploma (22 weeks)

A$7680 - Extended Diploma (33 weeks)

A$10600 - Extended Diploma (44 weeks)