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Start Date
January, April, June, September

1 year(s) full-time


Time Commitment
10 - 15 hours per week per course

Program Code

Study as
Full-time or part-time

AUD$ 24,200 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

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Degree overview

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of digital business complemented by industry-informed IT and business knowledge, with just one year of full-time study.
  • Develop critical digital literacy skills to support business growth and evolution in a digital-first economy.
  • Build valuable industry connections and learn from Accenture’s digital experts and tech specialists.
  • Tailor your studies to your career goals by choosing an elective across economics, marketing, accounting, law or advanced business.
  • Use your credit from this program as a guaranteed pathway* into a range of bachelor degrees.

*Minimum course requirements must be met.

Co designed and delivered by Accenture

What you'll learn

What you Learn

The Diploma in Digital Business will equip you with the essential digital literacy skills and knowledge to keep pace with technological innovation in business.

You’ll learn to assist with foundation design thinking solutions, support business growth, and use critical thinking to navigate digital business challenges in a local and international context.

Expand your understanding of digital business with a blend of essential IT skills and business knowledge, including the use of digital technologies in business, digital disruption, cloud platforms, and management and organisation. You’ll examine case studies drawn from experience with digital innovators and tech leaders, and gain an insight into real-world digital business practices.

Study unique courses co-designed and delivered by global professional services company Accenture, benefiting from their strong connections to the digital business sector and experience with leading organisations. With the opportunity to tailor your learning to your interests with an elective across macroeconomics, consumer behaviour, business law, accounting, and more, you’ll graduate with a curated qualification valued by industry.

Study hours

Studying 100% online means you can engage with course materials at your own pace, whenever it suits you – there is no need to be online at a particular time. It’s flexible around your life so you can control your study schedule week by week. As a general rule, we recommend 10 to 15 hours of study a week for each course.



All assessments, including exams (if required) are 100% online, meaning you’ll never need to travel to submit an assignment or find an exam venue.

Some of your assessments may include:

  • an industry-relevant project
  • an online presentation
  • essays and reports.

Degree structure

Please note, courses may not be displayed in order of study.

First year
UO Critical Approaches to Online Learning (CURR 3021) , Note(s): 2,3
UO Macroeconomics (ECON 1011)
UO Cloud Platforms (INFT 2066)
, Note(s): 1

Why Diploma in Digital Business

Why this Degree

The future of business is digital, and businesses that are adapting to technological change are looking for employees with a strong understanding of digital technologies. Studying digital business will set you up with a competitive advantage: you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge to almost any industry, or confidently step into the roles of tomorrow.

Informed by industry and aligned to demand, the Diploma in Digital Business has been designed to equip you with the skills to shape an organisation’s digital presence or guide technological innovation.

You’ll develop digital literacy skills transferrable to a range of global industries, opening the door to roles across major organisations, government agencies, ecommerce, tech start-ups or small business.

With just one year of full-time study, the Diploma in Digital Business will prepare you with a solid foundation of digital business skills, backed by Accenture’s industry-leading knowledge and UniSA’s world-class research in business and management1.

You’ll graduate with a nationally recognised university qualification, ready to begin your career or pursue further study. Upon successful completion of the diploma, you’ll be eligible to use the credit gained from your studies to transition straight into the Bachelor of Digital Business, or a range of related degrees across business, IT, data analytics, and more.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Career outcomes


Your career

The rapid evolution of the digital business landscape means that exciting new roles in this sector are emerging every day. With an additional 300,000 jobs needed by 2026 to fuel future technology-led growth in Australia2, digital business professionals will be uniquely positioned at the forefront of demand.

Careers to consider include:

  • Digital communications officer: develop digital analytics strategies to monitor and foster improvements to digital channel performance; coordinate web-related projects and tackle end-user issues; advise internal web users on best practice and propose updates to digital processes, procedures, and tools.
  • Business liaison: assist in the acquisition of technology and software, and supervise the roll-out of new systems across an organisation; prepare and finalise large purchase orders and work with IT vendors to source solutions to organisational issues; coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure software licenses and compliance are up to date; ensure positive relationships with external software and IT suppliers are upheld on behalf of an organisation.
  • Digital marketing assistant: aid in the development of digital marketing campaigns to support business growth and awareness; collect and analyse data to measure and improve campaign and website performance; use web best practice to optimise search results; assist in the creation of social media content and strategy.
  • Business systems support officer: conduct audits on operational processes and systems to determine efficiency; develop business cases and map systems solutions; ensure internal users are adequately trained to use business technology and software; report to management and stakeholders on the progress of new system implementations.
  • Junior digital business analyst: analyse organisational technology and functionalities to identify opportunities for growth and improvement; support the implementation of changes and updates to digital business processes, including website and app performance; provide scope for IT and business transformation projects, producing recommendations and leading stakeholder engagement.

2Australia’s Digital Pulse - Australian Computer Society, 2021.

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Your study experience and support

Study On Demand

Our online career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study. It’s Study On Demand, on your schedule, on your terms.

  • Designed specifically for your online learning
    Designed by a team of academic and online experts, our course materials are delivered in an interactive way using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources.
  • Study when it suits you
    Our online degrees support students who lead busy lifestyles. With four start dates a year in January, March, July and September there is no need to interrupt your life.
  • Take control of your study schedule
    With all content available from day one of your course, you have the power to plan your study schedule in advance. 
  • Finish each course in 10 weeks
    Our courses are delivered within 10-week terms to keep you motivated throughout your degree. Study two courses a term or just one.
  • 100% online study
    You won’t need to come onto campus for coursework, assessments or exams. Complete all study for your degree where it suits you.
  • Get the help you need
    Whether you need help with course content or assessments, we offer the academic support and services you need to be successful in your studies.
  • Adjust your study to your life
    There’s no need to interrupt work and family life or spend money on travel and student accommodation. Organise study around your life.
  • Learn from world-renowned academics
    Get a degree that’s designed and taught by leading academics and industry professionals.
  • 100% online interactive learning environment
    Our interactive online learning environment supports all your study needs. Log in anytime, on any device, wherever it suits you.
  • Access a library of over 700,000 digital resources
    Access a library of more than 700,000 digital resources including e-books, videos and journal articles. Our Ask the Library virtual service can help you locate, access, evaluate, use and reference a range of information resources.

Why UniSA Online?

Student services

Our graduates get jobs

UniSA is ranked as the number one university in Australia for graduate employability.1 Join a university known for its employment outcomes. Your UniSA Online degree is more than just a piece of paper – it will prepare you to start your career or take it to the next level.

Specifically designed for online learning

Our team of academic and online experts have created interactive and media-rich course material using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources. Every degree has been specifically designed for online learning to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge for your future career.

Backed by industry

Every UniSA Online degree is overseen by an experienced industry advisory board. We've also consulted with industry experts with a wealth of experience to design course content that reflects the most cutting-edge developments in your field. Our industry connections will enrich your online study experience - you'll be presented with industry problems that real organisations face. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge that industry are telling us they need in graduates.

Expand your professional network from wherever you are

Online study doesn’t mean studying on your own. You’ll connect with a community of other like-minded students – you’ll be able to share, debate and collaborate ideas through virtual classrooms, online chat, video conferencing, and online communication tools.

1 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities.

Student support

Student services

Studying can be challenging, especially when you’re also juggling work and other life commitments. You’re not studying 9-5, Monday to Friday, which is why we provide personalised, extended hour support services – including on weekends – so you can get help when you need it. 

Dedicated Student Adviser support

Our Student Advisers will be an important part of your student journey – they’ll help you enrol, discuss your study goals, communication preferences, and will be your first point of call for all your general study questions. They’ll link you to an extensive range of support services and resources across the University and will help schedule appointments with specialised services if required.

Online academic support seven days a week

You’ll be supported by our highly experienced academic team of Online Course Facilitators and Online Tutors. Our academics will guide you through your learning and ensure you have an outstanding, high-quality education.

They can help you with your course materials and assessments, provide feedback on your work, assist you with referencing as well as answer any other course-specific queries. You’ll be able to contact your academics via email, online discussion forums and live messages in the online learning environment. You can also communicate in real-time and chat face-to-face with your academics online.

24/7 tech support

Our IT Help Desk is available 24/7 to provide assistance with your computer set up, student email, software requirements and other UniSA apps and student applications. You’ll be able to get support no matter what time it is.

24/7 digital environment

Our interactive online environment supports all your study needs. You’ll be able to track your progress through the student dashboard, plan your study schedule, receive reminders on due dates for tasks and assessments, as well as collaborate and network with a community of other like-minded students.

Using innovative technology in online education, your study experience will be highly personalised based on your learning activities throughout your degree. Just like your own personal study coach, you’ll get tailored feedback to enhance your learning outcomes and ensure you’re successful in your studies.

Student services

IT Requirements

Generally, any desktop or laptop computer purchased in the past three years should be capable of meeting your online learning needs. While mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones will be able to access most of your online course content, there are likely to be elements of most courses where we recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer. Your computer should be able to:

  • run a modern browser (Microsoft Edge, Firefox 24, Safari 5, or Chrome 32 or later versions)
  • run Java
  • run programs to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • use a web camera and headset (or ear pods with microphone)
  • Some UniSA Online degrees require an online exam. The online exam software – Remote Proctor Now – has specific capability requirements. Please refer to the system requirements prior to conducting your exam to ensure your computer is compatible.

Access free IT software and resources

As a UniSA Online student, you'll:

  • Get free access to the full Office 365 ProPlus suite, which includes full versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access and Lync software. Install the full suite on up to five different devices (PC and Mac compatible). 
  • Get 1Tb of personal storage that syncs with your PC or mobile device through OneDrive - it's like an extra hard drive that allows you to open any of your files from any of your devices, whenever you need them. 
  • Get free access to LinkedIn Learning - Access more than 5000 video courses on a broad range of topics such as: the Microsoft Office suite, time management and study skills, health and wellbeing, communication and presentation skills, photography, film making and designing your own games or mobile apps.
  • Be able to connect with others using Microsoft Teams, Yammer and the Outlook Web App.

There are some degrees that have specialised software requirements. We've made this software available to students to access for free - you'll be able to download and install any of the required programs on your own device anywhere and anytime. See if your degree requires specialised software.

Check your device

Our computer system test will determine if your device has the base system resources and software required to study online. It'll also check the speed of your internet connection.

See if your computer, laptop or device is all set up and ready to go – it takes just a few seconds.

How to apply

The application process is easy – just follow these simple steps:

  1. Submit an online enquiry

    If you're ready to apply, the first step is to fill out and submit our online enquiry form. Here you'll be asked a series of questions to see if you're eligible. Following your online enquiry, one of our Degree Advisers will contact you at your preferred time to discuss the application process.

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  2. Speak to a Degree Adviser and start your application

    If you're eligible, you'll receive an email outlining the entry requirements and the relevant documentation you need in order to be considered.

    In order to verify your academic qualifications, you'll need to upload relevant documents like your official parchment, certificates or transcripts. If you have work experience, you will need to upload your CV as well as any other documents like work references, professional recognition or accreditation or your training certification.

    Your email will contain information on the specific documents you need to provide as well as a link to begin your application. You'll be asked to create an account and set your own password.

  3. Complete your application and send through your documents

    In order to proceed with your conditional offer, you’ll need to complete your application and provide required evidence of your previous study or work experience.

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Online Course Facilitator

I am the Program Director for several business degrees at UniSA, and hold a PhD in Business and Management. My research focuses on critical issues in management and society, including gender, diversity, the varied facets of leadership, and organisational behaviour, and I have presented my work at leadership conferences around the world. 

To thrive in industries that are being shaped by ongoing digital disruption and emerging technologies, working professionals need to ensure their digital business skills are at the forefront of new innovations. No matter where you are in your career, our digital business offerings have been designed to equip graduates with the essential skills to excel in a digital-first workforce, strengthened by UniSA’s partnership with Accenture.

Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director

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Dr Sarah Chua

Program Director


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