Please note that study modes and unit availability are subject to change and not all units are on offer at all times. Units might be offered in different modes (attendance, multi-mode or online). If you are unsure which mode is the most suitable for you, please contact your course coordinator prior to enrolling.
Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all units. The University reserves the right to cancel units with low enrolment numbers. Students will be advised of cancellations prior to the start of semester and offered an alternative unit if one is available. You must enrol for the whole academic year if you commence in Semester 1 or if you are re-enrolling. You can change your enrolment up until the census date for each semester or professional term. See the Academic CalendarAcademic Calendar for key dates.
Combined, our Business Foundation Units provide the knowledge base needed for further studies. Students should successfully complete the following four foundation units before progressing with their studies.
BUSN104 Money Matters
This unit will provide a non-specialist grounding in accounting and financial management so that you can appreciate the financial dimensions of decisions within business.
BUSN111 Working with Technology
This unit will provide a broad understanding of the importance of Information Systems in the workplace; an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how this is likely to impact on work; as well key behavioural and legal issues enabled by technology such as cyber bullying and identity theft.
BUSN112 Managing Markets
This unit will combine the fundamental knowledge of economic and political institutions, marketing as an outward facing business function, and descriptive statistics.
BUSN113 Managing People and Organisations
This unit will provide an overview of organisational behaviour, human resource management, occupational health and safety (OHS), and models of ethics.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University may need to cancel or change the campus or study modes of unit offerings, possibly at short notice. Please ensure you check your student email account regularly and refer to your timetable to confirm delivery method.
Students participating in Professional Practice or Community Engagement activities might be asked to complete a range of background checks, certifications, immunisations and registrations as required by Federal and State/Territory laws prior to commencing their placement, practicum or field experience. Please refer to the Work Integrated Learning webpage to see which requirements you need to fulfil for your study program in your State/Territory. Further information can also be obtained from your Course Coordinator.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have already studied at university or have significant relevant work experience, you can apply for credit towards your ACU course. Credited units replace units you would otherwise study, so you might be able to finish your course earlier. You can apply for credit towards your ACU course by submitting an Application for Credit / Recognition of Prior Learning. Your application should be submitted no later than the census date in the first semester of your enrolment in the course. The census date is the last day you can make changes to your student enrolment before you become committed to your fees.
Credit may only be granted for study completed within the last 10 years.