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Bachelor of Business

There has never been a more exciting time to study business, whether you are looking for a career in the corporate world or aspiring to be an entrepreneur. Get job ready with a Federation Co-op degree.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Guaranteed ATAR 50.00
 Lowest Adjusted ATAR - less than 5 offers

Our Bachelor of Business is a contemporary degree developed in collaboration with industry and designed to meet the needs of businesses now and in the future. Businesses are facing an unprecedented number of challenges and opportunities stemming from digital disruption and the rapid adoption of new technologies. There has never been a more exciting time to start your career in business whether you are looking for a career in the corporate world or aspiring to be an entrepreneur. With close ties to industry and a strong focus on real-world work experience, Federation University is renowned for producing job-ready graduates by providing students with industry placements internships and real-life projects during their studies to give our graduates a solid foundation in business management, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, creativity and innovation and interpersonal skills. These skills are in high demand from employers and central to succeeding in the rapidly changing business world. 
Our Bachelor of Business will be a Federation University Co-operative Model degree from 2024. 

The Federation University Co-operative Model will accelerate your career by putting you at the heart of education and industry. 
Federation Co-op creates a direct connection between students and employers, via paid placements, career preparation and workplace skill development, supported by a leader in student support, skills development and social equity. 
Our industry stakeholders are excited about Federation Co-op as it addresses skill shortages by inviting them to collaborate on our courses, to identify the real skills that our students need to succeed in their chosen industry. 
Co-op means you can succeed wherever you start on your study journey. 
Federation has the know-how to deliver Co-op through our award-winning relationships with industry, including our 25+ year partnership with IBM, and our extensive research into the co-op model’s success in the USA, Canada and Europe for generations of students. 

Work and world ready graduates.  We prepare our students through mandatory career development units, so you will be ready to enter the workforce during your co-operative placements, and through transferable World Ready Skills, so you are workforce ready when you graduate, regardless of your background before going to uni. 
• Real experience in your chosen profession. Every Co-op student completes a minimum of 60 days’ paid placement relevant to your course – contributing directly to course credits – either full time over one semester, part time over an extended period or in blocks embedded into your subjects. Co-op offers flexibility to suit our students’ commitments and course. 
• Co-design, co-develop and co-delivered with industry. We work with employers, industry, students and alumni to co-design, co-develop and co-deliver a comprehensive set of structured, assessed Co-operative Experiential Learning activities. 

Our Bachelor of Business has been specifically developed alongside global industry leaders and other key Australian digital innovators to provide students with real-world, practical learning opportunities and skills. 
These Federation Co-op opportunities prepare students for their business career as well as develop transferable skills that translate to the industry as a whole. Federation will ensure our Bachelor of Business graduates are not only ready to step into their future careers with confidence and experience but are driven individuals with the skills to succeed in their careers and in life.

  • Marketing manager
  • Business manager
  • Business analyst
  • Corporate finance
  • Human resource management
  • Entrepreneur
  • Strategic planner

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course.  Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes.  To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual course structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current unit information and cost, click on the individual unit name below, or click here to view current unit information and cost for ALL units.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUACC1508, 15 credit points
BUECO1509, 15 credit points
BUENT1501, 15 credit points
BUMGT1501, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BULAW1502, 15 credit points
BUMKT1501, 15 credit points
COOPC1023, 15 credit points
STATS1000, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

Banking and Finance



Electives (2)

Semester 2

Banking and Finance



Electives (2)

Year 3

Semester 1

Banking and Finance



Electives (2)

Semester 2

Banking and Finance

Co-Operative Experiential Learning (CEL)

Elective (1)



Approximately 16 hours per week Delivery: Combination of classroom and online

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Selection rank adjustments

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Business, Economics or any Information Technology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to Federation University Australia SEAS information and the Federation University Australia website

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation Access Studies Program (FAST).

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

Extra requirements

Minimum requirements
Applicants who have not completed secondary education or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this program. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway program such as Federation Access Studies (FAST) Program.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700811541 (On-line Learning), 3700511541 (Mt Helen), 3700711541 (Churchill), 3701811541 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: BI5

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$16,323 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Other TAFE studies

Students can apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program. Students may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after they enrol in this program. 

Bridging programs

Our one semester Federation Access Studies (FAST) program provides an alternative entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Business for the next semester.



Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisoins, or recognition of prior learning

Diploma of Business (Higher Education)

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department


Course coordinator

Samuel Zhang