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1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time
1 year/s full-time


Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No


CDU Waterfront Darwin, Online
CDU Waterfront Darwin

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The Diploma of Digital Enterprise is a flexible, one-year qualification that builds critical skills and knowledge in the business and information technology spheres. It equips you with a unique and powerful combination of skills, giving you a professional advantage in today's competitive business world.

During the course, you'll complete core units and choose from IT and business subjects to develop your knowledge in:

  • global management and marketing
  • social and mobile aspects of business
  • digital product innovation and development
  • data and business information systems.

On completing this course, you will be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Digital Enterprise, or you may choose to specialise and move into the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Information Technology.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU


Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.


International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $26,776.00. This equates to $3,347.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, however it suits you
  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

The Diploma of Digital Enterprise is made up of core and elective units. The core units combine business and IT subjects to give you a strong baseline skill set. The elective units allow you to tailor your course, with options to choose from management, marketing and information technology subjects. If studying on-campus, IT units will be delivered from the Casuarina campus or can be undertaken online.

Course structure

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Common Units
(1 units)


Common units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(4 units)


Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. 
COM105 Business Communications
HIT137 Software Now 
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals 
MAN105 Introduction to Management
Specialist Elective
(3 units)


Units totalling 30 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (recoded from BCO101 from 2020)
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
ACT205 Accounting for Managers 
BUS201 Business Ethics 
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT234 Database Concepts
MAN204 Project Management
MKT201 Consumer Behaviour (not offered 2022)
MAN306 Business Strategy (not offered 2022)
MAN310 New Venture Planning and Development (replaced by BUS305, 2022)



Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.


Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective


Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
COM105 Business CommunicationsCOCUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals COHIT137 Software Now CO
MAN105 Introduction to ManagementCOSpecialist elective 2SE
Specialist elective 1SESpecialist elective 3SE


Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CU = Common UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective


Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
  HIT137 Software Now CO
  Specialist elective 1SE
  Specialist elective 2SE
Year 2
COM105 Business CommunicationsCO  
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO  
MAN105 Introduction to ManagementCO  
Specialist elective 3SE  

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1Semester 2
MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (recoded from BCO101 from 2020)
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
ACT205 Accounting for Managers 
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT234 Database Concepts
MAN204 Project Management
MKT201 Consumer Behaviour (not offered 2022)

HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
BUS201 Business Ethics 
MAN306 Business Strategy (not offered 2022)
MAN310 New Venture Planning and Development (replaced by BUS305 from 2022)



Entry requirements


Assumed Knowledge:

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email:


ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers onlyATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer<5<5
Median rank to receive an offer<5<5
Highest rank to receive an offer<5<5

"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Assumed knowledge

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods

If you haven't studied for a while or need to improve on your grades from high school, enrol in CDU's free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP). This will help you lay the academic foundations to help you succeed as an undergraduate.


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Course details


This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

International students<5N/P
All students<5N/P

"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Diploma of Digital Enterprise
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Area of study

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on: 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.


SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.


UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.


Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.


UAC Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin (CSP)
Online (CSP)
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

CDU Waterfront Darwin

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