Do you see yourself managing the nation’s critical security resources from finances and personnel to aircraft, ships and tanks? Do you want to grow your career in key business areas such as project management, logistics, and human resources? Become a vital asset and stand out in your Australian Defence Force (ADF) career by studying a business degree at UNSW Canberra at ADFA. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge that will give you an advantage and help you excel as an effective business leader.

 

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Business
Commencing Terms
Semester 1
Duration (Full Time)
3 Year(s)

Overview

A UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business degree prepares you for your Australian Defence Force career by developing key business management skills. 

The UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business degree uses the world class academic expertise of UNSW researchers to develop a sophisticated knowledge of strategy, leadership and other managerial concepts.  

The diverse range of electives form discipline pathways in economics, accounting, management and human resources and build a solid core of fundamental business knowledge. If you want qualifications and skills highly sought after internationally by industry and government, the UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Business has you covered. 

As an Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Trainee Officer, a business degree will prepare you for a fulfilling career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. 

Key features

Why study this degree at UNSW?

As an ADFA Trainee Officer studying business at UNSW Canberra, you’ll benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Learning from leading academics and industry experts, your qualifications and business knowledge will be highly sought after by industry and governments around the world. The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education. 

 

Program Code
4405
Campus
Canberra
UAC Code
450010
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
144
Indicative Enrolments
200

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Entry requirements

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
80.00 + Defence Selection
2021 A levels
13 + Defence Selection
2021 IB Diploma
29 + Defence Selection
2021 Lowest ATAR
74.9
    1. The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Additional Selection Criteria

Undergraduate entry to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is open to Australian residents who are members of the Australian Defence Force and selected members of overseas Armed Forces. Trainee Officers are selected by one of the three services (Navy, Army or Airforce) in the Australian Defence Force and must also meet academic entry requirements for UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Applying for ADFA is a dual application process. As selection for the Australian Defence Force is a competitive process, which can take up to 12 months, it is preferable that you apply to Defence Force Recruiting in Year 11. Visit this site for more information on both application processes.

Assumed knowledge

English

Adjustment Factors


We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways


Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

Full program structure

Future careers

Studying a Bachelor of Business with UNSW Canberra prepares you to work across vital business operations within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) including acquisition and procurement, project management, logistics and people management.

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$14,500*

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.