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B-COMRCE

Commerce

Bachelor degree

Gain skills and knowledge in a specific discipline, paving the way for a thriving career in business sectors demanding industry accreditation or in-depth expertise.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Commerce
  • Duration

    Duration

    3 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    600
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    013905G
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin PerthCurtin University DubaiCurtin KalgoorlieCurtin University MalaysiaCurtin Mauritius,  Curtin Singapore 
Course outline

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2024

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On campus and online

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2025

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2026

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On campus and online

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On campus

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Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Commerce

Stride into the world of global business

A commerce degree is a pathway to opportunities in the global economy.

Gain extensive skills for flexible careers

Commerce careers range from finance and management to human resources and marketing. 

Choose your industry

Because commerce is about the exchange of goods and services, every industry needs experts in commerce – from graduate to leadership positions.

Outline

Outline

Versatile business professionals in areas such as finance, marketing, and business systems, are highly sought after in the global job market.

This degree is designed to hone your skills in one or more business disciplines, readying you for a specialised career in this dynamic industry. It’s a great choice for pursuing careers such as an accountant, financial planner, business analyst, tourism marketing manager, talent acquisition specialist, or supply chain manager.

You’ll begin by studying a suite of core units in business. You'll explore value-creation in business, learn to use financial information to make informed and responsible decisions, and develop business intelligence and analytical capabilities to interpret data. This will provide you with a strong base to build on as you progress through the course. You'll also choose your preferred discipline/s, and begin study in this area.

In your second year, you'll continue to develop expertise in your chosen discipline/s. You’ll further develop your decision-making and leadership skills, which are essential in a future marketplace. You’ll also benefit from exposure to industry through field trips, work-related tasks, guest lectures and networking events.

In your final year you’ll undertake a capstone experience, enabling you to apply your skills in an industry environment.

Real-world learning is an important component of this degree. Depending on your chosen major, you might gain hands-on skills in industry software such as Refinitiv Workspace (for stock market trading and analysis), or have opportunities to undertake extra-curricular work experience, such as volunteering at the Curtin Tax Clinic.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the strong business acumen and specialised skillset required to thrive in your chosen career.

Customise your degree

Step A: Choose your primary major

You’ll select your major during your first semester, to align the Bachelor of Commerce to your dream career:

1. Available to study online

2. Available as part of a defined double major

3. Includes an embedded specialisation for accreditation by a professional body. Cannot be studied as part of a double major

Step B: Complement your major

You'll select one of four options:

Option 1: A second major

With this option you benefit from studying two disciplines in equal depth and graduating with a double major. You can choose a second Commerce major, or a one of the following majors from the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Creative Arts:

Option 2: Two Business specialisations

A specialisation contains half the number of units as a major, allowing you to broaden your degree by studying two complementary disciplines alongside your primary major.  View list of specialisations.

Option 3: A Business specialisation and a non-Business specialisation

Customise your degree by selecting a business specialisation and a specialisation from another area such as arts, design or even science. View list of specialisations.

Option 4: A Business specialisation and electives

You can complement your business specialisation with four elective units. You can choose elective units from any course offered at Curtin, provided you meet the unit prerequisites. 

Step C: Choose your capstone experience

In your final year, you will also undertake a capstone experience to further your practical skills and international business knowledge.

You’ll have a choice of several capstone experiences*:

Enhancing Your Business Mind

Designed in consultation with industry, this unit aims to equip you with skills needed to succeed in the business environment. The content is designed around you, the student, to be fun, engaging, stimulating, and educational all at once. The unit will push you out of your comfort zone (in the most supportive way of course) to teach you things that you didn’t realise you needed to know – your first job outside of university is a big step in your career and we want you to feel confident in your ability to have a positive impact on your new team’s environment.

Business Innovation Lab

You’ll use your initiative, creativity and adaptability as you work on an applied business project within a start-up environment. 

As part of an interdisciplinary team, you'll solve a problem or advance an innovation while demonstrating your managerial judgement, professional communications and commitment to responsible business practice.

Business Internship

You’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience with an external employer or work on a real industry project related to your area of study, in Australia or internationally. These projects have defined objectives with activities that a graduate in the role would be expected to complete. Note that selection for internships is a competitive process.

During your internship, you could:

  • conduct research or data analysis
  • scope the viability of new projects
  • support the implementation of new systems
  • revise marketing strategies
  • assist with an upcoming event.

Interactive Study Tour

Our Interactive Study Tour allows you to have a study abroad experience from home! You'll collaborate with fellow students from Curtin's global campuses to develop strategies for dealing with current and emerging global problems.

Business and Law International Experience

Complete your degree while travelling the world by studying a short course with one of our exchange partners.

Business Study Tour

Visit regions, countries and organisations in Australia or overseas to experience different ways of doing business.

* Note that opportunities may vary according to academic performance and any international travel restrictions.

Double degrees

Combine your Bachelor of Commerce with another degree, expanding your expertise and career options. You could study a double degree in:

Advanced Commerce

Learn alongside the next generation of business leaders and researchers. Our Advanced Commerce (Honours) degree combines our three-year Bachelor of Commerce with our one-year Honours program, creating a holistic study journey available to high-achieving students.

What jobs can the Commerce course lead to?

Graduates of this course can find work in diverse roles, including marketing manager, ecommerce manager, accountant, internal auditor, business analyst, and finance manager. Refer to individual majors for associated careers.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge to solve complex business problems and create innovative business solutions that consider the global business environment
  • communicate professionally, and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international business contexts
  • use relevant technologies and industry information to analyse business problems in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement
  • demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and the how this informs respectful and responsible business practices.
  • demonstrate industry readiness through the development of sound practical business solutions, and critical reflection of individual capabilities and the future of work

Why study Commerce

High national ranking

Curtin Business School tops the rankings for business schools in Western Australia in the Eduniversal 'Palmes of Excellence' league (2023) as a "top business school with significant international influence".

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS and AACSB and through our EFMD Accredited MBA.

Industry-connected

At Curtin, a wealth of industry expertise is at your fingertips. You could increase your professional prospects through internships, networking events, training sessions, guest lectures and real-world projects.

Professional recognition

Commerce majors are designed, wherever possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies. Refer to individual majors for specific professional recognition and accreditation information.

I chose Curtin as it values building relationships with industry, and I knew this would be valuable not only during my course but also for my career. Most of my units include interacting with businesses in Western Australia and investigating how to help that business advance in their industry – we learn valuable lessons from people in the industry every day.

I’m also the current president of the Curtin Women in Business (WIB) organisation. My involvement with WIB has helped me build industry connections and enhanced my networking, marketing, PR and events skills.

Angela Pua

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Application Requirements

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Application Requirements

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma.

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Application Requirements

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses at Curtin. 

Please check our general admission criteria

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses from another higher education course provider. 

Please check our general admission criteria

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Application Requirements

Unsure what option suits you?

We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$16,300*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

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  • On campus
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  • On campus
  • Online
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  • On campus
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
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  • On campus
  • Online
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  • On campus
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  • On campus

2025

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  • On campus

2026

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  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: B-COMRCE
  • CRICOS code: 013905G
  • Last updated on: 30 May 2024

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