International First Year Diploma Business (X1B)

The University of Tasmania International First Year Diploma – Business program has been developed to meet the needs of students who are academically capable of undertaking undergraduate study at university but require extra Academic English language support in their first year. 

Students will also benefit from a targeted introduction to academic, cultural, social and practical aspects of study at the University of Tasmania which may differ from the diverse international backgrounds they come from.

Successful completion of the program allows for direct entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania.

  • Duration: 8 – 9 months
  • Location: Hobart’s Sandy Bay Campus (Semester 1, Semester 2, IPC Semester 3)
  • CRICOS Code: 0100203
Students study eight units at first year undergraduate level (four units each semester over two semesters). Units replicate the content, delivery and assessment of equivalent degree units at the University of Tasmania, along with specialised English language and academic support.

Career opportunities

Careers requiring business and management skills are growing fast. National Skills Commission’s most recent report shows that job growth will be highest in jobs requiring higher level qualifications. 

Some of the careers projected to grow into 2026 based on Labour Market Insights five year projections from November 2021 to November 2026 and 2022 Graduate Outcomes Survey.


Management and Organisation Analyst


Advertising and Marketing Professionals


Finance Managers