Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication - CU47
The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication dual degree provides you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in both fields within four years of full-time study, making you more versatile and attractive to employers.
Online, On Campus
OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9
OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
No pre-requisites required
No recommended study required
Completing the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication dual degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills from both courses within four years of full-time study. During the course you will develop an understanding of key business principles and practices, and study your choice of major.
The professional communication component of the course is practically-oriented and focuses on workplace relevance for future public relations and journalism practitioners. The course covers a unique blend of public relations and journalism theory and practice and also covers core communication practice skills, such as writing, speech, photography and introductory graphic design.
Benefit from the flexibility to tailor your degree to suit your individual needs and study goals.
|Core Units||21||Major Units||8|
|Term 1 - 2020||Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2020||Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
Students wishing to major in Financial Planning must enrol in FINC19011 Business Finance as an elective unit.
|Human Resource Management||8|
Students wishing to major in Property must enrol in FINC19011 Business Finance as an elective unit.
You must complete 21 core units, one major from the following list and three electives.
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Social Innovation
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Communication Project A||COMM13110||Students undertake a work placement/external client project in their professional communication project/capstone unit (120 h), plus multiple assessment tasks with external clients in professional communication units.|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.
|Rank Threshold||OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9|
|Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted||OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9|
|Rank Cut-Off - adjusted||OP 17| SR 65 | ATAR 59.9|
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
- Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Students should consult study planners for recommended sequence of study.
Completion of the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:
- business analysis
- community relations
- human resources
- public relations.
The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.
Management graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.
The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). Graduates are eligible for associate membership and the course is endorsed as supplying the education requirements for certification as a Certified Property Practitioner. Please refer to the Australian Property Institute website for more information http://www.api.org.au/. Graduates may also seek registration with the Valuers Registration Board. Please note: completion of this major will not provide students with the relevant qualification to be certified with the API as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) nor will it make students eligible for registration with the Valuers Registration Board in Queensland (other states may vary, please refer to individual state bodies if residing outside of Queensland). Students wishing to become registered valuers should enrol in CF56 Bachelor of Property.Depending on major and unit selection, graduates from this course may meet the educational requirements for membership of a number of business professional organisations. Please see the More Details section for further information.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 3. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.
To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:
Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
|Queensland||ONL: 850155; ROK: 850151|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160401|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
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What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
|Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
|Northern Territory||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
|Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
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- have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
- are applying for a change of course or readmission.