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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.

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STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

UNITS/CREDITS

32/192

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

036420E

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
Electives 3 Minor Units None
MajorsUnitsDescription
Accounting8
Financial Planning8

Students wishing to major in Financial Planning must enrol in FINC19011 Business Finance as an elective unit.

Human Resource Management8
Marketing8
Property8

Students wishing to major in Property must enrol in FINC19011 Business Finance as an elective unit.

Social Innovation8

COURSE STRUCTURE
You must complete 21 core units, one major from the following list and three electives.

MAJOR OPTIONS

  • Accounting
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Property
  • Social Innovation

UNIT INFORMATION
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.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Communication Project ACOMM13110Students 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.
No Residential School

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2019Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online


Term dates for 2019
Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020

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 bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points 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
Domestic students
Prerequisites - nil
International students
International students should visit www.international.cqu.edu.au for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

No information available at this time.

Completion of the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Professional Communication will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • business analysis
  • communications
  • community relations
  • human resources
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • 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:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
  • If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

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:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

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.

Other Fees 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.

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