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Diploma of Business in the Digital Age - CM55

The Diploma of Business in the Digital Age is available to approved students under the BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program only in the Bowen Basin and Mackay regions. This program aims to build a prosperous and resilient workforce for the future and will play a vital part in Australia’s economic recovery. Business and technology skills have been identified as a priority; the Federal Government estimates that 87% of jobs across all sectors in Australia require digital literacy, with data and digital skills the fastest-growing emerging skills.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

The Diploma of Business in the Digital Age will provide you with the skills in business and technology identified as priority areas by the Federal Government to support businesses to grow and evolve in more uncertain environments across a range of industries.

This course is offered as part of the BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program and has been designed with the input of local business and industry stakeholders to address local skills shortages in the Bowen Basin and Mackay region. 

You will gain a unique and differentiated opportunity from your peers in traditional higher education courses. As an advanced apprentice, you will spend most of your time learning in the workplace and working closely with a supervisor and university staff member who will support you in completing tasks aligned with your role and your business needs. You will undertake problem-based learning and apply the solutions to an authentic workplace problem. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving and apply these skills to various employment opportunities and life situations.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

You will complete four compulsory units:

  • BUSN11018 Business Improvement Principles
  • BUSN11019 Business Systems and Technology
  • BUSN11020 Business Data and Ethics
  • BUSN11021 Business Automation and Improvement Processes

Seamless pathways

The Diploma of Business in the Digital Age is designed as an ideal pathway to the Bachelor of Business with the option to articulate into the Bachelor of Business, with a specific recommendation to articulate into the Bachelor of Business (Management Major with Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Minor/Master of Business Management minor).

Innovative course content

For the purposes of the BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQUniversity and has an employment contract with a registered employer. This content and structure enable you to earn and learn simultaneously. The advanced apprenticeship model enables new employees to pursue alternative pathways into employment and allows existing employees to upskill and retrain to meet changing job roles, including digital literacy, data skills and digital innovation. 

Enhanced learning experiences

We have enhanced the learning experience at CQU so that you can build your skills, knowledge and professional profile seamlessly whilst completing your advanced apprenticeship. You will be supported by the latest in learning technology, and your course will be delivered in ways that reflect the modern workplace and modern learner.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Business Automation and Improvement ProcessesBUSN11021Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.
Business Data and EthicsBUSN11020Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.
Business Systems and TechnologyBUSN11019Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.
Business Improvement PrinciplesBUSN11018Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

The Diploma of Business in the Digital Age course is available to approved students under the Future of Work program - Advanced Apprenticeship only.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

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
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 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 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.

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 Requirements

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Health Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

N/A

The Future of Work advanced apprenticeship program is a work-based program combining higher education with employment to support skills development and upskilling that is tailored to the needs of regional businesses. Skills in business and technology are increasingly needed across a range of industries to support businesses to grow and evolve in a more uncertain environment. Business and technology skills have been identified as a priority. The Federal Government estimates that 87% of jobs across all sectors in Australia require digital literacy, with data and digital skills the fastest-growing emerging skills.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
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Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

This course is available to approved students under the BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program. This means that to apply, you'll first need to express your interest in the Program with BHP. You'll then work with your employer and BHP to finalise the arrangements for your on-the-job training and learning.

Find Out More

If you're not yet an approved student under the BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program, find out more about and express your interest via the BhP Regional Future of Work website.

Approved BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program students

Once your participation in the BHP Future of Work Advanced Apprenticeship program is approved, you can apply directly to CQU using the button below.

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