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Diploma of Business Studies - CL87

The Diploma of Business Studies at CQUniversity is designed to provide you with foundation skills in business and management.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:52 ATAR:52

UNITS/CREDITS

8/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Not applicable

CRICOS

084541J

The Diploma of Business Studies course is designed to provide you with foundation skills in business and management. The course equips you with knowledge and skills required in business accounting, analytics, economics, legal issues in business, management and marketing; plus the opportunity to explore human resource management, property or financial planning. The course includes seven core units of study and one elective unit which provides you with foundation skills to either undertake further study in a business related bachelor degree or enter into employment. Successful completion of the diploma will provide opportunity for you to receive credit for eight units of study in the Bachelor of Business. You have the option to pathway into the second year of the Bachelor of Business degree or enter into employment. The course provides opportunity for you to undertake part time or online study while balancing your personal and professional commitments.

Core Units 8 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

The Diploma of Business Studies consists of eight units, made up of seven core units and one elective unit from a specified list.

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.

Seamless pathways

The Diploma of Business is designed as an ideal pathway to the Bachelor of Business. The units that you will study throughout the Diploma align perfectly with the first-year units of the Bachelor of Business and provide you with a solid and well-rounded foundation and understanding of business, making your transition into the second year of the Bachelor of Business seamless.

Innovative course content

The Diploma of Business Studies offers you the opportunity to develop fundamental business knowledge through a core professional business practice unit, six core business units and a final elective unit. Your units allow you to gain insights into a broad range of business fields such as accounting, economics, organisational behaviour, law, marketing and business. Your final elective unit offers you to gain further insight into a discipline-specific major, preparing you for further study if you decide to continue with the Bachelor of Business.

Enhanced learning experiences

We have enhanced the learning experience at CQUni so that you can build your skills, knowledge and professional profile seamlessly. 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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1 - 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2023Melbourne
Term 3 - 2024Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2024Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.


Rank Threshold

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. 

The rank threshold for this course is: SR: 52 | ATAR: 52.0

Student Profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.

Institute Profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2022, view our Institute Profile.

English 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
  • 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 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 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 65 or better overall and no score less than 15 (Internet Based Test); or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Overall test score of 162 (with no individual band score of less than 154).; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Overall test score of 162 (with no individual band score of less than 154).; 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.
Each student will be assessed individually.

International students:

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Courses and Careers).

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

Course Planners are also available for this course to help you schedule your study.

Please note: students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability in this handbook for details.

Completion of the Diploma of Business Studies will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • office administrator
  • project officer
  • administrator
  • personal assistant
  • executive officer.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2023 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$15,136.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees.  Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

New South WalesSYD: 160152; ONL: 160153
QueenslandONL: 852511; BNE: 882511
VictoriaMEL: 1700210091; ONL: 1700110091
Western AustraliaONL: 150153

Tertiary Admission Centre Codes will be available soon.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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 have previously studied with CQUni.

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; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania

Apply via VTAC

Note: applications via VTAC are closed from Friday, 2 December 2022 and reopen Wednesday, 4 January 2023. While VTAC is closed, please submit your application via ApplyCQUni.

South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.

As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.
Apply direct

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