Diploma of Business Studies - CL87
The Diploma of Business Studies at CQUniversity is designed to provide you with foundation skills in business and management.
There's still time to apply for Term 1, 2021. We are accepting applications direct to CQUniversity until midnight Friday, 5 March 2021. View the How to Apply section below to find out more.
On Campus, Online
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Online
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|
The Diploma of Business Studies consists of eight units including 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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 1 - 2022||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2021||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 2 - 2022||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Term 3 - 2021||Brisbane, Melbourne|
|Term 3 - 2022||Melbourne|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2022||Available Online|
SR: 52 | ATAR: 52.0
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020, view our Institute Profile.
- 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.
- 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.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
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
- personal assistant
- executive officer.
|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. 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.
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||BNE: 882511; ONL: 852511|
|New South Wales||SYD: 160152; ONL: 160153|
|Victoria||MEL: 1700210091; ONL: 1700110091|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150153|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes will be available soon.
The Diploma of Business is designed as an ideal pathway into the Bachelor of Business. The units that you will study throughout the Diploma align perfectly to 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 foundation professional business practice unit, six core business units and a final elective unit. The six core business 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 in a discipline-specific major preparing you for further study if you decide to continue with the Bachelor of Business.
ENHANCED LEARNING EXPERIENCE
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.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.
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.
APPLYING FOR TERM 1, 2021?
There's still time to apply and start your studies in Term 1, 2021. Although the main Tertiary Admission Centres are now closed, we are still accepting applications direct to CQUniversity. Applications for Term 1, 2021 will close at midnight Friday, 5 March 2021.
Apply Direct - All States (Excluding Western Australia)
If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application direct to CQUniversity using the Apply Direct button at the bottom of the How to Apply section.
Apply via ApplyCQUni - Western Australia
If you live in Western Australia, submit your application via ApplyCQUni.
APPLYING FOR TERM 2, 2021?
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|
|South Australia; Northern Territory||Apply via SATAC|
|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.