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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

On Campus, Online

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 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.

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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2 - 2021Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2021Brisbane, Melbourne

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online


Want to start your studies in 2020?
Please note that this is a new course available for intake in 2021, so, if you are interested in applying to commence your study in 2020, you will need to apply for CG01 Diploma of Business Studies.

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
SR: 52 | ATAR: 52.0
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.


Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020, 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) by contacting http://www.cqu.edu.au/programadvisor 

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.

For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles 

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.
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. 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.

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.

Western AustraliaONL: 150153
VictoriaONL: 1700110091; MEL: 1700210091
New South WalesONL: 160153; SYD: 160152
QueenslandONL: 852511; BNE: 882511

Tertiary Admission Centre Codes will be available soon.

SEAMLESS PATHWAYS
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.

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: 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; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

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


Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity

You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • 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.
Apply direct