The Diploma of Business Studies course is designed to equip you with foundational skills in business and management. The course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills required in business communication, accounting, management, economics, legal issues in business, and managing human resources. The course includes eight units of study which provides foundational skills to either undertake further study in 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 CA01 Bachelor of Business. You have the option to pathway into second year of 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.
There are no limitations to where a business degree can take you. Graduates choose from a broad spectrum of occupations including administration officer/manager, economics advisor, quality manager, accountant, human resources manager, marketing manager, logistics manager, purchasing and materials manager – just to name a few. A business career offers diverse employment opportunities and the ability to advance from an entry-level position to supervisor, manager, consultant or senior executive within business, government or non-profit organisations in the industry of your choice.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||DipBusSt|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|Rank Threshold||SR 52 | ATAR 52|
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:
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:
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.
English language requirements of overall band score of 6 (with no individual score of less than 5.5)
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements|
|4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ACCT11059||Accounting, Learning and Online Communication|
|MGMT11109||Introduction to Business|
|ECON11026||Principles of Economics|
|LAWS11030||Foundations of Business Law|
|HRMT11011||Human Resource Management|
For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/academic/hed/changes-and-planners.
Application for Credit Transfer
Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to a Diploma of Business course has been completed. Students should examine the course synopses in this handbook to determine the courses from which they may be eligible to claim exemption. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.