CG01 - Diploma of Business Studies

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Overview

Course Overview

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.

Career Information

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.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Core units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Core first year units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Core units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Core first year units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Core units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Core first year courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Melbourne
Online

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Core units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Core first year units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Core units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Core first year units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Core units will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective units may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Core first year courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Core courses will be available internally at all regional campuses. Elective courses may be required to be undertaken via a combination of workshops, internal classes and distance education.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold OP 20 | SR 62 | ATAR 51.2
Rank Cut-Off OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Entry Requirements

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 6.0 overall 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; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; 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.

International students:

English language requirements of overall band score of 6 (with no individual score of less than 5.5)

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 33
2019 42
2018 38
2017 56
2016 59
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

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 accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic policies and procedures such as Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy, Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being able to be reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and be positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from peers, supervisors, and/or lecturers.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with individuals in educational and professional environments.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • complying with the policies and practices of businesses or organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with others in the study and practice of business and respond appropriately to peers, teaching staff, clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Observing and understanding non-verbal cues to assist with building rapport with people and gaining their trust and respect in academic and professional relationships.
  • Consistently displaying appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, body movements and gestures while being mindful of personal space boundaries.
  • Being aware of culturally-based differences in non-verbal communications, to ensure effective, culturally appropriate interpersonal communications.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible essays and reports that clearly communicate the intended message, and do so in a timely manner, meeting appropriate professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in academic and professional practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in educational and professional settings.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear business documentation with meets legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to perform a range of business functions.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of mathematical and data-related problems associated with a range of business practices.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Competently using the internet for a range of study and business related activities.
  • Operating associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, copiers, cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone in the professional business environment.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply effective written and verbal communication skills to clearly and appropriately express ideas and perspectives to a range of audiences and to support further learning opportunities
  • 2. Apply key business practice theories and concepts to practical business problems
  • 3. Select and use a range of computer-generated and digital technologies to generate, manage and disseminate information
  • 4. Identify, analyse and act on business-related information from a range of sources
  • 5. Productively participate, contribute and engage in teams to produce collaborative outcomes and demonstrate the ability to take on individual roles and exercise professional and analytic judgement in relation to business operations.
  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
More Details

Study Schedule

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

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 unit has been completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units 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.