The Diploma of Business in the Digital Age will provide you with the skills in business and technology that are increasingly needed across a range of industries to support businesses to grow and evolve in a more uncertain environment. Business and technology skills have been identified as a priority. The Federal Government estimates that 87% of jobs across all sectors in Australia require digital literacy, with data and digital skills the fastest-growing emerging skills. To support this, the Diploma of Business in the Digital Age, Advanced Apprenticeship model, has been designed with the input of local businesses and industry stakeholders to address local skills shortages. You will gain a unique and differentiated opportunity from your peers in traditional higher education courses. As an advanced apprentice, you will spend most of your time learning in the workplace and working closely with a supervisor and university staff member who will support you in completing tasks aligned with your role and your business needs. You will undertake problem-based learning and apply the solutions to an authentic workplace problem. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving and learn to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.
The Future of Work advanced apprenticeship program is a work-based program combining higher education with employment to support skills development and upskilling that is tailored to the needs of regional businesses. Skills in business and technology are increasingly needed across a range of industries to support businesses to grow and evolve in a more uncertain environment. Business and technology skills have been identified as a priority. The Federal Government estimates that 87% of jobs across all sectors in Australia require digital literacy, with data and digital skills the fastest-growing emerging skills.
|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)||DipDBusDigAge|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Indicative Year - 2023
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
The Diploma of Business in the Digital Age course is available to approved students under the Future of Work program - Advanced Apprenticeship only.
English Language Proficiency 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:
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.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|BUSN11021 - Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.|
|BUSN11020 - Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.|
|BUSN11019 - Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.|
|BUSN11018 - Advanced apprenticeship- For the purposes of the Future of Work Program, an advanced apprentice is a person that is enrolled in a higher education course with CQU and has an employment contract with a registered employer.|
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|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|
|KNOWLEDGE Develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture in contemporary and historical context using the respectful and appropriate protocols and terminology|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 48|
The program enables you to invest in your current and future workforces through a work-integrated learning model, meaning your employees will not have to leave the workplace for the majority of their learning. In this way, on-the-job work tasks and assessments will contribute to the course requirements and enable your employees to deliver value to your business from day one. Advanced apprenticeships are accessible to a range of cohorts providing flexibility for your business in who you take on or nominate to participate in the program. This includes recent school leavers, mature-aged workers, LGBTQI+ individuals, unemployed individuals looking to enter the industry, and existing employees seeking to upskill or move into new job roles. A number of wrap-around support services will be available to prepare advanced apprentices for the program and to support them throughout the duration of the program. Off-the-job training does not have to include a specific day per week spent on campus. It can be delivered in a way and place that suits your advanced apprentice, your business, and the university, enabling your advanced apprentice to learn the new knowledge, skills and behaviours required. The style and timing of the off-the-job training are varied - it can be a block of time at the beginning of a Term or in line with workplace shifts.
Students will be required to study the units in a systematic order. It is important to note that full-time students will 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.
|Year 1 - Term 1|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|BUSN11018||Business Improvement Principles|
|BUSN11019||Business Systems and Technology|
|Year 1 - Term 2|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|BUSN11020||Business Data and Ethics|
|BUSN11021||Business Automation and Improvement Processes|
As a student, it is necessary to have access to a computer or equivalent device in order to complete your coursework. You should have a good understanding of technology and the ability to navigate the online environment, which may involve completing online assessments, participating in online forums, and responding to emails. There may be instances where you need to use a computer or equivalent device for in-class tasks or assessments. It is important that you have dependable access to the internet and a computer or equivalent device capable of video conferencing for online classes. Make sure to review your unit profiles to learn about any specific technology requirements for your coursework.