• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Diploma of Business Studies at CQUniversity Australia is designed to develop your existing business skills and prepare you for a senior administrative role. It may also be suitable if you wish to gain credit for further study at university.

Become more effective at work by learning diverse managerial-level business skills and building on your existing knowledge. 

Your studies will focus on developing the valuable skills needed to work in a senior administrative role including how to effectively manage meetings, conferences, human resources and your professional development needs. 

In addition, you have the opportunity to gain skills in administration, marketing and finance, skills that are highly desired by employers. The Diploma of Business Studies has a practical focus to ensure you are equipped with the skills needed for employment in a wide range of supervisory and management positions within large companies and small businesses.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Diploma of Business Studies will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • Office Manager
  • Project Officer
  • Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Executive Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
  • Introduction to Business
  • Communication in Professional Contexts
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Principles of Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS: 084541J

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28740 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28740 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Rockhampton, Australia

    1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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