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Associate Degree of Business, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Gold Coast, Australia| Online
Associate Degree of Business course at Southern Cross Universitywill give you the grounding you need in business language and organisational communication, accounting, marketing and business ethics and sustainability, as well as options to specialise in your area of interest, from human resource management to digital marketing.
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Graduates from Southern Cross Universityare guaranteed entry and up to two years of credit towards a Southern Cross Bachelor degree in accounting, business, digital business, information technology, convention and event management or tourism and hospitality management.

SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your  Associate Degree of Business study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills. 

SCU College also ensures that you have maximum flexibility in your study – choose to take classes online or on campus.


Graduates may find work in para-professional roles in a range of settings in the private and public business sectors across a range of industries and in fields such as general business, marketing, management, retail, tourism and other business services.

Graduates who proceed to one of the pathway Bachelor degrees will gain further specialised knowledge and skills and be suited to a range of careers within the industry based on their study discipline and areas of focus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Language and Learning n your Discipline 
  • Quantitative Methods with Economics 
  •  Learning tor Future Careers 
  •  Accounting and Finance tor Business 
  •  Communication in Organisations 
  •  Marketing Princes 
  •  Managing Organisations 
  •  Economics for Decision Making 
  •  Introduction to Business Law 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 082688F

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Commonwealth supported for Domestic Students.

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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