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Business, Graduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Coffs Harbour, Australia
The one-year Diploma of Business course offered at Southern Cross University, gives you the opportunity to develop your academic and business skills in areas that could include digital business, finance, management, economics and marketing.
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Successful completion of the diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a range of Southern Cross University business, tourism and information technology degrees.

The Diploma of Business award is offered through SCU College, which understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.


Graduates of the Diploma of Business from Southern Cross University may begin careers in general areas of business including accounting, finance and marketing.

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Business are guaranteed entry into and credit towards the Southern Cross Associate Degree of Business, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Digital Business, Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Mangement or Bachelor of Information Technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Language and Learning in your Discipline
  • Quantitative Methods with Economics
  • Learning for Future Careers
  • Communication in Organisations
  • Marketing Principles
  • 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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements


  • Gold Coast - 079231K
  • Melbourne, Sydney - 086030E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • International- Melbourne, Sydney location - 26.000 AUD/ year
  • National fee is Commonwealth supported


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