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    Diploma of Business [Pathway]

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2024
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    Duration 1 year
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 27,920  / year
    Next Intake September-2024

    Diploma of Business [Pathway]


    Develop the technical, analytical and communication skills to begin a career in the business sphere. With a Diploma of Business [Pathway], you’ll benefit from opportunities to learn in both collaborative and independent environments, reflecting the experiences you’ll have in the workplace. You will graduate with an understanding of key business perspectives and approaches.

    Study introductory subjects within Accounting, Economics, Data Analysis, Management, Law and Marketing. The Diploma of Business [Pathway] provides a sample of the key areas of Business and Commerce, empowering you to explore the field and begin to build a versatile base of knowledge and skills.

    Benefit from personalised learning strategies as you learn from lecturers who are dedicated to supporting your success. This course provides experience in both collaborative team environments and individual projects, which is reflective of a standard business environment. Build your communication skills through presentations and class discussions, analyse real-world scenarios to develop your problem-solving skills.

    Commence your university studies with a diploma that will equip you for further study in business, commerce and management. Successful completion of the one-year Diploma of Business [Pathway] qualification means you will be eligible to continue your studies with a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events with JCU.

    You will also meet the entry requirements necessary for JCU Bachelor’s degrees within other study areas. You will have built a foundation of employable skills, foundational knowledge and an understanding of key business strategies relevant to the industry.

    Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Business [Pathway], you will receive credit towards a JCU Bachelor degree, meaning you can finish your degree sooner.

    Inherent requirements

    Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Diploma of Business [Pathway].

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate, or Successful completion of JCU Certificate of Higher Education

    English language requirements

    Band P

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    Take the first step towards your dream role with a recognised qualification and a direct pathway to a JCU Bachelor degree in Business, Commerce or Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

    The Diploma of Business [Pathway] is a pathway option into JCU if you need further qualifications to meet the academic entry requirements for your preferred undergraduate course. It also provides an example of what university study will be like prior to enrolling in a full degree.

    Some subjects completed as part of this diploma are eligible for credit towards a subsequent JCU undergraduate degree.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 27,920 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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