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    Diploma of Business Studies
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    Diploma of Business Studies

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines4-Nov-2024 7-Mar-2025
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 35,040  / year
    Apply Date 7-Mar-2025
    Next Intake 4-Nov-2024

    Diploma of Business Studies


    By choosing to study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you will obtain the knowledge to successfully design, implement and manage issues involved in the application of Information Technology (IT).

    You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and practicalities of the information systems development process. Your study will also provide a broad understanding of IT applications as well as specific skills in programming, databases and project management.

    You have the option to choose one unit from one of the three majors in the Master of Information Technology (software design and development, networks and information security, and mobile application development) plus one elective. After completing this course you will have the skills to manage future business challenges and enhance your individual advancement and employment opportunities.

    With this course, you will enhance your knowledge from the areas studied in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology. The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.

    Seamless pathways

    The Diploma of Business is designed as an ideal pathway to the Bachelor of Business. The units that you will study throughout the Diploma align perfectly with the first-year units of the Bachelor of Business and provide you with a solid and well-rounded foundation and understanding of business, making your transition into the second year of the Bachelor of Business seamless.

    Innovative course content

    The Diploma of Business Studies offers you the opportunity to develop fundamental business knowledge through a foundation professional business practice unit, six core business units and a final elective unit. The six core business units allow you to gain insights into a broad range of business fields such as accounting, economics, organisational behaviour, law, marketing and business. Your final elective unit offers you to gain further insight into a discipline-specific major preparing you for further study if you decide to continue with the Bachelor of Business.

    Enhanced learning experiences

    We have enhanced the learning experience at CQUni so that you can build your skills, knowledge and professional profile seamlessly. You will be supported by the latest in learning technology, and your course will be delivered in ways that reflect the modern workplace and modern learner.


    Entry Requirements

    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: 

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or 
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV qualification, or  
    • An AQF Diploma level qualification, or 
    • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 

    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 as below: 

    • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each subset; or 
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT - Requires 75 or better overall and no score less than 17; or 
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or 
    • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components. 

    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. 

    If you are an International student, please visit International students English requirements for further information. 

    Each student will be assessed individually. 

    International students:

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


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

    • office administrator
    • project officer
    • administrator
    • personal assistant
    • executive officer.

    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 35,040 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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