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    Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership)
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    Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership)

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Diploma

    Study Type

    Full Time





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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesJanuary-2025 31-Dec-2025
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    Duration 0.7 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 13,776  / year
    Apply Date 31-Dec-2025
    Next Intake January-2025

    Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership)


    Progress your career in management and leadership with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership). Delivered as part of a suite of three business administration (leadership) courses, this course is delivered via our Be Different platform and offers you a self-paced, flexible online course, ideal for busy, emerging business leaders.

    You will study units based on essential business functions including strategic marketing, communication for leadership success, accounting, global economics, business legal frameworks, contemporary leadership, people, leadership and culture and disruption, innovation and entrepreneurship. Your studies will focus on solving problems, creating innovative solutions, and generating entrepreneurial initiatives. Through this course you will develop contemporary skills using problem solving and activity based learning. This course is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates and provides you with skills and knowledge to help progress your career in business. 

    If you have completed the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) and would like to extend your skills further, then this Graduate Diploma is ideal for you. Alternatively, after you have completed the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership) if you are interested in developing advanced business and leadership skills, you can transition seamlessly into our Master of Business Administration (Leadership) receiving credits for units completed. 

    The flexible online delivery via our Be Different platform allows you to study entirely online, when and where it suits you. Add to this, no unit or assessment deadlines and affordable tuition fees and you have a suite of business administration (leadership) courses that allow you to fit study around your life, not the other way round.

    Our suite of business administration (leadership) courses are designed for maximum flexibility. Perfect for the busy, self-motivated learner, these courses are hosted entirely online and self-contained, and allow you to access course content on any device with internet access. Unit content is divided into modules which are then broken down into smaller bite-sized learning activities so you’re able to fit study around your commitments and lifestyle and set your own pace for your study. Complete modules on the bus, during your lunch hour, or in the doctor’s waiting room. With no need to buy textbooks or additional content, and everything you need available on the Be Different platform and internet, you can be completing your studies anywhere.

    Before you apply, you also have the opportunity to explore the Be Different platform and complete an Orientation Unit which will give you a feel for the course and help you assess whether it is right for you.

    Designed as a suite, the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Business Administration (Leadership) transition seamlessly. This means that if you complete the Graduate Certificate, and would like to extend your skills and knowledge further you can continue on with the Graduate Diploma or Master of Business Administration (Leadership) and receive credits for the units you have completed.


    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

    • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; or
    • A completed AQF Diploma with two years relevant* business or managerial experience; or
    • Five years of relevant* business or managerial experience.

    *Relevant business or managerial experience includes a working knowledge of how a business operates, for example, budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management, or human resources.

    Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment presented on a company letterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

    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) diploma level qualification, or

    - Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime 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 are an international student, additional requirements may apply, please visit international student information for more details.

    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 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

    - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); 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.

    Each student will be assessed individually.


    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.


    If you are seeking to reinvigorate your career, a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership) is for you. This course is ideal for aspiring leaders and offers you an affordable, fresh, and compelling graduate educational experience. The Graduate Diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge to advance your career, and to become an internationally astute business leader.

    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 13,776 

    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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