Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Business
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Develop academic language and literarcy skills required for University.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Successful graduates receive 1 year of credit (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Business degree. 

Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Business.
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
  • Complete in 8 months full-time. 12-month Diploma option available for February entry.
  • Successful graduates receive 1 year of credit (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Business degree.

Why choose this course?

Studying the Diploma in Business at QUT College will fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT's Bachelor of Business (BS05). You will develop academic and language skills which will help you become more confident with your university studies, all while enjoying a complete university experience.

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.

Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into QUT’s Bachelor of Business.

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What to expect

The Diploma in Business is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business (BS05). This pathway is an introduction to key disciplines and functions of business, and provides knowledge of current business environments in a global context. You will:

  • Study first year academic content.
  • Develop your academic language and literarcy skills through literature reviews and presentations.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Study on campus with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Bachelor of Business with 1 year of advanced standing.

 

Learn from the best

The Diploma in Business program is an introduction to the key disciplines and functions of business, with a global focus. You will learn from qualified teachers, which will prepare you well for your degree studies.

Our Diploma and Bachelor of Business programs are regularly updated so they match the latest industry best practice, which means you will be able to use the knowledge and skills you gain when looking for a job and establishing your career.

Key course dates

There are 3 intakes for this program each year. Find the course dates here

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Bachelor degree

To progress into QUT's Bachelor of Business you will need to meet the conditions listed in your offer letter, including:

  • successfully complete your Diploma with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

To find more information regarding the progression requirements, refer to the 'Requirements' tab for your chosen Bachelor degree, and select 'Australia' from the country list.


Advanced Standing

After successful completion of Diploma in Business, you are eligible for 96 credit points (one year) of advanced standing towards Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Remaining duration in your Bachelor of Business:

  • February entry into degree: 2 years / 4 semesters in any of the majors
  • July entry into degree: 2 years / 4 semesters in any of the majors
  • November entry into degree:
    • 2 years / 4 semesters in the following majors: Accountancy, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing
    • 2.5 years / 5 semester in the following majors: Advertising, HRM, Public Relations and Economics

Details and units

Requirements

This course is being offered to Australian and New Zealand applicants for the first time in 2021.

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

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Course code
BS40
QTAC code
420101
CRICOS code
081618F
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 months full-time
1-2 years part-time
Duration
8 months full-time
Entry
February, June and October
Entry
February, June and October
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Rank
68
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
5.5 5 5 5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
46 38 38 38 38
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
162 154 154 154 154
Duolingo English Test (DET)
Test is temporarily accepted for admission into 2020 intakes and intakes commencing up to 31st March 2021.
* Pathway outcomes will be determined based on the student’s test score in conjunction with the performance in the final recorded speaking and writing components. Tests that do not include these speaking and writing component answers will not be considered.
90* -- -- -- --

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021 fees

2021: $21,570 per course (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 fees

2020: $21,570 per course (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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