Highlights

  • Gain 1 year of credit (advanced standing) to enter the second year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business degree.
  • ​Develop foundational knowledge and skills for a broad range of business fields.
  • Benefit from an interactive and supportive learning environment with small class sizes.
  • Equip yourself for future learning, or prepare for your career by developing your writing and digital skills.

Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Business.
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
  • Benefit from an interactive and supportive learning environment with small class sizes.
  • Successful graduates receive 1 year of credit (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Business degree.

Why choose this course?

Develop key skills and confidence in your studies with the Diploma in Business at QUT College. Fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business, or take your skills into the workforce. 

Gain practical business and academic skills to set yourself up for success in your future studies. Covering the same content as the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business, you will analyse contemporary business issues and develop an in-depth understanding of the national and international business landscape.

Learning in a university environment with small class sizes means more support from our real-world teaching staff. You will be guided through the year-long program with university-style lectures, tutorials and workshops. 

Graduates are guaranteed entry into QUT’s Bachelor of Business. 

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. You will develop academic 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.

Graduates are 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. 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 literacy 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, 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.

 

The Diploma in Business is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business. 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 literacy 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, 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.

 

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:

  • successful completion of the Diploma of Business.

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

It will take two years to complete your Bachelor of Business (in any major). 

 

Details and units

To meet the course requirements of the Diploma in Business, you must complete:

  • Core units (96 credit points) including seven discipline units and one academic skills unit. 

To meet the course requirements of the Diploma in Business, you must complete:

  • Core units (96 credit points) including six discipline units and two academic skills units. 

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
60.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
BS40
QTAC code
420101
CRICOS code
081618F
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
8 months full-time
16 months part-time
Duration
8 - 12 months full-time
Entry
February, July and November
Entry
February, July and November
Duration: 8 months full-time (for July and November start) 12 months full-time (for February start)
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 strongly 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 or selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 75.00
Selection rank 75.00
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 65.10
Selection rank 65.85
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 56.15
Selection rank 60.15

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

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.

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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 56 10 10 15 14
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 5.5 5 5 5 5
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 46 38 38 38 38
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
162 154 154 154 154
Duolingo English Test (DET)
You must share your results with QUT through the Duolingo online website.
90 and Production Score of 75 -- -- -- --

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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $14,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $21,570 per course (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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Academic performance

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