This course is only available to international students


  • Provides pathway into the Bachelor of Business.
  • Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Business.
QUT course code BS40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2017 & 2018 February, June, October
Note: 2 semesters (February, June and October); and 3 semesters (February only)
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • QUT Business School
  • QUT International College
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CRICOS code 081618F
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Officer
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Change Manager
  • Commercial Banking Professional
  • Corporate Relations Manager
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Economist
  • Facilities Manager
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Planner and Wealth Management Consultant
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Foreign Exchange Dealer
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Property Economist
  • Public relations manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Stakeholder Relations Specialist
  • Statistician


The Diploma in Business is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business. On completion of the diploma with the required results you are guaranteed a place in the second year of the degree program. This pathway is an introduction to key disciplines and functions of business and provides knowledge of current business environments with both a national and international focus. As a diploma student you will receive additional academic and language support, preparing you for successful study in the QUT Business School.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in the Bachelor of Business with 1 year of advanced standing.
  • Study first year academic content.
  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
  • Develop English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test.

Progression to your related bachelor course

To progress into the Bachelor of Business you will need to:

  • successfully complete your diploma with a minimum GPA of at least 4.0
  • obtain a minimum grade of 4 in Professional Communication 1 and 2.

Key course dates

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Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

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.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

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

    Subject prerequisites

    • English

    You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 14
    Rank 70

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 5.0
    Writing 5.0
    Reading 5.0
    Listening 5.0
    Overall 5.5

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

    We offer English language courses 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.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

    2018: $9,970 per study period (48 credit points) based on four units (subject to annual review)

    2017: $9587 per study period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

    You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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    How to apply for Diploma in Business

    You're ready to apply if you have:

    1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
    2. Checked important dates
    3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents

    All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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