Diploma of Business
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Diplomas.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
English Language Requirements
The Diploma of Business is available for students who do not meet JCU’s current academic entry requirements for the Bachelor of Business.
The course will be available to international students at Brisbane with an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no components less than 5.0. At the conclusion of the course, students progressing into the Bachelor of Business must achieve an overall IELTS of 6.0 with no component less than 5.5. Students who complete the Diploma of Business will have demonstrated this equivalence.
This course will be available to international students at Townsville and Cairns with an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no component less than 5.5.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis or
MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
CU1000:03 English for Academic Purposes or
CU1010:03 Effective Writing
CV1200:03 Effective Speaking
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
The grade of pass conceded may not be awarded in subjects for this course unless approved at Faculty level for exceptional circumstances.
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the diploma and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject unless accreditation requirements for that subject specify different criteria which are to apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students admitted to a Diploma of Business may, after completion of that award, gain advanced standing for those studies into a Bachelor of Business. Students enrolling in the Accounting major will not be able to undertake a second major.
Candidates who articulate from the Diploma of Business into degree programs within the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts must relinquish their existing diploma prior to graduating with a degree from the Faculty. Candidates should note that by following this pathway they may not be eligible for any additional advanced standing for prior study.
At the conclusion of the course, students progressing into the Bachelor of Business must achieve an overall IELTS of 6.0 with no component less than 5.5. Students who complete the Diploma of Business have demonstrated this equivalence.