Diploma of Business

Course Code

20521

Version

3

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Nil

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Diplomas.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

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

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

BU1002:03 or BU1902:03  Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 or BU1903:03  Economics for Business

BU1004:03 or BU1904:03  Management, People and Organisations

BU1005:03 or BU1905:03  Personal and Professional Skills in Business

BU1006:03 or BU1906:03  Managing the Customer Experience

PLUS

BU1007:03  Business Data Analysis or

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PLUS

CU1000:03  English for Academic Purposes or

CU1010:03  Effective Writing

PLUS

CV1200:03  Effective Speaking

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Cairns

 

Brisbane

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

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.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

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.