- Brisbane: January, March, May, July, September, November
1 year full-time
Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate, or Successful completion of JCU Certificate of Higher Education
English language requirements
If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.
Study introductory subjects within Accounting, Economics, Data Analysis, Management, Law and Marketing. The Diploma of Business [Pathway] provides a sample of the key areas of Business and Commerce, empowering you to explore the field and begin to build a versatile base of knowledge and skills.
Benefit from personalised learning strategies as you learn from lecturers who are dedicated to supporting your success. This course provides experience in both collaborative team environments and individual projects, which is reflective of a standard business environment. Build your communication skills through presentations and class discussions, analyse real-world scenarios to develop your problem-solving skills.
Commence your university studies with a diploma that will equip you for further study in business, commerce and management. Successful completion of the one-year Diploma of Business [Pathway] qualification means you will be eligible to continue your studies with a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events with JCU.
You will also meet the entry requirements necessary for JCU Bachelor’s degrees within other study areas. You will have built a foundation of employable skills, foundational knowledge and an understanding of key business strategies relevant to the industry.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Business [Pathway], you will receive credit towards a JCU Bachelor degree, meaning you can finish your degree sooner.
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Diploma of Business [Pathway].
Take the first step towards your dream role with a recognised qualification and a direct pathway to a JCU Bachelor degree in Business, Commerce or Tourism, Hospitality and Events.
The Diploma of Business [Pathway] is a pathway option into JCU if you need further qualifications to meet the academic entry requirements for your preferred undergraduate course. It also provides an example of what university study will be like prior to enrolling in a full degree.
Some subjects completed as part of this diploma are eligible for credit towards a subsequent JCU undergraduate degree.
Information valid for students commencing in 2024
Diploma (AQF Level 5)
Business, Law and Governance
Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate, or
Successful completion of JCU Certificate of Higher Education
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band P– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
|On successful completion of the Diploma of Business at James Cook University, graduates will be able to:|
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Diploma of Business
All JCU students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
BU1003:03 Principles of Economics
BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business
BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
BU1105:03 Professional and Academic Skills for Business
BU1108:03 Marketing Matters
BU1112:03 Business Law
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
12 credit points
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS
Inclusion of stream of study on testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who are awarded the JCU Diploma of Business are eligible for entry into the JCU Bachelor of Business, JCU Bachelor of Commerce, and JCU Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events provided they also meet the relevant English Language entry requirement for the degree.
Applicants meeting the entry requirements for these JCU Bachelor programs will receive credit for all subjects successfully completed in this Diploma.
Successful Diploma students may alternatively be granted credit for subjects successfully completed under this course towards any other Bachelor degree for which they satisfy the entry requirements.
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD26,960.00
Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
Bachelor of Business, Marketing and Human Resources
Choosing to study Business at JCU is one of best decisions of my life. The staff provide teaching that draws from both academia and real-life experience. The College enables students to experience more than just studying, by providing networking and professional development to enhance our education and future careers.
Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management
I loved the diversity of the Business degree and the fact that my lecturers had real world experience and knowledge, enabling them provide valuable, yet realistic advice on a range of topics. The connections I built became valuable when applying for jobs, having the backing of respected referees in my corner.
Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resources Management
A degree in business allows someone to gain strong foundations and knowledge that can be used across several different roles in many different industries. The organised field trips were invaluable as I was able to visualise the theory of the course being implemented into real life scenarios and business operations.