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Diploma of Business

Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    DipBus(SCU College)

  • Course code

    2127279

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Looking for a pathway to a Bachelor degree in business or tourism?

The one-year Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to develop academic and business skills. In addition to core units, you may choose an optional specialisation in tourism.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross University Bachelor of Business.

The Diploma of Business is offered through SCU College, where we understand that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College connects you to your peers and supports your study success through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business or tourism settings.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of business or tourism.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined business or tourism contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of business or tourism.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined business or tourism settings.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined business or tourism contexts.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined business or tourism contexts.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined business or tourism contexts.

You complete core units and tailor your studies with the choice of a specialisation in:

  • Tourism.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Business, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • No Specialisation Option OR
  • Tourism Specialisation

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Business, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • No Specialisation Option OR
  • Tourism Specialisation

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first term of study:EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
BUSN1008 Business Practice and Impact
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Melbourne N/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
Term5
Term2,5
Perth N/A
Term2,5
Sydney N/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisites SPRT3001 - Work Integrated Learning in Exercise Science
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in the core College units in their first term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Summer Term
Term2,4
TOUR1003 Service Quality Management
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisites TOUR1002 - Hospitality Services Management
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
TOUR2010 Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
Term3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Specialisations

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1008 Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
TOUR2010 Tourist Behaviour and Interactions
TOUR1003 Service Quality Management
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry