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Undergraduate

Diploma of Business Studies

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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time

Intake

On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer Semester
Online - No
Important Dates

Locations

Not available to domestic students.
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required

80

Course code

YIBST1

Overview

The Diploma of Business Studies is designed to reflect general business degree course objectives and build towards the graduate attributes of Charles Darwin University. These attributes describe creative, flexible and socially responsible graduates who are able to acquire, understand and apply concepts and knowledge with a high level of skills in communication, leadership and team work.

This course is delivered in partnership with UP Education, whose approach fulfills the commitment to learning by prioritising students, delivering high-quality teaching, upholding strict academic standards and helping students to be well-rounded.

The Diploma of Business Studies has been developed to parallel the existing first year course in business with the added dimensions of Academic English development, increased contact time with staff and focus on linguistic and cultural gaps that will exist for many students in first year units. Successful completion of this course allows you to enter the second year of the following courses at CDU: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Accounting or the Bachelor of Digital Enterprise.



Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study in 2024 is AUD $28,376.00. This equates to $ $3,547.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally-recognised academics when you study business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond
Waterfront walking

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally-recognised academics when you study business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond
CDU student smiling

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally-recognised academics when you study business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Choose to study online, on campus, part-time or full-time as it suits you
  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond
Waterfront walking

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally-recognised academics when you study business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Five-star Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Course structure

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 


A candidate must successfully complete 8 units totalling 80 credit points (cp) over two semesters (4 units each semester). All units are valued at 10 credit points.

Each unit is scheduled for five contact hours per week (a total of 20 hours per week for 4 units) over a 12 week teaching semester.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units

(7 units)

70cp

Core units totalling 70 credit points as detailed below. 



IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

IDC103 Business and Professional Communications

IDB101 Quantitative Analysis for Business

IDB102 Introduction to Business Law

IDB103 Introduction to Management

IDB104 Business Economics

 
Specialist Elective Units

(1 units)

10cp

Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the units listed below.



IDA101 Introduction to Accounting (Accounting)

IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing (Business)

 

Electives

(0 units)

0cpThere are no elective units available in this course.
 

80cp

Total Credit Points



 

Study plan

A candidate must successfully complete 8 units totalling 80 credit points over two semesters (4 units each semester) as detailed below.


Students commencing in Semester 1 (2024)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1 (2024)
IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCOIDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO  
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law COIDC103 Business and Professional CommunicationsCO  
IDB104 Business Economics COIDB101 Quantitative Analysis for BusinessCO  
One Specialist unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting (specialist to Accounting) or
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing (specialist to Business)
SE

IDB103 Introduction to Management

 

CO  


Students commencing in Semester 2 (2024)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1 (2024)
  IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability COIDC102 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCO
  IDC103 Business and Professional Communications COIDB102 Introduction to Business LawCO
  IDB101 Quantitative Analysis for Business COIDB104 Business EconomicsCO
  IDB103 Introduction to ManagementCOOne Specialist unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting (specialist to Accounting) or
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing (specialist to Business)
SE


Students commencing in Summer Semester 2024/2025

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1 (2024)
    IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCO
    IDB102 Introduction to Business Law CO
    IDB104 Business Economics CO
    One Specialist unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting (specialist to Accounting) or
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing (specialist to Business)
SE
Calendar Year 2 (2025)
IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilityCO    
IDC103 Business and Professional CommunicationsCO    
IDB101 Quantitative Analysis for BusinessCO    
IDB103 Introduction to ManagementCO    

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 50*.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 162, with no skill below 154.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B1.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no score lower than 36.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum score of 14 for reading, speaking and listening and a minimum score of 21 for writing.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.

* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile


There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

I loved the whole process of learning how to pitch, working on business models, figuring out solutions to problems—they’re all really helpful skills to have in business.

Ben

CDU student

Business student Ben Tyler on Casuarina campus

I genuinely believe Darwin is the land of opportunities if you leverage your strengths, abilities and skills.

Ellie

CDU student

CDU International students

I loved the whole process of learning how to pitch, working on business models, figuring out solutions to problems—they’re all really helpful skills to have in business.

Ben

CDU student

Business student Ben Tyler on Casuarina campus

I genuinely believe Darwin is the land of opportunities if you leverage your strengths, abilities and skills.

Ellie

CDU student

CDU International students

Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2023.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2023)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5N/P
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5N/P
International students 12 .0
All students 12 .0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Diploma of Business Studies
Faculty/College
CDU International College
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

Learn about business at CDU

Sushan is from Nepal studying a Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice) at CDU. Hear more about his experience of studying, living, working and playing in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0100739

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