Graduate Diploma in Business

Graduate Diploma in Business 106807B

Key Facts

CRICOS Code 106807B
National Course Id CRS1401071
Full Time Duration 1 year
Part Time Duration 2 years
Units 8
Campus Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1, West, 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220

IELTS Academic 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
Delivery mode Blended, Face to Face
Outcome Graduate Diploma in Business

Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Business is the generalist business focussed post graduate diploma of our age, opening job opportunities in a wide range of business and government positions all around the world.

Graduates with a Graduate Diploma in Business are ready for many different positions in business and government. The Graduate Diploma in Business gives you the business skills to engage and influence clients.

Graduates will be prepared for success in contemporary organisations and prepared to take on the industry’s trends, responsibilities, needs and opportunities.

Course Learning Outcomes

GD1 Critically evaluate a range of core and contemporary concepts and theories of organisations and their management
GD2 Analyse and synthesise information and be able to critique and effectively communicate in a business and management context
GD3 Apply concepts, theories, and experience to business problems and propose sustainable solutions demonstrating initiative, creativity, ethics and social responsibility
GD4 Analyse and blend contemporary theory and practice relating to the external context in which organisations operate
GD5 Develop insight into the management of people and leadership development
GD6 Communicate concisely, professionally and proficiently to business and non-business audiences

Graduate Attributes

GA1 Communicate effectively in a diverse range of professional or community context
GA 2 Complete work tasks and assignments independently or as an effective member of multidisciplinary teams
GA 3 Engage in and value life-long learning leading to the enhancement of professional knowledge and skills
GA 4 Are information and technology literate
GA 5 Respond appropriately to a changing workforces, cultures and values reflecting a global work environment
GA 6 Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities essential to contributing soundly to the resolution of issues confronting organisations
GA 7 Facilitate intellectual curiosity
GA 8 Act in an ethical manner in all aspects of professional life.

Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma in Business is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

International Student Duration

The CRICOS-registered duration is 52 weeks or 1 year of full-time study (2 semesters). Please note the part time mode is not available to a holder of a student visa, who is not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who is not an Australian permanent resident, or who is a temporary resident of Australia.

Domestic Student Duration

For domestic students the course is 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time.

Course Structure

Credit Points Prerequisites
ACC500 Business Decision Making 6 Nil
BUS500 Business & Management in Context 6 Nil
ECO500 Economics for Managers 6 Nil
LAW500 Business Law 6 Nil
MKT500 Marketing for Managers 6 Nil
BUS501 Entrepreneurship 6 BUS500
Two general electives 12
   
TOTAL CREDIT POINTS 48

Please Note

  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in course structure occur from time to time.

Device Specifications

Postgraduate Degrees
Operating system Windows 10, 11
  Mac OS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or 10.15 Catalina
 Browser Safari, Chrome, and Firefox – current version
  Microsoft Edge – latest version
Internet Explorer – current or immediately previous version
Computer and processor 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory 8 GB RAM (64-bit)
Disk space Minimum 500 gigabytes (GB)
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768

Delivery Method

Type Explanation
Blended Delivered partially on campus and partially online
Face to Face This is delivered at level 16, 233 Castlereagh street Sydney and

Level 1, West, 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220

Assessment Methods

The Institute uses authentic assessment principles that may include practical exercises, case studies, presentations, reports, online simulations, essays, and examinations. These may include being done under invigilation.

Exit and Career Outcomes

Exit Outcomes

To obtain a Graduate Diploma in Business, candidates are required to successfully complete or be granted credit for 8 units. Not all units are offered each semester. You must complete at least 50% of the required units at PIA to be eligible to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Business.

Career Outcome

  • Senior business para-professional
  • Project/Operations Manager
  • Management consulting

Entry Requirements

Polytechnic Institute Australia’s courses have flexible entry requirements that apply to Graduate Certificate in Business.

Students enrolling in Graduate Diploma in Business Degree program must meet the following entry requirements.

General entry

A recognised Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree or higher

Special or alternative admission arrangements

A minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience

OR

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience.

OR

Completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at the Institute (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)

International Students

Must satisfy the English Language Requirements

AND
General entry

A recognised Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree or higher

OR

Special or alternative admission arrangements

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience

OR

Completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at the Institute (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)

Special and/or alternative entry: non-school leavers (mature-age applicants and/or those who do not hold their HSC or equivalent)

A recognised Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree or higher. A minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience

OR

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience

OR

Completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at the Institute (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)

Special/Alternative Admission Arrangements

In exceptional circumstances the Institute may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Institute, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award. These may include:

  1. a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, which includes at least three years’ management experience, or significant technical experience
  2. completion of an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years’ relevant work experience
  3. completion of the Graduate Certificate stage at PIA (or equivalent at a recognised HEP or University)
  4. any other entry pathway where PIA can demonstrate that the candidate has the appropriate English language proficiency, academic knowledge and acumen to successfully complete the course in which they enrol.

The processes used to monitor the progress of students enrolled under special/alternative arrangements include:

  • monitoring of the student’s progress by the Learning and Teaching Committee at the conclusion of each term in the first year of the student’s enrolment; and
  • a “Review of Student Progress” meeting between the student and the Learning and Teaching Committee at the conclusion of the first semester of the student’s enrolment to review both the academic progression and student welfare.

Language Requirements

Language proficiency

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 575 or better; or
  • TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test): 91 or better; or
  • TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test): 235 or better; or
  • Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English): 58 or better; or
  • Cambridge English: CAE and CPE (from 2015): 176 or better; or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE): A Levels with a C or better in English; or
  • KITE: all bands B2 with a result greater than 450 in each band; or
  • Duolingo: overall 115 with no band less than 110.

English Language Test results are valid for two years from the date of the results up to the date of commencement at the Institute. The most recent test supersedes ALL previous tests.

Attendance Requirements

The Institute has enforceable requirements in relation to attendance further details are provided at Item 20 of the Terms and Conditions attached to this offer.

Advance Standing

Granting credit for prior learning ensures that students commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences and are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context. Process for applying for Advance Standing (credit) can be found in the Advanced Standing Policy and Procedure

Further Information

For further information please contact:

Polytechnic Institute Australia Pty Ltd

CRICOS: 03535M

TEQSA provider number: PRV14049

ABN: 34 145 333 795

Head office and postal address

Level 16, 233 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1, West, 237 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220

Ph: (+612) 8319 8202

Email: info@pia.edu.au