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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

CRICOS 095352A
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

What is a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration?

A Graduate Diploma of Business Administration expands on business knowledge. Take a global leadership perspective to advance in your field. Develop strategies to guide business development and employ dynamic leadership skills.
This course is designed by high-achieving industry academics for future-focused, ambitious individuals, who are serious about leading their careers and businesses to new heights. You will learn how to develop critical strategies to guide your business and employ dynamic leadership skills across four core and four elective subjects. The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Course is a pathway to a full MBA or MBA (Advanced), as well as a solid stand-alone qualification. *Please note that the core units within the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration are required for the exit pathway.

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Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of advanced business principles and their practical use.
  • Determine solutions to complex and varied issues as they arise.
  • Evaluate business risk and provide information to relevant stakeholders.
  • Master industry-standard software to analyse data and generate reports.
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Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, part-time options available
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Designed to fit in with you
With a range of electives on offer, you can tailor your course to work towards your career goals.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Business Administration.   

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Future-proof your career
Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core business functions, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams, preparing you for a range of management-level roles across a variety of industries.

 

Potential career paths

  • Operations Manager
    Average salary: $100,000 - $155,269
  • Senior Project Manager
    Average salary: $120,013 - $195,000
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With great flexibility, it was so easy to fit study in with my work and social life.
Monique Van Kempen
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 4 core and 4 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you're required to select four electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Marketing | MKT600
  • Financial Management | FIN600
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601

Requirements

Choose four elective subjects below.

Elective subjects

  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Employer Based Project | MGT606
  • Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship | MGT607
  • Business Law and International Contexts | MGT608
  • Managing Information Systems | MGT609
  • Organisational Best Practice | MGT610
  • International Business Strategy | MGT611
  • Risk Management | MGT612
  • Corporate Sustainability | MGT613
  • Technology Strategy | MGT614
  • Global Management | MGT616

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma of Business

    CRICOS 090282F

    5 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 2 trimesters accelerated
  • Bachelor of Business

    CRICOS 090275E

Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095349G

    3 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    0.5 years full-time, part-time options available
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095352A

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, part-time options available
  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Business Administration MBA

      CRICOS 095353M

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    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

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Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships. 
 

Gain professional experience

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet one of the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline and three (3) years post-degree professional work experience.

OR

Seven years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Your application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

OR

Successful completion of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent.
3 years of relevant professional experience.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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