Graduate Diploma of Business

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Graduate Diploma of Business

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Graduate Diploma of Business

CRICOS code: 063619K

Units to complete: 8

Duration: on campus 1 year full-time, distance 2 years part–time

Start dates: on campus March, July, distance March, July, November

Campus: Toowoomba, Springfield

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised university in an area other than the discipline intended to be studied

Information Systems specialisation: knowledge equivalent to CIS1000 Information System Concepts

Program Focus

The Graduate Diploma of Business gives students the opportunity to enhance their career prospects by obtaining knowledge in a specialist field. Students may choose between the fields of Accounting or Information Systems.


This specialisation provides nonaccounting university graduates and other approved applicants the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to pursue entry level and para-professional employment in public practice, commerce and industry or in the government or not-for-profit sector. Upon completion, students have the option to articulate to the Master of Professional Accounting to acquire an accounting qualification recognised by the Australian accounting professional bodies.

Information Systems

Information Systems provides professional qualifications in computing for graduates from disciplines other than Computing or Information Systems. It is vocationally oriented, emphasising the resolution of technological problems leading to the effective management and analysis of information in both private and public sectors.

Program Structure

- 8 courses

Information Systems

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Design and Implementation

plus 6 courses


Candidates may be eligible for up to 4 courses of exemptions on the basis of completed equivalent undergraduate and/or postgraduate study from a recognised university.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements are met, students will be able to exit with:

4 units - Graduate Certificate in Business

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
19,200 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Toowoomba, Queensland
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Australia Springfield, Queensland
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 19,200 AUD
(campus), 15840 AUD (distance) per year