Diploma of Business

Take your first steps towards a fulfilling business career. Learn essential business and creative thinking skills to help you thrive and seize new opportunities in the modern business world.

Join the next wave of creative business leaders

Accelerate your career and open more doors with a broad understanding of modern business practices.

The Diploma of Business prepares work-ready graduates by offering a fundamental understanding of contemporary business practices. While grounded in theory, the applied focus of the course guarantees students an appreciation of the practices found in a modern business environment.

What you'll learn:

  • The principles of management and how culture, diversity, and ethics influence businesses

  • Essential entrepreneurial skills such as agility, creativity and curiosity

  • How to communicate your vision effectively to motivate and inspire others

  • Critical analysis, judgement and
    problem-solving skills

The Diploma of Business is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to start your business career. By covering a broad range of topics including marketing, finance, management, and entrepreneurship, you'll develop desirable business skills that can help you progress to more responsible roles within an organisation.

You also have the option to further your business education by continuing on with the full Bachelor of Business Degree.



Diploma of Business

Study Duration

Two trimesters (7 months)

Delivery Mode


Indicative Total Course Fees

$13,333 AUD

Total Credit Points


Next Intake

May 2023, Sept 2023

Why study with us?

Held entirely online, our unique courses and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs prepare future leaders with the tools to start or maintain a sustainable business. Progress faster with expert guidance from your lecturers, and join an inspiring and supportive online community of peers.

Who is this course for?

Whether you're a high school leaver with big ideas, an entrepreneur excited to disrupt a stagnant market, an employee with sights set on leadership, or a sole proprietor determined to work smarter not harder: a solid foundation in business combined with the ability to think and problem solve creatively can help expand your career options. 

If you want to:

  • Understand what it takes to launch, scale and sustain thriving businesses in today's world

  • Lead with purpose and make data-informed decisions 

  • Nurture an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Communicate your vision clearly to others

...this course is for you. Apply today and start building the future you imagine.


Course Subject Details

Develop a solid foundation to make better creative business decisions by learning the principles of management, business accounting, law, marketing, statistics and analytics.

Foundations of entrepreneurship – ENT100

Entrepreneurial capability has become a strategic asset in many firms, with human resource departments prioritising entrepreneurial skills such as agility, creativity and curiosity.

 The subject introduces students to the ways entrepreneurs think, reason and act.  Students will learn about the skillsets and mindsets expert entrepreneurs use to sense, seize and transform opportunities into new ventures.

Professional business communication skills – BUS100

An essential business skill is the ability to understand and be understood – to communicate effectively and to get your message across both verbally through presentation and non-verbally in writing.

Students learn the principles of effective communication, starting with a discussion of communication theory before launching into the practice of excellent writing and presentation skills. 

Principles of management – MGT100

Centered around the four major management activities of planning, organising, controlling and leading, students will explore the structures and systems that make an organisation work.

Understanding the business environment – ECO100

Companies are affected by external factors relating to the economy as a whole, so understanding the basic drivers of economics and finance is essential for workers looking to enter management positions. This subject touches on the key concepts.

Develop a solid foundation to make better creative business decisions by learning the principles of management, business accounting, law, marketing, statistics and analytics.

Using data for decision making – BUS101

In our increasingly data-driven business environment, the ability to accurately collect, analyse, and interpret data sets has become a much-valued skill. In this subject, students begin to understand how to use data to inform decision-making in organisations.

Marketing foundations – MKT100

Students learn how to analyse markets and market characteristics and are introduced to the principles of marketing research in today’s environment. They examine consumer behaviour and gain an understanding of the factors that influence what people and businesses buy and why.

Accounting for decision making – ACT100

The activities of a company need to be accounted for, and this subject provides creative students with an appreciation of the accounting function and how they can interact with it.

Business law – LAW100

The legal implications of actions and activities in the creative industries are significant. Students will learn how to interact with lawyers, along with some foundational knowledge to ensure they act legally in their work endeavours.

Student testimonials

Wondering what our students think about CG Spectrum Institute's Diploma of Business and what they learned? Some of our talented students and graduates share their experiences.

I found the Diploma of Business at CG Spectrum Institute to be incredibly rewarding. The program is meticulously designed to keep up with the ever-changing business landscape, and the educators are genuinely invested in our success. Studying online has allowed me to interact with students and instructors from around the world, expanding my perspective and providing me with a global network.
Mikhail Eremeev

Diploma of Business

Exploring the Diploma of Business as an artist has been eye-opening. It has taught me the fundamentals, not just crucial for the world of business but any field I might venture into. Brace yourself for an intensive learning experience with an abundance of tests, essays, group projects and video presentations, where you’ll learn a lot from a diverse range of tutors and fellow students who each add a splash of colour to your canvas of knowledge.
Selena van den Nieuwendijk

Diploma of Business

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of an Australian secondary qualification with an ATAR score of 55 or above; or

  • Completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) or a Foundation Year Program offered by a recognised higher education provider in Australia; or

  • Completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification or Australian higher education provider at AQF Level 4 (Certificate IV) or above; or

  • Domestic applicants who are 21 years of age or over who have not completed Year 12 or its equivalent may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following entry requirements:

    • completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by a tertiary admissions centre; or

    • submission of a portfolio of prior and current academic and professional work.

Our Business Faculty

Our Dean (Business & Entrepreneurship), Baden U’Ren, has assembled a team of experienced mentors who understand how to thrive in today's business landscape. These industry experts are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals by providing personalized feedback and offering industry insights and tips based on their extensive real-world experience.

Baden Uren
Dr Baden U’Ren | Dean (Business & Entrepreneurship)

Dr Baden U’Ren is an entrepreneurship educator and innovation professional, a multiple company founder, including the venture-backed agricultural supply chain platform AgriChain and innovation capabilities company The Unconventional Group, and has a background in investment banking and private equity. He has judged the Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for over a decade and is committed to inspiring and fostering rising entrepreneurs.
Audeun Fiskerud
Audun Fiskerud | Lecturer

Audun is an Innovation Lead at AutoGuru (AFR Most Innovative Companies, 2020) with more than 20 years of experience in start-ups, scale-ups, strategy, research, and education. He has also been actively involved in the Australian electronic music industry as a producer, DJ, and promoter for over two decades. At CG Spectrum Institute, Audun focuses on creativity and ideation, strategic management, marketing fundamentals, and business model design.
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith | Lecturer

With a background in politics, film and television, and science and technology, Joshua strives to play a role in helping to shape a sustainable future for our planet by encouraging people to learn and grow as individuals, contribute to their local communities, and positively influence the media and political landscapes.
Rochelle Wilson
Rochelle Wilson | Lecturer

Dr Rochelle Wilson is an economist with key research interests in behavioural economics and psychology. Her academic background, coupled with her experience as a Risk Analyst for the Bank of New York Mellon, has enabled Rochelle to successfully design and deliver specialised economics courses across several universities, including at CG Spectrum Institute. In her spare time, Rochelle is an avid runner and uses marathons as an opportunity to unfurl her creativity.
bianca Rose Philips
Bianca Rose Phillips | Lecturer

Bianca is a lawyer, philosopher, and dancer who believes technology creates significant opportunities for humanity and that they should be explored with deep consideration of the law and legal mechanisms. Bianca holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Professional Legal Practice, and Master of Laws (Medical Law and Telemedicine) and is admitted as a Lawyer and Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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