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.

 

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Qualification

Diploma of Business

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Study Duration

Two trimesters (7 months)

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Delivery Mode

Online

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Indicative Total Course Fees

$13,333 AUD

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Total Credit Points

80

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Next Intake

February 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.

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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 – ECO101

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 – ACC100

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.

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.

Scholarships

CG Spectrum Institute Offers $100,000 in Business Course Scholarships

CG Spectrum Institute has launched two accredited business courses: a Diploma and a Bachelor of Business Degree for Creative Industries. Six scholarships (worth $100,000) are on offer for the first intake starting February 2023.

With a focus on creative thinking, CG Spectrum Institute’s business courses are designed to shape the next generation of creative leaders: resilient, forward-thinking individuals ready to disrupt the old business model and create the businesses of tomorrow. 

Scholarship Information

With this scholarship, you will demonstrate that you have the X factor. The ideal student would have the following attributes:

  •       a curious mind
  •       a creative streak
  •       a proactive approach
  •       a quest for innovation
  •       comfort in the unknown

Your application requires a video (max 3 minutes long) telling us why you think you should be awarded.

After application and shortlisting, you will be contacted by our admissions team to interview you.

Key Dates:

Applications close: December 30th, 2022, 11:59PM (AEST)

Scholarship recipients announced: January 9th, 2022

Excellence in Creative Business Scholarship

A 50% tuition scholarship for students applying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business commencing in March 2023 in full-time or part-time study capacity.

A full tuition scholarship for students applying for a Diploma in Business commencing in March 2023 in a full-time or part-time study capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must meet CGSI’s Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must agree to CGSI’s Scholarship Policy
  • Applicants must be new commencing students
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 in the first year of study or older
Creative First Nations Scholarship

A 50% tuition scholarship for students applying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business commencing in March 2023 in full time or part time study capacity.

A full tuition scholarship for students applying for a Diploma in Business commencing in March 2023 in full time or part time study capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must meet CGSI’s Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must agree to CGSI’s Scholarship Policy
  • Applicants must be new commencing students
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 in the first year of study or older
  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
The Creative Trailblazer Scholarship

We recognise that sometimes creative people don’t fit the school system and might just fall through the gaps.

A 50% Tuition Scholarships for students who can demonstrate exceptional creativity applying for a Bachelor’s Degree commencing in March 2023 studying full-time or part-time. 

A full tuition scholarship for students applying for a Diploma in Business commencing in March 2023 in a full-time or part-time study capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must meet CGSI’s Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must agree to CGSI’s Scholarship Policy
  • Applicants must be new commencing students
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 in the first year of study or older

Meet your Academic Director

Get relevant, up-to-date training from industry professionals with proven experience in the business world. 

Baden U'Ren

Baden is an entrepreneurship educator and innovation professional, a multiple company founder, and has a background in investment banking and private equity. He co-founded the venture-backed agricultural supply chain platform AgriChain and has judged the Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for more than a decade. He has put together a team of powerhouse lecturers to help students understand how to thrive in today's business landscape.

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