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Graduate Diploma in Business

GradDipBus(Curtin), GradDipBusStratProc(Curtin) - GD-BUSI Business and Law
Location Perth City
Study method Part-time or full-time
Online - find out more
Study mode On-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and online
Intake January, May or August
Duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

This course is ideal for students with a technical or non-business background wishing to develop an understanding of the functional areas of business. By provision of a broad coverage of core business related topics students will be well prepared to move into leadership and management roles.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

There are two pathways into the Graduate Diploma in Business (GCB) degree program – one for applicants with an undergraduate degree and one for those people without an undergraduate degree. 

Applicants with an undergraduate degree must have all of the following:

  1. Possess an undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university;
  2. Have a minimum three (3) years of professional work experience; and
  3. Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course.

For applicants without an undergraduate degree, it is only possible to apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) program.  All applicants must have all of the following:

  1. Have a minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience including a number of years in a managerial capacity; and
  2. Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.

Read the application requirements for further detail.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $31,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. Students with waivers may select other appropriate foundation or business environment units from the Master of Business Administration or an additional optional introductory unit.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

More information about Business Administration