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Diploma of Business/Diploma of Leadership and Management
TAFE Queensland - Cairns

Course outline

In this course, students develop the advanced skills and specialised knowledge needed to work at a strategic level. Throughout this course students will be mentored in team leadership and management, discover how to utilise emotional intelligence to maximise team outcomes, and learn how to develop and implement an operational plan to facilitate effective workplace practices. Students will also cover topics including communicating with influence, project work, workforce planning management, and risk management.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans are available to eligible applicants, refer to for information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Business/Diploma of Leadership and Management can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Business/Diploma of Leadership and Management from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Business/Diploma of Leadership and Management for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand-alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and OP/rank requirements.

D Business/D Leadership and Management/B Business:

520766 Cairns/James Cook University (1ML & 2.25F)

511766 Mooloolaba/James Cook University (1CL & 2.25F)

511764 Mooloolaba/James Cook University (1OL & 2.25F)

555766 South Bank/James Cook University (1ML & 2.25F)

526632 Southport/James Cook University (1CL & 2.25F)

503766 Townsville (Pimlico)/James Cook University (1ML & 2.25F)

D Business/D Leadership and Management/B Business Administration:

520766 Cairns/Australian Catholic University (1ML & 2F)

511766 Mooloolaba/Australian Catholic University (1CL & 2F)

511764 Mooloolaba/Australian Catholic University (1OL & 2F)

555766 South Bank/Australian Catholic University (1ML & 2F)

526632 Southport/Australian Catholic University (1CL & 2F)

503766 Townsville (Pimlico)/Australian Catholic University (1ML & 2F)

D Business/D Leadership and Management/B Commerce (Accounting/Human Resource Management/Management/Marketing majors):

520766 Cairns/Australian Catholic University (1ML & 2-2.25F)

511766 Mooloolaba/Australian Catholic University (1CL & 2-2.25F)

511764 Mooloolaba/Australian Catholic University (1OL & 2-2.25F)

555766 South Bank/Australian Catholic University (1ML & 2-2.25F)

526632 Southport/Australian Catholic University (1CL & 2-2.25F)

503766 Townsville (Pimlico)/Australian Catholic University (1ML & 2-2.25F)

Course Options

You can study this course as a single qualification or choose one of the degree options below when applying and gain direct entry on successful completion of the diploma. Degree options may vary with each diploma start month.

Combined program

CQU – B Business

JCU – B Business

GU – B Business

ACU Brisbane – B Business Administration

ACU Brisbane – B Commerce

GU – B Government & International Relations

GU – B Commerce

GU – B International Business

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Career opportunities

Business manager, manager, assistant manager, office administrator, office manager.

Course Code
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Level of Qualification
AQF Diploma
Study Area
Study Mode
Mixed mode learning
Course Duration

1 year Mixed mode learning

Cairns & Far North Queensland
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