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Diploma of Business/Diploma of Marketing and Communication
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

This qualification provides students with the contemporary, industry-relevant marketing and business skills needed to forge a successful career. The course equips students with specialised knowledge in customer research, web design, and digital marketing and communications. Students gain practical experience developing promotional programs and business and marketing plans. They also learn how to pitch advertising concepts, identify and exploit market opportunities, and understand consumer behaviour. Learners also develop specialised knowledge in project work and workforce planning management.


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Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Business/Diploma of Marketing and Communication can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Business and Diploma of Marketing and Communication 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 Marketing and Communication for TAFE Queensland 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 Marketing and Communication/B Business:

555998 South Bank/Griffith University (1ML & 2.5F)

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

QUT – B Business

ACU Brisbane – B Business Administration

ACU Brisbane – B Commerce

GU – B Government & International Relations

GU – B Commerce

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

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants must satisfactorily complete all core units from BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication (or equivalent) before progressing to the Diploma of Marketing and Communication.

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

Market research analyst, marketing manager, marketing coordinator, marketing specialist, account manager (advertising), marketing and communications manager.

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

1 year Mixed mode learning

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