Foundation Diploma of University Studies (Business and Commerce)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 8 units
- 1 year or part-time equivalent
Thinking about studying business?
You may be new to study or haven’t completed Year 12, but USQ’s Foundation Diploma of University Studies can ensure a comfortable transition to university study.
This foundation diploma will deliver an introduction to business studies at university and allow you to develop essential study skills in English, critical analysis and mathematics. You will have the opportunity to select courses introducing you to marketing, accounting, economics, law or finance.
As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate degrees. Your studies could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
As a foundation diploma graduate, you will be provided with general business knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of business areas. Further study in a business specialisation of interest can provide a pathway to your dream career.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 7744|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18890|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 18 years or older
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to commence your USQ journey.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.