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Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation NDIS Studies

Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation NDIS Studies (GDBZ)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Develop the skills required to lead organisations to understand and deliver services to meet the needs of people with a disability and promote inclusive communities.
  • Learn about disability services, understand regulations within the NDIS, ethical practice, decision making, leadership and management and legislative policy and practice related to disability services.
  • This specialised degree is ideal if you’re already working in the disability sector and looking to advance your career, or if you’re a professional transferring into disability services.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Diploma of Business (NDIS Studies), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Business Administration or Master of Project Management.

Professional accreditation

Depending on other qualifications and experience, membership of professional associations such as the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is available.

Career outcomes

  • Your specialised knowledge in NDIS Studies may open up employment opportunities in leadership roles and change management, in both public and private sectors.
  • Other career opportunities include local area coordinator (LAC), support coordinator or plan manager.

Entry requirements 

  • Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

You have 2 options to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business:

Option 1 - Named specialisation and general specialisation

Students must complete the four-unit NDIS Studies specialisation courses, plus any four courses from the Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management or Master of Business and Innovation, Master of Professional Accounting or Master or Information Systems or from other USQ postgraduate programs as approved by the Program Coordinator.

Option 2 - Two named specialisations

Students must complete the four-unit NDIS Studies specialisation courses, plus another four-unit named specialisation from the Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management or Master of Business and Innovation.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
NDIS Studies specialisation courses 4
General specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
NDIS Studies specialisation courses 4
Second named specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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