Associate Degree in Business
The Associate Degree in Business is a two-year course (full time equivalent), and is available on both a full time and part time basis. The course normally consists of the first four semesters of the Bachelor of Business. It provides a broad-based point of entry to employment.
The Associate Degree in Business is available to continuing students only. It is not available to commencing students.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Associate Degree in Business is 7 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Business may articulate into the Associate Degree in Business or the Bachelor of Business. Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree in Business may articulate into the Bachelor of Business.
Students who are enrolled in the Associate Degree in Business may exit with the Diploma of Business, subject to the completion of course requirements. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Business may exit with the Associate Degree in Business or the Diploma of Business, subject to the completion of course requirements.
|Entry Requirements||Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent); English language proficiency requirements apply|
|Assumed Knowledge||English – SA (QCAA) (or equivalent)|
|Mode||On Campus, External Studies|
The Associate Degree in Business is:
- accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
- approved for FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance/Abstudy and Austudy (personal eligibility requirements apply).
- Administration Manager
- Business Analyst
- Business Development Manager
- Business Manager
- Event Coordinator, Event Manager
- Financial Project Manager
- Market Research Manager
- Office Manager
- Project Manager
- Promotions Coordinator
- Sales Coordinator
- School Business Manager/Bursar
- Small Business Owner
- Workplace Health and Safety Office
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
Associate Degree in Business (BS04)
The Associate Degree in Business consists of 12 core units and 4 elective units.
CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Business Administration Office at email@example.com.
In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
|Unit Summary||Sample Unit Outline|
|CS116 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation I||Download|
|CS216 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation II||Download|
|CS316 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation III||Download|
|BZ100 Introduction To Business and Management||Download|
|BZ101 Business Communication||Download|
|BZ102 Accounting Principles||Download|
|BZ103 Introduction To Marketing||Download|
|BZ105 Information Systems For Business||Download|
|BZ201 Data Analysis||Download|
|BZ202 Financial Management||Download|
|BZ203 Business Law||Download|
|Unit Summary||Sample Unit Outline|
|BZ211 Financial Accounting||Download|
|BZ212 Management Accounting||Download|
|BZ213 Company Accounting||Download|
|BZ230 International Business||Download|
|BZ231 Human Behaviour In Organisations||Download|
|BZ232 Leadership In Organisations||Download|
|BZ251 Consumer Behaviour||Download|
|BZ252 Marketing Communication||Download|
|BZ253 Creativity In Entrepreneurship||Download|
|BZ300 Christian Philosophy Of Business||Download|
|BZ310 Business Planning||Download|
|BZ311 Tax Law And Practice||Download|
|BZ313 Law of Corporations||Download|
|BZ331 Change Management In Organisations||Download|
|BZ332 Human Resource Management||Download|
|BZ333 Strategic Management And Planning||Download|
|BZ351 Market Research And Analysis||Download|
|BZ352 Event Management||Download|
|BZ353 Strategic Marketing||Download|
In addition to the elective units listed above, students may, with permission of the Course Coordinator, chose a maximum of two electives at 3 undergraduate level from another school at CHC or a university or other accredited higher education provider.
Students who enrol in the Associate Degree in Business are required to have access to portable computing devices, such as laptops or tablets, that are capable of utilizing the Microsoft Office™ suite, including Excel and Access, in order to undertake learning activities in the unit BZ105 Information Systems for Business. Students are required to bring these devices to classes for this unit.