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Associate Degree in  Business

Program code: 1604
QTAC code: 752302

Min. selection threshold






Minimum selection threshold


St Lucia


1.3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Trimester 1 (21 Jan, 2019)
Trimester 3 (02 Sep, 2019)

Why study the Associate Degree in Business

The Associate Degree in Business is a Faculty of Business, Economics and Law program designed for delivery by UQ College to provide both a stand-alone UQ qualification in Business for UQ College students, and to be an articulation pathway for students into the UQ Bachelor of Business Management (BBusMan). The Associate Degree is therefore closely aligned to the structure and content of the foundation component of the BBusMan. The Associate Degree in Business is designed to give students skills in mathematics and writing, plus core knowledge in management, accounting, marketing, law and finance, plus access to courses in the fields of commerce, and tourism.


  • Program code
  • QTAC code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Trimester 1 (21 Jan, 2019)
    Trimester 3 (02 Sep, 2019)
  • Program level
    UQ College
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 6

Admissions criteria


Completion of Year 12 or equivalent. English or English Communication, and Mathematics are recommended.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Associate Degree in Business in 2019:

16 66 24

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2019

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Associate Degree in Business:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest6 / 90 6 / 90
Median13 / 72 13 / 72
Lowest18 / 64 16 / 66

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Associate Degree in Business are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Associate Degree in Business. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Associate Degree in Business in Semester 1, 2019:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study7 15.22%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study<5 <5
(C) Work and life experience<5 <5
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
22 47.83%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
11 23.91%
International students<5 <5
Total46 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance


Domestic places in the Associate Degree in Business are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $15,139
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

An "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place in the Associate Degree in Business at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 24 units over three trimesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Associate Degree in Business need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Associate Degree in Business is 752302. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Important dates

The academic year at UQ College is divided into trimesters. The date you begin studying depends on which program you are doing.

There are two intakes for the Associate Degree in Business: January and September. You’ll need to apply to QTAC for these.

There are three intakes for the Tertiary Preparation Program: January, May and September. You’ll need to apply to UQ College for these.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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