Progress your career in business management and leadership with entry from your diploma

Do you have a Diploma? Have you completed a Diploma in your chosen field, such as hair and beauty, hospitality, construction, or business and want to take your profession to the next level? If so, that Diploma counts as the first year of your Associate Degree of Business. If you don’t already have a Diploma you can earn your Diploma at Chisholm - we offer courses from Certificates to Degrees to help you pathway to your degree.

The Business (Management & Leadership) program provides the opportunity for real-world learning. Students build knowledge in the vital areas of strategic management, change management, global management, entrepreneurship, risk management, decision-making, and leadership, as well as providing a sound grounding in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, business analytics, information technology, and law. Students also get the chance to engage in team-based work-integrated learning projects, solving real industry problems and benefiting from real-world learning.

Our Business (Management and Leadership) program is three phased, with phase one consisting of your Diploma.

The second phase of the program delivers the Associate Degree over one year. Students have the option to leave the program at the conclusion of this year with their Diploma and the Associate Degree of Business (Management and Leadership).

The third and final phase of the program consists of a further year of study and the completion of the Bachelor degree. Students who complete this phase leave the program with their Diploma and the Bachelor of Business (Management and Leadership).

View information on the Bachelor of Business (Management and Leadership).

Further information about Chisholm's accreditation as a Higher Education provider can be found at Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Chisholm Higher Education College participates in surveys administered by Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching (QILT).

Download the course entry requirements.

Award granted
Associate Degree
Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year. Part Time, 2 years.
Start dates
26 February, 22 July

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and aligned to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 6.

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.