Diploma of Business

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This course is designed to provide the students with necessary business and management skills to perform in a range of functions including human resource, marketing and project management in supervisory roles.

The course also includes practical, computer-based units that focus on developing e-business and document design skills that can be applied in real-life business and work situations. It will focus specifically on skills relating to communication and organisation (managing meetings, projects, and priorities); people management and leadership (human resources units and leadership unit); document management (business document design and development unit).

While this course can be considered to be a broad introduction to the sector, the course has been designed so that graduates will leave with specific and readily usable skills relevant to specific situations. It is appropriate for those looking to develop a career in business and management as well as aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs.



This course is designed for those wishing to develop business and management skills. It is appropriate for people looking to develop a career in business and management as well as aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs.


Course Code BSB50215
Course Duration 8 Months (1 unit per month)
Delivery Mode Online
Course intake 20th January 2015 - Enrol any time
Study hours 460
Prerequisites No
Nationally accredited Yes
Payment Options Flexible payment options
Qualification Diploma of Business
Assessments Workplace scenarios, activities, written/oral questions, and projects



Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Executive Officer
  • Program Consultant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Manager





Based on the employment outcomes and training package requirements, the following units of competency have been selected for this qualification. Eight elective units must be successfully completed to attain the certificate.


Elective Units

Six elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below. The remaining two elective units may be selected from the Group A or Group B elective units listed below.

Group A

General Administration

Manage meetings (BSBADM502) 

Manage business document design and development (BSBADM506) 

Human Resource Management

Manage human resources services (BSBHRM501) 

Manage workforce planning (BSBHRM513) 

Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes (BSBHRM506) 

Provide personal leadership (BSBMGT405) 

Project Management

Undertake project work (BSBPMG522) 

Workplace Effectiveness

Manage personal work priorities and professional development (BSBWOR501) 


Group B


Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities (FNSACC404) 


Review and maintain a website (BSBEBU401) 

Information Technology

Design and develop complex text documents (BSBITU401) 

Develop and use complex spreadsheets (BSBITU402) 

Financial Admin

Report on financial activity (BSBFIA402) 


Undertake marketing activities (BSBMKG414) 


Develop a sales plan (BSBSLS501) 




This qualification is delivered completely online. The learners will be part of an online learning community as well as their own learning groups connected through an easy to use online learning platform.  This platform provides you with the convenience and flexibility of studying at home at your own pace and schedule while also being able to easily attend face-to-face tutorials with industry experts.

The learner facilitator interaction will mainly be online and email communication. The learners will have an opportunity to listen to and see the facilitator through the scheduled online tutorials.



The course is designed to reflect a real-life workplace context through online learning activities, face-to-face online tutorials with industry experts, workplace focused projects and practical tasks and assessments.

It is assumed that a considerable number of the learners enrolling in this course have either had some work experience or are considering starting out in a new job within the industry.




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This fee is all inclusive. No hidden fees are added on such as enrolment and online learning materials. Optional hard copy materials can be purchased for an additional cost. For more info on course prices and a breakdown of the costs view the pricing & payment options page.



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  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, OR Native English speaker
  • It will be expected of the learners to be proficient in the use of computer, internet and email
  • There is no minimum qualification requirement for entry into this course



  • A computer with Windows XP or higher
  • An Internet connection (preferably ADSL or cable)
  • A suitable PC headset for participation in live online classes
  • Webcam


Upon receiving your enrolment, we will determine your eligibility for funding and adjust your applicable fee accordingly.  We look forward to supporting your career growth.

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