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Virtual classes. Real Learning

Certificate III in Business (BSB30120)

Diploma of Business (BSB50120)

Diploma of Leadership and Management  (BSB50420)

At a time when workplaces are rapidly changing, and digital technologies are fast becoming essential tools to survive and operate a successful business, why not kick-start your career in business via the Virtual Business College, a new offering from TAFE Queensland.

We offer students a new, flexible and innovative way to learn and future proof your skills to thrive in a digitally connected world.


Available courses

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
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BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Administration)
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BSB50120 Diploma of Business
Read more  |  Apply (part-time)
Apply (full-time evening) | Apply (full-time daytime)

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
Read more  |  Apply (part-time)
Apply (full-time evening) | Apply (full-time daytime)

Benefits of studying through the 
Virtual Business College


How it works

Business and IT

Timetabled classes 3 days per week

Business and IT

4-hour classes*

Business and IT

Opportunities to attend multiple tutorials

Business and IT

Virtual skills coaches provide student support

Our online virtual classroom courses cover the same content as courses that are delivered on campus. The benefit is that you do not have be on campus for classes, and you will still learn from amazing teachers, complete industry-relevant assessment, and focus on engaging in conversations that help you understand the linkage to how you solve real world problems.


*class times may vary per qualification level.  Diploma courses are typically 3-hour classes. 

What your study looks like

avbc study modes

Virtual Classroom

Engage in real-time, interactive sessions with teachers and peers to enhance your understanding of course material in a dynamic, online environment. All sessions are recorded, so you can access on demand at a time that suits you.


Take control of your learning pace and style with self-directed online resources, allowing you to study at your own convenience and tailor your experience to your unique needs. In addition to attending (or watching recordings) online virtual classroom sessions, time each week will be required to be allocated to complete self-directed learning.

Discussion Boards

Collaborate and exchange ideas with fellow students, be part of your learning community and gain insights through online discussions.


Engage with your dedicated Skills Coach (tutor) in hands-on group tutorials designed to reinforce key concepts and guide your learning journey, and be supported when you require additional assistance. 


Time each week needs to be allocated to making progress with a variety of assessment tasks, ensuring mastery of the course content and opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your performance.

Comparing full time vs part time study

Full-time training schedule
(Certificate III and Diploma)


Enrol six times a year: January, March, April, June, August and October.

Time commitments

Online Virtual Classroom: 9 hours/week

Tutorials: 1 hour/week

Self-directed study: 20-25 hours/week

Duration of course: 8 months

Part-time training schedule
(Diploma only)


*Includes a mid-cluster break

Enrol three times each year: January, April and August. 

Time commitments

Online Virtual Classroom: 3 hours/week

Tutorials: 1 hour/week

Self-directed study: 10-15 hours/week

Duration of course: 16 months

Why study with us

Virtual classrom

Online virtual delivery

2 teachers deliver lesson content – twice the fun, engagement and support.

Group class

Flexible, engaging, connected learning

No boring PDFs – engage with interactive online learning, immersive reality experiences and virtual skills coaches.

VBC master class

Master classes

In every study block, an industry professional will deliver a relevant and interactive master class.


  • 100% online virtual delivery without compromising on quality. You will have no on-campus commitments, although you can access campus facilities at a location near you, while having the flexibility to study where and when it suits you.
  • Virtual direct instruction – facilitated virtual delivery with the ability to record training for on-demand access.
  • Don’t wait to start your learning. We offer rolling enrolment opportunities, every 8 weeks, 6 intakes per year. 

  • Online classrooms specifically built for virtual delivery that encourage and support collaborative discussion forums, a close community, live streaming, interactive quizzes. 
  • Classrooms that promote innovation and collaboration to form connections with peers allowing a deeper insight into studies.
  • All in one digital personal learning portal that allows you easy access to course content, submit assessments, collaborate with peers.

  • Flexible support options that match flexible delivery.  You’ll have access to weekly virtual fully facilitated classes and tutorials, where you can ask questions and we can help you navigate and manage your learning schedule. 
  • Our Virtual Learning Coaches have a wealth of industry experience and formal training, and they will share their knowledge and practical skills, guiding you through the highly collaborative and engaging online learning space.
  • Through our engaging team-teaching approach, you will benefit from being exposed to multiple experienced and specialist educators, who will offer unique individual perspectives and experiences that will improve your ability to engage with course materials and concepts.
  • Supportive learning environment cultivated through a tailored orientation program, professional learning communities that provide you with the opportunity to expand your network of likeminded students and industry professionals.

  • We invest in you – structured orientation sessions are organised to provide you with useful tips and advice about getting started, connect you to the support you may need, introduce you to your fellow students who will be starting, teach you the best ways to engage online to get the most out of your course 

  • Opportunities to learn valuable insights and tips, where you will hear insights and experiences from external leading industry experts directly related to the units you are studying.

Meet our teachers

Results for our students

TAFE Queensland 2021 Student Satisfaction survey - Certificate III Business courses.

Proportion of graduates satisfied with the overall quality of training provided.

Proportion of graduates satisfied it prepared them well for work.

Proportion of graduates satisfied that they received constructive feedback about their assessments and progress.

We're here for you

Orientation week occurs the week before that start of every study block. If you are just starting your course, it’s an opportunity to connect with other students and staff before you begin your course. Tailored activities will allow you to get to know people, and learn the best ways to set yourself up for success. You are not on your own – our team of educators and support service staff are here to help you succeed. 

Visit this information on the TAFE Queensland website when considering your own circumstances, study workload and success. 



Virtual Business College Courses

Apply now

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
Read more  |  Apply

BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Administration)
Read more  |  Apply

BSB50120 Diploma of Business
Read more  |  Apply (part-time)
Apply (full-time evening) | Apply (full-time daytime)

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
Read more  |  Apply (part-time)
Apply (full-time evening) | Apply (full-time daytime)