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BSB50120

Diploma of Business

Thrive in a career in business with this high-level qualification. This course is perfect for people who want to elevate their skills at a management or executive level.

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TIME up to 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$145
Full Fee
$4,900 - $10,695
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Course overview

Upgrade your career with this high-level qualification. You will take control with specialised knowledge, and advanced skills.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for office management roles is expected to experience stable growth over the next five years. This is a very large occupation with job opportunities available across a number of industries including construction, professional services, and education and training. 

This qualification is facilitated by expert teaching staff who have a high degree of industry connection and are able to guide you through your studies. You will develop specialised knowledge which includes communicating with influence, project work, workforce planning management, and risk.

Successful completion of this flexible qualification will provide you with high-level business skills that will enhance your career and expand potential professional and educational pathways.

What can I do?

  • Program Consultant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Executive Officer
  • Administration Manager

Course outcome:

BSB50120 Diploma of Business; or

BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Business Development); or

BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Leadership); or

BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Business Operations).

JobTrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $145 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Technology

With TAFE Queensland you study in environments equipped with the latest industry-standard technology. You will be job ready and desirable to future employers as you will have demonstrable up-to-date experience with computing platforms and programs.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 7 elective units from the list below.

To achieve a specialisation you must complete 4 elective units from one of: 

  • Business Development
  • Leadership
  • Business Operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBCRT511
    Develop critical thinking in others
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBCRT511
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop critical thinking in others

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBFIN501
    Manage budgets and financial plans
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBFIN501
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management in an organisation or work area. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches and supporting and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage budgets and financial plans

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBOPS501
    Manage business resources
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBOPS501
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage resources according to planned business strategies.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage business resources

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSUS511
    Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSUS511
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCM501
    Lead communication in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCM501
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead communication in the workplace within any industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lead communication in the workplace

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Accelerated: Part-time 2 night per week. Plus 3 Saturdays 9am-4pm
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Business Operations: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Leadership: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Business Operations: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Leadership: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 1-3 days per week depending on study pattern and units of study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Cairns
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 1 afternoon, evening per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Operations: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Leadership: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Leadership: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Operations: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Gympie
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Accelerated: Part-time 2 night per week. Plus 3 Saturdays 9am-4pm
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Business Operations: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Leadership: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Business Operations: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Leadership: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 1-3 days per week depending on study pattern and units of study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Cairns
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 1 afternoon, evening per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Operations: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Leadership: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Leadership: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Operations: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Gympie
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Accelerated: Part-time 2 night per week. Plus 3 Saturdays 9am-4pm
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Business Operations: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Leadership: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Business Operations: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Leadership: Part time up to 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 1-3 days per week depending on study pattern and units of study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time - 2 Zoom sessions and 1 face to face session per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Cairns
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 1 afternoon, evening per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,695
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Operations: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Leadership: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Leadership: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Operations: Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Gympie
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria
  • Entry into the mainstream program is via direct entry and it is recommended that you have:-
    • completed a Certificate IV in Business, or another relevant qualification, and/or that you have experience in a range of work environments in the business industry;
    • intermediate (Year 12 equivalent) literacy skills as study will involve a range of reading comprehension activities, report writing, and conducting and analysing research. Your written communication needs to be of a professional standard in presentation, structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation;
    • basic computer skills that enable you to access resources online, send and receive emails and use a range of MS Office programs; and
    • a range of study skills, self-motivation and reasonable independence to direct your study.
  • Entry into the accelerated program is via an application process and requires applicants to have at least 3 years' experience working in a medium to large organisation.
Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to a calculator, a laptop or tablet device, a USB and a headset including microphone.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

Online Study
When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

Order of Study for Diploma of BusinessDiploma of Business - Operations and Diploma of Business - Leadership.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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