• BSB50215
  • 087229D

Diploma of Business

At a glance

At a glance

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.

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

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

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Course overview

Course overview

Upgrade your career with this high-level qualification. You will take control with specialised knowledge, and advanced skills. Demand for skilled workers in the field of business, management and executive level operators is set to increase by greater than 50,000 jobs within the next five years. This course will give you the specialised skills needed to be competitive when seeking employment within the industry.

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.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 8 elective units from the list below.

Write persuasive copy
Write complex documents
Lead and manage team effectiveness
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Manage risk
Analyse and present research information
Manage fundraising and sponsorship activities
Undertake project work
Implement and monitor marketing activities
Interpret market trends and developments
Plan market research
Establish and adjust the marketing mix
Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
Promote products and services
Manage operational plan
Manage people performance
Implement continuous improvement
Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
Communicate with influence
Develop and use complex spreadsheets
Design and develop complex text documents
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
Manage an information or knowledge management system
Manage workforce planning
Develop and manage performance management processes
Manage mediation processes
Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
Manage separation or termination
Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
Manage human resource management information systems
Manage human resource services
Manage payroll
Manage budgets and financial plans
Investigate and design e-business solutions
Manage quality customer service
Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
Manage business document design and development
Plan and implement administrative systems
Plan and manage conferences
Manage meetings

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $5,075 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
Important Information

Important Information

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

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.  The following information will assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at this level:    Are you volunteering or working in a business environment? Although assessment can be based on simulation, you would benefit from having some involvement in, or access to, a business environment. 

Do you have literacy levels equivalent to a successful completion of year 12 English? Study will involve a range of reading comprehension activities, report writing, and conducting and analysing research. At this level your written communication needs to be of a professional standard in presentation, structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation.  Do you have basic computer skills to access resources online, send and receive emails and use a range of MS Office programs?  Do you have a range of study skills, self-motivation and reasonable independence to direct your study? You will need to foster self-discipline in organising your study time, so as to prioritise your workload to meet your assessment deadlines.  Although functioning fairly independently in your learning, do you feel confident in contacting your teacher or other support staff when needed? Staff at TAFE are here to support you throughout your training.

It is recommended that you have relevant experience and/or qualifications in the business industry.

Intensive Program
In order to gain entry to this course it is recommended that you have at least 5 years' experience working in the areas of business or management, and have an understanding of issues relevant to medium to large organisations.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised. 

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.


All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland