Diploma of Business (BSB50215)

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Course Overview

Consider studying the Diploma of Business if you wish to acquire or further develop the knowledge and performance skills in business functions to fulfil the role of executive officer, program consultant and program coordinator.

The qualification will be suitable for people who possess substantial business experience and seek to further develop their skills or who have little or no vocational experience and wish to create further educational and employment opportunities.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

People considering studying BSB50215 may have backgrounds that include:

  • Previous experience in the business sector, returning to the workforce and wishing to improve their skills
  • Current employees seeking to provide leadership and guidance to others
  • Current employees with limited responsibility for the output of others
  • Previous business experience and aspiring to gain recognition of their skills and knowledge
  • A desire to seek a study pathway towards a higher AQF qualification


Into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business or other relevant qualification/s OR with vocational experience assisting in a range of work settings without a formal business qualification.

From the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management; BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management or BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business or BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Study Requirements

To successfully achieve the qualification Diploma of Business ( BSB50215 ) you are required to complete a total of 8 units, NO core unit/s of study and 8 elective unit/s.

Elective Unit/s
Following are suggested elective units for this qualification. It is recommended that students discuss the options that best suit their career paths with a trainer prior to enrolment.

BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

BSBHRM501 - Manage human resources services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and evaluate delivery of human resource services, integrating business ethics.

It applies to individuals with responsibility for coordinating a range of human resource services across an organisation. They may have staff reporting to them.

BSBHRM506 - Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

It applies to individuals or human resource personnel who take responsibility for managing aspects of selecting new staff and orientating those staff in their new positions. It is not assumed that the individual will be directly involved in the selection processes themselves, although this may well be the case.

BSBHRM513 - Manage workforce planning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends.

It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.

BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer service

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation.

It applies to individuals who supervise the provision of quality customer service within an organisation’s procedures framework by others. At this level, individuals must exercise considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

BSBRSK501 - Manage risk

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.


How long does the course take?

Total nominal hours = 460 hrs

How will the course be delivered?


How long can I access my Course?

Maximum of 24 months access to your online studies, available 24/7. On enrolment you will receive your user name and password to access all of your online course material and assessments.

Are there any Prerequisites?

You will require sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course, this will be discussed with your trainer in a pre-training assessment. You will also require access to an internet connection and computer.

Do I get any trainer support?

Training delivery and assessment is by qualified teachers who are experienced in business and will provide you support throughout your course with a balance of theoretical knowledge and real-world application.

Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or just do the assessments?

The assessment only or recognition of prior learning pathway could be appropriate if you’ve got:

  • on-the-job experience
  • want recognition for prior learning or current competencies
  • you may have overseas qualifications
  • you may be a migrant with an established work history
  • you may be returning to the workplace
  • you may be disabled or injured and require a change in career

Can I apply for Credit Transfers?

Students with appropriate prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be granted ‘credit’ and/or entry to the course with ‘advanced standing’. YouSTUDY policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.


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Course Units (Example)

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Type
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
BSBHRM501 Manage human resources services Elective
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes Elective
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning Elective
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Elective
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective
BSBRSK501 Manage risk Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective

Job roles this qualification covers includes:

  • Executive Officer
  • Program Consultant
  • Program Coordinator