BSB50120 - Diploma of Business

This is the ideal course for individuals looking to take their business career to the next level. This comprehensive program will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in business management, marketing, and leadership, equipping you to excel in a range of roles. You will learn to use industry-standard software and technology, as well as gain valuable experience through real-world projects and case studies.

Course Overview


The BSB50120 Diploma of Business is a comprehensive course designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the key principles and practices of business management. This course covers a range of essential topics, including business planning, marketing, project management, risk management, leadership, and financial management. Students will also develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving, which are essential for success in business management roles.


Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage business operations effectively, develop and implement business plans, and lead teams successfully. Graduates will be prepared to work in a range of industries, from small businesses to large corporations.


The BSB50120 Diploma of Business is suitable for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in business management or who are currently working in business roles and wish to develop their skills further. This course may also provide a pathway to higher qualifications in business management, including an Advanced Diploma or a Bachelor's degree..



12 - 24 months


Study online supported with experienced Trainer Assessor



Career opportunities

Business Manager | Team Leader | Administration Supervisor


12 units of competency | Nationally recognised

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Computer and internet access required


University Degree | Diploma of Leadership and Management | Business Management positions


Experienced industry Trainer Assessors


Multiple short online assessments

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Course Delivery and Duration

Our online guides and assessments have been uniquely developed to best equip you for the real world! We have ensured you will remain engaged while completing your studies and provide real life, relatable scenarios to set you up for your future!


1 year is the average course duration for completing the Diploma of Business qualification. As this course is 'self-paced' study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class timetables, fitting study around work, family and life. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 6 – 8 months.


Students receiving study benefits from Centrelink (education on supplement) will be obligated to complete the course in 28 weeks (full-time) or 56 weeks (part-time). Students who complete the course as part of a traineeship will have 12 months full-time or 2 years part-time.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

Diploma of Business can lead to a variety of career and study pathways, including:


Career Pathways:

  • Business Manager: Business Managers are responsible for managing the overall operations of a business, including overseeing finances, managing employees, and ensuring the business is meeting its goals.
  • Team Leader: Team Leaders are responsible for managing a team of employees, including assigning tasks, training team members, and ensuring team members are meeting their goals.
  • Sales Manager: Sales Managers are responsible for managing a team of sales representatives, including setting sales targets, training team members, and developing sales strategies.

Study Pathways:

  • Diploma of Leadership and Management: The Diploma of Leadership and Management is the perfect qualification to complement your Diploma of Business skills and further develop your abilities in leadership and management, and help you progress into higher roles in your organization or industry.
  • Bachelor's degree: After completing the Diploma of Business, you can consider enrolling in a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or a related field. A Bachelor's degree can provide advanced knowledge and skills in business principles and practices, and can open up career opportunities in management, marketing, accounting, finance, and other related fields.
  • Master's degree: A Master's degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or a related field can provide more specialized knowledge and skills in business operations, management, and leadership. It can help you progress into higher roles in your organization or industry.


These are just a few examples, and the specific career and study opportunities and pathways will depend on your skills, interests, and experience. The BSB50120 Diploma of Business is an ideal course for individuals who are keen to establish a career in business management or who are presently employed in business roles and desire to upgrade their skills. Successful completion of this program may also lead to advanced qualifications in business management.


In total, you need to complete 12 nationally recognised units of competency. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and upon completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.


Core units:

  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace


Plus 7 Elective units

  • BSBHRM525 Manage recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations
  • BSBMKG541 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunites

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however students will require:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments
  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to a computer and internet

Support and assessments

Our online courses include the support of experienced industry professionals and support staff to guide you through the program. Our trainers are dedicated to helping you succeed and will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your progress. They will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fully understand the course material, as well as offer suggestions for further learning opportunities.


Furthermore, you will have access to a wealth of up to date, easy to understand online course materials, including videos, tutorials, and practice exercises, which will help you to deepen your understanding of the course material.

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Upon completion of the course, you will possess not only real-world skills and understanding, but also a nationally recognized and accredited qualification. Apply your skills in a dynamic new position or pursue a new exciting career path - start your future now!

Upcoming Programs

Name Location Cost
Diploma of Business Online $2,590.00