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Diploma of Business (BSB50215)

Course summary

This qualification is for people who want to work in a senior administrative role or who wish to gain credit for further study at university. It reflects the role of individuals with substantial experience in a range of settings and who are seeking to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

This course will develop sound managerial level business skills. You will learn how to effectively manage meetings, plan and manage conferences, manage payroll and manage your personal work portfolio and professional development needs. You will be able to learn a diverse range of new skills or build an existing knowledge to become more effective at work or achieve your career goals.

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. 

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - International
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, however completion of a Certificate IV or similar qualification is desirable.

CRICOS: 087147F
Mackay City and Rockhampton City

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Career possibilities may include:

  • Executive officers
  • Program consultants
  • Program coordinators

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 450 hours of study time will be involved, however the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected

  • Distance
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings
BSBADM503 Plan and manage conferences
BSBADM504 Plan and implement administrative systems
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Study Sequence
It is recommended that distance students study in the following sequence:
  1. BSBWOR501
  2. BSBADM502
  3. BSBADM503
  4. BSBADM504
  5. BSBINM501
  6. BSBITU401
  7. BSBITU402
  8. BSBPMG522

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.

Duration and dates
12 - 18 months

Eight (8) units must be successfully completed


This course is available by Distance Education and course material will be available online. Distance Education students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This is a self-paced course so students will need well developed technology and literacy skills to read and follow text books, basic numeracy skills are also required.

Students can be enrolled into a maximum of four (4) units at any one time dependent on their time to commit to studies. 

Enrolment Dates

VFH 1 (30 January - 23 June 2017) last date for enrolment is 28 February 2017

VFH 2 (6 March - 28 July 2017) last date for enrolment 4 April 2017

VFH 3 (10 April – 1 September 2017) last date for enrolment 9 May 2017

VFH 4 (15 May – 6 October 2017) last date for enrolment 13 June 2017

VFH 5 (10 July – 1 December 2017) last date for enrolment 8 August 2017

VFH 6 (14 August  2017– 5 January 2018) last date for enrolment 12 September 2017

VFH 7 (18 September 2017- 9 February 2018) last date for enrolment 31 October 2017

VFH 8 (6 November 2017 – 13 April 2018) last date for enrolment 5 December 2017

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business No

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your current skills and experience matter to us. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experience as well as formal and informal training. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through our RPL centre. Please note that documentary evidence will be requested as well as other sources of evidence.

Credit Transfer into CQU Bachelor of Business

CQU will only recognise Diploma students where the full-time Diploma course duration is one year or greater.

ALL CQU TAFE (BSB50215) students may undertake the Bachelor of Business and may choose any single specialisation.

Students with a completed CQU TAFE (BSB50215) will receive 1 year credit and will enter directly into 2nd year of the CQU Bachelor of Business.

CQU TAFE Diploma Business (BSB50215) students will receive the following credit:

1. Eight unspecified electives.

Students must complete remaining 16 units to complete their degress as follows:

1. Eight core units.

2. Eight units from chosen specialisation.