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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

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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

To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 8 units.
Elective Units
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings
BSBADM503 Plan and manage conferences
BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Study Sequence
A recommended order of study is listed below, and should be used as a guide only.
Students are to choose only 8 of the 10 units offered, but must complete BSBWOR501 first. 

  1. BSBWOR501 
  2. BSBADM502 
  3. BSBADM503 
  4. BSBPMG522 
  5. BSBHRM501 
  6. BSBHRM506
  7. BSBINM501 
  8. BSBITU401 
  9. BSBITU402 
  10. BSBLED502

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment

Course Intakes


There are twelve course intakes, available monthly from January to December.

Duration and dates
18 months full-time or 2 years part-time

This course is available online with teaching support available through email and telephone. Individual Zoom sessions can be arranged by appointment. Online students require self-motivation and must have 6 hours per week available for study and placement. 

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration No
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management No

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 degrees as follows:

1. Eight core units.

2. Eight units from chosen specialisation.

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.