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BSB50120 - Diploma of Business

Course Details

Course Summary

The Diploma of Business reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have front-line management accountabilities.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operation skills. They may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

What is the purpose of bksb?


The Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) is an approved online review tool that will give you a level for your English (literacy) and Maths (numeracy) levels, and can also help to identify any skill gaps or areas that you might need additional support in.

There are no other entry requirements for this course, however, completion of a Certificate IV in Business, or another relevant qualification, and/or experience in a range of work environments in the business industry is desirable.

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. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

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
  • Domestic
Full Fee $12,600.00 (2024)
Fee for service per unit $1,050.00 (2024)
RPL Fee for service per Unit $525.00 (2024)
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This qualification consists of competency in 5 core and 7 elective units. Upon completing all 12 units, students will receive a Diploma of Business.

Career opportunities: Executive Officer, Office Manager, Business Sales Team Leader, Administrator, Corporate Services Manager, Team Leader, Unit Leader, Administration Manager, and Program Coordinator.

Pathways: Students who successfully complete the BSB50120 Diploma of Business will be eligible for direct entry into CL86 Bachelor of Business at CQUniversity. Students may receive credit toward CL86 for units completed in BSB50120.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 7 elective units

This course has been structured into stages/clusters, with a goal of streamlining the enrolment/learning process. These Clusters have been designed as a recommended study plan to ensure all course requirements are met.

Students should only enrol into a maximum of one unit at a time, commencing with Stage 1 through to Stage 12. Each Stage consists of one unit. Students wanting to enrol in more than the recommended one unit maximum, are to seek advice with the course Teacher prior to enrolling.

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:

12 mths - 24 mths

One (1) unit per 10 week study period

To ensure you can manage your study load, we recommend limiting your workload to no more than one (1) unit per study period.


Some students may progress at a faster rate based on their experience, knowledge, and skills, as they would be able to apply the actual context of workplace experience to their assessments.

  • Online
  • Domestic

This qualification consists of competency in 5 core and 7 elective units.

This qualification can provide for specialisations in Business Operations or Leadership.



Students should enrol in a maximum of one (1) unit at a time, commencing at Stage 1 and progressing through to Stage 12.


For students wishing to enrol into more than the recommended one (1) unit maximum, this must be discussed with the Teacher prior to enrolling.

On successful completion of all 12 units, students will receive a Diploma of Business.



Cluster 11: Stage 11 - Business Operations Specialisation


Cluster 11B: Stage 11 - Generic Course: No Specialisation


Cluster 11A: Stage 11 - Leadership Specialisation

To achieve specialisation in the Diploma of Business, choose:

  • Business Operations Specialisation- identified on the testamur as BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations)
  • Leadership Specialisation- identified on the testamur as BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Leadership)

For no specialisation, choose:

  • Generic Course - No Specialisation - identified on the testamur as BSB50120 Diploma of Business


The units within the Generic Course Electives are recommended units that may be substituted for the units in the Generic Course - No Specialisation only.

Please contact the Course Advice Team via email,, for assistance in substituting your elective units.

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Practical Task
Written/Electronic Assessment
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Online Course

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Online Course

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

Online Course

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2024 Availabilities

Online Course

January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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