BSB50120 Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 104998F

So you may already be familiar with a business plan but perhaps you haven’t found the key to unlocking a successful business? Learn about what’s involved in running a business from managing staff, executing quality customer service, building policy and procedures to implementing a business plan. In the Diploma of Business you’ll have the recipe to build an incredible business.

Start Dates



58  Weeks

Study: 42 weeks  //  Supervised Study: 4 weeks  //   Holidays: 12 weeks

Delivery Mode


15 hrs / week


5 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

Business Owner // General Manager // Business Consultant // Start Your Own Business



Gold Coast

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:

Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:

  • Certificate IV or Diploma requires a minimum of Year 12 OR a minimum of a Certificate III level qualification or higher
  • If there is no evidence of the above, the student must sit the Entrepreneur Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and achieve a satisfactory result


Please note: Home country evidence is accepted and must be translated


English Entry Requirement:

Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:

  • Upper Intermediate Certificate or higher
  • Certificate IV level or higher qualification in Australia
  • IELTS 5.5-6, FCE Grade B or C, CAE 160-179, TOEFL 72-94, TOEIC 400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
  • Entrepreneur Education English Test, achieving at least Upper Intermediate level


Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant


Course Resource Requirements:

The following resources are required to complete this course:

  • Computer Requirements: Students will require continual access to their own laptop computer during class and outside of class to meet distance education requirements


Please note: Students are required to purchase these items at their own expense


You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.

Course Subjects

01. The Thinker

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

Critical thinking helps employees solve problems and build strategies that make them better at their jobs. This skill is ever important in the workplace as you want your employees to logically connect ideas, find inconsistencies and solve complex problems.

02. Think Outside the Budget

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

All businesses need to be prepared with budgets, this unit will show you how to undertake financial management in an organisation or work area. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches and supporting and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

03. Check Your Resources

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources

Learn how to manage resources according to planned business strategies. It includes analysing resource requirements, developing resource plans, allocating resources, and reviewing and reporting on resource usage.

04. Rules: Gotta Have Them

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Business sustainability is often defined as managing the triple bottom line – a process by which businesses manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. In this unit you will learn how to develop workplace sustainability policy, communicate, implement and review this policy.

05. Communicate It

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

There is a right time and place for communication; effective communication in the workplace simply requires a little structure. Learn how to lead effective communication in the workplace

06. Don't Be Stupid

BSBOPS504 Manage business risk  

Every business will face risks that threatens its success. In this unit you will learn how to identify what could go wrong in a business content, evaluate which risks should be dealt with and implement strategies to deal with those risks.

07. Develop The Plan

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work    

Learn how to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project in this unit. You will cover developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

08. It's Your Responsibility

BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility

Within this unit you will learn to consult with stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation.

09. eBusiness

SIRXECM003 Design an ecommerce site

Choosing the right eCommerce platform can either make or break your online store’s success. Learn how to design the interface of an ecommerce site. It requires the ability to determine the needs of an ecommerce site, develop designs that enhance usability and appearance, and review site functionality.

10. Business literacy

BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information

Companies that fail to share knowledge pay an enormous price for doing so. That makes it imperative for your organisation to actively manage its knowledge so to increase its chances of success. Learn to develop and maintain information and data systems to support decision making, and to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the organisation.

11. Access The Outcome

DEFEVL006 Evaluate business performance

Business is unpredictable, and about the only thing that you can count on is that everything continuously changes. You need to constantly measure your business performance so you know what’s successful and what isn’t. Learn to evaluate the performance of an organisation’s business operations.

12. Keep It Short

BSBTWK503 Manage meetings

For some people meetings have become synonymous with wasting time. When you call a meeting you can almost hear the collective groan from down the hall. No matter where you work or who you work for, meetings are an important part of the job. There’s only one problem: poorly planned and disorganised meetings are bad for business. Meetings can be the most powerful tool in the success of your business. However, like any tool, you can only fully reap the benefits when you use it properly.

Timetable Information



Please note; Timetables are subject to change.

Course Terminology

Workshop (teaching)
During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you the knowledge and skills required for the unit. Activities may include presentations, group work, interactive games or a range of other hands on and engaging experiences.

Collaborate (facilitated learning)
Your mentor will facilitate your learning during this time and provide guidance and assistance to complete assessment tasks that were introduced in the workshop sessions. You will work either collaboratively on projects and tasks, or complete independent research activities.

Distance Education

Canvas (Learner Management System)
Canvas is your online learning portal. Within this platform, you will be able to access your course learning materials, assessment requirements, and marked submissions. You will also be able to communicate with your Mentor within this platform, outside of timetabled hours. The system is user friendly and will help keep you on track throughout your studies.

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