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This qualification reflects the role of individuals with substantial experience in a range of settings and various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators.

Job roles

Our Diploma of Business course is ideal for students intending to take on the role of Executive Officer, Program Consultant, Program Coordinator, Food and Beverage/Restaurant Supervisor and any other similar business/management roles.

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

Administrators carry out and oversee administrative tasks to ensure an organisation runs smoothly. They may have specific areas of responsibility - such as human resources, budgets, accommodation and property facilities and records - or act in a more general capacity.

Business Development Managers implement and assist with the development of business plans. They manage business activities associated with identifying new markets and sources of revenue, and build and maintain business relationships in line with company strategies and objectives.

Business Sales Team Leaders lead teams of Sales Agents to develop and implement strategies which increase a business' sales. They identify customer needs and markets, visit potential buyers, keep up-to-date with knowledge of their own and competitors' products, liaise with sales and marketing personnel, negotiate prices, prepare contracts and record orders, work on marketing campaigns, and plan strategies to meet targets and budgets.

Corporate Services Managers oversee the provision and running of corporate services. They coordinate services such as human resources, supply and facilities management, and IT. They ensure all necessary corporate services are delivered to the expected standard, and that they cover the needs of the business.

Executive Officers provide high-level support to officials in government or other organisations. They manage teams and offices, conduct research, manage presentations and meetings, and create reports.

Legal Practice Managers oversee the business operations of a legal practice. They manage personnel and administrative systems; identify new business opportunities; and manage accounts, records, and physical resources such as office spaces.

Project Consultants provide specialist-field knowledge to project management. They assist with all stages of the project, from planning to implementation.

Project Coordinators administer and implement project activities. They liaise with management and carry out recommendations; direct employees and teams; handle queries; prepare reports; oversee the gathering of project information; review and develop administrative systems; plan budgets and monitor costs; and determine project requirements.

Skills developed

  • Human resources management
  • Manage the organisation of business meetings
  • Managing personal and professional development
  • (self-management)
  • Manage information and knowledge management systems
  • Coordinate and implement customer service strategies
  • Learn to develop business documents in line with organisational requirements


Qualification Diploma of Business
National course code BSB50215
Accreditation Tactical Training Group‚  WG Learning
Recognition Nationally Recognised Diploma - meets AQF standards (What's this?)
Duration Self paced, 12 - 24 months
Study mode Blended

Course plan

Total Units: 8

8 Elective Units

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting the meeting outcomes.

Code: BSBADM502

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to organise learning to use an information or knowledge management system and to manage the use of the system.

Code: BSBINM501

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to plan workforce strategies to achieve organisational goals and objectives. This includes assessing factors that may affect the supply of workers, aligning workforce objectives with business plans and designing strategies and succession plans to ensure competent and appropriately diverse workforce is available to meet anticipated changes.

Code: BSBHRM513

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

Code: BSBMGT516

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of the recruitment, selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. Including developing recruitment, selection and induction policies and procedures, recruiting and selecting staff and managing staff induction.

Code: BSBHRM506

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation. Operators may have staff involved in delivering customer service and are responsible for the quality of their work. In many instances the work will occur within the organisation’s policies and procedures framework. At this level, the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies, will be required.

Code: BSBCUS501

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to establish standards for the design and production of organisational documents and to manage document design and production processes to ensure agreed standards are met.

Code: BSBADM506

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.

Code: BSBWOR501

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suited to the needs of individuals with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

It is the perfect qualification if you are currently working in a business role and are looking to further your skills and knowledge. Or perhaps you are looking to enter the business profession and start a new career.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however there are preferred entry pathways for candidates considering this qualification.

Can I get Recognition of Prior Learning? (RPL)

Yes, skills and qualifications you already have may count towards your qualification.

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What are the pathways into the qualification?

BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business or other relevant qualification


with vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

What are the pathways from the qualification?

This qualification provides a pathway to work in higher level positions within the business sector.

What are the outcomes?

This course is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a nationally recognised qualification, BSB50215 Diploma of Business.

What are the course requirements?

What you'll need.

English Language

In order to successfully enrol in this course, you must have a level of proficiency in written English, allowing you to engage in the course materials and content and ensuring you can undertake the variety of assessments.

Minimum age

You must be at least 16 years old on the date of application. If you are under the age of 18 you will also need an application signed by your parent or guardian.

Minimum education
  • Year 10 and a minimum of one year of vocational experience OR
  • Completion of a government recognised Certificate II course or higher OR
  • Relevant vocational experience


The following industries relate to this qualification.

This sector covers activities related to bringing a product (or service) to the attention of potential and current customers, and meeting the needs of customers.

This sector covers the establishment and maintenance of procedures, records, and regulations for commercial activities. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of business administration, use the headings Governance, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Purchasing and Procurement, Quality Auditing, or Recordkeeping.

This sector covers the administrative aspects of a legal office work environment.

This sector covers the organisation of government policies and programmes which are carried out by public servants at all levels of government.


Non-Subsidised training

Program* Price
Full Fee $3,000

* Accreditation: Tactical Training Group - RTO 91054 OR WG Learning - RTO 91178

Subsidised training

We offer subsidised training in the following highlighted states and territories


NSW subsidised training: Tactical Training Group - RTO 91054

Program Non-concessional Concessional
Traineeships * $0 $0
Targeted Priorities Full Qualification (TPFQ) - 1st qualification $2,530
Targeted Priorities Full Qualification (TPFQ) - 2nd qualification $2,850

NSW subsidised training: WG Learning - RTO 91178

Program Non-concessional Concessional
Traineeships * $0 $0
Targeted Priorities Full Qualification (TPFQ) - 1st qualification $2,530
Targeted Priorities Full Qualification (TPFQ) - 2nd qualification $2,850

* Under the NSW Government's Fee Free Traineeship Initiative, NSW trainees who are funded under Smart and Skilled, and commence subsidised training on or after 1 January 2020, are eligible for free training. For trainees who are not eligible, the fee for a qualification delivered under a traineeship is capped at $1,000. For more information please refer to

ACT subsidised training

Program Non-concessional Concessional
Traineeships $350 $0
Apprenticeships (First Year) $350 $0
Apprenticeships (Each subsequent year) $600 $0

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Fees for RPL applications are calculated on a case by case basis and may be reduced due to credit transfer. The base price for RPL applications is:

  • Certificate II to Certificate IV qualifications $1,500^
  • Diploma to Advanced Diploma qualifications $2,000^

Employer incentives

Your investment in skilling your staff through training may also bring with it a number of State and Australian Government financial incentives.

Financial incentives you may be eligible for include:

  • Australian Government standard Commencement and Completion Incentives ranging from $750
    to over $4,000
  • Training award pay rates (if required)
  • Exemption or rebates from payroll tax (where applicable)
  • Exemption of apprentice’s wages from workers compensation premium calculations (NSW apprentices)
  • Extra incentives to assist in the employment of under-represented groups such as
  • Apprentices or trainees with a disability, mature age, school-based and Indigenous
  • A number of extra incentives which are available for certain areas or qualifications

Note Incentives are dependent on meeting eligibility criteria.

Contact Allara Leaning on 1300 772 724 to discuss your eligibility for incentives.


Talk to a training consultant about your requirements

1300 772 724

BSB50215 Diploma of Business