Diploma of

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BSB50120 Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 105026F

Units of Competency

Total: 12 units (5 Core and 7 Elective units)

Qualification details/ Course overview
This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators.

Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Conversely, it may also apply to those 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.

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. A possible job title relevant to this qualification is:

  • Manager
  • Supervisor
Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
No specific pathway, however Certificate IV in Business or similar recommended.

Pathways from the qualification

BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Entry requirements

Though the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements, ACTB uses the following criteria for entry into this qualification:

  • International students (if course offered in the future)
  • Age 18+
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English proficiency
  • Completed high school, or equivalent
Qualification and recognition

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB50120 Diploma of Business.

This program requires the completion of 12 units of competency
Total: 12 units (5 core units and 7 elective units)
Course Code Title Core/Elective*
BSBCRT511 Develop Critical Thinking in Others Core
BSBFIN501 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans Core
BSBOPS501 Manage Business Resources Core
BSBSUS511 Develop Workplace Policies and Procedures for Sustainability Core
BSBXCM501 Lead Communication in the Workplace Core
BSBTWK503 Manage Meetings Elective
BSBPMG430 Undertake Project Work Elective
BSBOPS502 Manage Business Operational Plans Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence Elective
BSBMKG541 Identify and Evaluate Marketing Opportunities Elective
BSBMKG542 Establish and Monitor the Marketing Mix Elective
BSBMKG552 Design and Develop Marketing Communication Plans Elective

*Electives may be changed at any stage at the discretion of the College.

Learning outcomes
  • Manage aspects of business management
  • Manage administration, marketing and human resources
  • Manage and report on projects
  • Manage risk within the business
Mode of delivery

Classroom based

Program delivery (Classroom based)
Total course duration: 54 weeks (including 14 weeks of holidays)
Number of hours per week: 20 hours
Class timetable: Classes may be held between 9am-9pm, Monday- Saturday (excluding public holidays). Students are advised of their class timetables at the beginning of each term.
Delivery location: BRISBANE CAMPUS: 100 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

SUNSHINE COAST CAMPUS: 18-22 First Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Sample timetable

Sample timetable

5-week block
(7.5 hours)
Manage risk
Manage risk Manage risk Manage risk
(7.5 hours)
Manage people performance
Manage people performance
Manage people performance
Manage people performance
Saturday (6 hours)
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Teaching/learning resources

Students will have access to the following course materials:

  • Study Guides
  • Assessment packs
  • Power-point presentations
  • Online course content
  • Computers
  • Internet access
  • Links to external resources
  • Overhead projectors
  • Video camera for recording presentations (assessments)
Assessment methods

Assessments/Evidence-gathering techniques may include:

A. Role Play, Video recordings, Presentation and Discussion Forums
B. Oral – Questioning
C. Case study
D. Written assessments, Report, Essay, Research and Group Project

Students may be required to submit video presentations and third party reports to authenticate some of their practical work. They may also be required to participate in an oral interview at their course end of the course.

Nominal hours

800 hours

Term Dates

Please refer to the Term Dates on the website