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Diploma of Business

Take your business career to the next level with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Improve your professional skills and accelerate your career trajectory

Want to hit the ground running with your business career? Have you hit a ceiling in your current organisation? The BSB50120 Diploma of Business could help you earn a promotion or step right into a senior role.

This online business course equips you with the administrative, management and leadership skills to thrive in a professional environment in any industry. After graduating with your business diploma, you will be ready to succeed as an office manager, an administrative manager, or perhaps the personal assistant to an executive staff member. Either way, your employer will know from your resumé that you have the necessary training and tools to do the job well.

Completing the BSB50120 Diploma of Business online with Foundation Education is your doorway to a world of strong opportunities.

This course is delivered online, giving you the flexibility to study whenever and wherever works for you.

Not sure if a diploma is right for you? You may wish to consider completing the BSB31020 Certificate III in Business or the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business first. Or, if you would like more specialised business training, you may like to study the BSB50120 Diploma of Business with a focus on business operations.


The BSB50120 Diploma of Business is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

This business qualification equips you with the practical skills to succeed in a wide range of business environments. You will graduate knowing how to apply critical thinking in the workplace, manage finances and resources, develop workplace policies, communicate effectively with colleagues, manage projects, and more.

Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager

As an administrative manager, you will apply your organisational skills to ensure the day-to-day operations of your workplace all go smoothly. You will play a key role in supporting and supervising other staff, developing and updating policies and procedures, and assisting with recruitment.

Frontline Manager / Team Leader

Frontline Manager / Team Leader

As a team leader, you will supervise and manage a team of other staff members. This will typically involve motivating the team, assessing and evaluating employees, assisting management with recruitment and training programs, and updating the team on deadlines and company goals.

Office Manager

Office Manager

An office manager is the go-to person for staff who need administrative support. You will often be responsible for managing the front desk, organising workplace events and meetings, coordinating staff schedules, and handling paperwork.

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

Working closely with a senior member of staff, you will play an essential role in ensuring all emails, phone calls, meetings, travel plans, and appointments are scheduled appropriately and run smoothly.

Course snapshot

Diploma of Business

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.  


Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 12 course units to complete. 
  • Submit 1 course unit every 4 weeks to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery Structure

Studying the Diploma of Business with Foundation Education is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.

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1. Theoretical

Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.


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12 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.

MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with Video Capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.


Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Diploma of Business

Cost and payment

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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