BSB50120 - Diploma of Business

Duration12 mths - 24 mths
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOnline
Total units12
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Want to make your mark in the business world? Whether you already have experience or whether you’d like to improve your theoretical knowledge for a business career and beyond, this course will help develop your abilities and provide you with a course that can create further employment and educational opportunities.

This qualification 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.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

  • Jozanna Brown smiling bluer background
    I chose CQUni because I had a great experience when I completed my first diploma that's why I continued with business. Studying TAFE online is really convenient. I find that you have a lot of flexibility and you can take it with you anywhere you like.

    Jozanna Brown

    Diploma of Business

Career Opportunities

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

Structure & Availability



12 mths - 24 mths


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in others
BSBXCM501Lead communication in the workplace
BSBSUS511Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBOPS501Manage business resources
BSBFIN501Manage budgets and financial plans

Group A Electives - Business Operations

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBTWK503Manage meetings
BSBOPS504Manage business risk
BSBOPS502Manage business operational plans
BSBHRM525Manage recruitment and onboarding

Group B Electives - Leadership

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBHRM412Support employee and industrial relations
BSBLDR523Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
BSBLDR522Manage people performance

Group C Electives - Organisational Development

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBSTR502Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBPEF502Develop and use Emotional Intelligence

Unspecified Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBTEC401Design and produce complex text documents
BSBCMM412Lead difficult conversations
BSBTEC402Design and produce complex spreadsheets

To learn more about the course structure for this course, please visit the handbook.

Online Course

January, 2024Online
February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.


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.

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.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$12,600
Fee for service per unit$1,050
RPL Fee for service per Unit$525

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2023 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $11,191. VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.