BSB50120 - Diploma of Business

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 course is included in the Australian and Queensland Government’s Fee Free TAFE program.




12 mths - 24 mths




12 units


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

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.

For information on course structure and duration please visit the CQU Handbook website.


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Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
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.

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

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$8,064.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$672.00 (2023)
JobTrainer$396.00 (2023)
JobTrainer fee per unit$33.00 (2023)

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.

This is a Fee Free TAFE course thanks to the Australian and Queensland Governments. Eligibility criteria applies.

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. 

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.

You’ve made an excellent choice. Now that you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit to create one. International students can apply for a USI once in Australia.

You can apply for this course by clicking the Apply Now button below. Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86.

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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