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Diploma of Business

VTAC Code: BSB50120 VTAC Number: Preston 6900610264

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12 months full time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Level up your career with a Diploma of Business BSB50120

If you want to level up your career and move into management, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Business BSB50120 will teach you the skills for success. This diploma will provide you with the relevant knowledge and the technical, communication and career management skills needed to succeed in a wide range of jobs, carve new career pathways or lead your own business. With more than 60% of small businesses in Australia closing within their first three years, a qualification like this can give you the skills to help you break the trend.

Get ahead in a competitive market

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we developed our Diploma of Business BSB50120 through research and consultation with industry specialists across local business and local councils, including Moreland City Council and the City of Darebin. Develop and advance your skills in business planning, knowledge management, human resources, innovation and risk management. With our Diploma of Business BSB50120, you’ll gain a broad understanding of key business concepts and how to apply them to get ahead in the competitive business market.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You might work as an office manager, executive officer, retail manager, business manager, department manager, or even a project consultant.

  • Executive Officer
  • Retail Manager
  • Project Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Office Manager
It's not only that I'm telling [my kids] “Come on, you got to do your study”. I'm doing it as well. I'm not just telling you what to do. They can see that.
Sandi Tun
Certificate III Business Administration (Education) BSB30915
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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Face-to-face

Class Schedule

Wednesday and Thursday, 9am – 4pm

Assessment Methods

We will use a combination of assessments, including tests, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations, observations, role-playing, and assignments.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others Core 50
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans Core 70
BSBFIN502 Manage financial compliance Elective 60
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Elective 50
BSBMKG541 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities Elective 70
BSBMKG548 Forecast international market and business needs Elective 50
BSBMKG550 Promote products and services to international markets Elective 70
BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies Elective 40
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources Core 80
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work Elective 60
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability Core 50
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace Core 50

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $7280 $9021
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $7530 $9271
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

If you are required to purchase textbooks, a complete list will be provided at course commencement.

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While there are no formal prerequisites for this course you must be able to demonstrate that you're capable of completing the course at the relevant competency levels in the training documents

As a general guide to entry, learners will be best equipped to achieve the course outcome if they have a minimum level of literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level

  • Reading - ACSF Working Level 4, Numeracy - ACSF Working Level 3 required.

All potential learners will undertake a pre-training review and an LLN assessment to determine:

  • The learner’s ACSF level and any additional support requirements to enable the learner to undertake the course and achieve the course outcomes
  • The learner's interest and/or relevant experience
  • The learner's previous educational achievements and experience
  • The learner's level of Digital literacy

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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