Course Name: BSB50215 Diploma of Business
VET National Code: BSB50215
CRICOS Course Code: 087279E
Available: Full Time/ Part Time (Intake Dates)
Duration of Course: Full Time: 52 weeks
Part Time: 104 weeks
Hours of Study per week: 20hrs Full time
10hrs Part Time
Available to International Students: Yes
Vocational Placement Provided: Yes
Delivery: Online/On-Campus
Fee: $5,000 (Domestic Students)
$7,000 (International Students)
Payment Options: Interest-free Instalments
Job Placement Provided: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes
Scholarships Available: Yes


The BSB50215 Diploma of Business program examines the knowledge and skills necessary to engage the commercial and public sector. The program is suited to the needs of individuals with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop. This course is particularly relevant to those seeking to assume a management/administrator position. The BSB50215 Diploma of Business will enhance student knowledge and skill base to manage resources, risk, people, competitors, and commercial relationships with third parties. It will enable the student to take the initiative in dealing with organisational and commercial challenges. This course will also enhance the student’s  research, analytical, and leadership skills. It will enable the student to take the initiative necessary to apply contemporary techniques, technology, and methods necessary to manage a business and work within the interests of the organisation’s stakeholders.

Those who complete the course could be expected to work in a wide range of fields including management, human resources, marketing, project management, business consulting, business analysis, program consulting, and program coordination.

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business is delivered at the School’s Parramatta Campus and online.

In order to attain this qualification students are required to complete eight units of competency consisting of eight elective units. Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency. See Recognised Prior Learning.

Please refer details under Skill Recognition/Credit Transfers.

  • BSBHRM506A – Manage Recruitment, Selection, and Induction Process
  • BSBPMG522A – Undertake Project Work
  • BSBMKG501B – Identify and Evaluate Marketing Opportunities
  • BSBMKG506B – Plan Market Research
  • BSBMKG514A – Implement and Monitor Marketing Activities
  • BSBADM506 – Manage business document design and development
  • BSBADM502B – Manage Meetings
  • BSBWOR501B – Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development

Students are required to attend pre-recorded online lectures and streamed research documentaries. They are also expected to read the set material before attending a study session in order to reinforce SSB’s focus on problem solving.

The School has developed a tailored learning experience model which sets a pre-defined level of proficiency for each student in a topic before they can move on to the next topic. This enables each student to learn at their own pace and then to test their knowledge during the study session. Facilitators and researchers lead the study sessions using recent research outcomes to lead the discussion. The duration of the formal study period is over a total of 16 weeks which consists of 2 terms if studying full-time. Each term is 8 weeks with 7 weeks of study and 1 week of holidays.

Students will have 20 hours of face to face contact with their trainers on a weekly basis in addition to the online lectures and activities. Students are also assigned a “learning mentor” and have access to individual support as required throughout the study session.

The SSB has implemented its continuous quality assurance of learning known as the Learning Experience Standards (LES). LES is based on accountability, transparency, relevance, and continuous improvement of the course. The BSB50215 Diploma of Business complies with LES as documented in the course outlines. Doing so has allowed the Sydney School of Business to develop, monitor, evaluate, and revise the content of its programs.

Assessment consists of specific consulting projects, case study reports, role plays, and short answer question quizzes. Three units have been clustered together for the purposes of assessment so that a large project that pertains to a number of key skills can be conducted to assess a number of units holistically.

Entrants are required to have completed year 12 or equivalent. Students must also present proof of English proficiency in the form of current IELTS academic test result (not more than two years old) if English is not their first language. An IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no score below 5.5 in any skill area is required.

Students are selected based primarily upon whether or not they have satisfied the requirements for the course as explained above. Selection is also subject to course capacity. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If a course is full, students will be offered a place in the same course for the next available start date.

Students may be eligible for course credit as a result of previous study, prior experience, or recognition of a competency currently held. Course credit can also be provided through national recognition, credit transfer, or recognition of prior learning. Upon application, students must present statements of attainments, documented qualifications, references, or other materials in order to be granted course credit. The granting of course credit allows a student to be exempt from particular course units.

These terms are explained in detail in our Student Handbook. Students must apply for Course Credit prior to the end of the second week of the course but are encouraged to apply at the time of course application. For further information about course credit and how to apply, contact our office.


This course has advanced standing granted up to 33% (eight units out of total twenty-four,) in the following Southern Cross University (SCU) courses(subject to determination by SCU Course Coordinator):

    • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
    • Bachelor of Business in International Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor of Business in International Tourism Management
    • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management

This qualification is at AQF Level 5 which is described in the AQF as the following.

Summary: Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.

Knowledge: Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Skills: Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical, and communication skills to select and apply methods to:

  • analyse information to complete a range of activities
  • provide and transmit solutions to complex problems
  • transmit information and skills to others.

Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgment, and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad yet established parameters.

The total fees for this course are $5,000.00. This fee includes all tuition fees and the cost of all study material. You may pay your fees at the time of enrolment or by way of other payment options.  Details are provided in an offer letter upon submission of a successful application. Alternatively, you may visit our Financial Assistance Page, or contact us.

Limited number of scholarships and grants are available. To apply for a scholarship complete the Scholarship Form.

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer will be sent through email. The letter will outline a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

The first two days of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services, and methods for achieving success throughout your study. Attendance, course progress requirements, and student behaviour will also be discussed

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business course outline should be read in conjunction with SSB’s Student Handbook, available online at Handbook.

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