Diploma of Business

Get your business career moving or start your own business- graduate in less than one year!

The Diploma of Business (BSB50215) has been developed to ensure you graduate job ready, with the core business knowledge and skills required to move into management roles in large organisations or become an entrepreneur and launch your own business.

Providing a solid foundation and understanding of core business functions, you will learn and develop fundamental business skills, including financial, project and risk management and marketing.

Online study

The course is conducted via APM’s online learning portal, which offers the flexibility of studying from home, in transit and around your work or family schedule. You’ll learn in a supportive and interactive online learning environment with experienced industry lecturers on hand to answer your questions and support your learning.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma of Business (BSB50215) will be confident and job ready with the knowledge and skills to secure entry to mid-level business support or management roles in a small to large organisations, or will have the core business skills and support to start their own business.

Some examples of job titles in this area include:

  • Business owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Team Leader
  • Facilities Supervisor
  • Business Development Manager
  • Administration Manager

Diploma > Degree > MBA

Graduates of the Diploma of Business (BSB50215) will receive course credits to pathway into APM’s Bachelor of Business programs, which means you could shave up to one year of study time off the degree.

Interested in getting an MBA? Graduates of the Bachelor of Business programs will get entry into the Master of Business Administration or other Masters at Torrens University Australia, once you have three years of professional experience.

Course Overview

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Business (BSB50215)

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Online only
Accelerated
Full-time
Part-time

This course is not available for International students.

Start Dates

Start Dates

2016
22nd February
4thApril
6thJune
18thJuly
19thSeptember
31stOctober

Course Length

Course Length

Accelerated – 36 weeks
Full-time – 1 year
Part-time – 2 years

Entry Requirements
(For VET FEE-Help domestic students only)

Entry Requirements

A completed Australian secondary education qualification or equivalent; OR
Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

VET FEE-HELP or Flexible payment options available

Course study requirements

Course study requirements

10 hours study required per subject, per week, during a trimester.
e.g. If you undertake two subjects in a trimester, the study requirement is 20 hours each week.

Assessment

Assessment

• Written assessments
• Oral and written questions
• Assignments
• Demonstration
• Portfolios
• Simulation

Location

Location

Online

Delivered by

Delivered by

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd trading as APM College of Business and Communication

Accrediting body

Accrediting body

ASQA

Training Package details:

Training Package details:

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Course Subjects

The Diploma of Business (BSB50215) subjects are offered online only. Much more than just an online chat room, our online classes are delivered via a dedicated learning portal, giving you full access to your lecturers, class resources and the support you need to get through your course.

Each online subject has a dedicated lecturer, who guides the students’ learning experience and provides feedback on their assessments, assignments and examinations.

The latest technologies and developments are used by APM to enhance the online learning experience, with a learning platform that allows you to keep connected with the College as well as work both collaboratively and individually.

Contact a Course and Careers Adviser to help you determine if this is a study mode that suits your lifestyle and commitments.

Subjects and units you will be studying:

Subject and Unit Names

Subject and Unit Names

Subject and Unit Descriptions

Risk Management
BSBRSK501 Manage risk

Risk Management

BSBRSK501 Manage risk describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

Marketing Fundamentals
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix

Marketing Fundamentals

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations. Is also addresses the skills and required to determine the optimum marketing mix for a

Digital Marketing
BSBMKG510 Plan e-marketing communications

Digital Marketing

BSBMKG510 describes the skills and knowledge required to research, prepare and evaluate an organisational e-marketing plan that integrates electronic communications and website marketing to support marketing objectives.

Effective Meetings
BSBADM502 Manage meetings

BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development

Effective Meetings

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes. Students will also learn how to manage document design and production processes to ensure agreed standards are

Project Management
BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work

Project Management

BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

Financial Planning
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plan

Financial Planning

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plan describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of

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