Diploma of Business

VET Course Code: BSB50120 |  CRICOS Code: 106020D

Prepare for a management career in any private or government enterprise by learning how to run an operation from the ground up. Develop the hard and soft skills to manage people and finances, set plans and policies, and run meetings and projects using proven methods that are ethical, sustainable, and profitable.

At a Glance




Gold Coast


40 wk tuition
+ 4 wks finalising submissions
+ 12 wk holidays
= 56 weeks


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Industry Trends

Government projections show that by 2024 the number of jobs for this profession will grow by 18% in Canberra, and by 26% on the Gold Coast*.

*Statistics on projected employment growth are available on the Labour Market Information Portal at lmip.gov.au.

Potential Income

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Payscale report
income for the roles this qualifcation is suited to
ranges from $35,000-$75,000 comprised of salary
and bonuses, based on hours and performance.

Career Prospects

Career pathways for graduates of this qualification include;

  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Events manager
  • Customer relations manager
  • Business development manager
  • Procurement manager
  • Product manager or
  • Small business owner.

Course Details


Our Diploma of Business (BSB50120) provides a foundation of skills, knowledge & competencies to operate an established business or launch your own start-up. You’ll learn to research, identify and act on domestic and international opportunities, from short gigs, to contract work, to taking your first steps up the corporate or public sector ladder.

Course Fees

Overseas with CoE / VISA


Tuition Fees: $10,500
Materials Fee: $300
Enrolment Fee: $250

In Australia with CoE/ Visa


Tuition Fees: $8,500
Materials Fee: $300
Enrolment Fee: $250

Overseas with no CoE / Visa


Tuition Fees: $5,000
Materials Fee: $300
Enrolment Fee: $250

Entry Requirements

Minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent).

Minimum age 18 unless you are enrolling direct from Year 12 aged 17. All students under 18 must provide evidence of a Homestay arrangement and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent by Pearson, Cambridge, or TOEFL.

Prior to commencement, international students intending to travel to Australia must secure a student visa or temporary graduate visa. Where a student has received a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and visa but cannot travel to Australia, the course may commence online. Students may choose to undertake the course online outside Australia with no visa and no CoE, to build a bank of AQF credits (#QualBanking) before applying for a student or
temporary graduate visa.

Students will submit a pre-training assessment review to assess if the course is appropriate for their interests and abilities, plus an LLN test to determine learner needs.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the BSB50120 - Diploma of Business, students must satisfactorily complete 12 units of competency:

5 core units plus 7 elective units

Core Units

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

Elective Units

BSBSTR503 Develop organsational policy
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

Additional Information

Course Delivery

The Capital College materials fee provides all required texts for this course, plus access to our student portal and online tools. The sequencing of delivery is:

  1. Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials;
  2. Attending face-to-face classes (currently replaced by webinars);
  3. Attending to online quizzes and case studies;
  4. Applying learning in context outside of the classroom;
  5. Online forums for information.

The following learning techniques are employed:

a. Trainer presentations & demonstrations;
b. Individual tasks;
c. Contextualised case studies;
d. Quizzes;
e. Research;
f. Role-plays; and
g. Practical group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

You may be eligible for RPL if you have sufficient life or work experience to meet the requirements of one or more whole units of competency within this qualification. A fee will be quoted on application.

We recognise all Australian Qualification Framework Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia. You will need to provide the original Certificate or Statement of Attainment (or a certified copy).
We charge no fee on applications for Credit Transfer under National Recognition. All applications for RPL or Credit Transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for the assessment of each unit.


Assessment will take place at a Capital College campus, or online.

Written projects will be completed by students in their own time.

All activities will be conducted by duly accredited assessors.

Assessors will provide detail of all assessment requirements in advance.

Three assessment attempts will be provided, with support. If satisfactory competence is not observed, the student may be advised to enrol in further relevant training.

What to Study Next?

Students earning this qualification may advance to our Leadership and Management stream (BSB50420 & BSB60420), or our Hospitality Management stream (SIT50416 & SIT60316), or our Information Technology stream (ICT50120 & ICT60220).

Upon successful completion of the 12 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the BSB50120 Diploma of Business qualification.

If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued, indicating the units completed. Graduates may be eligible for credit towards a university and/or guaranteed entry to a top Australian University.

Capital College has also secured articulation pathways with several leading higher education institutes- learn more and check out our list of partner universities.

Studying with Capital College

The People

Our Student's Stories

All our students have a story to tell. Read more about why our students made the choice to study with Capital College and how they have gone to achieve their dreams. 


Why Capital College?

Our success story is built on our students and their experience in their studies with us. If you are looking for reasons why to choose Capital College for your studies- start here. 

Job Ready Pathways

Job Ready Pathways

Whether you’re living abroad, studying online or already in Australia, our education pathways are a fully customisable way to chart your course.

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