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BSB50120
Diploma of Business
If you already have an extensive range of experience in business, but want to boost your skill set so you can work in a wide range of settings, this qualification can provide you the training needed to lead a team and manage their work priorities.

This may also be a stepping stone that can allow you to carry out frontline management responsibilities more effectively.
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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
12 units of competency
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Course Summary

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
12 units of competency

Are you a seasoned business professional looking to move into a management role? The BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (release 1) is a qualification that can provide you with specialist skills to carry out complex tasks related to business operations.

If you already have an extensive range of experience in business, but want to boost your skill set so you can work in a wide range of settings, this qualification can provide you the training needed to lead a team and manage their work priorities. This may also be a stepping stone that can allow you to carry out frontline management responsibilities more effectively.


What you'll learn

This course comprises units that can help you work towards a career in management, as well as develop valuable specialist skills for the business world. In this course, you'll learn to:
  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Develop critical thinking in others
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Team collaboration
  • Task delegation
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication
 

Interested in studying a specialisation? Check out some of our Business courses below: 

Work in a simulated workplace

By studying with Upskilled, you'll get the opportunity to undertake tasks and/or assessments that are related to a workplace environment.

With online learning, we want you to develop some "work-ready" skills that complement well with the theory components of your course.

A simulated workplace allows you to undertake practical assessments that help you put your skills into practice. The simulated workplace can be accessed through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled.

 

Inclusions

By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:

  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials

Video content access to:


 
Free student membership with AIOP



Upskilled students who enrol in either a certificate or diploma-level qualification in business administration or business operations will receive a 12-month complimentary student membership with the Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP)

The AIOP is a national association exclusive to administrative professionals across Australia. One of the key focuses of AIOP is to accelerate the professional development of those in the business community, ensuring that they have access to opportunities that can help them be active in their learning. Examples of professionals they support include:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Office Administrators
  • Administrators
  • Virtual Assistants

There are plenty of benefits that come with an AIOP student membership. These include:

  • Networking and professional development events: You'll have the opportunity to access networking events at a discounted rate to help build professional connections in the business industry. For example, registration fees will be discounted for selected conferences and AIOP events.
  • Enhancement of profession: You'll gain access to use post-nominal letters as a way to display your credentials as a business professional.
  • A boost to your resume and career prospects: Displaying your AIOP student membership on your resume can help expand your career opportunities and provide recognition of your professional commitment towards prospective employers.
  • Committee participation: You'll have the chance to participate in selected committees affiliated with AIOP. This can give you the platform to share your ideas and hone your skills in collaboration and leadership with others.
  • Continued learning: Being a student member of AIOP means you'll have opportunities to further your education and continue building your skills through workshops and webinars.

 
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.

 

Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Course Detail

This qualification will suit you if you have existing experience in the business field and want to expand your career options in management. It can help boost your skills so that you're prepared to work across a variety of business settings.

Whether you're looking to make your next career move in management or simply want to be promoted into a senior role, this course will provide you the training needed to manage budgets, develop workplace policies and manage business resources - all core areas that can help you build a rewarding career in business management.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace.

Please speak with one of our Education Consultants about your study and course completion goals.

 

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • BSBXCM501
    Lead communication in the workplace

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead communication in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for team leaders with responsibility for other workers.

  • BSBCRT511
    Develop critical thinking in others

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context. The unit applies to individuals who are developing and coaching others, for whom critical thinking skills (including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) are an important part of their job roles. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for leading teams.

  • BSBOPS501
    Manage business resources

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage resources according to planned business strategies. It includes analysing resource requirements, developing resource plans, allocating resources, and reviewing and reporting on resource usage. The unit applies to individuals with a role in allocating and monitoring the use of physical and/or human resources to meet defined business objectives.

  • BSBSUS511
    Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces. These individuals also engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists. 'Sustainability' in this unit refers to a broad approach that focuses on the minimisation of an organisation’s social, economic and environmental impact, as well as proactive value creation in these areas.

  • BSBFIN501
    Manage budgets and financial plans

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management in an organisation or work area. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches and supporting and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes. The unit applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for the effective use of financial resources within work teams. They are responsible for ensuring that financial resources are managed in line with the financial objectives of the team and organisation.

  • BSBLDR523
    Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships. The unit applies to individuals in leadership or management positions who have a prominent role in establishing and managing processes and procedures to support workplace relationships. These individuals apply the values, goals and cultural diversity policies of the organisation. They use complex and diverse methods and procedures as well as a range of problem solving and decision making strategies, which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement.

  • BSBTWK502
    Manage team effectiveness

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

  • BSBWHS411
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

  • BSBOPS502
    Manage business operational plans

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor the implementation of operational plans to support efficient and effective workplace practices and organisational productivity and profitability. The unit applies to individuals who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plans.

  • BSBOPS504
    Manage business risk

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage business risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting. The unit applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and who are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

  • BSBCRT412
    Articulate, present and debate ideas

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion. The unit applies to individuals who contribute and present ideas that may be complex in nature and may relate to new products, services, processes or creative works. These individuals are required to communicate ideas persuasively.

  • BSBPEF501
    Manage personal and professional development

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and process that support the personal and professional development of self and others. The unit applies to individuals working in a range of managerial positions who are accountable for the development and performance of others.

Completion Certificate

Entry requirements

Start date

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 

To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:

Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 12.
Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.
 There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 


To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:

  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 12.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.

 
 

Payment Options

Pay upfront & save

$4,210

RRP $4,950

When you pay upfront, you receive a 15% discount on your course fees.

Spread the cost

$87.50*

Weekly over 26 fortnights*

Ask about our flexible  Payment Plans Fortnightly* or Monthly

Call us to find out more. Terms & Conditions Apply

Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

Government funding options for:
Diploma of Business

Major schemes include:

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Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways

If you successfully complete the BSB50120 - Diploma of Business, you may be able to pursue the following related qualifications:

Educators

Upskilled has a passionate team of trainers in the business faculty who are highly skilled in the areas of study we offer. Our trainers have qualifications and work experience that allows them to deliver training to help you achieve job-ready skills needed to make your next career move.

The business faculty offers additional support to students undertaking courses, giving you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers. 

Trainers facilitate 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom where you can ask them questions about your assessments, offering you more guidance and support. This gives you a chance to virtually collaborate with other students as well. 

FAQs to help you

  • How does having a business diploma help with career growth?

    Arming yourself with a business diploma can significantly benefit your career growth, as it can help train you in valuable people, marketing, and management skills - abilities valued by any profession, regardless of your industry. Upskilled's Diploma of Business program, for example, not only offers various technical business skills in financial management, policy development, and operational management; but it also explores critical soft skills in relationship-building, communication, and leadership.

    This qualification could thus equip you with valuable insight into the operational side of business - ideal for those working towards more senior, managerial positions, or looking to start their own company. However, the transferrable skills it provides in critical thinking, creativity, self-management, and general communication can benefit anyone's career growth, despite their specific field.
  • Can a diploma of business help me find a management job easier?
    A Diploma of Business (such as the course provided by Upskilled) delves into areas of risk, financial, people, and operational management - all areas critical to leading business teams or ventures to success. With all the technical training it provides in general business development and administration, a this qualification can equip you with the sought-after skills required to more easily land a management job.

    Upskilled's Diploma of Business also results in nationally-recognised credentials, helping you further stand out among potential employers in the job market.
  • Who are eligible to enrol in a diploma of business course?
    There are no formal entry requirements for Upskilled's Diploma of Business. However, we recommend course entrants to at least have the ability to read/write in English at a Year 12 level or equivalent.

    To succeed in this course, students must also have basic computing abilities as well as access to a stable internet connection and a working computer or laptop device with audio/video playback capabilities.
  • What skills are highly valued in a business manager?
    Business managers are hired for their ability to develop, execute, and oversee a company's operational plans. These could range from day-to-day employee activities to ongoing, large-scale projects. As such, those in this role are often expected to have the following skills:
    • Excellent communication for general team management; business or project proposals; and liaising with stakeholders
    • The leadership skills to engage and motivate teams to success
    • Expertise in project management
    • Sharp critical thinking and decision-making abilities
    • The ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances or disasters
    • The creativity to further business growth and pinpoint new areas for opportunity

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