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Diploma of Business (BSB50120)

Become a confident and capable business professional who’s ready to tackle complex problems. Study the Diploma of Business today.

Diploma

Qualification

2 years full-time

Duration

Every fortnight

Start Date

12

Units

100% Online

Learning Mode

$9600*

Fees

‘My Swinburne Online course has definitely given me so much more knowledge and enjoyment which I know has already added fulfilment to my life.’

John, Swinburne Online graduate

4.5/5

The results are in: Program Coordinators rate their roles 4.2 stars out of 5.

Our business faculty has received a five-star rating for learning engagement, student support and skills development.

‘My Swinburne Online course has definitely given me so much more knowledge and enjoyment which I know has already added fulfilment to my life.’

John, Swinburne Online graduate

4.5/5

The results are in: Program Coordinators rate their roles 4.2 stars out of 5.

Our business faculty has received a five-star rating for learning engagement, student support and skills development.

A Diploma of Business (BSB50120) will develop your management skills and prepare you to become a valued business professional. You will learn how to manage projects and financial plans, develop critical thinking in others and manage the personal and professional development of yourself and others.

This diploma requires that you first complete three units in Introductory Business Skills to develop your foundational skills and knowledge. With the Introductory Skills Course complete, you can choose to exit and receive a Statement of Attainment. If you decide to continue and undertake a further nine units, you will graduate with a diploma.

Please note: If you complete the Course in Introductory Skills within six months, you gain automatic entry into the diploma. You will have two years from enrolment to complete the remaining units of the diploma. You are required to be self-directed in your learning and complete your coursework at a reasonable progression, so you can earn your qualification within this timeframe.

What will you learn?

  • Manage budgets: Learn financial processes that will help you manage budgets and monitor finances within a business.
  • Manage work priorities: Learn how to create efficient business processes and become an efficient manager and role model in the workplace.
  • Marketing: Learn how to creatively target specific markets and identify marketing opportunities within your organisation.
  • Human resources: Learn how to coordinate human resources services across an organisation.

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Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set a study pace that works with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we offer part-time study modes and the option of increasing your unit load as you progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.

Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, seven days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.

Structure

Your course structure

The Diploma of Business (BSB50120) consists of 12 units, including three Introductory Business Skills units and nine Diploma of Business units.

This diploma requires that you first complete three units in Introductory Business Skills to develop your foundational skills and knowledge. With the Introductory Skills Course complete, you gain automatic entry into the diploma.

This course includes both graded (scored between 50–100) and ungraded (Competent or Not Yet Competent) units. Where grading is applied, this occurs over and above the determination of competency. The inclusion of grading occurs to allow articulation into higher education programs.

Why study a Diploma in Business with Swinburne Online? Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. View all units in this diploma.

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How you'll learn

Learning designed for online

Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.

Your online study journey

You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

To ensure you have the best chance of successfully completing your diploma, you may enter this course if you meet any of the below criteria.

  • Hold a Year 12 certificate of completion; or
  • Completion of a Cert IV or above in any field; or
  • Can demonstrate relevant work experience and meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements to study at the diploma level.

This course is not available to international students. 

Fees

The estimated fee for this course is $9600*.

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees.

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Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is not available to international students.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Advance your business career

The Diploma of Business (BSB50120) is designed to equip you with the skills that you can take straight into your next role. At Swinburne Online, we don’t just prepare you with the skills you need today, we prepare you with the skills that will take you well into the future.

Contribute to the success of a business via tasks such as marketing research, training staff and scheduling important meetings.

Work to maintain the growth, goals and financial operations of a business.

Coordinate and monitor the development and implementation of projects.

Responsible for the planning, development, and organisation of a business.

Organise and control the functions and resources of offices including its administrative systems and office personnel.

Accreditations

The Diploma of Business (BSB50120) is nationally accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and recognised by Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and Universities across Australia.

Testimonial

‘Studying at Swinburne Online has been an excellent experience for me. The team is very supportive, the online platform is user-friendly and the studying resources are extensive.’

Monica

Swinburne Online graduate

FAQs
What are other students asking?
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For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.
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Offered by universities, TAFEs, Registered Training Organisations and Community Education Centres, a diploma is a practical qualification, while a degree is typically offered by universities and encompasses more academic courses. For more information about the different qualifications, visit our Online Courses page.
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You must read the VET Student Loans Information Booklet before applying for a loan. A VET student loan results in a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the government until it is repaid. You will start repaying the loan when you reach the minimum repayment threshold. The rate at which you repay the loan is based on your income, as you earn more you will repay a higher percentage of your taxable income towards your loan. Check the Study Assist website to find out more. We encourage you to seek independent financial advice to be sure a VET Student Loan is right for you.

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