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Diploma of Business

NRT LogoCRICOS Course Code: 087268G
VET National Code: BSB50215

Course Description

This Diploma of Business course will provide students with a broad understanding of contemporary business practices and equip students with the knowledge and skills that will boost their business opportunities and employability. The course prepares students to perform effectively in a business environment as a team leader or front-line supervisor managing a workplace. It equips students with both a range of specific business skills and broader capabilities, such as communication, problem solving and self management.

This course also provides an excellent pathway into a university degree, such as Bachelor of Business or Commerce. Graduates of the Diploma of Business can gain direct entry to Bachelor degree with advanced standing or credit up to one year, which means that you can fast track your degree with APSI! This course is also available 100% online with E-learning.

Subject areas:

  • Managing work priorities
  • Workforce planning
  • Marketing management
  • Human resources management
  • Manage budgets and projects

Career Outcomes:

  • Business Administrator
  • Business Development Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Project Coordinator

Course Admission Requirements

Important Notice:

All International students must be over 18 years of age before they can commence their studies at APSI. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If student cannot provide a documented proof on their English language proficiency, they will be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
  • International students are required to have a minimum IELTS test result of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5 or equivalent. Or achieve in equivalent in other forms of testing that satisfy the Institute’s requirement.
    • If an international student does not have any current IELTS score or any recognised English language result, they are required to take an English language test. The written component will be emailed to the education agent and the listening component can be taken online at the Test-My-English web site. Please email your written English language test and the test score from this online test.
  • For direct entry into Diploma and Advanced Diploma level course, student must have completed a minimum of Year 12 schooling or equivalent or be a mature age student with relevant work experience (20 years of age and above).

Units of Competency

This course consists of 8 elective units of competence as listed below:

Unit Code
Unit Name
Elective Units
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix
BSBMKG501 Identify and Evaluate Marketing Opportunities
Diploma of Business
Intake Dates


17 July, 9 October


5 February, 30 April, 16 July, 8 October

This course is also available 100% online with E-learning! Students can commence the online course on any date.

Career Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be able to competently undertake various tasks in an office environment and take up positions such as:

  • Customer Service Manager
  • Office Supervisor
  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Project Officer
Course Duration

1 semester (26 weeks)


Each day of delivery follows the same structure. The first 2 hours involves trainer lead but student focused explanation, demonstrations, presentations, questions and answers, student practice. The second 2 hours involves the trainer and student undertaking their assessment tasks on premises (as a learning tool) utilising the specialised training facilities under the required supervision of the trainer.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the principles of competency based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.

Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:

  • Classroom Exercises
  • Asignments
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Verbal and/or written questions

Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all modules, and workbooks. Dates of assessment are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessments and examinations. Continuous assessment may be based on competencies and marks, or a combination of both.


Business students are not required to wear any uniform while they attend classes.

Recognition of Prior Learning

APS Institute gives students credits or recognition for skills and knowledge they already possess. An RPL application form can be obtained from APS Institute.


This program is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) at Diploma level. As a registered training organisation, qualifications issued by APS Institute are nationally recognised. If all units of competency are not achieved a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been successfully completed.


Upon completion of the Diploma of Business, students can continue to study Bachelor of Business with Australian Universities with advance standing. Details on advance standing may vary from different Universities.

Employment Skills

Breath, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to skills and knowledge application across a broad range ot technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and coordination. Self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.

(Source: AQF Implementation Handbook 2007)

Location of Delivery

Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth, WA 6004 Western Australia


The information contained on this website is current at the time of publishing. Australian Professional Skills Institute reserves the right to change the admission requirements, fees, location of delivery and units of competency whenever necessary. Please contact us for the most current information.