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Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 106054E

VET National Code: BSB50120

Course Description

Looking to boost your current business knowledge and skills and or increase your business employment opportunities, then this is the course that will quip you with up-to-date industry trends, data and relevant information.

The Diploma of Business challenges the learner to refresh their current skills and or prepares learners to perform efficiently in a business environment as a team leader, or front-line supervisor managing a workplace.

The course combines a range of learning strategies to encourage contribution and participation similarly to the expectation in the workforce.  The interactive course provides learners with confidence to engage in discussions, provide their innovative ideas, suggestions and recommendations in a safe and support environment.

Such a valuable course also offers a pathway into a university degree, such as Bachelor of Commerce. Graduates of the Diploma of Business can gain direct entry to Bachelor degree with advanced standing or credit up to one year, this means that you can fast track your degree with APSI!

Here at Australian Professional Skills Institute we aim to accommodate different learner requirements so we also offer this course 100% online with E-learning*.

*Subject to terms and conditions

 

Relevant Job Roles

This qualification reflects a variety of Business Services job roles. Upon completion of this qualification, you may have frontline management accountabilities.

You will be able to carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operations skills. You may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop your skills across a wide range of business functions.

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Work? Study? Life is full of choices. At APSI, I can do both and gain valuable work experience in Australia. I come from Brazil and I enjoy the life style here. I am working part-time as a personal assistant with a real estate company in Subiaco during the day and study in the evening with APSI. It is hard work but I thoroughly enjoy the experience. One day when I return to Brazil, I will have a recognised Australian qualification, as well as work experience which will be very useful to my career advancement.

Juliana Silva Brandao (Brazil) - Diploma of Business

Units of Competency

The Diploma of Business course  consists of 12 units of competence with 5 core unit and 7 elective units as listed below:

Unit Code
Unit Name
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
 
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
Diploma of Business

Course Details

Intake Dates

2021

1 February, 27 April, 19 July, 11 October

2022

31 January, 26 April, 18 July, 10 October

Other intakes are available. Please email to info@apsi.edu.au for other dates

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

*Subject to terms and conditions

Course Duration

1 year

Timetable

Students are required to attend two days per week on campus for face to face learning. Students are also required to undertake an additional half day for self-studies / E-learning/ Research / Assessments.

Each day of delivery follows the same structure. The first 2 hours involve trainer lead but student-focused explanations, 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.

Timetables/Delivery Schedules/Classes are subject to change without prior notice due to the availability of training kitchens and teaching staff.

Mode of Delivery
  • 30 weeks of Face-to-Face Learning followed by 10 weeks (200 hours) of workplace training and assessments.
  • E-learning (online) available to Domestic Australian fee-for-service students.
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.

Admission Requirements

Domestic Australian Students

  • For direct entry into Diploma level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 12 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above) with relevant work experience.
    • Students who have not completed Year 12 are permitted to study a certificate-level course at APSI prior to the diploma.
  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If students cannot provide documented proof of their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.

International Students

  • Australian Professional Skills Institute is CRICOS registered (CRICOS Provider Code 03255G). All students must be over 18 years of age before they can commence this course at APSI.
  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If students cannot provide documented proof of their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
    • International students are required to have a minimum of IELTS test results of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5 or achieve an 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.
  • For direct entry into Diploma level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 12 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above) with relevant work experience.
    • Students who have not completed Year 12 are permitted to study a certificate-level course at APSI prior to the diploma.
Uniform

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to anyone who has experience working in the industry

RPL:

  • provides an alternative pathway to achieving a qualification without course attendance
  • is a consultative process between with the candidate and the assessor to determine whether the candidate has acquired the requisite learning, skills and knowledge to demonstrate that they have achieved the required learning outcomes or performance criteria of the course or qualification, for which the candidate is seeking
  • identifies where appropriate additional learning experiences or training gaps are needed to achieve the course or qualification
  • is the conduct of an assessment to confirm competency.

APSI has developed a process that promotes holistic and task-based assessment. It focuses on relating assessment activities to actual job tasks. The intention of this model is to streamline and simplify the process of recognising competency.

Prior to RPL, information is provided to the candidate on the assessment process. Specific advice is given to each candidate on how they can demonstrate their competence and what documentary evidence is required to support their application. Each industry has unique documents that can provide evidence of experience and competence.

The candidate is required to provide adequate information prior to, throughout and after a training and assessment experience. The assessor, in this process, needs to be fully aware of the needs of the candidate and help them identify relevant workplace personnel who can confirm the candidate’s competency.

The focus of the APSI streamlined holistic assessment process is to focus on demonstrated skills and knowledge and not to rely purely on documentary evidence as the main source of evidence.

Some examples of documentary evidence that can support the process include:

  • licences such as First Aid, RSA
  • CV or work history with details of job role and responsibilities
  • previous qualifications from overseas and Australia
  • certificates and records of results or assessments completed with other RTO’s
  • photographs of work undertaken
  • samples of related project work
  • diaries of tasks performed
  • task sheets/job sheets/logbooks
  • site training records
  • pay slips / employment contracts / job descriptions
  • memberships of relevant professional associations
  • references/letters/third party reports from previous employers/supervisors
  • industry awards
  • performance appraisals

An RPL application kit can be obtained here.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is granted if you have completed the same unit with the same unit code and unit name with another RTO in Australia. If you wish to apply for credit transfer, you can learn more about our Skills Recognition Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policies and procedures HERE.

Please download and complete the Credit Transfer Application Form HERE and submit it along with your application.

Accreditation
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.
Articulation
APSI has a direct pathway to Edith Cowan University (ECU), which enables students to fast track their university degrees. Students who complete the Diploma of Business and who meet ECU admission requirements will be given advanced standing in Bachelor of Commerce with up to 120 credit points ( 1 year).
Location of Delivery
East Perth campus – Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth, WA 6004 Western Australia

Disclaimer

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.

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