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BSB50215 Diploma of Business

The Diploma of Business is designed for convenient digital delivery via our online Student Portal. This course will help you to develop your skills in human resource management, workforce planning, develop and implement an e-business strategy, plan, and manage conferences.

Online access enables you to study at your pace, from your own home and includes a generous 24-month enrolment period.

This qualification provides you with the skills necessary to support your current and future employment in business and management roles. You will learn successful strategies for writing persuasive copy, developing a media plan, advertising research, and managing meetings.



There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.  However, our students are required to be 18 years or older at the time of registration and demonstrate the minimum level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills, and computer skills. If English isn’t your first language, you may be required to sit an LLN test to ensure you are suitable to undertake the course.  Please refer to the relevant IPS Policies and the Student Handbook for full details.



Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for positions such as:

Executive officer

Program consultant

Program coordinator

Office manager

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability you may be eligible for IPS Institute to conduct a RPL.  The process may enable you to get unit credits allowing you to fast-track this qualification.  Contact us for information about your eligibility.

Course Structure and Units

To obtain a Diploma of Business you must achieve competency in (8) eight elective units. This course has no core units. Of the 8 elective units that must be selected:

  • 6 of the elective units must be selected from the units below, with no more than 3 units selected from any one group
  • 2 elective units may be selected from elective units listed below, from the BSB Business Services Training Package, or from any current accredited course or endorsed Training Package at this qualification level or Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma level.


Sample Elective Units

Sample Group A Units

  • BSBADV507Develop a media plan
  • BSBMKG523Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan

Sample Group B Units

  • BSBADM502Manage meetings
  • BSBADM503Plan and manage conferences
  • BSBADM504Plan and implement administrative systems
  • BSBADM506Manage business document design and development
  • BSBFIM502Manage payroll
  • BSBITB501Establish and maintain a workgroup computer network

Sample Group C Units

  • BSBHRM501Manage human resources services
  • BSBHRM502Manage human resources management information systems
  • BSBHRM513Manage workforce planning
  • BSBHRM505Manage remuneration and employee benefits
  • BSBHRM506Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
  • BSBHRM507Manage separation or termination
  • BSBHRM509Manage rehabilitation or return-to-work programs
  • BSBHRM510Manage mediation processes
  • BSBLED502Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness

Sample Group D Units

  • BSBMKG501Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMKG502Establish and adjust the marketing mix
  • BSBMKG506Plan market research
  • BSBMKG514Implement and monitor marketing activities
  • BSBPUB504Develop and implement crisis management plans
  • BSBMKG507Interpret market trends and developments
  • BSBMKG515Conduct a marketing audit
  • BSBPUB504Develop and implement crisis management plans

Sample Group E Units

  • BSBINM501Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • BSBINN502Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • BSBMGT403Implement continuous improvement
  • BSBPMG522Undertake project work
  • BSBRSK501Manage risk
  • BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Government Subsidy

Construction Skills Queensland offers funding for eligible students.



Flexible plans and upfront discounts are available.

time frame

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Part-Time – approx. 16-18 months
Full-Time – approx. 12 months