Course Description

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business is delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW North Region and provides a cutting-edge snapshot of the current business world.

Achieve a high level of specialist learning which will prepare you to undertake a professional career in the corporate or business marketplace.

This diploma provides the skill-set required by the modern company; you’ll develop project management skills, learn about human resources as well as the specifics of conducting business online.

There are pathways into several major Australian universities with this course. See articulation pathways information for details.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region.

Potential career outcomes

  • Business Coordinator
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Unit Manager
  • Department Manager
  • E-Commerce Manager
  • Online Entrepreneur
  • Project Consultant
  • Team Leader
Course number E1058
Qualification name BSB50215 Diploma of Business
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Portfolio, Reports, Short-answer questions, Video/Audio recording
Awarded by
  • TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010)

Education

You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR
  • Two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires you to read learner workbooks, undertake a range of written assessments and engage in online discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you have not successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency with one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; OR
  • 2 years’ relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. To help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills required to study this course, you can undertake the online Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on the Open Colleges website. This assessment tool can also help you determine your learning level and plan your future studies.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Compressing image files
  • Recording, compressing and uploading videos.

Additional

Video assessments are part of this course. You'll need to record assessments and upload them to Open Space.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW.

Business Administration Essentials and Risk Management

  • Establish documentation standards
  • Manage template design and development
  • Develop standard text for documents
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure the use of standard documentation
  • Develop and implement strategies for maintenance and continuous improvement of standard documentation

 

  • Establish risk context
  • Identify risks
  • Analyse risks
  • Select and implement treatments

Project Management and Managing Meetings

  • Define project
  • Develop project plan
  • Administer and monitor project
  • Finalise project
  • Review project
  • Prepare for meetings
  • Conduct meetings
  • Follow up meetings

Planning for a Sustainable Future

  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation
  • Develop recruitment, selection and induction policies and procedures
  • Recruit and select staff
  • Manage staff induction

Elective choice: e-Commerce

Select either e-Commerce or Human Resources as an elective choice.

  • Investigate e-business opportunities
  • Evaluate e-business models
  • Design an e-business
  • Implement an e-business strategy
  • Prepare electronic marketing strategy or plan
  • Prepare and evaluate website marketing strategy

Elective choice: Human Resources

Select either e-Commerce or Human Resources as an elective choice.

  • Research and analyse employee health issues
  • Plan health and wellbeing program
  • Establish suitable evaluation methods, develop an overall program management plan and communicate this plan to stakeholders
  • Implement, administer and monitor program
  • Evaluate program
  • Analyse claims
  • Establish rehabilitation/return to work program
  • Monitor/evaluate rehabilitation/ return to work program

 

 

What are my payment options?

Pay in full

If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount. When you pay in full, we don’t have to spend extra money on administration for tasks such as payment plan processing. Instead, we get to pass this saving onto you in the form of a discount.

ZipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility in your finances, and want to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, you can switch to a zipMoney payment plan. Essentially, zipMoney pays your course fees for you, and you pay this loan back over 24, 36 or 48 months. As long as you are eligible, you can switch to a zipMoney plan at any time.

Payment Plan

Pay for you course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.


Find out more

Damian Kasper

Damian has worked in the IT industry for over eight years in many different roles. Starting from desktop support, he progressed to network and systems engineering, software development and IT project management. He has worked for international organisations in both Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, while learning to fluently speak Tetun. His most recent position was IT Manager for a large multinational corporation. Damian’s qualifications include the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Networks & Systems), TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment and Certificate II in Information Technology.

Masoud Tymouri

Masoud Tymouri, our business, human resources, management and occupational health and safety trainer, is highly experienced in training and assessing both local and international students. The expertise that Masoud has developed during 18-plus years of practical experience is supported by a lengthy list of qualifications. He has successfully completed a Master's of Leadership & Management in Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies, Bachelor's of Business, Advanced Diploma of Management, Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources), Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety and Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. Masoud brings all his knowledge and experience to his training role at Open Colleges, and provides every support to his students throughout their learning experience.

Taryn Humlin

Taryn has many years of experience in Real Estate and business services, working as a property manager in both Government and private organisations. She has worked as a trainer since 2013 and has worked with both classroom and online students.

Taryn holds a Diploma of Business, Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of Management, Cert III in Property Services, Statement of Attainment for Strata Services, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and she is currently completing her Bachelor of Business and Cert IV in Property Services.

Teresa Corsalini

Teresa has 20 years’ experience in marketing strategy and communications together project management in the shopping centre and retail industries. Teresa began her career working as a promotions manager for a leading department stores, being responsible for the opening promotions; store advertising and sales promotions. As a consultant, Teresa advises clients on all aspects of strategic marketing planning and implementation focusing on retail and shopping centres.
 

Teresa currently lectures at Macquarie University and is a training consultant to Western Sydney University. Teresa’s qualifications include a Master of Marketing and Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Management; Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management; Diploma of Project Management; Diploma of Marketing and Communications; Diploma of Vocational Diploma of Vocation Education & Training; Diploma of Training Design & Development and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

Tony Hendricks

Tony is an experienced Work Health and Safety professional with over 18 years of industrial and projects experience (engineering, construction and manufacturing), and demonstrated expertise in the implementation, auditing and compliance of HSEQ management systems; along with proficiency in Training and Assessment of Australian Adult Vocational Education. Tony is currently undertaking his masters of Occupational Health and Safety and a licensed Auditor. He is also a fellow Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and an associate member of the institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by TAFE NSW North Region.

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