National code: BSB50120

Diploma of Business

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Overview About this course

Gain sought after, transferable business skills to become an executive assistant, office manager or project administrator. Develop a broad range of expertise in management, marketing, business communication, finance and workplace sustainability.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop and implement systems to monitor business resources such as external suppliers

  • Research models of critical and creative thinking to support team knowledge and growth

  • Establish the scope and objectives of your workplace sustainability policies

  • Communicate details of budgets and financial plans to team members

  • Build a collaborative and innovative team environment

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Specialist and transferrable skills that can be applied across industries

  • The ability to deliver a sought after range of business administration skills

  • Credit towards a full qualification

  • A strong study pathway into a Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • A Certificate IV in Business or other relevant qualification

  • Experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles

  • Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection

  • Basic use of features of Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Empathy, patience, and the capacity to empower others

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

  • If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Office Managers

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices such as administrative systems and office personnel.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    65%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    47,300 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    46 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,310

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    89% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Stable

Other jobs include: team leader, executive assistant (to a senior manager), project administrator, office manager, account manager and business manager.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 3 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Business does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Business qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 5 core and 7 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Lead communication in the workplace BSBXCM501

  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability BSBSUS511

  • Manage business resources BSBOPS501

  • Manage budgets and financial plans BSBFIN501

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 9 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

You can select a delivery option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Business and Marketing

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