Diploma of Business

National Code: BSB50215
TAFE SA Code: TP00764


This course provides you with the skills to provide a safe working environment while leading/supervising people in a business environment. Business managers provide support for the effective functioning of a business in any industry, including government.

Please be aware this course is available to regionally-based students only.

Government subsidised places are available for this course with other providers in metropolitan areas. The Department for Innovation and Skills can help you with information on what training providers can deliver your preferred course in your area. Explore your options at https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/course-search

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Executive officer, program consultant/coordinator, administration manager, project officer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Business (BSB50215)
    This qualification reflects the skills of a business manager who provide support for the effective functioning of a business in any industry, including government. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Design and develop complex text documents 100
    Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
    Manage business document design and development 80
    Manage meetings 30
    Manage payroll 30
    Manage personal work priorities and professional development 60
    Manage quality customer service 40
    Manage risk 60
    Plan and implement administrative systems 50
    Plan and manage conferences 30
    Undertake project work 60
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Business (International Business)
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing) - online
    Bachelor of Business (Management) - online
    Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) - online
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - online
    Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
    Bachelor of Business (Information Strategy and Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
    Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)
    Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice)
    Bachelor of Business (Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies)
    Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
    Bachelor of Business
    Bachelor of Business (Finance)
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
    Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)
    Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) - online
    Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)
    Bachelor of Business and Commerce
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