Diploma of Business (Operations)

National Code: BSB50120
TAFE SA Code: TP01306


This course will equip you with specialist knowledge in coordinating business projects. Learn to lead teams, identify marketing opportunities, develop administrative systems, manage budgets and financial plans plus learn how to develop business plans and manage business resources.

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18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Management Consultant

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that you have relevant experience in senior support roles in different work environments before starting this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Attendance Requirements (subject to change): This course is either a blend of virtual online classes or face to face classes which are scheduled at locations and times outlined in the information session conducted by lecturers.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will be interested in working in moderately complex business roles including frontline management, business compliance and information management, strategic and operational planning and organisational development. You will need basic skills in Office365, good language, literacy and numeracy skills and strong organisational and multi-tasking skills.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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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 (Operations) (BSB50120)
    This course covers Administration and finance, Innovation, ,Marketing, Human resource management, plus communication, planning, time and risk management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 7 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 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
    Develop critical thinking in others 50
    Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability 50
    Lead communication in the workplace 50
    Manage budgets and financial plans 70
    Manage business resources 80


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop administrative systems 50
    Manage business operational plans 70
    Manage business risk 60
    Manage meetings 30
    Manage organisational customer service 40
    Manage recruitment and onboarding 60
    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

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