BSB50215 Diploma of Business

Broaden your career with a business management course

Broaden your career with a BSB50215 Diploma of business management course

Get the professional skills you need to manage everyday business operations.

The Diploma of Business online course focuses on developing your business knowledge and management skills, equipping you to:

  • Manage competing priorities
  • Develop professional business documents and spreadsheets
  • Manage payroll and implement modern accounting systems
  • Undertake project work
  • Assess and manage commercial risk.

This course provides the skills and knowledge to effectively plan and manage core business processes as a successful business manager.

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Course Details

Diploma of Business

Online Learning

Want to start your own business?
Looking to step up to a leadership position within a company?

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business is a fantastic way to enable your career progression and act as a pathway to positions in leadership or management, or to start a business venture of your own.

Online Learning

Log in to our student portal at any time to access your course material.

Complete your studies and assessments at a time that fits in with your lifestyle or other work commitments.

Enrol now. Start now.


Not sure which course is right for you? Completed prior units and may be eligible for credits? Call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course coordinator.

Diploma of Business

You will have up to 12 months to complete the BSB50215 Diploma of Business. There is no minimum time frame, students familiar with business concepts may complete the course much faster.

The nominal study and assessment time is 1,200 hours. However, this is a guide only. As an online course, the time it will take to complete is flexible and dependent on your ability, knowledge and time available. It is important that you choose a pace that suits your needs.

Payment Plans

We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer payment plans to get you moving faster towards your future.

  • An administration fee is added for this option ($100 for 6 months, $150 for 12 months)
  • All you need is a valid credit card
  • Pay an initial $250 at commencement of course
  • Remainder to be paid over 6 or 12 equal monthly instalments
  • Payment plan may not be available for "sale" priced courses

Concessions on Courses

Concession pricing is available for eligible students as per the Student Handbook. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of enrolment; please contact us to apply for a concession rate when enrolling.

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

Diploma of Business Online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Videos and webinars
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group

The Diploma of Business has been developed to give you flexibility so that you can study at your own pace, in your own time and in your own environment. The best part is, with Applied Education we provide a high level of support for all our students and are here with you in your study journey.

The Diploma of Business learning materials are packed full of easy to read and high quality content.  These materials are supported by access to a team of qualified Diploma of Business Trainers and Assessors.

Digital (non-printable) course training manuals are included in the course cost. Hard copy books can be purchased later, if needed, through the student platform once you have enrolled. 


Before starting this course, you will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Units

The Introductory Requirements include an Oral Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

The Unit assessments and examinations are completed using a variety of methods including supervisor/manager reports and are submitted online via our student portal. They are conducted open book from either your home or office, and comprise theoretical and practical exercises.

Accounting unit assessments use MYOB Student version or Xero Demo company (both supplied).

Exams (if completing the Dual Diploma)

Some units include an exam component, which needs to be independently supervised. Exams are three-hour, open-book assessments comprising of short answer and multiple choice questions, very similar in format to the unit assessments.

Exams must be completed within your course duration period. Prior to your exam, you will need to complete and return the Supervisor Nomination Form to Applied Education detailing your supervisor's information, contact details and the elected date of your assessment.

Exams can be undertaken at any location and time of your choosing, with the only condition being that you have a nominated, independent supervisor present. Your supervisor can be a person of responsibility such as a registered tax agent, member of an accounting professional body, public servant, doctor, nurse, police officer, director etc.

If you require supervision of an assessment by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

Microsoft Windows is the preferred operating system for the study of this course as all student data files are supplied in Windows format.

You will also need word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Microsoft Office or Google Apps.

Internet access – reliable internet connection (such as ADSL) required. All data files, learning activities and MYOB software are available to download via our student portal.

Mac Users:
Applied Education uses the Microsoft Windows operating system and we are unable to support issues relating to a Mac computer.

If you only have access to a Mac computer then you need to either purchase and install on your mac a windows emulator such as "parallels" to run windows on a Mac at your own cost, or if you have a Windows OS software licence use the free in built Mac Boot Camp assistant on your Mac Computer.

To enrol in BSB50215 Diploma of Business, you will need access to a workplace, either a current job or a volunteer workplace, as many of the assessments require a supervisor/ manager to sign off on the practical activities required for the course, such as organising and chairing meetings etc.

Common management occupations include:

  • Administrator
  • Business development manager
  • Business sales team leader
  • Corporate services manager
  • Executive officer
  • Legal practice manager
  • Project consultant
  • Small business operator

This course comprises 8 units that are studied in the following order:

  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development
  • BSBADM502 Manage meetings
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBFIM502 Manage payroll
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk

Free Fundamentals Bundle Included

Choose 1 FREE bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.

Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill.


5 Online Courses
Excel Introductory & Intermediate
Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

Xero & MYOB
Fundamentals (Popular)

3 Online Courses
Certificate in Xero Accounting
Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

(Bundle value $685)


4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for government funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements. Contact a Course Adviser on 1800 678 073 before you enrol.

Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives a welcome call
    and help getting started

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Student Support Team and
    Ticket Lodgement to track support

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Support Group - Over 2,000 student only members. Dedicated Forums

  • Phone Support

    Assessors & Student Services Team available

Nationally Recognised Training

As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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