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Diploma of Business

Qualification Overview

General Information

Name of RTO Vocational Skills Australia(VSA)
RTO Code 45121
CRICOS Codes 03818M
Training Package The training package for this qualification is BSB
Business Services Training Package (BSB)
Version (Release of Training Package) 3.0 – Released 27 September 2018
Qualification Title Diploma of Business
Qualification Code BSB50215
Delivery Period 18 Months (One and Half Year)
Contact Person Amir Salim
Contact Details 0413 106 113
Authorized By Amir Salim (Managing Director)

Qualification Description

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators. Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of settings but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. Conversely, it may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

Packaging Rules

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business comprises of eight (8) elective units. The elective units consist of;

  • 6 of the elective units must be selected from the elective units listed in the qualification, with no more than 3 units selected from any one group
  • 2 elective units may be selected from elective units listed in the qualification, from the BSB Business Services Training Package, or from any current accredited course or endorsed Training Package at this qualification level or Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and contribute to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.

The elective units contained within this Training and Assessment Strategy have been selected through industry consultation as being most appropriate for international students and industry.

Student Cohort

Our target cohort will be recent graduates from VSA completed Certificate IV in Business OR from any other CRICOS provider and will not have had any workplace experience, specially within Australian context.

All of our students for this qualification will be international students who want to gain a Diploma of Business qualification as pathway for further learning. This will qualification will assist students to gain knowledge and skills required for executive officer and co-ordinators roles.

Mode of Delivery

All students must attend 20 hours per week face-to-face supervised training, which include Workshops / Lectures, Tutorials for activities and Project Tutorials;

Training Type (face-to-face) Session per week Hours per session Hours per week
Workshop / Lectures 2 8 16
Tutorials for learning activities - workbook 1 4 4
Total 3   20

All student attends a compulsory one-day induction prior to commencement of the course.

Course Structure & Delivery

Training Outline with Delivery Method

Total number of units required for the qualification will be eight (8) elective units. The units that VSA will be delivering and assessing are provided below;

Amount of Training and Volume of Learning

Volume of Learning - Type Weeks No. of sessions Hours per session Total Contact Hours
Supervised Training (Face-to-Face)
Workshop / Lectures 60 120 8 960
Tutorials for learning activities - workbook 60 60 4 240
Total Contact Hours (38 weeks @ 20 hours per week) - A 1,200
Total Assessment Hours 10 units @ 20 hours - B 160
Pre-reading and Self- Learning / Activities (4 hour for 52 weeks) – C 312


There will be individual assessments for each unit of competency and major project as holistic assessment for the qualification, which include formal presentation.

All students must satisfactorily all assessments to reach competency and receive a full qualification certificate. Where only individual units are successfully completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units of competencies completed.

Course Schedule

It is noted that Vocational Skills Australia operates a system of rolling enrolments, this means that students may commence at the beginning of any unit. Therefore depending on when enrol, you may have up to 18 weeks holiday.

January to June Course No. of Weeks
Term 1 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 2 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 3 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 4 Study Period 9
Break / Holidays 11
Term 5 Study Period 11
Break / Holidays 3
Term 6 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Delivery Weeks 60
Holidays 18
Total Weeks 78
July to December Course No. of Weeks
Term 1 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 2 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 3 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 4 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 5 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Term 6 Study Period 10
Break / Holidays 3
Delivery Weeks 60
Holidays 18
Total Weeks 78

Regulatory or Licensing Authority

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Qualification and Statement of Attainment

Student/s will be required to achieve competency in eight (8) units of competency (UOC) to successfully achieve qualification of BSB50215 Diploma of Business. A completion that is less than eight (8) successful UOC will result in the issuance of a Statement of Attainment.

Fees for the Qualification

The total fee for the qualification includes:

  • Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition fees: $14,750 (this includes all course materials)

Vocational Skills Australia does not require international students to pay more than 50% of course fees prior to course commencement. However, Vocation Education Training Australia provides students with the opportunity to pay more than 50% of their tuition fees prior to course commencement if they wish. Generally fees are payable in equal instalments and the dates and amounts are included in the Course Acceptance Agreement.

Non-tuiton fee/additional charges may apply and include:

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) No charge / Nil
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
  • Application Fee; and
  • Assessment Fee per unit of competency
Reassessment (per Unit of Competency assessment) $200.00, applicable if “Not Satisfactory” Outcome after two consecutive attempts
Reprint of Statement of Attainment $50.00
Reprint of Testamur $50.00
Photocopying No charge / Nil
Printing: Black and White. No charge/ Nil
Reissue of Student Card $50.00
Issue of Letter for Immigration $25.00
Interim Record of Results $25.00
Cancellation Fees $250.00
Bank dishonour fee $100.00
Debt collection $500.00

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements include:

  • Students must be aged 18 years or above
  • Completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Completed BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business from VSA or from any other CRICOS provider
  • LLN test CSPA (Core Skills Profile for Adults) from ACER
  • Evidence of acceptable English language test course:
Type of Test Minimum test score
International English International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) internet-based test 46
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162
Pearson Test of English Academic 42
Occupational English Test taken no more than two years before the student visa application is made.  Pass
(A or B)

All students must bring laptop in all classes, workshops and orientation with MS office 2013 or newer version.

All students are informed of the entry requirements prior to commencing a course through comprehensive brochures and marketing information. VSA’s enrolment procedure ensures students meet this requirement.

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy

Students will complete an LLN assessment Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) using the ACER test as part of the enrolment process. This ensures that the course is at an appropriate level for students and educational support is provided. The following levels provide a guidance of acceptable levels to ensure that the course is at an appropriate level for the student:

If the above review determines the applicant score are less than the desired levels, VSA staff will discuss further options with the applicant for LLN requirements.

Pathways into the qualification

After successful completion of BSB50215 Diploma of Business, candidate may undertake any of the following qualifications;

  • BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business
  • The candidate may also undertake any other qualification at Advanced Diploma level under Business Services Training Package.

Suggested Job Roles

Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialized and/or skilled work and/or further learning. Examples job roles include Executive Officer and Program co-ordinator.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students are able to have their competency from prior learning and work experience recognized in this qualification through the following arrangements:

If a student has previously completed training or has course-related skills and experience, he or she may be eligible for RPL.

VSA will provide RPL guides and documentation to Students that explains the entire process. RPL is the acknowledgement of skills and knowledge obtained through formal or informal training, Work and life experiences.

Applications for RPL will be assessed on an individual basis. Each applicant will need to provide the necessary evidence documentation to demonstrate their competency in accordance with the competency requirement of the relevant qualification for which they are applying for RPL.

Documentation of prior learning is the most common form of evidence, however there are other forms of evidence including: third party observations, self-assessment reviews, verbal questioning, phone interviews and real work samples such as log books, lesson plans, meeting minutes etc.

It is up to the Student to compile the evidence, in consultation with a trainer once they have enrolled.

All evidence documents will be assessed against the following rules of evidence:

  • Validity
  • Authenticity
  • Currency
  • Sufficiency

Students are provided with communication about RPL process through the student handbook and enrolment process. RPL and course credit may reduce the duration of a student’s enrolment. RPL applications must be assessed as early as possible.

Credit Transfer

Students may also apply for a credit transfer upon enrolment and this may reduce their course duration, refer VSA recognition of prior learning and credit transfer policy and procedure.

Facilities and Equipment Required

Students will have access to adequate training facilities such as the following:

  • Classrooms that are spacious, well-lit with air-conditioning for temperature control;
  • Easy student access to bathroom facilities, parking, meal and drink facilities and transport;
  • Classroom layout that facilitates student learning (display systems, data projectors);
  • Wi-Fi connection with at least ADSL speed;
  • Simulated workplace equipment such as tables and chairs, meeting rooms, telephones, computers and associated software, printers and scanners.
  • The use of BYOD is acceptable within premises.
  • Tea & Coffee facilities

All students must bring laptop in all classes, workshops and orientation with MS office 2013 or newer version.

Course location

Our campus is located at Innovation House 50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes SA 5095. Students have access to printer and wi-fi connection.

During orientation, students have a structured visit to the Mawson Lakes library to become familiar with its borrowing services and to get a library card. Mawson Lakes Library is a short walk from the college located at 208 Main Street, Mawson Lakes.

Learning Resources

The following Learning resources will be available at no cost to students to ensure students are able to obtain and absorb the required skills and knowledge required prior to assessment:

  • Learning Resources from Australian Training Products
  • Supplementary resources including articles / web references / workplace policies, procedures and sample documents (material provided as handout / link / reference)
  • Reference books such as Leadership and Management: Theory and practice 7th edition by Kris Cole
  • PowerPoint handouts

About Us

Education Investors Pty Ltd Trading as Vocational Skills Australia

ABN: 24 611 927 792
RTO Code: 45121
CRICOS Code: 03818M

Contact Us

  • Innovation House 50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard Mawson Lakes South Australia 5095 Australia
  • 0061 413 106 113
  • info@vsa.sa.edu.au

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