Diploma of Business
|NAME OF RTO
||VOCATIONAL SKILLS AUSTRALIA(VSA)
|CRICOS Course Codes
||BSB Business Services Training Package (BSB)
|Version (Release of Training Package)
||BSB50120 Diploma of Business
||18 months (One ad a Half year)
||This program is delivered in the classroom
This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have frontline management accountabilities.
Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operations skills. They may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.
Five (5) core and seven (7) elective units are required for the award of the BSB50120 Diploma of Business. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
Learner Characteristics and Target
Target groups for the BSB50120 Diploma of Business are international students who are:
- Seeking to pursue a career in Business.
- Seeking to enter a new industry sector.
- Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.
- Characteristics of the target group are as follows:
Students will usually be new entrants. However, credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.
Students will be from a range of countries and may be living in Australia for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.
Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work.
Students are expected to typically fall into the age range of 18 – 35 as people still establishing or changing careers.
Student may chose to complete BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business and other relevant qualification/s prior to commencing this qualification.
After successful completion of BSB50120 Diploma in Business, candidate may consider undertaking BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business or any other Advanced Diploma level quaification or the candidate may also undertake any other qualification of Advanced Diploma level in the Business Services Training Package.
Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.
This process is outlined in VSA International - Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
COURSE STRUCTURE & DELIVERY
Training Outline with Delivery Method
Total number of units required for the qualification will be twelve (12) including five (5) core units plus seven (7) elective units. The units that VSA will be delivering and assessing are provided below;
||CORE OR ELECTIVE
||Develop critical thinking in others
||Manage budgets and financial plans
||Manage business resources
||Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
||Lead communication in the workplace
||Manage business risk
||Manage recruitment and onboarding
||Manage people performance
||Manage personal and professional development
||Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
||Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
Qualification and Statement of Attainment
Students will be required to achieve competency in eight (8) units of competency (UOC) to successfully achieve qualification of BSB50120 Diploma of Business. A completion that is less than eight (8) successful UOC will result in the issuance of a Statement of Attainment.
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, Vocational Skills 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-tuition fee/additional charges may apply and include:
|TYPE OF CHARGE
|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
|Reprint of Testamur
||50C per black & white photocopy single side
|Printing: Black and White
||50C per black & white photocopy single side
|Reissue of Student Card
|Issue of Letter for Immigration
|Interim Record of Results
|Laptop\Chrome Book (If required by Learner)
||$305.00+ Additional warranty cost for 1 year if required by learner
|Bank dishonour fee
|National Recognisiton (Credit Transfer)
Delivery and Assessment Overview
The qualification is delivered over 78 weeks comprising of:
- Six (6) terms of 10 weeks each (60 weeks total)
- Holiday breaks amounting to 18 weeks (as specified in the timetable)
Students are required to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week.
The training and assessment schedule shows the weeks during which training is delivered and assessment conducted for each unit.
The total amount of training provided being structured classroom sessions is 740 hours. Time scheduled for assessment in class is 460 hours. Homework which is unsupervised and may include research for assessments and general reading is expected to be on average 5 hours a week and amounting to 300 hours during entire course tenure. Student shall be provided with self-study guide for completion of these hours.
Total delivery and assessment hours therefore amount to 1200 hours and the volume of learning (i.e. including unsupervised learning of homework) is 1,500 hours. A detailed breakdown of hours is provided in the Training and Assessment Schedule.
VSA operates a system of rolling enrolments meaning that students may commence at the beginning of any unit. Students may enter the qualification after any unit, as there are no pre-requisites for any units. The Training and Assessment Schedule is shown in terms and this represents the scheduling of units on commencement. However, depending on when a student joins the course, the term number will vary.
VSA has decided on the course duration and amount of training taking into account the AQF Volume of Learning, which is typically 1 – 2 years and 1200 – 2400 hours. It is considered that the duration and amount of training provided will allow international students the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge, as well as develop skills over time.This amount is not reduced to account for existing competencies, as most learners will not have any prior relevant experience. However, where learners have prior skills and knowledge, they may apply for RPL or credit transfer, which will reduce the course duration if granted.
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 our students for this qualification will be international students who want to gain a Diploma of Business qualification as pathway for further learning. This qualification will assist students to gain knowledge and skills required for front line officers and team leaders.
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)
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test
|Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
|Pearson Test of English Academic
|Occupational English Test taken no more than two years before the student visa application is made.
||Pass (A or B)
|Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test from ACER
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.
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:
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.
- If a student has previously completed training or has courserelated skills and experience, he or she may be eligible for RPL.
- Applications for RPL will be assessed on an individual basis. Each applicant will need to provide the necessary documentation. 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. RPL applications must be assessed as early as possible.
All evidence documents will be assessed against the following rules of evidence:
- RPL and course credit may reduce the duration of a student’s enrolment. RPL applications must be assessed as early as possible.
The following Learning Resources will be available free of cost to students enabling them to absorb the required skills and knowledge:
- Learning Resources from RTO works
- Supplementary resources including articles / web references / workplace policies, procedures and sample documents (material provided as handout / link / reference)
- Reference books such as Leadership and Managment: Theory and Practice 7th edition by Kris Cole
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.
Suggest 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 Managers and Team Leaders.
The qualification is suited to individuals who are responsible for the supervision and leadership of a team or work area (including by managing staff performance and making staffing decisions).
The learner may hold the positions of Managing Director, Senior Human Resources Journalist and Senior Manager, the position title may be different due to various organizational structures and portfolios as Business Development Manager.
- Business Services Manager
- Frontline Manager/Team Leader
- Administration Manager
- Business Development Manager
The designation may vary from organization to organization depends
- Air-Conditioned and spacious classrooms.
- Access to bathroom, facilities, parking, meal and public transport facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- A structured visit and easy access to borrowing services at Mawson Lakes Library
- Access to meeting rooms, computers, printers, scanners and projecters with associated software