Diploma of Business Online
- Australian Accredited Qualification
- 100% online | Equivalent to on-campus qualifications
- Overseas students eligible, no visa required
Make your career goals a reality by getting the knowledge and skills you need to start your own business or move into a management role with this nationally recognised course.
This online certificate course was designed in consultation with the industry so that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge the industry needs and wants and developed against the Australian Quality Framework for business and management.
What you will learn
In this online course, you will learn the core skills and knowledge required to run a business such as how to manage risk and budgets, recruit and build an innovative work environment, manage projects, as well as marketing a product or service. The course is designed to develop your business management skills and teach you the practical skills to effectively market a brand, manage your risk and finances strategically and stay innovative in challenging market conditions.
Why study this course?
- Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
- Learn from and be supported by industry professionals with years of experience
- This course can help you can a competitive advantage by getting skills and knowledge that can be used across many industries
What is included in the course fees?
The course fee includes:
- Access to the learning material and assessments online
- A hard copy book – Foundr v1.0 – from the world’s most influential entrepreneurs*
- A specially developed Ultimate Study Planner
- 1-on-1 Trainer support
- Post-graduation support
* Available to online Australian students only.
This course is delivered by Dolph Business School (RTO No. 41480, CRICOS Provider No. 03642G).
Business essentials and risk management
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
- Plan financial management approaches
- Implement financial management approaches
- Monitor and control finances
- Review and evaluate financial management processes
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
- Define project
- Develop project plan
- Administer and monitor project
- Finalise project
- Review project
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
- Establish risk context
- Identify risks
- Analyse risks
- Select and implement treatments
Recruitment processes and innovative workplaces
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
- Develop recruitment, selection and induction policies and procedures
- Recruit and select staff
- Manage staff induction
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
- Lead innovation by example
- Establish work practices that support innovation
- Promote innovation
- Create a physical environment which supports innovation
- Provide learning opportunities
Marketing the business and its products and services
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
- Plan promotional activities
- Co-ordinate promotional activities
- Review and report on promotional activities
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
- Identify marketing opportunities
- Investigate marketing opportunities
- Evaluate required changes to current operations
BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix
- Evaluate each component of marketing mix
- Determine marketing mix for specific markets
- Monitor and adjust marketing mix
With a Diploma of Business qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs and perform tasks in various areas of business, such as:
Create and build your own brand, turning your vision into reality.
Work to grow and maintain the operations of a business.
Business Development Manager
Responsible for maintaining the growth of a business and taking care of clients’ needs and accounts.
Business Strategist or Consultant
Responsible for advising and planning strategies for a business to achieve their goals.
Manage and be responsible for the day-to-day activities of a business.
Dolph Business School Certificates and Diplomas courses are nationally recognised qualifications. This means that they are recognised by all Australian Universities for determining your entry eligibility and course credit.
The course credit you are granted will vary depending on the undergraduate degree you choose to undertake, and the grades you attain for your Certificate or Diploma. Most prestigious universities expect you to maintain a 75-80% average to be eligible for course credit towards your bachelor degree and the time and money saved through a transfer of credits can be substantial!
Upon completion of your Certificate or Diploma program at Dolph Business School, should you wish to continue your studies and apply for an undergraduate degree course, our Student & Administration Support team will assist you with your enrolment application, as well as your advanced standing (course credit) application.
Dolph Business has credit agreements in place with several universities across Australia which guarantees students entry and credit transfer upon completion of our certificate and diploma courses, and could take up to a year off your bachelor’s degree! These credit agreements are of great importance as outside of these, there is no guarantee of the amount of credit transfer you will receive.
|University||Degree||Course Credit||Approximate Time Saved|
|Bachelor of Accounting||4 units||6-months|
|Bachelor of Business||8 units||1-year|
|Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management||8 units||1-year|
|Bachelor of Information Technology||8 units||1-year|
|Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies||4 units||6-months|
|Bachelor of Business||8 units||1-year|
|Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management||8 units||1-year|
|Bachelor of Information Technology||8 units||1-year|
Online: You have up to 24-months to complete your course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of learning. We recommend you spend approximately 10-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given to ensure you complete the course within 12-months.
Please note. The above recommended study hours are indicative only. This time would be reduced if you have pre-existing knowledge and experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Dolph Business School is also able to support students who may require additional time.
There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification detailed within the Business Services Training Package.
Noting this, Dolph Business School requires persons who undertake this course to:
- Be aged 18 years or over.
- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to carry out tasks at a Diploma level.
Please note. Dolph Business School will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Dolph Business School can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, Dolph Business School can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.
In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Dolph Business School provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in.
You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.
If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our team members today to find out how we can help you!
You may be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded either by Dolph Business School or by another Australian Registered Training Organisation.
We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their exams. This is why the assessment for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies – NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
Written Reports / Case Studies.
The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. There may be a practical portion for the student to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace. This could be by way of presentations or role-play activities.
The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc.). Projects may have a practical presentation component where the student may be asked to present or role-play the outcomes of their project or research.
The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.
|Course name||Diploma of Business BSB50215|
|Course duration||Maximum 24 months|
Why study a Diploma of Business?
Do you aspire to start your own business? Do you want to become a business strategist or consultant? Do you want to climb that corporate ladder to be a manager in your organisation? A Diploma of Business qualification can help equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in these roles.
Many of our students studying our online business diploma have been in the workforce for years and they have either decided that they want to start their own business, or have chosen to upskill themselves to ensure that they have the competitive edge over their colleagues. Most choose to complete the course online so that they won’t have to sacrifice their family and work commitments, but if you need face-to-face training, on-campus learning might be a more suitable option for you.
Did you know that more and more people are going back to school to get a qualification to ensure they are able to maintain an advantage, especially in today’s competitive job market? According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, in 2017, over 4.2 million students are enrolled in various courses within the VET sector, with 418,500 enrolments in business qualifications alone! Imagine the opportunities available to those students when they’ve graduated from their courses!
We often get this question – why would you someone choose a business diploma instead of a business degree. So, we thought we would do a list of advantages to help you with your planning and decision making.
What are the advantages of studying a Diploma of Business?
- Prepare you for your future careers – ensuring you are job ready
The whole purpose of vocational training is to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform a particular role. In consultation with the industry, our diploma courses are developed to ensure our learning materials and assessments are continually up-to-date and approved by the industry. Employers generally value current, applicable, real-world knowledge you learn from a Diploma of Business than theories you learn in a Bachelor of Business program.
- Statistically, you are more likely to be hired
Did you know that according to the Australian Government’s MySkills platform, those who have completed a BSB50215 Diploma of Business have a higher than average earning potential and there is expected to be a high number of job openings for graduates with this qualification? With more and more university graduates struggling to find a job, Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director of the Grattan Institute said that “some of the students who are at university would be better off doing a vocational diploma or certificate III or IV course.”
- Can be completed in a much faster time frame
A business diploma with Dolph Business School can be completed within 12-months, whereas a business degree is typically 3-years long. That’s a 2-year difference! And, if you did want to go on to do a business degree after you have completed your business diploma, you may even be able to complete your degree sooner than the usual 3-year time frame as our Diploma of Business is an Australian accredited, nationally recognised qualification.
- Much more affordable than a business degree
The cost of a business degree can be upwards of $10,000 per year whilst with a Diploma of Business with Dolph Business School is between $2,380 to $9,800 (2018 fees). This saves you thousands of dollars in tuition fees!
- Pathway to university
Business diplomas are popular vocational courses because they open doors to more careers than other diplomas and they are also an excellent foundation for a business and management degrees. This allows you to get your feet wet before committing to a bachelor’s degree and truly prepare yourself for university life, rather than jump into a business degree and later realise it isn’t for you.