Course 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

Job Outcomes

Achievement of Diploma of Business demonstrates skills to a broad overview of business disciplines and functions such as knowledge management, human resources and risk management. It offers graduates varied entry level opportunities including public service, government business, education, health, manufacturing, mining, service industries, e-commerce and the retail sector. Positions may include but not limited to:

  • Executive officer
  • Business administrator
  • Human resources officer
  • Office manager
  • Project consultant
Further Education

Graduates completing the Diploma of Business may wish to extend their learning through higher education.

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Masters of Business Administration
The Target Audience

Students wishing to develop a career or to pursue higher professional in the business functions. MMC’s clients for this qualification will largely be international students completing this qualification to either complement their existing qualifications from multiple domains/fields or build knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Key Audience Characteristics:

  • Predominantly international students; multi-cultural groups
  • Undertaking this course as part of professional development/qualification or skill enhancement
  • Largely mature-age students
  • Student progressing from certificate level programs of MMC
  • Candidates with business and management role or similar experience or competencies
  • Career and higher education aspirations/goals

It is also suitable for those who have completed certificate IV level qualifications in leadership and management or related domains and looking to upgrade their skills to further their academic and career prospects.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post school students over 18), gender, social or educational background. Potential students will:

  • Students are required to bring their laptop or tablet to participate in this course.
  • Be technology savvy to undertake the practical application of the online learning and assessment.
  • Have foundation skills at a minimum of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 listed where students cannot demonstrate the required English language skills the Training Manager will recommend students enrol in an appropriate English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at their own cost to develop their foundations skills and English level to IELTS 5.5
Selection Criteria

Prior to enrolment in the Diploma of Business applicants, must provide evidence showing:

  • International students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their course commencement at the college.
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0; or TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15; or Pearson (PTE) 42 (no communicative skills less than 36); or Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency
    Results older than 2 years are not acceptable.


  • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation courses or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


  • For levels 1 and 2 students only, successful completion of MMC Language and Numeracy Test conducted at MMC (for onshore international students ONLY.)
  • International students applying for a Diploma level course will need to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11 (or equivalent) or certificate IV or higher *.

*Determination of equivalency can be made via the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

IT Literacy Requirements

This qualification requires an intermediate/advanced understanding and use of computers and the internet, technology skills will include using word and excel or simular software to:

  • Prepare written and graphic reports
  • Develop professional development plan
  • Access the learning material and submit assessments on line.

To ensure students have the sufficient skills to participate in the course, Melbourne Metropolitan College will require students to undertake a basic Computer Literacy Test before enrolment will be accepted.

In the event students do not have, the technical skills to participate fully, students are offered the following options:

  • The Trainer will work with the Student to show them how to access the material; or
  • Melbourne Metropolitan College will recommend a suitable course to improve these skills

The duration of the program is 52 weeks broken down into 40 weeks of delivery, and 12 weeks of holidays.

40 weeks of training delivery (13 hours per week over 2 days) and structured tutorial sessions (7 hours per week) plus 10 hours per week of self-paced activities and completing the assessments.

Delivery Modes

The BSB50215 Diploma of Business involves classroom-based learning, trainer supported tutorials, self-paced activities and assessment. Students attend scheduled structured training for a minimum 20 hours per week.

Self Paced

Students need to undertake additional time at home where they complete research, work through student guides and read the relevant chapters of their textbook. The self-paced learning hours for this course is 10 hours per week.

Delivery Sites

Level 2, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available. Melbourne Metropolitan College offers students the opportunity to apply for RPL during the enrolment or after orientation.

Melbourne Metropolitan College has a streamlined RPL process to support the student to make a self-assessment of their skills, in preparation for an interview with an assessor. RPL may reduce the course duration.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Learners may apply for credit transfer. If the Learners has successfully completed unit/s that have identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. If upon successful application Learners will be granted, Credit Transfer of the unit/s and are not required to enrol or undertake the unit. This will appear on their Statement of Results or Statement of Attainment as a CT.

CT may reduce the course duration.


Code Name Core Elective
BSBRSK501 Manage risk Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBHRM501 Manage human resources services Elective
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning Elective
BSBADV507 Develop a media plan Elective
BSBWOR403 Manage stress in the workplace Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective

Course Duration: 52 Weeks (including holidays)

Campus Location

Level 2/335 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000


Phone : 1300 113 520
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