BSB50120 Diploma of Business

National ID
BSB50120
WA Course Code
BFT3
CRICOS code
107938E
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Why choose this course?

Thrive in a career in business with this qualification. If you want to be an effective leader who inspires team members to exceed expectations, then this course will give you the skills to succeed. 

During this course you will develop skills in business technologies, managing business operational plans, as well as budgets, financial plans and resources. You will also acquire valuable knowledge in critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and develop policies and procedures as a leader of an organisation. 

You will have the opportunity to undertake project work, and also gain crucial experience working in a simulated business called Greenglow, managing team effectiveness and workplace relationships. 

Career opportunities

  • Executive Officer
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Project Administrator

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is required for entry into this course.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

BSB50120 Diploma of Business - BFT3
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core unit and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBFIN501 Manage budget and financial plans
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include an observation checklist to observe the demonstration of required skills and foundation skills, assignments and knowledge questions to capture evidence and templates have been created for students to record written assessment evidence.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard where resources such as project plan templates, project management tools, legislation, regulations, standards ad codes, are placed, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

BSB50120 Diploma of Business - BFT3
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core unit and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBFIN501 Manage budget and financial plans
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include an observation checklist to observe the demonstration of required skills and foundation skills, assignments and knowledge questions to capture evidence and templates have been created for students to record written assessment evidence.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard where resources such as project plan templates, project management tools, legislation, regulations, standards ad codes, are placed, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

BSB50120 Diploma of Business - BFT3
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core unit and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBFIN501 Manage budget and financial plans
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include an observation checklist to observe the demonstration of required skills and foundation skills, assignments and knowledge questions to capture evidence and templates have been created for students to record written assessment evidence.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard where resources such as project plan templates, project management tools, legislation, regulations, standards ad codes, are placed, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $100

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

BSB50120 Diploma of Business - BFT3
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core unit and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBFIN501 Manage budget and financial plans
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include an observation checklist to observe the demonstration of required skills and foundation skills, assignments and knowledge questions to capture evidence and templates have been created for students to record written assessment evidence.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard where resources such as project plan templates, project management tools, legislation, regulations, standards ad codes, are placed, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on November 30, 2022