Skip to main content

Vocational Education & Training

BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration

2019

Didn't study in Australia? Switch to international student information

Not available to international students.
Download course pack
Overview

Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin, Online

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Business Administration Managers Nfd

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including administration managers, general office managers and office managers. Individuals in these roles may possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Government Service Delivery, Logistics, Legal Administration, Local Government Administration, Business Administration include:

  • Legal Practice Manager
  • Administration Manager (Local Government)
  • Administration Manager
  • Administrator
  • Office Manager

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Entry requirements

The preferred pathway for candidates considering this qualification includes:

  • Certificate IV in Business or Business Administration, and/or
  • equivalent vocational competency, and/or
  • A minimum of two years' workplace experience in an administrative or clerical role.

Please note: The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) specifies required Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill levels to enable successful participation in each qualification/training package. On enrolment, students will be asked to undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing. Each student will be able to compare their demonstrated levels to ACSF levels and discuss implications with the lecturer. Available support strategies will also be discussed, as required.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 480 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
Domestic Full Fees: $7,200.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

  • Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Waterfront Darwin, Online
    Study Mode: External, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: vet.business@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Diploma of Business Administration a total of EIGHT (8) units of competency must be completed as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 480.

 CDU DARWIN WATERFRONT
 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development
80
BSBADM504 Plan and implement administrative systems
50
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
60
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
30
BSBADM503 Plan and manage conferences
30
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
60
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance 70
You must complete the unit below or you may credit transfer a unit from any Certificate IV qualification you hold.

BSBITU401

Design and develop complex text documents **
100
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
480

 ** In order to be successful in the unit BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development you will need high level word processing skills (knowledge of the complex word processing functions).

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as a Domestic Student?

Shortlist 0
Your Shortlist

Your Shortlist is empty

Find courses and add them to your shortlist by clicking on the

Your Shortlist was sent to your inbox

It may take up to 5 minutes.

Return to Shortlist
Course
Course Code