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Diploma of Business BSB50120





Unlock your potential with the Diploma of Business BS50120! This comprehensive qualification equips you with the skills to conduct market research, interpret trends and developments, and identify growth opportunities. With a focus on problem-solving and resource management, you’ll learn how to lead teams, manage business operational plans, and enhance your business acumen across various functions, including human resources, project management, finance, and marketing.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business professional, the Diploma of Business BS50120 offers the essential skills and knowledge to take your career to the next level. So why wait? Enrol today and start unlocking your full potential!


The Diploma of Business BSB502120 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

  • Executive officer
  • Program coordinator
  • Corporate services manager
  • Business development manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Business sales team leader

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Establishing systems that support innovation
  • Managing risk
  • Implementing continuous improvement
  • Managing priorities and professional development

Already have experience in Business? Apply for RPL and gain your Diploma of Business BSB50120 qualification sooner!


View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12

5 core units  plus

7 elective units,  of which:

  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • for the remaining 5 elective units:
  • up to 5 units may be selected from Groups A – I
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


This qualification can provide for specialisations. To achieve a specialisation, the following additional packaging rules must be adhered to:

  • For specialisation in Business Operations , 4 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • For specialisation in Leadership , 4 elective units must be selected from Group B
  • For specialisation in Organisational Development , 4 elective units must be selected from Group C
  • For specialisation in Compliance , 4 elective units must be selected from Group D
  • For specialisation in Business Development , 4 elective units must be selected from Group E
  • For specialisation in Digital and Data , 4 elective units must be selected from Group F
  • For specialisation in Records and Information Management , 4 elective units must be selected from Group G
  • For specialisation in Procurement , 4 elective units must be selected from Group H
  • For specialisation in Evaluations , 4 elective units must be selected from Group I.

The achievement of a specialisation will be identified on a testamur as follows:

  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Leadership)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Organisational Development)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Compliance)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Business Development)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Digital Transformation)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Records and Information Management)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Procurement)
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Evaluations).

Core units

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

Elective units

Group A – Business Operations

BSBFIN502 Manage financial compliance

BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances

BSBHRM525 Manage recruitment and onboarding

BSBHRM526 Manage payroll

BSBHRM529 Coordinate separation and termination processes

BSBINS512 Monitor business records systems

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

BSBOPS503 Develop administrative systems

BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

BSBPRC505 Manage ethical procurement strategy

BSBSTR503 Develop organisational policy

BSBSTR603 Develop business continuity plans

BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility

BSBTWK503 Manage meetings

Group B – Leadership

BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations

BSBHRM521 Facilitate performance development processes

BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBXDB501 Support staff members with disability in the workplace

BSBXDB502 Adapt organisations to enhance accessibility for people with disability

Group C – Organisational Development

BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

BSBHRM531 Coordinate health and wellness programs

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBSUS412 Develop and implement workplace sustainability plans

BSBSUS413 Evaluate and report on workplace sustainability

BSBTWK601 Develop and maintain strategic business networks

Group D – Compliance

BSBAUD411 Participate in quality audits

BSBAUD513 Report on quality audits

BSBAUD514 Interpret compliance requirements

BSBAUD515 Evaluate and review compliance

BSBLEG522 Apply legal principles in contract law matters

BSBOPS602 Monitor corporate governance activities

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Group E – Business Development

BSBMKG541 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

BSBMKG546 Develop social media engagement plans

BSBMKG548 Forecast international market and business needs

BSBMKG549 Profile and analyse consumer behaviour for international markets

BSBMKG550 Promote products and services to international markets

BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies

BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service

BSBPRC502 Manage supplier relationships

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

SIRXMGT005 Lead the development of business opportunities

SIRXMKT006 Develop a social media strategy

SIRXSLS004 Drive sales results

Group F – Digital and Data

BSBDAT501 Analyse data

BSBINS502 Coordinate data management

BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work processes

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

BSBTEC501 Develop and implement an e-commerce strategy

BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy

BSBXBD501 Develop big data strategy

BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

SIRXECM003 Design an ecommerce site

Group G – Records and Information Management

BSBINS501 Implement information and knowledge management systems

BSBINS504 Maintain digital repositories

BSBINS512 Monitor business records systems

BSBINS513 Contribute to records management framework

BSBINS514 Contribute to records retention and disposal schedule

BSBINS515 Participate in archiving activities

BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information

CUAPRE401 Implement preventative conservation activities

Group H – Procurement

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement

BSBPRC501 Manage procurement strategies

BSBPRC502 Manage supplier relationships

BSBPRC503 Manage international procurement

BSBPRC504 Manage a supply chain

BSBPRC505 Manage ethical procurement strategy

PSPPCM008 Manage contract performance

PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts

PSPPCM010 Manage procurement risk

PSPPCM012 Plan for procurement outcomes

PSPPCM013 Make procurement decisions

PSPPCM015 Conduct and manage coordinated procurement

PSPPCM016 Plan and implement strategic sourcing

PSPPCM017 Plan and implement procurement category management

PSPPCM018 Conduct demand and procurement spend analysis

Group I – Evaluations

DEFEVL001 Develop an evaluation program

DEFEVL002 Evaluate and report collected information

DEFEVL003 Maintain and enhance professional practice

DEFEVL004 Evaluate a training and assessment system

DEFEVL005 Evaluate a community based program

DEFEVL006 Evaluate business performance


Embark on a transformative journey with the Diploma of Business (BSB50120) at 3CIR, designed to catapult your career into the heart of Australia’s evolving business landscape. In an era where adaptability and strategic acumen are paramount, this qualification not only mirrors the multifaceted roles within Business Services but also propels you into leadership positions where you can make a significant impact.

The Australian job market is on the brink of transformation, buoyed by technological advancements, a shift towards service-oriented industries, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. With employment projected to increase across all sectors, particularly in health care, social assistance, professional, scientific, and technical services, and education and training, the skills you acquire will place you at the forefront of innovation and growth​.

The shift towards remote and hybrid work models, accelerated by recent global events, underscores the importance of adaptability and digital fluency. As businesses navigate these changes, the demand for professionals who can lead with agility and foresight has never been higher. The Diploma of Business equips you with the knowledge to thrive in this new working paradigm, blending traditional business acumen with cutting-edge digital strategies​.

Australia’s job landscape is influenced by significant demographic shifts, including a burgeoning demand for aged care and mental health services. This, combined with the government’s focus on healthcare reform, suggests a growing need for business professionals who understand the complexities of the health sector​.

Not only the health sector is in demand. The technology sector, driven by advancements in AI and automation, calls for a new breed of business professionals. These individuals must possess a blend of technical know-how and strategic insight to harness these technologies for business growth. The Diploma of Business prepares you for this challenge, enabling you to lead in sectors where innovation is key to success​.

Financially, Australia’s job market is adjusting to new realities. Despite the challenges posed by inflation and cost-of-living pressures, the employment landscape offers a plethora of opportunities for those equipped with the right skills. Business professionals with a knack for navigating economic complexities will find themselves in high demand, as companies seek to optimise operations and enhance profitability in a competitive global market​.

Embrace the opportunity to become a pivotal part of Australia’s economic future. With the Diploma of Business from 3CIR, you’re not just earning a qualification; you’re stepping into a role that demands innovation, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of the global business environment. Prepare to lead, innovate, and transform the business world.

Delivery Pathways

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Detailed Device Specifications

For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Apple Mac Users:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.

For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:


Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Diploma of Business can provide you with the skills you need to start or grow a business. The coursework typically covers topics such as accounting, human resources, marketing, and business law. With a diploma in business, you’ll be able to understand the financial statements of a company, identify opportunities for improvement and growth, and develop successful marketing plans.

A Diploma of Business can lead to a variety of jobs in the business world, including roles in marketing, accounting, human resources, and information technology. Many people with a Diploma of Business go on to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. With this qualification, you would have the skills and knowledge necessary to run a successful company.

For our Diploma in Business, we offer both online study and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options. The choice of which to pursue depends on your level of experience in the business world. If you’re new to the field, online study is the better option. Whereas RPL lets you use your established knowledge to gain a qualification without study.

Every step of your learning journey is guided by our expert training facilitators. At any point throughout your study modules, we can offer extra information and clarification to help increase your understanding.

Upgrading Students Nationally and Globally

Qualification Outcomes

Expanding on the "Employment Outcomes" section for the Diploma of Business, this comprehensive overview highlights diverse career paths and industries where graduates find employment. The Diploma of Business opens avenues in various sectors, offering roles that leverage business acumen, strategic planning, and operational management skills.

Most Often Employed As:

  • Managers (23.5%): Graduates often step into managerial positions, overseeing departments or teams, driving strategic initiatives, and contributing to organisational goals.
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (23.2%): Essential for the smooth operation of businesses, these roles include administrative support, data management, and office coordination.
  • Professionals (22.6%): This broad category encompasses roles requiring specialised knowledge in marketing, human resources, and information technology.

Top Industries Employing Graduates:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (10.4%): Many graduates find opportunities in this vibrant industry, from management positions in hotels and restaurants to roles focused on improving customer service and operational efficiency.

Expanded Career Paths and Roles:

  • Advertising: Careers in advertising agencies, including roles such as Advertising Account Executive, Media Planner/Buyer, Brand Strategist, and Digital Strategist ​​.
  • Human Resources: Vital for any organisation, this sector offers roles like Human Resource Officer, Recruiter, and Employee Relations Manager​​.
  • Information Technology: Reflecting the digital transformation, roles include Business and Technology Analyst, Data Business Analyst, and ICT Business and Systems Analyst​​.
  • Marketing is a diverse field with roles such as Marketing Professional, Social Media Coordinator, and Public Relations Officer​​.

Further Education and Accreditation:

For those considering further study, the Diploma of Business provides a solid foundation and potential pathways into Bachelor’s degrees in Business, Commerce, and related fields. Graduates are also equipped to pursue professional accreditation, enhancing their credibility and career prospects in business​​.

Services Analyst 85%
Business Services Manager 100%
Business Administrator 68%
Business Adviser 95%
Business Executive 100%
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