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Diploma of Business

Course outline

Course Code: BSB50215 | CRICOS Code: 090861J

What can I do with a Diploma of Business?

This course is designed as a pathway program for students who are planning to pursue a Bachelor program at the University of Canberra or Edvantage Institute Australia after completing the Diploma of Business at GBCA.

Applicants must be able to avail themselves to attend class for at least 20 hours per week. This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators.

(Students who wish to apply for a package offer from University of Canberra should refer to the UC’s admission requirements)

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:

Academic requirement:

  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher OR
  • Completion of an Australian training program (Certificate IV or above)

Language requirement:

  • Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5) or equivalent, or
  • Successfully complete the GBCA English course/s EAP1 to meet the English requirements of the intended course.
  • GBCA also accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider.
  • Overseas students who do not provide satisfactory evidence for their English proficiency will be interviewed/ asked to undertake language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to ascertain their skills.

Material requirement:

Students are required to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 or a later version installed for face to face classes.

How long does it take to do Diploma of Business?

Course duration:

52 weeks (including 12 weeks re-assessment, catch up class, reassessment and course breaks).


20 contact hours per week

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Observation of students performing role-playing, Portfolio of Work, Written report, Observation of Presentation, Analysis of case study/Response to simulated work scenario or Written questioning

Can I Study Diploma of Business Online? Yes You Can!

GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Diploma of Business Online or on-campus during the pandemic.

What are the pathways for this course?

Students who successfully complete BSB50215 Diploma of Business (pathway) with GBCA are eligible for advanced standing of up to equivalent to 1 year into:

Unit CodeUnit Name
 BSBCRT401Articulate, present and debate ideas
 BSBHRM513Manage workforce planning
 BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development
 BSBMKG507Interpret market trends and developments
 BSBPMG522Undertake project work
 BSBRSK501Manage risk
 BSBHRM501Manage human resource services
 BSBHRM506Manage recruitment, selection & induction processes


Course Factsheet

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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