BSB50120 Diploma of Business

National Code and name: BSB50120 Diploma of Business
Nationally Recognised TrainingYes
Fees: This course is fee for service only
No, this course is unavailable as a traineeship with NTM
Mode of study: Virtual classroom via online Teams platform with a teacher

High-level business skills are essential in any modern organisation and with the BSB50120 Diploma of Business, you will have the edge. With the ability to select the electives that mean the most to you and your business, the diploma is a perfect high-level qualification for managers, office administrator, and those with executive functions in the public and private sectors.

What is the BSB50120 Diploma of Business qualification?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have frontline management accountabilities.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operations skills. They may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Are there any licensing requirements?

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

What kind of careers and work could I do?

Job roles associated with this qualification could include Executive Officer, Business Development Manager, Project Consultant, Compliance Manager (Local Government),Office Manager, Business Sales Team Leader, Administrator, Corporate Services Manager, Administration Manager (Local Government), Evaluation, Records Management Coordinator, Team Leader, Procurement Officer, Unit Leader, Project Coordinator, Administration Manager, Customer Service Manager, Procurement and Contract Manager, Records Manager, Environmental Compliance Officer (Local Government) . To explore the types of careers, job prospects, pathways, skills and knowledge and work environment, visit the website  for more information. Completing this qualification does not guarantee you a job.

What are the entry requirements for BSB50120 Diploma of Business?

There are no entry requirements for this course although you will need to have well-developed year 12 or higher language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills. This qualification is best suited to people who have already gained a Certificate IV in a business-related field, or who have extensive workplace experience but no formal qualification. It is not suitable for early school leavers.

What days do you run the course?

The BSB50120 Diploma of Business runs as a flexible course, generally over 12 months. Students negotiate a regular day and time to meet with their trainer in a virtual classroom. Classes are tailored to the student’s work commitments and can also be delivered in the workplace.

Why is the course so popular?

This course allows students to specialise in a chosen business field, such as Business Operations, Leadership and Organisational Development.

If I have previous work or life experience, how do I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning?

At NTM, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or a credit transfer. If you receive RPL, you may get your qualification faster. See our Learner Handbook for more information on RPL. You can apply for RPL at any time, both at the time of enrolment and during your first class. Your trainer will explain RPL and how to apply.

2024 BSB50120 Diploma of Business Locations

Virtual | Term 3 2024  | Part-time Day or Evening | Virtual via online platform |

Day: To be decided by student and trainer
Mode: Virtual classroom via online platform with a real teacher
Pattern: 2 hours per week for 12 months
Training: 40 Sessions
Time: To be decided by student and trainer
First Training Session: July 2024
Holidays: No classes over school holidays, we follow the NSW public school holidays
Last Training Session: July 2025
Duration: 12 months

 Where can I study, and what locations are available?

We have two state-of-the-art training facilities located in NSW and our virtual campus. Our headquarters are situated on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, and the Western Sydney Training Centre is in the heart of Western Sydney:

Virtual campus: online with a teacher using Microsoft Teams.
Illawarra – Kiama: Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533 – this campus is located in Regional NSW
Western Sydney – Minchinbury; The M Centre, Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road Minchinbury NSW 2770, this campus is located in the Greater Sydney area.

How is the course delivered?

This course is run in a virtual classroom using our online platform Microsoft Teams, with an actual teacher. At NTM, there is a combination of  virtual training that is scheduled with additional assessments to complete at home or work. You will have up to 12 months to complete the course.

Do I have to attend every class, and how much work is required for the course?

Although this course is delivered virtually, it is highly demanding in terms of content and assessments, and your trainer has structured it so that attending every training session will give you the most benefit. When deciding to enrol in the course, you should organise your life and work schedules to attend all sessions. You must undertake further research and complete assessments as part of the qualification.

What are the units I am required to complete?

The course consists of a combination of core and elective units. To achieve the BSB50120 Diploma of Business, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 5 core and 7 elective units. At NTM, the course structure is:

Core units of competency – all 5 must be undertaken

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 of competency – the following 7 are the electives at NTM 
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

The above 7 electives will lead to a Diploma of Business (Leadership) being awarded on successful completion of all units.

How much is the course?

The BSB50120 Diploma of Business qualification is available as fee for service – there is no government funding available for this course at NTM.

The fee for service cost if $8,000.

Payment plans are available at no cost, and we do not use Ezy Pay or other interest- and fee-bearing payment plans. See our Learner Handbook for more details on how payment plans work. To secure a place in the course, you must pay a $500 deposit. PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT MORE THAN $1500 IN PREPAID FEES. If you wish to commence a payment plan, please indicate this selection on your application form when prompted. Students are encouraged to request a payment plan at the time of application. However, these can be entered into later, should circumstances change. Payment by direct deposit is preferred. We do not accept cash or cheques. Certificates and/or Statements of Attainment will not be issued before fully paying all fees. See our policies for payments, refunds and consumer protection.

Contact our office 1300 653 501 for more information or email: [email protected]

How interactive and practical is the course?

All course material is included in the price, including electronic resources with all the training and assessment resources. This course is practical, interactive and with sufficient time to complete all your assessments. There are interesting readings and practical assessments to be completed at home or at work. There will also be written assessments, projects and case studies related to work health and safety activities.

What are the pathways to further study and university?

Graduates have several pathway options after successfully completing the BSB50120 Diploma of Business. NTM does not offer the following pathways; contact our Career Development Practitioner for free career advice:

1. Entry into BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business
2. Entry into BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

How long does the course take?

The amount of training or volume of learning, allocated for the BSB50120 Diploma of Business qualification is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students with a lot of relevant prior or current experience may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter time frame. Students should expect a duration between twelve and twenty-four months to meet the requirements of BSB50120 Diploma of Business, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Diploma qualification.

The learning volume for Diploma of Business is typically twelve months to two years, or between 1200-2400 hours. At NTM, you will attend 40 sessions of 2 hours per week of virtual online training over two semesters. In addition, you can expect to undertake around 22 hours per week of reading, completing assessments and lesson preparation. If you are working in a business related job, much of this additional work, including assessments, can be carried out in the workplace. Remember that every learner is different, so you may do fewer hours, or you may need more time. For example, if your typing and reading speed is not as fast as other learners, you will spend more time on the course each week.

What learning platform does NTM use?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) is Microsoft Teams. As a student at NTM, you will have your own FREE Microsoft 365 account, giving you access to all popular products, including Teams, Word, and PowerPoint. For the duration of your course, we will provide you with an educational Microsoft account, giving FREE access to the Office 365 product family. As you will have your own account, this will save you from purchasing the Office 365 suite or a subscription. If you already have your own subscription to Office 365 or are planning on purchasing Office, remember you will get all the Office products for FREE when you enrol.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol

Please call our learning consultants on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM, we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. Contact our office if you would like to speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace training experience.

We want to support you through the entire learning journey, from enrolment to completion. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing and completing your course. Our Learner Handbook outlines these services, at no extra cost to you:

Career Development and Counselling service
Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (LLND) support
Aboriginal Education Support
Online library of learning resources

Do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, you can get one quickly and at no cost at A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

How do I enrol?

Enrolling is easy, follow these two steps:

1. Download and complete the BSB50120 Diploma of Business enrolment form here:  NTM Enrolment form 2024
2. Please email your enrolment form to [email protected] – If you have any questions or would like to speak to a consultant, please call: 1300 653 501

 We are a 100% Australian-owned and operated company. Our head office is in beautiful Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. When you call NTM, you will speak to a real local person, not an overseas call centre. All our teachers are located in Australia and have local qualifications, experience, and training.