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Diploma of Business BSB50215


This qualification will provide you with the breadth of skills and knowledge required to understand business and commercial environments. Your skills will be developed across a wide range of business functions.

Qualification: Diploma of Business BSB50215
Program No: DP-BC01
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) or part-time equivalent. In additional you will be required to spend approximately 15 hours per week on self-directed study, project and assignment work.

This program is part of a suite of programs which includes the Certificate III in Business, Certificate IV in Business and the Advanced Diploma of Business. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.
Likely Job Outcome: Team leader, first line manager, executive officer.
Application Type: Public

Additional Information

Successful completion of the Diploma of Business provides entry into the Advanced Diploma of Business.

This Advanced Diploma articulates into the Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Business Studies delivered at CIT.

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

It is recommended that you have completed previous business study at the Certificate III or Certificate IV level or have relevant vocational experience in a range of business work environments before beginning this course.


You may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP to apply for a Commonwealth Government loan to pay your tuition fees. For more information visit our VET FEE-HELP page. If you are planning on accessing VET FEE-HELP you will need to have a Tax File Number before applying and you will also need to meet the Academic Suitability requirements.

Before you apply/enrol

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Business Administration

Complete 8 subjects with no more than 3 from each group

  • BSBADM502  Manage meetings
    • CIT Code: ADMN150
      Cost: $60.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace, including conducting or managing administrative tasks in providing agendas and meeting material. They may work as senior administrative staff or may be individuals with responsibility for conducting and chairing meetings in the workplace.

      Prerequisites: Nil


  • BSBMKG501  Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
    • CIT Code: MKTG151
      Cost: $140.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations.
      It applies to individuals working in a supervisory or management marketing or advertising role within a marketing or advertising team or media organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG502  Establish and adjust the marketing mix
    • CIT Code: MKTG148
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the optimum marketing mix for a business through analysis of interrelated marketing components.
      It applies to individuals in marketing management roles who are responsible for developing marketing and promotional mix within an organisation. They may also adjust the marketing mix when new marketing opportunities are identified.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG506  Plan market research
    • CIT Code: MKTG232
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan market research by identifying market research needs, defining market research objectives, identifying data gathering approaches and developing a market research plan. It applies to individuals in a non-market research organisation who conduct market research planning at a managerial level.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG514  Implement and monitor marketing activities
    • CIT Code: MKTG269
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply and observe marketing plan objectives and action necessary improvements.
      It applies to individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in advertising management, and demonstrate a range of managerial skills. In this role, they usually lead and coordinate a marketing team, implement a marketing plan, monitor performance of marketing strategies and evaluate their effectiveness.
      They also involve team members in identifying improvements for marketing strategies and formulating recommendations for future marketing activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG515  Conduct a marketing audit
    • CIT Code: MKTG253
      Cost: $80.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and manage a marketing audit, with reference to an organisation’s marketing plan. It applies to individuals who are required to develop a comprehensive description of the organisation’s marketing operations as part of the marketing, planning and management auditing process.
      The outcomes of marketing audits are generally used to inform an organisation’s marketing plan.
      In this role, individuals must possess a sound theoretical knowledge of advertising management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills. Typically, they have responsibility for work of other staff.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Human Resources

  • BSBHRM501  Manage human resource services
    • CIT Code: MGNT330
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and evaluate delivery of human resource services, integrating business ethics.
      It applies to individuals with responsibility for coordinating a range of human resource services across an organisation. They may have staff reporting to them.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM513  Manage workforce planning
    • CIT Code: MGNT753
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends. It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM505  Manage remuneration and employee benefits
    • CIT Code: MGNT346
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an organisation’s remuneration and benefit plans. It incorporates all functions associated with remuneration, including packaging, salary benchmarking, market rate reviews, bonuses and the legislative aspects of remuneration and employee benefits. It applies to individuals who are human resource managers responsible for overseeing an organisation’s remuneration process.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM507  Manage separation or termination
    • CIT Code: MGNT385
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deal with redeployment, resignation, retirement, dismissal and redundancy, including the conduct of exit interviews.
      It applies to individuals who take responsibility for overseeing aspects of managing the voluntary and involuntary termination of employment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLED502  Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
    • CIT Code: MGNT458
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage programs with a health and wellbeing focus. The unit addresses management of the range of programs that would typically be associated with health and wellbeing such as stress management, smoking cessation, exercise, and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). It applies to individuals who take responsibility for managing staff health and wellbeing programs or activities.
      It also has particular relevance for managers of human resources or diversity programs, frontline managers and specialist consultants responsible for promoting a balance between work demands and personal life. It is not assumed the individual will be directly involved in delivering the programs.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Management & Business

  • BSBPMG522  Undertake project work
    • CIT Code: PROJ194
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
      The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBRSK501  Manage risk
    • CIT Code: MGNT615
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting. It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS501  Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: In this unit you will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Bachelor Business Studies
Advanced Diploma Business BSB60215
Certificate IV Business BSB40215
Certificate III Business BSB30115
Certificate II Business BSB20115

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email