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Leverage your experience or existing qualifications!

The Diploma of Business is the platform qualification to higher level business understanding and offers pathways to multiple business qualifications. Learn key aspects of business strategy, people management, and marketing together with training in communication, problem solving, decision-making, planning and writing policies and procedures.

Study at your pace and at times that suit you. This course is available on campus in full time or part time, day or night time study modes and can be paired with Diplomas in Leadership & Management, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Quality Auditing, Business Administration and even Music!

Talk to us about having your existing experienced recognised through prior learning (RPL) to fast track your study. Course details

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$5000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Atherton, Bowen, Burdekin, Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Charters Towers, Ingham, Innisfail, Lower Gulf, Mt Isa, Palm Island, Torres Strait, Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 6 months / 3 days per week
Recognition of prior learning (RPL): Varies
Blended: up to 18 months / 2 days per week, up to 18 months / 3 hours per month, up to 18 months / Part time / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $3,000 - $5,096

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Atherton 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Bowen 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Burdekin 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Cairns Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
29 Jan 2018 Part time / up to 3 days per week Blended
29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Charters Towers 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Ingham 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Innisfail 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Lower Gulf 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Mt Isa 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Palm Island 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Torres Strait 8 Feb 2018 3 hours per month Blended
Townsville (Pimlico) Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
29 Jan 2018 2 days per week Blended

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however the preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB40415 Certificate IV in Small Business Management - Online, or BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration - Online or other relevant qualifications or
  • vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Atherton
Atherton State High School
Manunds Road
Atherton QLD 4883

Bowen
98-158 Queens Road
Bowen QLD 4805

Burdekin
Seventeenth Street
Home Hill QLD 4806

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Charters Towers
1-13 MacPherson Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

Ingham
74 Townsville Road
Ingham QLD 4850

Innisfail
45 Flying Fish Point Road
Innisfail QLD 4860

Lower Gulf
52 Green Street
Normanton QLD 4890

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Palm Island
Beach Road
Palm Island QLD 4816

Torres Strait
19 Aplin Road
Thursday Island QLD 4875

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

Complete this course in class with online content and be supported online every step of the way with our Connect Learning Management System. With a range of exciting features and functions including your account information and enrolment pack, online materials, discussions boards, and places to upload your assignment. Connect now and get a head start with your exciting career!

Login to the Student Self Service to update your personal details and check your grades, and login to Connect to study your course!  For new students, your username and password will be sent to you after enrolment. For existing students, please use your existing information and use the forgotten password links if required.

All resources for this program are electronic and included in the program cost.

Timetable

Cairns campus: Classroom Blended delivery: Delivery consists of 3 days per week over 6 months and online learning (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am - 3.30pm). A flexible delivery class will be held on Monday night from 5.30 to 8.30 pm in room S1.13.

Townsville (Pimlico) campus: Classroom Blended delivery: Delivery consists of 6 hours per week (classroom delivery) over 12 months (Tuesday 9.00am - 12.30pm and Thursday 5.30pm - 8.30pm). Tutorials are available on Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm.

All other locations:  Part time delivery via Video Conference on Thursdays from 12noon – 3:00 pm.  Locations: Atherton, Bowen, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Ingham, Innisfail, Mount Isa, Normanton (Lower Gulf), Palm Island, Torres (Thursday Island), and Whitsundays

Relevant documents:

Units

The requirement for the completion of this qualification consists of competency in 8 elective units.  Upon successful completion of all 8 units you will receive a Diploma of Business.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective Cairns only
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective Cairns only
BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix Elective Cairns only
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective Cairns only
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective Cairns only
BSBADM504 Plan and implement administrative systems Elective Cairns only
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Elective Cairns only
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Elective Cairns only
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Core Townsville only
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Core Townsville only
BSBRSK501 Manage risk Core Townsville only
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes Elective Townsville only
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning Core Townsville only
BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services Core Townsville only
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans Core Townsville only
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes Core Townsville only

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Students enrol and pay for units individually. Students typically enrol in block of two units at a time and these fees can be deferred to VET Student Loan for eligible students.

If considering a VET Student Loan, please ensure you read the TAFE Queensland 'Pre-Enrolment Information for students considering applying for a VET Student Loan':http://tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/financial-support-student-loans/vet-student-loans.html

RPL Pricing: $3,000.00

$3,000 - $5,096

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

This qualification can also be used for double or triple Diplomas. For further details on how to take full advantage of your study options, please contact our Business Team on 4750 5704 for an individual training plan to suit your needs.

Job prospects

  • Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Administrator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Information Sessions: Date:18 January 2018; Times: Session 1 - 9:00 to 10:00 am, – Session 2 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
 Location: Cairns - S Block, Room S1.17.A
                Townsville – F Block, Room F3.12

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 13 December 2017

Talk to us

1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$5000 VET Student Loan available