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Be the next manager in the office

If you enjoy working indoors with people you will be able to put your natural talents to work with this formal qualification in business administration. The program covers content from the nationally recognised business services package.  Subjects are a blend of practical skills and the theory that supports them, with a focus on the development of workplace skills. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$5000 VET Student Loan available


Cairns, External

Key dates and info


Online: 18 months / 12 weeks per cluster of 2 units
Full time: 6 months / 3 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,000 - $5,000

Cost details

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
External Any time 12 weeks per cluster of 2 units Online
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

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, or BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration 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.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Study from any location

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 656 959.


To successfully complete this qualification students are required to complete 8 units; all 5 from Group A and only 3 from Group B.

Online students - enrol into two units at a time.

Classroom delivery - enrol into 8 units.

BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective Group A
BSBADM503 Plan and manage conferences Elective Group A
BSBADM504 Plan and implement administrative systems Elective Group A
BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development Elective Group A
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective Group A
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective Group B
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Elective Group B
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Elective Group B
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective Group B


Not all electives available at all campuses

Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:

  • obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or

  • the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.

More information will be available:

RPL Pricing: $3000.00

$3,000 - $5,000


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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front 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.


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.


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.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration

Job prospects

  • Office Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Business Administration Managers

Enrol now

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
  • 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:

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.

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Last updated on 23 June 2017

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1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$5000 VET Student Loan available