BSB50120 - Diploma of Business

Mentor Education's nationally recognised BSB50120 - Diploma of Business (Supersedes BSB50215 - Diploma of Business & BSB50415 - Diploma of Business Administration) is an ideal qualification for individuals currently working in administration or managerial roles such as program coordinators, administration officers, business managers or executive officers, aiming to gain a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing experience.

This qualification is also suitable for those either seeking to start a new business, requiring an entry point into higher education or individuals aiming to work in management or administrative roles.

The qualification comprises of core business units of competency covering disciplines including:

  • Administration and finance
  • Innovation
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing

Core transferrable skills include:

  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Planning

Students also have the option of undertaking this course when completing either the Dual BSB50120 - Diploma Of Business / BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management or the Dual BSB50120 - Diploma Of Business / BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership & Management qualifications.

Other related Business, Management & Leadership faculty courses include the BSB60120 - Advanced Diploma of Business and the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Mentor Education's BSB50120 - Diploma of Business is a nationally recognised qualification, complying with the AQF standard and ASQA standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB50120 - Diploma of Business qualification.

Relevant Occupations

Executive Officer, Project Consultant, Administrator,Corporate Services Manager, Legal Practice Manager,Business Development Manager, Project Coordinator ,Business Sales Team Leader .

With relevant work experience and on completion of this course, students may be granted entry into a Master of Business Administration. Students can also undertake the BSB60120 - Advanced Diploma of Business qualification*** to gain additional business and management skills.

Entry requirements

This is an open entry course with no pre-requisite qualifications. We recommend that students undertaking this course:

  • Are over 18 years of age at the time of commencement
  • Have successfully completed a year 12 certificate or equivalent
  • Have a strong grasp of computer/technical skills
  • Microsoft Office (or freeware equivalent) installed on their computer
  • Access to a reliable high-quality internet connection
  • Adequate literacy/numeracy skills

Who Should Enrol?

This qualification has been designed to accommodate both individuals with no formal training qualifications and those seeking an entry point for transition into further education. The program is particularly suitable for candidates currently working in leadership and/or management roles who are seeking a formal qualification to enhance and confirm their existing knowledge and skills.

The BSB50120 - Diploma of Business supersedes the following qualifications:

  • BSB50215 - Diploma of Business
  • BSB50207 - Diploma of Business
  • BSB50315 - Diploma of Customer Engagement
  • BSB50415 - Diploma of Business Administration
  • BSB50815 - Diploma of International Business
  • BSB51518 - Diploma of Business (Procurement)
  • BSB51715 - Diploma of Recordkeeping
  • BSB60815 - Advanced Diploma of Recordkeeping

Course Duration

Students will be required to undertake 12 units of study including 5 core units and 7 elective units. Course units are delivered sequentially and should be completed over a 12-month period.

Course Unit Outline

Core units

  • Develop critical thinking in others
  • Manage business resources
  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Lead communication in the workplace

Elective units

  • Coordinate human resource functions and processes
  • Manage recruitment and onboarding
  • Develop administrative systems
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Establish innovative work environments
  • Establish and monitor the marketing mix
  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

Download a brochure for detailed course unit information.

Course Delivery

100% online learning with access to live and pre-recorded weekly virtual classroom tutorials.


Assessments will vary amongst individual units and may include:

  • Short Answer Questions
  • Long Answer Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Case Study and Scenario’s
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Research Tasks
Activities that form part of the self-directed study and learning include:
  • Set reading (textbook/workbook)
  • Instructed research
  • Self-directed research
  • Virtual tutorials and webinars
  • Forums

Online Learning Experience


Throughout their study time with Mentor Education, each student is supported by a fully resourced student support team trained in managing the needs of todays students.

Whilst completing their qualification, students are entitled to unlimited e-mail and phone support by our experienced student support team between Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, so they are never left to feel ‘lost’ or stuck during their studies.

Learning Materials

Mentor Education has developed this qualification with student needs central to its structure.

TThe learning materials offered in this course are designed to give students exposure to what they would actually do in the workplace and includes textbooks, learner guides, study guides, PowerPoint presentations and live online classroom-based tutorials - all included in the initial enrolment fee with no more to pay.

Virtual Classroom Experience

The best thing about completing your qualification with Mentor is just how effectively and easily it makes study fit in with your current lifestyle. What’s more with the online learning management system and virtual classrooms you can interact with your cohort and study just about anywhere you can find an internet connection.

Flexibility and Delivery

In addition to the accessible and easy to understand self-directed learning materials, the course gives students additional options on how to best engage with their study commitments.

Upfront payment

Full upfront course fee payments can be made for this course, with regular special discount offers available for upfront payments.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for this course. All payment plans require an upfront payment of a percentage of the course plus regular scheduled payments. If information in relation to a payment plan is not listed with a specific course, please call 1300 306 146 during business hours and speak to an Education Adviser to find out more about payment plan options. Unless stated, payment plans are not available with Partial Scholarships or on any discounted courses.

Flexible Delivery Options: Nationwide

Mentor specialises in providing professional education and training services to you anywhere, any-time. We appreciate that learning needs differ for each individual and organisation, which is why we allow you to select the approach that works best for you.


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