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A career that makes good business sense

Learn skills and expertise in key business strategies, finance, team leadership, business technology, marketing, website development and IT. This program is for people who want high level supervisory, decision-making and problem solving skills and who want to work independently and responsibly to achieve organisation outcomes. This course will give you an understanding of the dynamics and principles underlying the effective functioning of business operations. This qualification also provides a pathway towards a Bachelor of Business at our partner universities. Course details

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Cairns, Maroochydore

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Diego Rios

Diploma of Business and Commerce

The teachers here are awesome. They’ve actually worked in the industries they teach, so they’re willing to share with us all the knowledge they’ve gained through the years. I would recommend TAFE as a place where you can get a lot of skills and knowledge. I‘ve learned so much here and I think it will definitely help me in the future.

Diego Rios
Diploma of Business and Commerce
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

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A career that makes good business sense

Develop a broad understanding of the dynamics and principles underlying effective business operations, or focus your studies in the core business fields of accounting or marketing. Accounting students will graduate with the qualifications needed for BAS Agent registration, while marketing students will learn how to develop promotional campaigns for new products.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

087163F Maroochydore Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

087165D Cairns Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
03/02/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

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

Maroochydore
170 Horton Parade
Maroochydore QLD 4558

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect 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.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

TAFE Queensland North:

  • Stationery items such as paper and pens 
  • USB drive

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

The following text books are required to complete this course;

  • Management theory and practice, 6e, Cengage Learning, Kris Cole
  • Design and develop complex text documents, Software Publications, Cheryl Price & Julia Wix
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets, Software Publications, Cheryl Price & Julia Wix

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 8 units:
Core Competencies: This diploma has no core units
Elective Competencies: 8

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective
BSBEBU501 Investigate and design e-business solutions Elective

TAFE Queensland North

Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Elective
BSBADM504 Plan and implement administrative systems Elective
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Elective
BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix Elective
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Maroochydore, East Coast $6000 6 Months
Cairns, North $6000 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

The following text books are required to complete this course and are not included in the program fees;

  • Management theory and practice, 6e, Cengage Learning, Kris Cole
  • Design and develop complex text documents, Software Publications, Cheryl Price & Julia Wix
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets, Software Publications, Cheryl Price & Julia Wix

Outcome

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

Job prospects

  • Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Program or Project Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Program Coordinator

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:

Diego Rios

Diploma of Business and Commerce

The teachers here are awesome. They’ve actually worked in the industries they teach, so they’re willing to share with us all the knowledge they’ve gained through the years. I would recommend TAFE as a place where you can get a lot of skills and knowledge. I‘ve learned so much here and I think it will definitely help me in the future.

Diego Rios
Diploma of Business and Commerce
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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