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Kick-start your career with a Diploma of Business Administration

CAL’s Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415 is nationally accredited in Australia, plus highly respected in Asia Pacific and worldwide.

We only provide

  • Gold Standard Accredited programs with achievable management pathway opportunities that deliver the confidence and knowledge to be fully accomplished in your work, in a national and global market.
  • Facilitators that get you up to speed fast, as they draw upon actual real world career experience and depth of knowledge across multiple disciplines.
  • Access to dedicated coaching from experts in your industry, who are trained in adult learning principles. (CAL coaches take the time to understand your goals and then craft a learning plan to help you achieve them).
  • Accredited Diploma pathways to higher learning qualifications.
CAL’s Diploma structure makes it easy for you to select the electives that best suit your current working environment and your career aspirations. The Diploma of Business Administration comprises 8 elective units (packaging rules apply).

CAL recommends the following 6 units as core for all professional business administrators plus a further 2 ‘electives’ selected from the list below and chosen to support your current job or one you aspire to.


Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the diploma of Business Administration qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. Elective units can only be selected from those the RTO has on its scope. If the unit you want to do is not on this list please ask a course advisor.

The course provides managerial-level training and a basis for a wide range of careers and occupations. You will learn how to establish and maintain a workgroup network, manage meetings, plan and manage conferences, plan or review administration systems, manage payroll and manage business document design and development.

By Completing the CAL Core units, you will:

  • Learn how to effectively organise information and prioritise tasks. This will help you become an efficient manager and role model in the workplace.
  • Gain the skills to efficiently organise and run meetings with senior staff, and report on the outcomes. This will help you anticipate, negotiate, review and report on meeting outcomes.
  • Learn how to produce consistent documents and templates that meet your company’s requirements. This will help you achieve consistency, and a professional look and feel for your company.
  • Gain the skills to plan, implement and monitor administrative systems. This will help you manage an effective administrative environment, and make improvements when necessary.
The College for Adult Learning understands that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies Upfront. For this reason we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans.
Payment PlanPayment AmountPayment Plan LengthTotal Amount Paid
Full Payment Upfront$2995One Payment$2995
3 Monthly Payments$10303 Months$3090
6 Monthly Payments$5306 Months$3180
12 Monthly Payments$28012 Months$3360
52 Weekly Payments$6512 Months$3380
18 Monthly Payments$19018 Months$3420
78 Weekly Payments$4418 Months$3432

Feel free to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

For over fifteen years CAL’s nationally recognised programs have been the first choice for thousands of adult learners who aspire to lead confident and respected careers.

Experience has shown us that without exception every adult learner is unique. As an adult learner you will have unique program needs based on:
– Years in the workplace and experience in management
– Depth of experience in management and other workplace roles
– Previous qualifications, certifications and development
– Career and salary aspirations
– Work / home commitments
– Your current work requirements

Yet you will also have characteristics in common with your peers. These may include:
– A desire for workplace success and financial security
– A responsible outlook to your career; “if it’s to be it’s up to me”
– Nervousness (and excitement) about returning to study
– Wanting to feel confident in your choice of course and career direction?
– Acknowledgement of your professional accomplishments and prior learning

That’s why CAL takes the time to understand you – including your past experience and your future goals.

Easily extend or compress your learning program with CAL’s mix and match tutorials Each unit of study contains a mix of core and elective tutorials. The unique design of CAL’s online Diploma of Business Administration allows you to mix and match the elective tutorials.

The core tutorials provide you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to satisfactorily complete the learning outcomes.

The elective tutorials offer you additional, must have information that will give you the edge with extra skills and depth of knowledge to ensure you:

  • Stand out from the crowd.
  • Are an exceptional professional administrator, business or office manager
  • Can ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

In addition the strategies, tools and expertise you receive from CAL’s elective tutorials will increase productivity and have a positive effect on your organisation’s bottom line.

All CAL tutorials look after you with comprehensive case studies even if you are currently changing careers, returning to work or not yet working in a Business or Administrative role, CAL assists you further by providing comprehensive case studies that you can use to practice and apply your new skills, (just like you would at work), so you’ll get all the experience you need to hit the ground running in your new position.

We guarantee management information that is up to date and real-time relevant (even better than an MBA) CAL is continually updating the units of study to ensure that every video tutorial you complete contains the most recent research and cutting edge practice. The units in the Diploma of Business Administration are in a continuous improvement cycle so, as you move through the program you may see a video as it is updating! Our promise to you is to provide you with the most recent, most relevant information and to support it (where required) with up to date statistics. The examples we provide are based on the most recent models and global best practice.

We guarantee you will be exposed to new and developing theory and practice that you can immediately apply on the job – this is actually better than an MBA!

CAL’s Diploma of Business Administration program is extremely flexible. You can:

1. Select the program of study that best matches your career goals and current business requirements – or that will set you apart from your opposition.
2. Combine a mix of recognition of prior learning (RPL) with selected video tutorials so you address the gaps in your learning only and don’t waste time re-doing stuff you already know
3. Study Online the way you want to study, at your own pace, to match your professional and personal needs and commitments.
4. Personalise your learning program to suit your learning style and preferences.
5. Access your learning coach as often as you need.
6. Engage in live webinars and meet other Diploma students online in our social media groups
7. Select which elective tutorials you want to complete (and develop a depth of understanding not offered in other programs).
8. Achieve highly specialised Business and Administrative skills.

  • A Diploma program designed by MBA experienced facilitators and career administrations with undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Business Management and Administration, Leadership & Human Potential, Human Resources Management and Education.
  • Practical applications and assessments based on workplace evidence.
  • A wide range of electives that have been purposefully designed in consultation with management and specialist professionals to be immediately relevant and applicable to your workplace and offered to provide you with maximum choice to best suit your current job and future career aspirations
  • An exclusive Best Value toolkit of more than 80 online tutorials and downloads that includes templates, sample processes, a range of business related metrics and many additional resources that will be a practical aid in your job and complement your career.
  • A qualification you can trust to attract the highest paying Business Administration
  • A guarantee that you will have all the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional 21st century manager who can hit the ground running and deliver challenging results straight up.
  • We are so confident that you will achieve what it takes to get that career advancement that we are happy to commit expert time to assist you to re-position your CV and prepare for that life-changing interview!
  • This course offers study pathways to further study with entry into a range of undergraduate (degree) programs and the Graduate Certificate of Leadership Diversity
Welcome to the new style online learning experience. Online learning is an exciting and dynamic learning environment. At CAL you are not a passive learner, but fully engaged in the tutorials, assessments and learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start. No classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained and your readiness to proceed to the next unit
  • Regular facilitator lead webinars and online forums and chat rooms let you connect with other students and ask questions of the facilitator and your peers
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators and coaches
  • Learning occurs on the job and you are able to apply your knowledge real time for immediate results
  • You may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for further course acceleration
To undertake this qualification prospective students are required to have successfully completed year 12 or its equivalent or successful completion of a language, literacy and numeracy test.

There is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification however, it is recommended that individuals have either a Certificate IV qualification in their chosen field of study or have relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience and/or life experience.

Entry for mature age students is determined on a minimum of 5 years recent, relevant industry experience.
Upon enrolment all students will be assessed for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite standard for the qualification a learning coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve a withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.

Please refer to the student handbook for full details of the entry level requirements procedure.

Gaining a qualification is an important career choice, especially for adults. You want to get it right the first time. Even after researching and reading about our program information, facilitator background, high quality of coaching and graduate testimonials, we understand that you may still need more…
If you do need more then enquire today for an exclusive login to CAL’s free course preview where you can ‘try before you buy’!
You will login as if you were a CAL student, watch an actual video tutorial and experience for yourself the ease of learning with CAL. You will see how easy the course is to use and get a firm handle on the value the course has to offer you.
Simply call us on 1300 907 870 or Submit an Online Enquiry in the top right hand corner of the page
Investing in yourself is truly the greatest investment you can make. Business Administrators are at the operational centre of a business. Highly organised with superlative attention to detail and a sharp eye on business operations, the business administrator is the ‘go to’ manager in the office environment.

Because of the impact that business administration can have on the performance of a company’s processes, and subsequent productivity, skilled business administration professionals are in high demand as companies of all sizes compete for top positions in the global marketplace.

Occupational pathways range across technical, operational and managerial areas, providing opportunities for graduates from many different disciplines.

Aside from the general administration professionals, supervisors or team leaders some of the other jobs that this qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to perform include:

  • Senior Administration Officer/Manager
  • General Office Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Administration Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Senior Executive Assistant

The key to a higher paying, respected position is a recognised qualification like the Diploma of Business Administration. The average salary for Business and Practice Managers in Australia is $112,931

  • Experienced professionals at the height of their game can earn between $140K and $200K p.a+
  • An Executive Assistant can earn from $66K to $87K+
  • An Accounts Supervisor/Manager earns between $65k to $77K while an account Manager can earn from $95k

(Salaries correct at Feb. 2016)

Act now to secure the confidence, credibility and respect you deserve in what is an exciting career of the future.

A word of warning – what other providers don’t want you to know…

  • Many course providers offer ‘cookie cutter’ one size fits all courses based on a mass production model that does not allow for individual tailoring.
  • Traditional training with a TAFE type course is a one schedule for all, rigid semester system that may not be conducive to your timeframe.
  • Some employers prefer to employ students who have studied with private RTOs rather than TAFEs and other publically funded RTOs because they know you will be work ready; employers also value that there will be no need for wasting time with lengthy workplace induction programs, as a CAL course will have you hit the ground running.
  • Large course providers are virtually a training supermarket. They often do not offer facilitators with specialist knowledge in course fields. You may be chatting in forums with school leavers or international students who are not on your wavelength and don’t share your level or experience or maturity.
  • Beware of courses that do not have a legitimate course identifier number, or who use these expressions; ‘Like a Diploma, ‘Based on a Diploma, ‘the same as a Diploma’, or ‘a Partial course’. These courses are not worth the paper they are printed on and will not be recognised in the workforce. Check that the company or individual providing the training is a Registered Training Organisation with a TOID number. (CAL’s TOID no. is 22228).
  • Ensure your course provider is one that knows the current curriculum and is up to date with changes in related regulations, codes and legislation. Content and guidelines are constantly changing and courses must be updated regularly to stay relevant to your job and the market. (e.g: CAL constantly updates the Diploma course content to include for example changes to employment law, the latest theories, and other emerging best practice business and management data).
  1. An Accreditation you can trust from an authentic RTO with over 15 years experience in adult learning.
  2. Flexible unit selection for adult learners – A tailored course that practically ‘fills the gaps’ in your experience, and does not require you to study what you already know.
  3. 100% online learning so that you can study at your own pace and complete the course when you want.
  4. Expert and up to date content – programs that are purposefully developed to be globally and future focused, rich in current workplace topics and practically relevant to your career.
  5. A 30 day “earn your trust” no-risk Money Back Guarantee.
  6. The option of quality 1 on 1 interactive support – Fully trained learning coaches who have been adult students themselves and actually care about your future success.
  7. Access to a comprehensive package of bonus elective tutorials, unique to CAL, that will support your Accreditation with a distinct competitive advantage.
  8. Specialist management specific tool kit and resources that you will not find from any other course provider.



CAL has a number of integrated double diploma qualifications. Simply choose the course that you are interested in to download the course brochure.

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