1300 907 870

Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) online

Course Code BSB50415

Accreditation Nationally Recognised

Study Mode 100% Online

Course Duration Maximum 24 months

Study the Diploma of Business Administration online

The core tutorials provided in the Diploma of Business Administration give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to satisfactorily complete the learning outcomes. CAL’s online Diploma of Business Administration allows you to mix and match the elective tutorials, easily extending or compressing your learning program.

The elective tutorials offer you additional, must have information that will give you the edge with extra skills and depth of knowledge to ensure that you stand out from the crowd and are an exceptional professional administrator, business or office manager.


100% online, self-paced study

  • Study how long you want, when you want
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet
  • Flexibility to study smarter
  • Freedom to live a balanced life-style

Course Details

Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

The Diploma of Business has a total of 8 units to achieve your qualification. The below units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive course that covers the important functions of a business. There are other electives available, so speak with your learning coach to see what would be most suitable for you.

BSBWOR501 Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings
BSBADM503 Plan and Manage Conferences
BSBFIM502 Manage Payroll
BSBADM506 Manage Business Document Design and Development
BSBADM504 Plan and Implement Administrative Systems
BSBCUS501 Manage Quality Customer Service
BSBWOR502 Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness
BSBMGT502 Manage People Performance
BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
BSBHRM405 Support the Recruitment, Selection and Induction of Staff
BSBWHS401 Implement and Monitor WHS Policies, Procedures and Programs to Meet Legislative Requirements
BSBHRM403 Support Performance Management Processes
BSBHRM513 Manage Workforce Planning

Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
Generally, our courses may be completed in around 12 months with a full-time study load or in 12-24 months on a part-time study load. This will depend on the course itself, the number of units, amount of elective content you choose to complete and your own schedule and learning style. At CAL, we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration so you have the freedom to study at your own pace.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with 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
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

Get ahead in your career

A Diploma program designed by MBA experienced facilitators and career administrations with undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Management and Administration, Leadership & Human Potential, Human Resources Management and Education.
This course offers study pathways to further study with entry into a range of undergraduate (degree) programs and the Graduate Certificate of Leadership Diversity

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

The required level of competency in English LLN skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.

To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to complete an LLN test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.
Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.
Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.

While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.


Technical Requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc)
  • A PDF Reader installed

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.

CAL Offer flexible payment plans to suit any budget

At The College for Adult Learning, we understand 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 that can suit any lifestyle or budget.

Payment Plan Payment Amount Payment Plan Length Total Amount Paid
Discounted Upfront Payment $2995 One Payment* $2995
12 x Monthly Payments $280 12 Months $3360
52 x Weekly Payments $65 12 Months $3380
18 x Monthly Payments $190 18 Months $3420
78 x Weekly Payments $44 18 Months $3432

*Please note: The College for Adult Learning’s obligations as an RTO include taking actions to protect your fees. These protections exist to ensure that you can enrol with confidence. The principal protection which is provided to you is a pre-paid fee limit; CAL will never require you to pay more than $1,500 in advance and will never allow your advance payment balance to rise above $1,500.

In conformance with the protections, you will only be required to pay $1495 at the time of registration, with a $90 recurring monthly payment debited for the next 17 months (final payment of $60). This amounts to a total fee of $2995.

FEE-HELP and VET Loans

In order to maintain the high-quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, and remain a Fee For Service provider.
We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

Course Outcomes

Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification

Adding a nationally accredited qualification to your arsenal will show potential employers that you’re serious about succeeding in your management career.

You’ll study standardised, industry-relevant units that will encourage you to apply your knowledge and learning into real world situations and gain real, job-ready skills.
Awarded by the Australian Government, this Business Administration Diploma is recognised and respected nationally so there’s nothing left standing in your road to success.

  • The diploma course is designed by MBA experienced facilitators with undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in HR Management, Business Management and Education.
  • Practical applications and assessments that are drawn from day-to-day workplace tasks.
  • A wide range of electives that have been designed in consultation with experienced managers to be relevant to real workplace needs.
  • A qualification you can trust.

Invest in your career with a qualification

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)

Essential skills for the Modern Business Administration Professional

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. 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, with outcomes that are more practical than an MBA.

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

1. Select the units 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.

We offer a 30 Day Guarantee

30-Day Risk Free Guarantee

Terms & Conditions apply
We deliver one-on-one Expert Tutor Support

One-on-one Expert Tutor Support

College for Adult Learning offers a premium flexible online learning experience

100% Flexible Online Learning


Enquire now for your Course Guide