About the course

About the course

Our business course is ideal for those looking for general business skills to help them gain employment in management roles in a variety of industries. 

Your studies will cover:

  • marketing
  • managing budgets
  • conducting projects
  • a range of relevant management subjects

Our business course also allows you to study for a qualification that offers a pathway to further study.

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Course will be replaced

Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 1 year (incorporating Certificate IV in Business, but 6 months if entering the diploma directly)

Part time: 2+ years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our business course, you may apply for employment opportunities such as a being a:

  • manager
  • program consultant
  • program coordinator
  • marketing coordinator
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Entry Requirements

You must have completed Australian Year 12 or international equivalent, or be a mature-age applicant. Students who have not completed Year 12 or have work experience should consider completing Certificate IV prior to studying the Diploma of Business.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion, you may choose to apply for further study in: 

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Applied) at Box Hill Institute
  • a degree qualification at another institution

For details of direct entry options into ACU visit ACU articulation

International students: You may wish to package this course with the Bachelor of Commerce (Applied) at Box Hill Institute

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$4,128$6,048
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$4,377$6,297
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,377$6,297

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

Complete 8 units of study in 6 months to complete the Diploma

  • BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets And Financial Plans
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake Project Work
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project. The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

  • BSBWOR501 Manage Personal Work Priorities And Professional Development
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks. It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.

  • BSBMKG501 Identify And Evaluate Marketing Opportunities
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing the characteristics of possible markets and assessing the viability of changes to operations. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

  • BSBMKG510 Plan E-Marketing Communications
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research, prepare and evaluate an organisational e-marketing plan that integrates electronic communications and website marketing in support of marketing objectives.
    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

  • BSBMGT403 Implement Continuous Improvement
    40.0 hours

  • BSBMKG514 Implement And Monitor Marketing Activities
    50.0 hours

  • BSBLDR402 Lead Effective Workplace Relationships
    50.0 hours

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