6 Months Full Time; Part-time courses also available

This comprehensive program provides broad-based business knowledge and skills, particularly in the areas of business operations, e-marketing, human resource management and project and risk management.

The Diploma of Business is a well-balanced program incorporating theoretical knowledge and practical business skills that allows students to develop for a wide range of business functions and enterprises. This qualification is suited to students with some prior levels of business experience who would like to further develop their careers and employment opportunities in a management capacity.

A key component of the Diploma of Business is that all students will undertake 12 industry work placement shifts in a business enterprise as part of this course.

Pathways to a Higher Degree

Successful completion of the four subjects in the Diploma of Business will result in a four-unit credit for the Bachelor of Business at the Australian School of Management, if completed in conjunction with the Certificate IV in Business.

Course Subjects BSB50215

DIP0040: Management Principles BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

DIP0041: Human Resource Management BSBHRM501 Manage human resources services BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes

DIP0042: Project & Risk Management BSBRSK501 Manage risk BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

DIP0043: Electronic Marketing BSBEBU501 Investigate and design e-business solutions BSBMKG510 Plan e-marketing communications

Award Rules

Award Requirements To be eligible for the Diploma in Business, a candidate shall complete all of the four (4) course subjects listed above.

Credit Transfer Students who wish to have their AQF qualification and/or Statement of Attainment recognised must submit the documentary evidence before enrolment to the Admissions Department. Once the enrolment has been accepted, no further exemptions will be granted. Further details are available from the Admissions Department.

Course Assessments It is important to note that ACAE adopts a number of assessments items or tools that are designed to best suit your course and the knowledge and skills that are required to be demonstrated by each participant. All assessments are identified clearly in our subject guides which are provided to students upon enrolment. The subject guide provides a great amount of detail on the timing and style of assessment. It is important to note that participants need to demonstrate competency through each of the prescribed assessment items throughout your time enrolled in the course. In general the following assessment items apply for this course.

  • Projects
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Knowledge-Based Tests
  • Case Studies
  • Industry Placement Portfolios
  • Check points


February and July (see fee schedule for yearly dates)

Entry Requirements All students are required to have completed the equivalent of Australian School Year 11. More information is available at Admission Requirements for Local Students and Admission Requirements for International Students.


  1. Subjects must be taken in the order that they are offered and at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  2. The information above is correct at the time of publishing. However, all programs may be subject to ongoing review by the Management Committee.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
6 months
6,100 AUD
citizens; international students $6,200
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