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Qualification Description

The BSB50120 Diploma of Business is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide you with the relevant skills and qualifications to undertake business and management roles. The BSB50120 Diploma of Business is the most appropriate course for individuals who may have frontline management accountabilities. Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operations skills. They may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Employers are increasingly looking for candidates who are aware of the challenges of being a successful businessperson. Often a candidate’s qualification is the only evidence that they possess the technical skills and knowledge requirements to conduct themselves professionally as an authorised representative.

With the BSB50120 Diploma of Business qualification from the Sydney College of Business & Management (SCBM), you will have confidence in the fact that you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge gained from a credible industry-endorsed program that employs best practice assessment standards, helping you graduate at the leading edge of your chosen field.

Units of Competency

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership & Management consists of 12 units.


The diploma consists of 5 core units and 7 elective units. Click here for more information.














Develop critical thinking in others

Manage budgets and financial plans

Manage business resources

Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Lead communication in the workplace

Undertake project work

Manage business risk

Manage personal and professional development

Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Manage organisational customer service

Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Manage people performance

Award Upon Completion

Students obtaining a competent result for all 8 units of competency will acheive the nationally recognised award: BSB50120 Diploma of Business. Students completing less than 12 units towards the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment specifying the units completed.

Previous Recognitions

We offer Credit Transfer (CT) to students who can provide evidential documentation pertainings to completion of the unit(s) of competency through prior formal study. Candidates with prior experience can be assessed based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

No charge applies for Credit Transfer (CT).


Fees apply when assessing unit(s) of competency based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Payment Structure

COVID-19 Special Offer Payment Structure!

Option 1 : A one-off payment of $ 899 which covers the full course fee, including enrolment, all relevant training materials, assessment outcomes. 

Option 2 : An initial payment of $ 250 followed by $ 55/month over 12 months.

Total course fee is $ 910 over 12 months for option 2 which covers the full course fee, including enrolment, all relevant training materials, assessment outcomes. 

Enrolment Pre-Requisites

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration for Recognition of Prior Learning assessments towards any unit(s) of competency.

Training Package Requirements

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Recommended Entry Pathway

It is recommended that students planning to enrol in BSB50120 Diploma of Business hold a Certificate IV in Business or relevant qualification, or have gained experience in a range of work environments in support roles.

However, students without the aforementioned qualifications and/or work experience are also eligible to enrol.

Course Details

Course Duration:

Study Commitment:

Assessment Types:


12 months full-time study, or equivalent part-time study.

20 Hours/Week. This includes attendance/participation and directed study. You will also need additional hours of self directed study.

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include examinations, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

Delivery & Assessment

SCBM offers blended learning with a combination of face-to-face and online delivery method of the BSB50120 Diploma of Business. Face to face learning is conducted at our Marrickville Campus.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently only offering our classes online. Eligible students will require a computer with a stable internet connection along with the latest version of Zoom Cloud Meetings (version 4.6.9 or higher) to be able to attend classes.


Electronic copies of all relevant course materials and assessments required for the completion of BSB50120 Diploma of Business will be provided by SCBM to enrolled students. The primary method of submission for completed assessments will be via email.

Refund Policy

Payments of all refunds, to students who are entitled to a refund, are in accordance with the SCBM Refund Policy.

The below table outlines the specific Reason for Refunds and the necessary Notification Requirements (exceptional circumstances are considered on a case by case basis):

Reason for Refund
Notification Requirements
Refund Policy
Course cancelled by SCBM
100% of the course fee (paid by the student)
Student withdrawn from the course by SCBM
After course commencement, due to inappropriate behavior
Nil Refund
Student Withdraws
In writing, eight (8) calendar days or more prior to the course commencement
100% of the course fee
Student Withdraws
In writing, within seven (7) calendar days prior to the course commencement
75% of the full course fee
Student Withdraws
In writing, less than 24 hours prior to course commencement
Nil Refund
Course Outcomes

Further Study

Completion of BSB50120 Diploma of Business creates a pathway towards the BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Industry Demand

The Business Services sector offers a wealth of employment opportunities. Almost 2 million people are employed in this sector and this represents 13% of all Australian jobs. The employment forecast indicates growth of almost 3% through to 2024.

Career Opportunities

  • Administrator

  • Business Owner

  • Executive Officer

  • Project Consultant

  • Corporate Services Manager

Intake Information

Please enquire here and our administration team will contact you regarding available intakes.

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