Diploma of Business

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Are you interested in earning the BSB50120 Diploma of Business through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

Our Skills Recognition Advisors can conduct a free preliminary assessment to confirm your eligibility.

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About the Qualification

What is the Diploma of Business?

BSB50120 Diploma of Business is a qualification that has been designed to reflect the wide variety of functions that businesses and organisations require to operate effectively. This qualification is applicable across all industries focusing in on the operational level.

When it comes to obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning in BSB50120 Diploma of Business, the starting point is that you assume a degree of responsibility and technical knowledge within your workplace – both for tackling moderately complex tasks in your workplace, and bringing a depth of business experience that benefits the operations of the business.

Whilst you have developed a substantial experience base, at Diploma level you are also committed to your continuing professional development. These are the qualities that can see you take on management responsibilities in your workplace.

When considering RPL for Diploma of Business, you have two choices: firstly, you can take a generalist approach and complete the straight Diploma of Business. This means that you complete a mix of subjects that give a broad coverage of business skills applied in your daily duties.

Alternatively, there is an option to complete a specialist version of the Diploma of Business. This qualification has now been developed to extend some specialty streams which address technical areas that can be required in business functions.

As the application of the Diploma of Business is so varied, the position titles that accompany someone successfully completing a Diploma of Business are equally vast.

Churchill Education’s Diploma of Business graduates have included people with job titles such as:

  • Team Leader
  • Project Coordinator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Unit Leader
  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager

Diploma of Business graduates are represented in every industry. For example, you may come from a logistics team, you could run a customer service and sales team, or be involved in the digital support for a government department.


Qualification Information

The starting point for this qualification is the 5 core units. Core units are mandatory for every student completing Diploma of Business. When you look at the core units you can see that these key competencies are valued in workplaces across the country:

  • Developing critical thinking skills in colleagues – Developing other colleagues so they have the ability to sort and organise facts, data and other information as they clarify a problem and develop the most effective solutions to solve the problem.
  • Sound financial management
  • Sound resource management, whether it is physical resources, intellectual resources, digital resources or people
  • Sustainable practices from a management level – examining how you manage the operations of a business to minimise its social, economic and environmental impact whilst promoting its positive footprint in the world.
  • Communication skills that are required for effective teams

A total of 12 units of competency must be completed in Diploma of Business. The units of competency required are:

  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units

Once the core units have been addressed, you have the option of completing your Diploma of in Business with a broader set of skills and knowledge reflected or specialising in a stream of skills that reflect your role’s responsibilities.

This is possible because in a significant shift in 2020, 7 qualifications were superseded by this single Diploma of Business. You may have seen qualifications such as Diploma of Business Administration, and Diploma of Customer Engagement. These were all wrapped up into a single qualification using a specialisation approach.

So currently, you can elect to complete the Diploma of Business – with a broad skills and knowledge approach to how businesses operate.

Alternatively, you can head down the path of adding a specialisation to your Diploma of Business. Whilst your qualification will still have the same code of BSB50120, you will see the specialisation reflected in brackets after Diploma of Business.

These specialisations became available in October 2020 and represent the most specialised business qualifications offered in Australia.

These are the Diploma of Business specialisation options currently offered by Churchill Education:

  • Diploma of Business (Leadership)
  • Diploma of Business (Operations)
  • Diploma of Business (Organisational Development)
  • Diploma of Business (Compliance)
  • Diploma of Business (Business Development)
  • Diploma of Business (Digital Transformation)

We work with your experience and career direction to identify the best qualification and elective units for your situation.

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About the Qualification

What was the qualification prior to BSB50120 Diploma of Business?

Prior to BSB50120 Diploma of Business, the earlier version of this qualification was BSB50215 Diploma of Business.

After an extensive review was completed in 2020 of all Australia’s business qualifications, the BSB50215 Diploma of Business was replaced (or it can be called superseded) by the latest version.

The two Diplomas are not a straight match, one for the other. Notice the name was the same but the code has changed.

Whilst the spirit of the earlier qualification BSB50215 aligned with the latest version, there have been a range of changes made to ensure that when you graduate with BSB50120 Diploma of Business, you are possessing the range of skills and knowledge that modern workplaces demand.

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