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Duration:
0.5 years full time or longer for part time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face & Online
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Overview

Gain the practical skills you need for a successful office career with the Diploma of Business Administration.

You will learn to effectively manage the key administrative processes of a business, as well as gain knowledge in team and people management. This well-rounded course will give you skills in:

  • planning and managing conferences
  • administrative systems
  • producing business documents
  • organising travel and meetings
  • project management
  • people management and support
  • team leadership.

You'll also gain insight into the various career paths that you could take, using these skills.

When you graduate, you'll be equipped with the confidence and skillset necessary to work in the business sector, managing a range of administration tasks.

This course is delivered through Victoria University Polytechnic’s award-winning Blended Learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities.

Everything you learn at Victoria University Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. You’ll complete some of your studies in a virtual enterprise. This simulated office will give you the chance to practice your skills in a safe and supportive learning environment. Learning with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready when you graduate.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and can show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available to all students.

 

Our campus libraries offer career advice, academic resources and learning and IT support in relaxed lounge-like settings. You'll have access to photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including databases, e-learning content for courses, student email, student software packages and social networking tools.

VU has one of the best campus-wide WiFi networks. We also have more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Mac) spread across our campuses. A central IT helpdesk is also available for support.

Careers

Business administration roles exist in a wide range of organisations and sectors and demand for these skills is growing. On graduation you could apply for roles including:

  • administration officer
  • personal assistant
  • receptionist
  • administration manager
  • assistant manager
  • executive officer.

 

Course structure

To be awarded the BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration, a student must successfully complete a total of eight (8) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eight (8) elective units, of which:
  • five (5) units must be selected from Group A;
  • three (3) units may be selected from Group B, or any currently endorsed training package or accredited course at the same qualification level;
  • if not listed in the BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration qualification, one (1) unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group B

Imported - Diploma Level

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including administration managers, general office managers and office managers. Individuals in these roles may possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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