1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Start dates:
29 January 2024
8 April 2024
3 June 2024

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Applications for this course are currently being accepted.


Develop your skills for business services roles, particularly frontline management, with the Diploma of Business BSB50120 at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Are you looking to build your business-sector skills?

If you want to enhance your business knowledge and prepare for a role with management or supervisory responsibilities, our business diploma is for you. It can help you take your first steps towards a career in business or extend your current business skills.

With a focus on developing advanced skills in business operations, this business diploma will equip you with the expertise needed to succeed in today's dynamic business environment. 

By the end of the course, you will have a range of business-functions skills for new roles and challenges in the workplace.

Victoria University Polytechnic has academic support programs and tailored resources designed to help you succeed in your studies.

Through workshops, mentoring, and study groups, we can help you with:

  • assignments and assessment tasks
  • maths skills
  • writing skills
  • English language
  • time management
  • study strategies.

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

Everything you learn at Victoria University Polytechnic has direct links to the real world.

You’ll be guided by teachers who have valuable workplace contacts and the latest industry-standard skills and knowledge.

Studying with us means you’ll get the hands-on experience required to be job-ready when you graduate.

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Request a call back from one of our experienced Victoria University Polytechnic course advisers to get your questions answered.

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Following the Diploma of Business BSB50120, you can pursue a career in business or community organisations as:

  • office manager
  • supervisor
  • team leader.


Course structure

The Polytechnic currently offers the following specialisation:

  • Digital Transformation

To be awarded the BSB50120 Diploma of Business, a total of twelve (12) units must be achieved, comprising of:

  • five (5) core unit
  • seven (7) elective units, of  which;
  • two (2) elective units must be selected from Group A
  • five (5) remaining elective units:
    up to five (5) units may be selected from Groups A – I

if not listed, up to two (2) units may be selected from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

To be awarded the BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Digital Transformation), a total of twelve (12) units must be achieved, comprising of:

  • five (5) core units
  • seven (7) elective units, of which:
  • two (2) electives units must be from Group A; and 
  • four (4) electives must be selected from Group F; and
  • one (1) elective selected from Groups A - I, or or from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).



Group A - Business Operations

Group C - Organisational Development

Group F - Digital and Data

Group B, D, E, G, H and I Electives

Victoria University is not offering any electives from these groups at this time

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers:

Previous completion of units at the VU 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 qualification's completion rules and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals 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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

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

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place 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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
As part of the application process, all applicants must complete the following to determine suitability:
* Pre-training Review (PTR)
* Literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment

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.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this course. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

Bachelor of Business

Albright Institute of Business and Language, Australia

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Business

ECA College, Australia

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Business

SEDA Group, Australia

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Bachelor of Sport Management/Bachelor of Business

SEDA Group, Australia

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.

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.

Available start dates:

  • 29 January 2024
  • 8 April 2024
  • 3 June 2024
  • 12 August 2024
  • 14 October 2024

Before you apply

Before starting your application, please read through the step-by-step VU Polytechnic application process to make sure you have all the necessary documents and information ready to successfully complete your application.

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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