Now is time to take your business career to management level

*No longer accepting enrolments for this course*

Do you have sound business skills but you’re just not sure how to take them to the next level? Do you have a lot to contribute in the workplace but management doesn't seem to notice? If you answered yes to these then our Diploma of Business can help you to achieve your goals and get ahead in your career.

Although not mandatory, you'll benefit from experience in a senior business support role, or a Certificate IV in Business or similar. But being motivated and hungry to learn is more important!

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  • National Code


  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites


  • Delivery Mode


Our students find jobs in all areas of industry. Career opportunities that exist relating to this course include:

  • Executive Officer
  • Program Consultant
  • Program Coordinator


  • Marketing for business

  • BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMKG506 Plan market research
  • Understanding HR and recruitment

  • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Managing documents and meetings

  • BSBADM502 Manage meetings
  • BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
  • Prioritising project work

  • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Once you've finished your Diploma of Business with Open Training Institute you may be eligible for credit towards some university courses, such as a bachelor’s degree. 

Credit is given when an education institution can determine that you’ve already completed the Unit of Competency taught in a part of a course they offer. Because of that, successfully applying for credit often allows you to finish a course more quickly. 

Credit for university courses

After successfully completing this course, you can apply for credit towards a university-level qualification that you’re interested in.

Open Training Institute has agreements in place with OUA provider universities, making students who’ve completed the Diploma of Business eligible for the following exemptions (credits):

  • 4 credits for Bachelor of Communication with Griffith
  • 4 credit for Bachelor of Business with Griffith
  • 4 credits for Bachelor of Arts with Griffith
  • 6 credits  for Bachelor of Accounting with UniSA
  • 4 credits  for Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) with RMIT
  • Up to 8 credits for Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) with RMIT
  • Up to 8 credits  for Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) with RMIT
Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

Your online classroom

Study whenever you want in our innovative online classroom and help centre. Take a quick tour below.

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