About the Course
Do you aspire to start your own business and work on your own terms? Do you want to be a business strategist, consultant or that pivotal person in your organisation? Our accredited and nationally recognised Diploma of Business course available online or on-campus can help you get started!
You will learn the core skills and knowledge required to run a business such as how to manage risk and budgets, recruit and build an innovative work environment, manage projects, as well as marketing a product or service. You will learn how to apply well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to various business contexts, as well as analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
Delivered by our expert trainers, our training program provides you with access to a supportive and encouraging environment, and a plethora of resources to assist you in your learning.
We have conducted in-depth industry consultation with various business organisations and regulatory bodies – finding out what is needed in today’s market, what knowledge and skills our graduates must be equipped with in order to succeed, and what learning arrangements are best suited for our students.
What's included in my fees?
- Access to the learning materials and assessments on our eLearning platform
- A hard copy book – Foundr v1.0 – from the world's most influential entrepreneurs
- Our specially developed Ultimate Study Planner
- Learning support from your Trainers and the team at Dolph Business School
- Post-graduation support such as career guidance, resume building assistance, university application and advanced standing application assistance
- Australian Quality Framework (AQF) certificate when you have all achieved all of the competencies required in your course
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|BSBFIM501||Manage budgets and financial plans|
|BSBHRM506||Manage recruitment selection and induction processes|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain an innovative work environment|
|BSBMKG413||Promote products and services|
|BSBMKG501||Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities|
|BSBMKG502||Establish and adjust the marketing mix|
|BSBPMG522||Undertake project work|
What career opportunities are available?
With a Diploma of Business qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in all areas of the business sector, such as:
Create and build your own brand, turning your vision into reality.
Work to grow and maintain operations of a business.
Business Development Manager
Responsible for maintaining the growth of a business and taking care of clients’ needs and accounts.
Business Manager or Business Co-ordinator
Co-ordinate and manage the development and the implementation of projects.
Manage and be responsible for the day-to-day activities of a business.
To find out more about employment prospects and outcomes for graduates with a Diploma of Business, visit the Australian Government mySkills website.
Our Certificate and Diploma courses are nationally recognised qualifications. This means that they are recognised by all Australian Universities for determining your entry eligibility and course credit.
The course credit you are granted will vary depending on the undergraduate degree you choose to undertake, and the grades you attain for your Certificate or Diploma. Most prestigious universities expect you to maintain a 75-80% average to be eligible for course credit towards your bachelor degree and the time and money saved through a transfer of credits can be substantial!
Upon completion of your Certificate or Diploma program at Dolph Business School, should you wish to continue your studies and apply for an undergraduate degree course, our Student & Administration Support team will assist you with your enrolment application, as well as your advanced standing (course credit) application.
We have credit agreements in place with several universities across Australia which guarantees students entry and credit transfer upon completion of our certificate and diploma courses, and could take up to a year off your bachelor's degree! These credit agreements are of great importance as outside of these, there is no guarantee of the amount of credit transfer you will receive. Refer below for more information.
Approximate Time Saved
|Bachelor of Accounting||
|Bachelor of Business||
|Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management||
|Bachelor of Information Technology||
|Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies||
Bachelor of Business
|Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management||
|Bachelor of Information Technology||
Online: You have up to 24-months to complete your course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of learning. We recommend you spend approximately 8-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given to ensure you complete the course within 24-months.
On-campus: This is a full-time course designed to be delivered over 12-months with a 2-week break in between terms. There is 20-hours of class time per week and you will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes. We recommend you spend approximately 5-hours a week outside of class time completing the assigned reading and assessment tasks.
Please note. The above recommended study hours are indicative only. This time would be reduced if you have pre-existing knowledge and experience in business. Dolph Business School is also able to support students who may require additional time.
There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification detailed within the Business Services Training Package.
Noting this, Dolph Business School requires persons who undertake this course to:
- Be aged 18 years or over.
- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to carry out tasks such as to:
- Interpret, analyse and evaluate information that may deal with complex ideas to determine legislative and business requirements
- Present information, ideas and concepts to a range of audiences using structure and language to suit the audience
- Use active listening and questioning methods to clarify information and to confirm understanding
- Use a wide range of mathematical calculations to analyse numeric information in budgets, financial plans and other financial documents
- Use problem solving processes to identify, assess and respond to challenges and risks in the workplace
Entry requirements are as follows:
- Be aged 18 years or over;
- Have an English Proficiency Level of 5.5 on an IELTS Band, or its equivalent; and
- Have successfully completed Year 12, or its equivalent.
Please note. Dolph Business School will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Dolph Business School can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, Dolph Business School will refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.
In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Dolph Business School provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in.
You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.
If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our team members today to find out how we can help you!
You may be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded either by Dolph Business School or by another Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Please note. For on-campus international students, where course credit is granted before the issue of a student visa, the course duration will be indicated on the Confirmation of Enrolment. Where credit transfer is granted after the issue of a student visa, a new Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued.
We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their exams. This is why the assessment for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies - NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
Written Reports / Case Studies.
The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. There may be a practical portion for the student to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace. This could be by way of presentations or role-play activities.
The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc.). Projects may have a practical presentation component where the student may be asked to present or role-play the outcomes of their project or research.
The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.
On-campus: Fees are invoiced on a monthly basis.
Online: The first $1,490 is invoiced prior to the commencement of the course, and the balance is invoiced within 14-days of the course commencing. If you wish to pay for your fees through a payment plan, a payment of $375 is required to confirm your enrolment with the balance to be paid in 10 equal payments of $191.90 over a period of 10-months totalling $2,294.
On-campus: Fees are payable within 7-days of receiving an invoice from Dolph Business School. 50% of your tuition fees are to be paid when the student accepts a place at Dolph Business School. The balance of the tuition fees is due 2-weeks before the commencement of Term 2. Fees for the workbooks is due 2-weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Please ensure you read and understand our Fees and Charges policy prior to enrolling into one of our courses.
Dolph Business School accepts payment for fees using:
- Bank transfer
- Credit / debit card
Do you aspire to start your own business? Do you want to become a business strategist or consultant? Do you want to climb that corporate ladder to be a manager in your organisation? A Diploma of Business qualification can help equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in these roles.
Many of our students studying our online business diploma have been in the workforce for years and they have either decided that they want to start their own business, or have chosen to upskill themselves to ensure that they have the competitive edge over their colleagues. Most choose to complete the course online so that they won’t have to sacrifice their family and work commitments, but if you need face-to-face training, on-campus learning might be a more suitable option for you.
Did you know that more and more people are going back to school to get a qualification to ensure they are able to maintain an advantage, especially in today’s competitive job market? According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, in 2017, over 4.2 million students are enrolled in various courses within the VET sector, with 418,500 enrolments in business qualifications alone! Imagine the opportunities available to those students when they’ve graduated from their courses!
We often get this question – why would you someone choose a business diploma instead of a business degree. So, we thought we would do a list of advantages to help you with your planning and decision making.
What are the advantages?
- Prepare you for your future careers – ensuring you are job ready
The whole purpose of vocational training is to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform a particular role. In consultation with the industry, our diploma courses are developed to ensure our learning materials and assessments are continually up-to-date and approved by the industry. Employers generally value current, applicable, real-world knowledge you learn from a Diploma of Business than theories you learn in a Bachelor of Business program.
- Statistically, you are more likely to be hired
Did you know that according to the Australian Government's MySkills platform, those who have completed a BSB50215 Diploma of Business have a higher than average earning potential and there is expected to be a high number of job openings for graduates with this qualification? With more and more university graduates struggling to find a job, Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director of the Grattan Institute said that “some of the students who are at university would be better off doing a vocational diploma or certificate III or IV course.”
- Can be completed in a much faster time frame
A business diploma with Dolph Business School can be completed within 12-months, whereas a business degree is typically 3-years long. That’s a 2-year difference! And, if you did want to go on to do a business degree after you have completed your business diploma, you may even be able to complete your degree sooner than the usual 3-year time frame as our Diploma of Business is an Australian accredited, nationally recognised qualification.
- Much more affordable than a business degree
The cost of a business degree can be upwards of $10,000 per year whilst with a Diploma of Business with Dolph Business School is between $2,380 to $9,800 (2018 fees). This saves you thousands of dollars in tuition fees!
- Pathway to university
Business diplomas are popular vocational courses because they open doors to more careers than other diplomas and they are also an excellent foundation for a business and management degrees. This allows you to get your feet wet before committing to a bachelor’s degree and truly prepare yourself for university life, rather than jump into a business degree and later realise it isn’t for you.