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Diploma of Business

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18 months




A career in the big world of business!

Diploma of Business 2022

Why Choose the Diploma of Business Course for High School Students in Queensland?

At Prestige Service Training, we understand the importance of preparing students for a successful future.

At Prestige Service Training, we recognise that quality education is the key to unlocking opportunities that can help individuals achieve their goals and aspirations. 

The Diploma of Business course, tailored specifically to high school students in Queensland, is an excellent way to embark on your journey into the exciting business world. This program offers a distinctive opportunity to jumpstart your career by equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the business world. 

The program is delivered flexibly, allowing you to study alongside your other school commitments. You can choose to study at your school, at our Southport Campus or virtually, whichever option best suits your needs.

The Diploma of Business program has been created to engage young minds with essential skills and knowledge to set them on a path to success. 

Through a learning environment designed for the modern student, we provide an appealing and collaborative education environment that promotes skill development, critical thinking and a strong foundation in business principles for various professional pursuits.

What is the Diploma of Business Course?

The Diploma of Business is a comprehensive program tailored for QLD high school students eager to plunge into the energetic field of business. 

This course introduces indispensable business concepts, providing you with practical skills and knowledge applicable across various industries.

Through a combination of engaging lessons, interactive activities, and real-world case studies, you’ll gain insights into finance, marketing, recruitment and workplace communication. 

Develop a strong foundation in core business concepts and skills, setting you up for success in your future academic and career journey.

A Diploma of Business is a level 5 qualification that qualifies you to work in a variety of contexts framed by established parameters. The qualification also sets the foundation for further learning, such as a Bachelor of Business. 

Prestige Service Training has articulation agreements with several Queensland universities that allow students to transfer credits from their Diploma of Business to their Bachelor’s degree. 

This means that you can complete your Diploma of Business and then apply to a university to complete your Bachelor’s degree. This can save you a significant amount of time and money!

This program incorporates existing practices and emerging trends in business so that you can learn readily transferable professional skills and expertise.

Course Overview

The Diploma of Business course is a comprehensive learning experience tailored for high school students in Queensland. It provides an in-depth understanding of fundamental business concepts and practices, setting you to excel.

  • Qualification code: BSB50120
  • Qualification name: Diploma of Business
  • Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
  • Duration: 18 months


  • In school: 3 x 1-hour lessons a week
  • Virtual: 1 x 2-hour lesson a week via our virtual classroom
  • Southport Campus: 1 x 2-hour lesson a week

Units of competency: 12

  • 5 core units +
  • 7 electives

Tertiary education:

  • Would you be able to contribute to your ATAR? Yes (school students only)
  • Would you be able to contribute to your QCE? Yes (school students only)
  • For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/
  • Would you be able to credit to a Bachelor’s degree? Yes

For more information on university articulation, visit:

The program is structured to provide a balanced mix of theoretical learning and practical application, ensuring you’re well-equipped to handle real-world business challenges.

BSB50120 Diploma of Business consists of five (5) core units and seven (7) electives tailored based on your target outcomes.


  • BSBCRT511 – Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBFIN501 – Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBOPS501 – Manage business resources
  • BSBXCM501 – Lead communication in the workplace
  • BSBSUS511 – Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


  • BSBTWK503 – Manage meetings
  • BSBOPS504 – Manage business risk
  • BSBPMG430 – Undertake project work
  • BSBPEF501 – Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBSTR502 – Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBMKG541 – Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBCMM411 – Make presentations


We understand the importance of affordability. Our Diploma of Business course offers competitive pricing, and flexible payment plans are available to suit your financial needs. Making investing in your future affordable.

Payment plans

We offer convenient payment plans that allow you to manage expenses while investing in your future. Payment plans for the course start from as little as $55 a week.

* Prestige Service Training does not collect more than $1500 at any one time.

To enrol with Prestige Service Training, applicants must have completed year 10, or equivalent, by the course start date, demonstrating sound English proficiency. Confirmation of enrolment involves successfully completing the Language, Literacy and Numeracy and Digital (LLND) Assessment, sent via email during the enrolment process. Additionally, a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and sufficient proof of identity are necessary for enrolment confirmation. A reliable and unrestricted internet connection is essential for accessing Prestige Service Training’s online learning system, Learning Lab. Basic computer literacy and access to a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar programs). Online students should also have a functional camera and microphone for Virtual Classroom participation. These IT resources are available at all Prestige Service Training campus locations. Applicants should be capable of recording their participation, such as filming role play scenarios, to serve as assessment evidence.

The Diploma of Business is offered in a variety of delivery methods to suit your individual needs and preferences.

  • At your school: If your school is offering the Diploma of Business, you can choose to take it as one of your timetable subjects. This means you can study the Diploma alongside your other school subjects. You will typically have three 1-hour classes per week.
  • At our campus: If your school is not offering the Diploma of Business, or you would prefer the flexibility of studying after school hours, you can attend our Southport campus for one 2-hour class per week. This option is a good choice for students who want to be able to interact with their classmates and teachers in person.
  • Virtual: If you are looking for even more flexibility in the way you study, you can attend one 2-hour lesson per week in our virtual classroom. Embrace the convenience of online learning through our virtual classroom. Our virtual learning platform brings the classroom to you. Access course materials, participate in engaging discussions, and collaborate with fellow students from the comfort of your home after school hours.

No matter which delivery method you choose, you will receive the same high-quality education from our experienced and qualified trainers.

We offer multiple intakes throughout the year, ensuring you have the flexibility to start your studies at a time that suits your schedule. Click ‘Enrol Now’ to view our current intakes.

Work Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Diploma of Business course, you will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge that open doors to various roles in the business and professional sector. 

Graduates can explore roles such as executive officer, administration manager, business development, human resources, and more.

Here are some of the top possible job roles and their average annual salary (sourced from Salary in Australia – Average Salary (talent.com).

Executive officer = $102,463
Human resources = $97,500
Administration manager = $96,154

Further Learning Pathways

Our Diploma of Business course serves as an excellent stepping stone for students who aspire to deepen their understanding of business and pursue higher education. 

Graduates can transition seamlessly into advanced business studies, including business-related Bachelor’s degrees.

Prestige Service Training has articulation agreements with several Queensland universities that allow students to transfer credits from their Diploma of Business to their Bachelor’s degree. 

This means that you can complete your Diploma of Business and then apply to a university to complete your Bachelor’s degree. This can save you a significant amount of time and money!

For more information on the university articulation agreements we have, visit:

We understand that students may have prior learning experiences that align with the course content. Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, students can receive credit for their existing knowledge and skills, potentially reducing the duration of the course.

How to Enrol?

Enrolling in our Diploma of Business course is a straightforward process. You can visit the ‘Enrol Now’ link to complete the online enrolment form, and our Enrolments team will guide you through the necessary steps.

Before you apply, you will need the following:

  • Student ID
  • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate (in colour)

Evidence of QLD residency dated within six (6) months – any of the following with your QLD address displayed:

  • Driver’s license
  • Concession card
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • USI number – Please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
  • A parent or guardian close by to sign (if you are under 18)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Definitely! A Diploma of Business is a valuable qualification that can open up endless opportunities in the business world. The skills and knowledge you can learn in this qualification are essential for success in any business environment.

Here are some of the benefits of obtaining a Diploma of Business:

  • Increased job opportunities: A Diploma of Business can help you qualify for a variety of jobs in the business world.
  • Higher salary: According to a study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, people with a Diploma of Business earn an average of $60,000 per year, significantly higher than the average salary for people with a high school diploma.
  • Opportunity for further study: A Diploma of Business can also be a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Business degree or other postgraduate qualifications.
  • Personal development: Studying a Diploma of Business can help you develop your skills and knowledge in a variety of business areas. This can lead to increased confidence and job satisfaction.

If you are interested in a career in business, a Diploma of Business is a worthwhile investment. This qualification can help you achieve your career goals and earn a good salary.

Australia has different levels of certification to standardise qualifications through the country. Certificates I and II provide basic vocational skills and knowledge and allow people to qualify for mainly routine work.

Certificates III and IV provide more advanced skills and knowledge. As discussed above, the Certificate III allows you to undertake skilled work.

Certificate IV allows you to pursue specialised knowledge and skills in particular contexts.

Finally, a Diploma is a level 5 qualification that allows people to undertake advanced skilled work. It covers integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts. You can also have this qualification credited towards university studies. Universities generally equate Certificate IV to six (6) to twelve (12) months of a Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Level 6 – Advanced diploma or associate degree
  • Level 7 – Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 8 – Bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma
  • Level 9 – Masters degree
  • Level 10 – Doctoral degree

Which qualification is suitable for you depends on the career you wish to pursue, your experience and your existing qualifications. You can choose the best path that works for you.

Yes, our Diploma of Business has three delivery methods: at your school, at our Southport Campus and virtual classroom.

This allows for flexible learning, making it possible to balance students with your regular high school commitments.

The course assessment includes a mix of knowledge questions, case studies and practical activities. There are no traditional exams.

Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a nationally recognised Diploma of Business qualification.

Partially completed courses, receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been deemed satisfactory.

Our dedicated team is available to assist you throughout your learning journey, providing technical and academic support.

Yes, our virtual learning platform encourages collaboration and interaction among students, fostering a sense of community.

Our In School program also offers the perfect opportunity to network with other students.

The program brings together students from different backgrounds and with different interests, creating a diverse and supportive learning environment.

Enrol Now!

We're excited to welcome you to our Diploma of Business course at Prestige Service Training. Prepare to embark on an enriching educational journey that lays the groundwork for a successful future. Enrol today and take the first step towards your business career!

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