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Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415)


If you enjoy the working in the world of business, and bringing chaos into order, through effective administration, you will enjoy this course.

You will learn about business organization using a systems approach, rather than a people-dependent approach, and you will gain academic recognition for your passion for efficiency.



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If you like management, this is the course for you!

The Diploma of Business Administration is ideal for people with a management orientation, and can lead to roles including administrative manager, general office manager and office manager. Depending on the electives you choose, you will gain a sound theoretical knowledge base and a range of specialist, technical and managerial competencies, which would enable you to plan, implement and evaluate your own work and the output of your work team.

A graduate in this qualification would possess a comprehensive background that would suit them for a range of roles, and would enable them to further develop skills across a wide range of business and management functions.

Whether you have little or no experience in business, if you are keen to gain sound theoretical business skills and knowledge so that you can enhance your employment opportunities, or your own business, this qualification will equip you for the cut and thrust of commercial life, as well as provide you with further educational and employment opportunities.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery


Diploma of Business Administration – (BSB50415) (Release 1).

Training Package

BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 2.0).

GEM Online Campus

The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery

Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment

Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities, assessments.

Course Details

The Course Structure consists of 8 Units, with no Core and 8 Electives, of which:

  • 5 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below
  • 3 elective units may be selected from the Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 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.

Elective Units

Group A

Establish and maintain a workgroup computer network (BSBITB501)
Manage business document design and development (BSBADM506)
Manage meetings (BSBADM502)
Manage payroll (BSBFIM502)
Plan and implement administrative systems (BSBADM504)
Plan and manage conferences (BSBADM503)
Undertake project work (BSBPMG522)

Group B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS501)
Lead and manage team effectiveness (BSBWOR502)
Manage an information or knowledge management system (BSBINM501)
Manage and monitor business or records systems (BSBRKG502)
Manage people performance (BSBMGT502)
Manage personal work priorities and professional development (BSBWOR501)
Manage quality customer service (BSBCUS501)
Promote innovation in a team environment (BSBINN301)


Assistance might be available for this qualification: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.

A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees: $4,800


Entry Requirements/Pathways

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification

On completion of this course, you could consider higher qualifications in this Training Package, the Training Package area of your vocational competence, or in the higher education sector.  For instance, you may undertake a graduate certificate or graduate diploma qualification as a pathway to a postgraduate qualification.

Student selection

Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance

A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.

A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, can gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.