Diploma of Business Administration - BSB50415
DurationFull-time 1 year
Next intakeNot applicable
Many skills, many industries, many careers: kickstart your future with the Diploma of Business Administration.
Studying in our unique simulated business environment, you will develop skills for the future work environment, such as operating in a digital office, and working with virtual teams.
As part of your studies, you’ll plan and host an environmental and social responsibility-themed conference event with other students, assisting in the development of your inclusive, work-integrated learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for a part-time placement position in a real organisation, or undertake a workplace project to put your skills to work and add some real administration experience to your resume.
This course is designed to help you develop university connections, job-ready skills, and pathways to future learning. You will be supported by experienced, caring teachers and engaging industry partners.
You will undertake a work-integrated project for a real business, and take on a work placement to help you gain experience. Using Practice Firm, a simulated business environment, you will perform work that mirrors real-world roles and responsibilities. You’ll also use Formfile to learn industry-standard best practice for records management.
Workshops are organised in clusters to streamline content delivery and assessment. The focus is on delivering key course concepts and offering opportunities for interaction, discussion, peer support, guest speakers and hands-on activities.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments. To maximise success in this course, all applicants are expected to have above-average IT knowledge and skills.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. myRMIT will also be utilised to facilitate group work, undertake self-paced learning, and to track your progress.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this course, you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.
If your current job is relevant to this course, you may have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace. Feedback from work supervisors and others in the workplace can be used as evidence of competency, and an RMIT assessor can visit your workplace to observe your professional practice.
You will study five core and three elective subjects, designed to develop your skills in complex administrative practices and improve workplace efficiency. Topics covered include:
- planning and implementing administrative systems and documents
- project work
- leading and managing teams
- basic accounting
- developing and managing business documents
- managing meetings
- conference planning and management
- work priorities and professional development.
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Program code: C5375
National curriculum code: BSB50415
Graduates will be ready to improve workplace efficiency, use information systems, deliver reliable office management or assist professionals, managers and executives by providing a range of administrative and clerical services.
Diploma graduates, with industry experience typically work as:
- administrative coordinators
- personal assistants
- office supervisors/managers
- personal administrators
Current Year 12: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate.
This program does not select on ATAR.
Non Year 12: Completion of post-secondary studies; or at least 6 months’ work experience.
This course offers pathway into further study at RMIT
Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree and helping you get the degree you want.
Graduates of this course will be eligible for exemptions from the courses below, subject to meeting the entry requirements. For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.
- Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
- Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
- Bachelor of Business (Digital Business)
Pathways into the Diploma of Business Administration
The completion of the Business Stream of the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation may provide a pathway into this program.
Credit and recognition of prior learning
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$7,750* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$9,750* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.