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Business is one of the few employment sectors where demand for workers can exceed supply – and the selection of jobs available is extremely varied. Bedford College offer a range of Business Courses on our Sydney campuses.

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Business Courses

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Diploma of Business

The Diploma of Business applies to individuals with various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators. Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Conversely, it may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities. The Business Diploma provides a range of specifically selected units which are relevant to different career paths. This selection of units provides you with the opportunity to decide which elective units you will choose in your course based on the career path you wish to pursue.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Business consists of 8 units. In order to attain the AQF diploma qualification, it is necessary to demonstrate competence in all 8 of these units. The units are carefully selected after consultation with industry to ensure that we impart the skills and knowledge most relevant to employers; thus providing you with the maximum opportunity for employment success.

Business courses are conducted on campus three days per week from 9am–3pm with an additional one day in the Bedford Online Classroom. A free Supervised Study Period (optional) from 3.00pm to 4.00pm is also offered from Monday to Thursday.

One day per week spent in work placement is recommended for the duration of your course.

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Course Units
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
  • BSBCUS501 – Manage quality customer service
  • BSBHRM506 – Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • BSBADM506 – Manage document design and development
  • BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
  • BSBMGT517 – Manage operational plan

Note: Advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills are necessary in order to successfully complete a number of the above units. These skills are therefore delivered throughout the course.

Course Code 1

BSB50215

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

40 Weeks

Units

8 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

087158C

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

52 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Dual Diploma

The combination of the Diploma of Business (BSB50215) and the Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB51918) may dramatically increase career and employment opportunities for graduates. By combining these two diplomas, students will have the qualifications, skills and knowledge to work in a wider range of employment positions and may also receive additional credit points when articulating into a university degree.

For more information on the Leadership and Management course, head to the Courses tab on this website .

Course Structure

Dual diploma students undertake a total of 12 units; 8 units are required to achieve the Diploma of Business and an additional 4 units which make up the second (dual) qualification. In order to attain the AQF diploma qualification, it is necessary to demonstrate competence in all 12 of these units.

Business courses are conducted on campus three days per week from 9am–3pm with an additional one day in the Bedford Online Classroom. A free Supervised Study Period (optional) from 3.00pm to 4.00pm is also offered from Monday to Thursday. One day per week spent in work placement is recommended for the duration of your course.

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Course Units
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
  • BSBCUS501 – Manage quality customer service
  • BSBHRM506 – Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • BSBADM506 – Manage document design and development
  • BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
  • BSBMGT517 – Manage operational plan
  • BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBLDR502 – Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBLDR511 – Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBMGT517 – Manage operational plan

Note: Advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills are necessary in order to successfully complete a number of the above units. These skills are therefore delivered throughout the course.

Course Code 2

BSB50215 & BSB51918

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

44 Weeks

Units

12 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

087158C & 098689G

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

52 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business

The Diploma of Business applies to individuals with various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators. Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Conversely, it may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities. The Business Diploma provides a range of specifically selected units which are relevant to different career paths. This selection of units provides you with the opportunity to decide which elective units you will choose in your course based on the career path you wish to pursue.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Business consists of 8 units. In order to attain the AQF diploma qualification, it is necessary to demonstrate competence in all 8 of these units. The units are carefully selected after consultation with industry to ensure that we impart the skills and knowledge most relevant to employers; thus providing you with the maximum opportunity for employment success.

Business courses are conducted on campus three days per week from 9am–3pm with an additional one day in the Bedford Online Classroom. A free Supervised Study Period (optional) from 3.00pm to 4.00pm is also offered from Monday to Thursday.

One day per week spent in work placement is recommended for the duration of your course.

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Course Units
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
  • BSBCUS501 – Manage quality customer service
  • BSBHRM506 – Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • BSBADM506 – Manage document design and development
  • BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
  • BSBMGT517 – Manage operational plan

Note: Advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills are necessary in order to successfully complete a number of the above units. These skills are therefore delivered throughout the course.

Course Code 1

BSB50215

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

40 Weeks

Units

8 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

087158C

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

52 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Dual Diploma

Dual Diploma

The combination of the Diploma of Business (BSB50215) and the Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB51918) may dramatically increase career and employment opportunities for graduates. By combining these two diplomas, students will have the qualifications, skills and knowledge to work in a wider range of employment positions and may also receive additional credit points when articulating into a university degree.

For more information on the Leadership and Management course, head to the Courses tab on this website .

Course Structure

Dual diploma students undertake a total of 12 units; 8 units are required to achieve the Diploma of Business and an additional 4 units which make up the second (dual) qualification. In order to attain the AQF diploma qualification, it is necessary to demonstrate competence in all 12 of these units.

Business courses are conducted on campus three days per week from 9am–3pm with an additional one day in the Bedford Online Classroom. A free Supervised Study Period (optional) from 3.00pm to 4.00pm is also offered from Monday to Thursday. One day per week spent in work placement is recommended for the duration of your course.

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Course Units
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
  • BSBCUS501 – Manage quality customer service
  • BSBHRM506 – Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • BSBADM506 – Manage document design and development
  • BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
  • BSBMGT517 – Manage operational plan
  • BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBLDR502 – Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBLDR511 – Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBMGT517 – Manage operational plan

Note: Advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills are necessary in order to successfully complete a number of the above units. These skills are therefore delivered throughout the course.

Course Code 2

BSB50215 & BSB51918

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

44 Weeks

Units

12 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

087158C & 098689G

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

52 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Career Pathways
  • Administrator
  • Business Development Manager
  • Corporate Services Manager
  • Executive Officer
  • Legal Practice Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Project Consultant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Secretary/Executive Assistant
Related Industry Sectors
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Legal Administration
  • Public Administration

Get ahead with Bedford College

For over 70 years, Bedford College has provided students with leading vocational training. Our industry connections and formal university pathways provide you with ‘the edge’ in employment and further education success.

Get employed faster
The employment success of Bedford graduates is unsurpassed, with the vast majority going straight into full-time work on completion of their course.
Get into that Uni course
The employment success of Bedford graduates is unsurpassed, with the vast majority going straight into full-time work on completion of their course.
Get the support you need
The employment success of Bedford graduates is unsurpassed, with the vast majority going straight into full-time work on completion of their course.
Learn skills for life
The employment success of Bedford graduates is unsurpassed, with the vast majority going straight into full-time work on completion of their course.

The smart pathway to university

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Business or the Diploma of Leadership and Management courses have automatic entry (with ONE YEAR credit) into a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce Degree at university.

See the University Pathways section for more information. Our university articulation partnerships are consistently changing, please contact the College for the latest information.

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