Diploma of Business


If you just love the feeling of working on a business, and leading from the front, then this is for you. You’ll learn how to manage, operate and control the functions of business at a higher level.

Your Investment:

From $3450

The course investment starts from $3450. With amazingly affordable pricing, we offer two options to allow you to spread out your investment

Entry Requirements
Pre Req's:


There are no ATAR or other entry requirements to start studying this course. Just a desire to learn! 



On average these courses can take 8 months to complete. If you have the time and can apply yourself, it is possible to complete it in a much faster timeframe. 


100% online

Our courses are delivered 100% online using some of the most innovative and engaging learning materials available with full mentor support every step of the way.

Start Dates


This course is available to start now or whenever you are ready to go. Just use the Enrol Now button at the top of the page to get started and enrol online.  

Nationally Recognised Training

Recognised Training

This is course is a nationally recognised training programme that can lead to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia.

Need some advice on finding the right course for you?

Watch our short explainer video to find out more about the Diploma of Business including:

  • What roles you can expect to get out of the course
  • What you will learn in the course
  • Your average salary and career expectations
  • What level of study is the right level for you
  • What to expect when you study this course including times, costs and how to get started!



We have two plans to help fit your chosen course in with your budget. Decide which investment plan suits you best from the options below. When you are ready to apply, click the ENROL NOW button and select your choice in the online enrolment form

Step 1 - Free Business Course
(save 20% off the full fee)

Fast Track me

On enrolling: $1475
After 3 months: $1475
After 6 months: $500
Total =$3,450

Step 2 - Free Business Course
(get started for just $150)

Start Me Up

On enrolling: $150
52 weeks @$76.73pw
*Payments can be structured weekly, fortnightly or monthly
Total =$4,140


Nothing else to pay!

All the learning materials, tuition, assessments, student support and issuing of your Certificate are provided in the fee.

The fineprint: 

  • your Certificate can only be issued once all payments have been made in full. 
  • if you want us to send you a second Certificate, this can be done at a cost of $55 each time.
  • If for any reason, you are not 100% happy with your course, Edmund Barton College offers you a 30-day money-back guarantee.  That is, if you choose to cancel, Edmund Barton College will refund anything you have paid in excess of our admin fee. The conditions are;
    • You have not completed more than 1 unit through to assessment stage, and
    • You let us know in writing that you wish to cancel within 30 days of enrolling, and
    • The admin fee is equal to one month’s payment under your chosen course’s “Start Me Up” plan.
    • If you would like to dispute a payment or claim a refund, please contact us at [email protected]
  • if you cancel, then you could be eligible for an Academic Transcript, which will entitle you to credit for the units you have successfully completed. Feel free to request this.


The Diploma of Business is a more substantial course, which is broad enough to cover areas of business you’ll need to know, yet deep enough to give you a solid understanding of business practices. It’s designed for those who may already have years of experience in any business environment, who want to further develop skills across a wider range of business functions in order to step up to a promotion or take that higher-level job. You could also start this course as an entry-level student and aim high, but you’ll need to be pretty keen and committed, as a lot of the material will be new to you. If you have that drive and ambition, that’s good!  … you’ll need that in business. And, remember, if you get stuck, we’re here to help you through. 

As this is a higher level, you’re expected answers to assessments should match the increased depth and breadth of the content.  This is a highly respected qualification - and will take pride of place on your resume. It tells an employer that you have the skills, knowledge and ability to control high-level projects.

Pride. Confidence. Recognition. Skills & Knowledge. Firstly, you’ll learn how to analyse problems in business, find strategies to overcome them, manage projects, delegate to others, and work to time and budgetary deadlines. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, you’ll find your confidence, and you’ll take pride in achieving this qualification. It’s not easy - it stands as a real credit to those who complete it - but you will earn status, ability and recognition for being a top-level Manager… with all the trimmings that come with that!

In this course, you can learn how to manage and lead a team. Feel comfortable to try a few things, get some real feedback from our Mentors, and then become really good at this before you take on the role. Or, if you have the experience, but not the qualification, then this is a perfect way to get the recognition you deserve.  Then, you can then talk to your Manager - confident in your new, recognised abilities from your Qualification - and ask for that promotion, pay rise or both!

In addition, if you’re thinking of starting your own business, then this a great qualification to do. If you have the ideas and enthusiasm, this course will teach you about Admin, Marketing, Human Resources, and Project Management. All things a budding / growing business person needs to know.

The Diploma of Business is a higher-level course, which means you’ll be at (or near) senior management. With some good experience, this qualification will prove and complement your skills. In business, there are always people at the top who organise and manage the processes. This could be you! Some of our graduates head down these paths;

  • Leader of a group of up to 100 staff
  • 2IC, supporting higher management
  • Senior Manager
  • Hotel / Hospitality Manager
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Franchise Owner
  • Business Owner

You’ll naturally get credit for what you do in this course. Upon completing a Diploma of Business, you can continue your studies through the Diploma of Leadership & Management. The credits you earn in this course can count towards further qualifications, which means it’s quicker and cheaper to advance to higher qualifications.


The average dedicated student should expect to do 1 unit every 4 weeks. In a Diploma of Business, there are 8 units to complete. So, you should expect around 8 months to complete. It’s OK to take longer, but there is a maximum time frame of 24 months.

There is no minimum time period, meaning if you have the time now to apply yourself, you can complete this course as fast as want.

Build your own course

With a Diploma of Business, your future roles could consist of you applying knowledge, practical skills and experience in business across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. 

Use the units below to build your own course around your desired outcomes and that will help you reach your career goals.

You need to choose 8 Electives altogether, based on the packaging rules; that is,


Elective Units - Group A:  Choose up to 3 from Group A 

BSBADM502 Manage meetings 

BSBADM503 Plan and manage conferences 

BSBADM504 Plan and implement administrative systems 

BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development    


Elective Units - Group B: Choose up to 3 from Group B 

BSBHRM501 Manage human resources services 

BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning 

BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits 


Elective Units - Group C: Choose up to 2 from Group C 

BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments 

BSBMKG508 Plan direct marketing activities 


Elective Units - Group D: Choose up to 3 from Group D

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement 

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 

BSBRSK501 Manage risk 

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Make the choice to study with a college that has been delivering accredited courses for over 17 years.

We focus only on delivering our business courses 100% online to allow our students to study a course that suits them in the timeframes that suit them.

We have industry-leading mentors ready to help you every step of the way and we pride ourselves on supporting our students through every step of their studies.

Don't get lost in the system and study at a college that truly cares about each individual.

Fun and engaging learning methods

Our courses are the future of online education! All of our courses are made up of engaging content, quizzes and interactive media designed to make learning fun!

Interactive assessments

Assessments are all made up of quizzes, and long and short answer questions. There is no pass or fail results, we work with you to make sure you understand the topic before moving to the next. 


Design the course around your requirements. You can select the units from each course that best fits your needs and requirements. 

Don't just take our word for it

Listen to one of our previous students, Tarek, talk about the 3 main reasons why he thinks you should study at Edmund Barton College.

1) Affordable courses that are all AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) certified.

2) An amazing system that allows you to study in your own time. The harder you study- the faster you complete your course.

3) An excellent support system that gives you the help you need.

Tarek I. - A previous student in Diploma of Business

Try a business course for free!

Did you know we offer free trials on all our courses? 

Try a unit to see if it is the right course and the right level of study for you. 

And if you don't like it .... try another one!

Essential Information

Students who choose us get more than just a great education and a great start to a career - they get a fully integrated experience that will resonate for years to come. Anyone can go the conventional route, but our students choose us because they want an amazing start and the full support that our engaged and involved faculty and staff can offer.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites or licensing, legislative or certification requirements required to undertake this qualification.



  • We’ll supply you with all the learning materials you’ll need.
  • You will need to have access to a computer, the internet and an email address.

You will also need to get yourself a USI number (https://www.usi.gov.au) which is free and records your results with the government for future security. More on this later.

Assessment Methods


There are a variety of assessment methods, and we can be flexible in how we receive your assessment, including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third party observation

RPL and Credit Transfer

RPL & Credit Transfer

If you have done some of this course before, or you have done some units that appear in this course, or you have good experience in this type of work, then you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer. You don’t have to take up this option, but it’s available upon request. Evidence will be required.

Yep. All over Australia. It’s endorsed by all State and Commonwealth governments and recognised by other RTO’s. Validation on the course we’re delivering to you can be found at  https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB50215

Edmund Barton College is an RTO (our number is 90768 … you can find us at https://training.gov.au/Organisation/Details/90768) and we’re registered with ASQA (that’s the Commonwealth Government’s department who regulate and authorise Training Organisations like us (see https://www.asqa.gov.au/). It’s under ASQA’s rules that we operate and, if we don’t play by their rules, they can kick us out! We’ve been audited multiple times and are registered through to 2025.

Since 2003. We’ve been delivering training and graduating thousands of people under our parent company, Maddisson Employment. Now, we’re delivering the same courses but under a new trading name, Edmund Barton College.

What others have to say

The course was very educational and at the same time very fun. I loved (my Mentor) Michelle's comments. She made me feel very special (and smart!!). I enjoyed every moment of it! 

Mariela R

Graduate - Certificate III and IV in Business Administration

I learned a lot through my course. The information was relevant to my job and the delivery was really fun and engaging. The Mentors were excellent in helping me with my studies. I can highly recommend these guys!

Simon C

Graduate - Certificate IV in Customer Engagement

I would like to say thank you to the team at Edmund Barton College, I know every time I have contacted the college the employees have been amazing with their customer service

Ashley G

Graduate - Certificate IV in Business Administration

I would like to say thank you to the team at Edmund Barton College, I know every time I have contacted the college the employees have been amazing with their customer service

Amanda H

Graduate - Diploma of Leadership & Management