C5221 - Diploma of Business Administration

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Plan: C5221BLEN - Diploma of Business Administration
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Business Administration
Qualification national code: BSB50407
Nominal hours: 410
Career: TAFE
Duration: One semester
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Business Administration provides training and personal development for administration professionals.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

Job roles

  • Administration Manager
  • General Office Manager
  • Office Manager

You will emerge with the knowledge and skills you need to progress through an administration career by concentrating on the skills needed by Administration professionals, including personal development and team skills, technical skills in areas such as project management,  planning and management skills in administration systems, business meetings and conferences.

You will examine how to undertake project work, manage quality customer service, develop teams and manage work priorities and your own professional development.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher education level qualification.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Business Administration  program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in a business degree program at RMIT University.

The Advanced Standing Maps for RMIT College of Business Higher Education programs are located at  http://www.rmit.edu.au/bus/advanced_standing

Further information about pathways is located at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study/applying-to-rmit/pathways

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Entrance requirements

The blended-delivery Diploma of Business Administration at RMIT has been designed for people who have work experience in a particular industry and/or employment history, as the program is designed for you to be able to undertake some workplace specific projects.  The program design builds on an existing level of administration skills, knowledge and experience.

Minimum Academic requirement

  • Certificate IV in Business Administration; and
  • Applicants must be currently in work to enable them to participate in workplace specific projects

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement

  • At least 6 months work experience in an administrative field; and
  • Applicants must be currently in work to enable them to participate in workplace specific projects

RMIT's equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education.  Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process.  However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements.  More on equity access schemes is located at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students

This program currently is not offered to International students.

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External accreditation and industry links

The development of the program structure and the choice of units appropriate to the Business Administration sector were informed by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC)  comprised of representatives of the  business administration industry and RMIT educators.

Teachers maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library.  You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT  or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.  All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ce3x3mv9hp6v

Services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences, if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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