C5340 - Diploma of International Business

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Plan: C5340 - Diploma of International Business
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in 8 units of competency as outlined in the program structure.

You will be required to undertake 300 hours of supervised learning activities (including face-to-face classes, online activities, excursions and the like).  In addition to these activities it is recommended that you allow approx. 7 hours per week of n your own time for self-directed study including reading, research, preparation for classes, assessment completion etc

Delivery and Learning

The main form of delivery will be in the classroom with some supervised self- directed learning.  Learning will ensure that units are contextualised to industry applications wherever possible, and that demonstrations and practical sessions and/or workplace sessions be incorporated wherever appropriate in the delivery strategy.  You will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching.  Classes are interactive and give you many opportunities to discuss ideas and practice new skills.  You will participate in learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, group discussions and group work.  In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as foundation skills.

You are expected to undertake self directed learning in addition to those activities provided in class.  This self directed learning will often be based upon research, and reading of relevant knowledge elements of the course.  Where you have the opportunity to do so, you are encouraged to apply skill elements in your actual workplace.

For learning and assessment purposes some units of competency have been grouped into clusters as listed below:

Cluster Name Units
Negotiate supply contracts BUSM7936C Negotiate a contract (TLIR4003A)
OMGT5030C Source goods/services and evaluate contractors (TLIR4002A)

Analyse international markets

MKTG7889C Forecast international markets and business needs (BSBMKG512)
MKTG7888C Analyse data from international markets (BSBMKG511)
Target international markets MKTG7890C Profile international markets (BSBMKG516)
MKTG7891C Analyse consumer behaviour for specific international markets (BSBMKG517)


Assessment tasks are designed to simulate the workplace and require you to demonstrate the practical application of your knowledge.  If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may apply for Credit Transfer/RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program.  Please refer to http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

All assessment tools ensure that there are processes in place to authenticate the evidence provided.  These processes include questioning and third party endorsement for RPL applicants, questioning/interviews/self-reflections for group assignments and questioning and the use of Turnitin for e-submissions.  Many units have a component of group work which requires you to work collaboratively in simulated work situations.  Assessment tasks will provide simulated scenarios and tasks which are equivalent to future job roles relevant to the program.

Methods of assessment of individual or clustered competencies will be dependent on individual requirements as stated in the training package. These will generally include:

  • observations of presentations
  • use of case studies
  • work simulated projects and
  • various forms of tests

Some of the assessments in the program include:

  • A research task where you examine trade volumes and tariff rates to identify growth markets and opportunities
  • A research task where you are required to develop a marketing report which provides accurate market profiling and analysis of consumer behaviour and buying decisions
  • A case study activity where you evaluate the performance of a number of suppliers and renegotiate a contract for supply.

All units in the program are graded.  This program uses a portfolio approach for  grading purposes. The feature of this model is that grading occurs after competency has been demonstrated.  You are then able to submit any competency based assessment tasks, as well as any supplementary evidence of your performance.   Participation in grading is optional and if you  do not wish to achieve a grade higher than CAG you are not required to submit a portfolio.  You will be provided with an assessment guide at the start of semester that includes a grading rubric for each unit/cluster in the program.  Rubrics will be based upon the criteria of performance, including how effectively you demonstrate skills and knowledge and the  relevant employability/ core skills.

Learner Support

In order to identify any learning support that individual learners may need to successfully complete the program, a customised online Language, Literacy (including digital) and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted for all students prior to commencement of training.  The test has been mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework and is designed to highlight specific areas of assistance that may be required.  Individualised learning support plans are then provided to students outlining the kind of support services that are available and how to access these.  In addition, where cohorts of students are identified as having core skill gaps, teachers incorporate additional Language, Literacy and/or Numeracy learning activities into the delivery of the program.

If you require assistance with study skills you can access the Study and Learning Centre (SLC):  http://www1.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre
The Center offers practical advice on assignment writing and discipline-specific language and learning skills.   It can also assist with specific skills you may need to succeed in this program, including any language, literacy or numeracy problems.

If you have a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition, adjustments to your study and assessment conditions are intended to ensure your academic performance is not affected.   When you register with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU)  they will develop a DLU Plan for you to share with your trainers.  This will include any adjustments to your study and assessment conditions that you require.  More information on the services provided by DLU is available at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=yz2m3m7es9qw

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners can gain support and encouragement from the Ngara William Centre:  http://www1.rmit.edu.au/ngarara

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

The program does not have a formalised work placement.  However, the assessment tasks are designed to simulate a workplace environment and require the students to demonstrate the practical application of their skills and knowledge within specific organisational contexts.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of the following:

All courses listed may not be available each semester.


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C5340 Courses

C5340 Group A Elective Units - Select Five (5) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Report on finances related to international business (BSBFIA501) 70 MKTG7887C City Campus
Analyse data from international markets (BSBMKG511) 50 MKTG7888C City Campus
Forecast international market and business needs (BSBMKG512) 50 MKTG7889C City Campus
Profile international markets (BSBMKG516) 50 MKTG7890C City Campus
Analyse consumer behaviour for specific international markets (BSBMKG517) 60 MKTG7891C City Campus
C5340 Group B Elective Units - Select One (1) Course. Note courses 051058-BSBPMG522 and 051050-BSBMGT517 not delivered-Credit Transfer/RPL ONLY.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Manage people performance (BSBMGT502) 70 EMPL7078C City Campus
Undertake project work (BSBPMG522) 60 BUSM7931C City Campus
Manage operational plan (BSBMGT517) 70 BUSM7929C City Campus
C5340 Other Elective Units - Select Two (2) Courses. Note course 051073-BSBWRT401 not delivered-Credit Transfer/RPL ONLY and courses 051085-TLIR4002A and 051086-TLIR4003A included for historical enrolments and are no longer delivered.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Source goods/services and evaluate contractors (TLIR4002) 30 OMGT5039C City Campus
Negotiate a contract (TLIR4003) 40 BUSM8741C City Campus
Plan purchasing (TLIR4010A) 50 OMGT5032C City Campus
Conduct international purchasing (TLIR4012A) 80 OMGT5033C City Campus
Write complex documents (BSBWRT401) 50 OFFC5310C City Campus
Source goods/services and evaluate contractors (TLIR4002A) 30 OMGT5030C City Campus
Negotiate a contract (TLIR4003A) 40 BUSM7936C City Campus

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Program transition plan

Students who have not completed C5219 Diploma of International Business (BSB50807) qualification by 24/03/2016 will be transitioned into the new C5340 Diploma of International Business (BSB50815) qualification.  Individual transition plans will be developed.  This could involve credit transfers, RPL or enrolling in courses in the new program, as applicable.

Students will be advised of full details in a timely manner.

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