C5375 - Diploma of Business Administration

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Plan: C5375 - Diploma of Business Administration
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

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

You will be required to undertake 804 hours of supervised learning activities (including face-to-face classes, online activities and practical placement).  In addition to these activities it is recommended that you allow approximately 13 hours per week of 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:

  • Planning and managing a real conference
  • Managing meetings in preparation for the conference
  • Working in teams to ensure a successful outcome for the conference
  • Undertaking research for a research report and presentation

Admin System Project                        

BUSM7934C Plan and implement administrative systems
BUSM7931C Undertake project work

Conferences and Meetings

BUSM7932C Manage meetings
BUSM7933C Plan and manage conferences

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.


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 competencies will be dependent on individual requirements as stated in the training package. These will generally include:

  • portfolio of evidence
  • work simulated projects
  • reports
  • group projects

 You will be provided with an assessment guide at the start of semester for each unit/cluster in the program. 

Learner Support

RMIT University 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, mathematics 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

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 Support services:


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, long-term illness and/or mental health condition you can access support from the Equitable Learning Services (ELS).  In consultation with you, the ELS determines Reasonable Adjustments (RAs) and Equitable Assessment Arrangements (EAAs) This support provides equal opportunity in their studies in accordance with the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The ELS also provides staff and students with information and assistance in relation to disability related matters.

If you require assistance you can access the Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners can gain support and encouragement from the Ngarara William Centre.

Ngarara Willim means ‘gathering place’ in the language of the Wurundjeri, the traditional custodians of the land where RMIT stands.  Staff
can assist learners to engage and re-engage with education. They offer ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs.

If you require assistnace with your study and other matter you can access Ngarara Willim Centre:

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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 has a formalised practical placement where you will be either working in an administrative role for approximately 16 days during the final semester of study (second semester) or undertake a work integrated learning project.

The WIL project  is linked by assessment to  EMPL7076C Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development (BSBWOR501) course.

You will complete a Reflective Journal while on placement (or during the project) to enable you to reflect on what you have learnt by undertaking the placement or project.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of eight units.

Please note:  All courses listed may not be available each semester.


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C5375 Courses

C5375 Group A Elective Units - Select Five (5) courses.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Manage meetings (BSBADM502)30BUSM7932CCity Campus
Plan and manage conferences (BSBADM503)30BUSM7933CCity Campus
Plan and implement administrative systems (BSBADM504)50BUSM7934CCity Campus
Manage business document design and development (BSBADM506)80COMM7332CCity Campus
Undertake project work (BSBPMG522)60BUSM7931CCity Campus
C5375 Group B Elective Units - Select Two (2) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Manage personal work priorities and professional development (BSBWOR501)60EMPL7076CCity Campus
Lead and manage team effectiveness (BSBWOR502)60EMPL7072CCity Campus
C5375 Other Elective Units - Select One (1) Course.

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Develop and use complex spreadsheets (BSBITU402)50COSC6185CCity Campus

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