C5340 - Diploma of International Business

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Plan: C5340 - Diploma of International Business
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 International Business
Qualification national code: BSB50815
Nominal hours: 420
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months full-time study
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code: 087342C

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Purpose of the Program

Australia is rapidly shifting from a manufacturing economy to a services economy, we are bringing in an increasing volume of our goods from overseas, overall demand for goods continues to increase and our exports are increasingly large volume and commodity based.  Regardless of whether Australia is exporting or importing goods – careers in international business will be of increasing importance.

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

Teachers maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities and some are actively employed or operating their own business in the sector.  Teachers regularly engage guest speakers for the program, and all assessments are designed to allow them to be applied to a real or simulated workplace scenario.

This program provides the managerial skills needed to succeed in international business.  It has been designed for students working in various positions across a variety of industry sectors who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in international business.  Undertaking this qualification will prepare you for jobs in a range of potential industries.  Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Export Manager
  • Import Manager
  • Trade Manager

In addition to specialised skills, this program will also develop the core skills that you need to succeed in the workforce (see section on employability skills).  In this program you will specifically  be given a range of opportunities to communicate, connect, and work with students from a range of backgrounds.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C5340  Diploma of International Business (BSB50815) program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the C6144 Advanced Diploma of International Business (22279VIC) program at RMIT University.

More information on how to apply is available at the following URL:    https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/visit-us/info-corner/

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Entrance requirements

Minimum Academic requirement

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV in a business related discipline

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement

  • At least 6 months work experience in a related field

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 https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students

International students are subject to meeting University English Language Requirements: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements/recognised-qualifications

More information on entry requirements and how to apply is located at https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/

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External accreditation and industry links

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

Teachers maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities, and for sessional staff generally they maintain employment or operate their own businesses in a relevant sector.  The Program Manager Timothy Wallis is a Director and Company Secretary of the Australian Chamber of International Trade and regularly engages with extensive networks in the International Business area.

Teachers regularly engage guest speakers for the program.  All learners participate in classes where they are assisted to make connections between theoretical concepts and the workplace. In some cases this is their own workplace.  Mentoring and coaching by the facilitator in order to assist learners to make this connection is a major design feature of this program.

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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 your own device/laptop, 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 (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University 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 University 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/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

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

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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