Diploma of Business

Jobs and Skills WA: Business courses
Are you ready to take care of business?

Complete the Diploma of Business and you will gain career building knowledge and skills to get you into a higher level business role — it's also a great option if you're keen to get into a team leader, supervisor or management role.

You'll learn how to manage a  team, recruit the right people, develop your team's skills, manage organisational risk, develop policy and processes, use digital technologies for working collaboratively, build and maintain business relationships, and manage meetings.

You'll also get valuable experience in project management, facilitating effective meetings, managing risk, and more! 

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Industry: Business and Finance
National course code: BSB50120 | WA State ID: BFT3

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Become an industry leader with a Diploma of Business.

You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and skills to build and manage a capable team, recruit the right people, develop your team's skills, and managing organisational risk. You will acquire valuable experience in undertaking projects, facilitating effective meetings, and managing risk. When you complete the Diploma of Business you will have what it takes for a career in both the government and private sectors.

Expand your business skills and learn to build effective relationships

Completion of this course will give you the necessary skills needed to manage effectively in a flexible, agile environment and lead and support employees with changing expectations.  

Learning takes place in classrooms, computer labs and our simulated business, giving you the opportunity to put your skills into practice. In our simulated business, you will use effective leadership skills and technology to manage, lead and develop teams. You will apply strong communication skills as you liaise with diverse stakeholders, and use project management skills to meet deadlines and budgetary requirements.  Thinking critically and analytically you’ll solve business problems with a focus on achieving goals and objectives, and implement strategies and processes based on findings from analysing financial and operational information.  

If you want to be an effective leader who inspires team members to exceed expectations, then our Diploma of Business qualification will give you the skills to succeed.  

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have frontline management accountabilities.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise that requires business operations skills. They may possess substantial experience in a range of settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

When you complete the Diploma of Business you will have what it takes for a career in both the government and private sectors.

Completion of the Diploma of Business opens up a range of further study options and it may give you advanced standing towards a university degree.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.


When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in business. The Diploma of Business is for individuals who wish to further their knowledge and skill base, those seeking to advance and gain promotion in their organisation or those seeking to gain employment in a frontline management role. Individuals working at this level expand their skills set to display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing, and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Develop workplace policies for sustainability
  • Manage recruitment and onboarding
  • Undertake project work
  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information. 

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.