Advance your knowledge in a wide range of business functions, such as leading communication, recruiting new staff, managing budgets and resources, developing procedures and operational plans, managing risk, marketing, and encouraging critical thinking and innovation.

You’ll gain valuable business operations skills that are transferable across many organisations and industries. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or looking for the next step in your career, this course will equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, your newly acquired skillset means you could develop your career as a:

  • Executive Officer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Project Consultant / Coordinator
  • Office Manager / Administration Manager
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    Nationally recognised qualification

    BSB50120(AQF Level 5) is a recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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    8 intakes per year

    Start your course in January, February, April, May, July, August, October or November each year.

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    6 terms of 9 weeks study

    This program is structured in 6 terms of 9 weeks and includes scheduled study breaks of 3 weeks between each term (7 weeks in Dec-Jan)

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    73-80 weeks enrolment

    From start to end date, your total study period may span 73 to 80 weeks, depending on your chosen start date.

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    12 units of study

    Each term you will study a module of 2 units

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    Blended learning

    This program includes face to face teaching on campus as well as online practice on your own schedule.

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    Become job ready

    Through this course, you will gain fundamental skills and knowledge to originate and develop concepts, manage budges and financial plans, develop social media engagement plans, and much more.

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    Competitive pricing + package promotions

    As a stand-alone enrolment, you will find our course fees very competitive. Package it with an English course and save $250 enrolment fees.

Course Units

  • Module A
  • Module B
  • Module C
  • Module D
  • Module E
  • Module F

Human resources

BSBHRM525 Manage recruitment and onboarding

Advance your skills in developing recruitment and onboarding procedures, as well as managing the recruitment process according to human resource requirements. You’ll learn various aspects of recruitment and onboarding, such as advertising positions, identifying selection criteria, preparing job offers and contracts, organising training, and providing feedback to new staff.

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

Performance management and development are key requirements for effective managers and this unit will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to manage staff that report directly to you. Learn to allocate tasks, review performance, reward excellence and provide constructive feedback.


Manage budgets & resources

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

Develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management for your team or your organisation. Learn to prepare and evaluate budgets, formulate contingency plans, implement processes to monitor expenditure and regularly assess the organisation’s financial position.

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources

Learn to manage the resources of an organisation according to planned business strategies. You’ll build the skills and knowledge required to analyse resource requirements, develop resource plans, establish risk management processes, allocate resources according to objectives, and monitor and review usage of resources.


Business procedures

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Build your skills to create, monitor and improve sustainability strategies and policies within the workplace. Learn to prepare, implement and review policies that focus on the minimisation of an organisation’s social, economic and environmental impact, as well as proactive value creation in these areas.

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

Learn to establish and implement communication protocols to meet organisational goals and to coordinate effective communication throughout. Build your skills in addressing communication challenges, presenting and negotiating persuasively, and reviewing communication practices.


Business operations

BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

Learn to manage business risks across an organisation, by establishing risk context, identifying and analysing risks and their likelihood, and implementing the most appropriate solutions.

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

This unit will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor the implementation of operational plans to support efficient and effective workplace practices and ensure productivity and profitability of the organisation.



BSBMKG541 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

Enhance your skills in identifying, evaluating and taking advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations. Learn the process to identify resource requirements for marketing opportunities and communicate the viability to relevant stakeholders.

BSBMKG546 Develop social media engagement plans

Develop the skills required to effectively develop social media engagement plans with a preferred target audience. You’ll learn to identify requirements and characteristics of the target audience, select preferred platforms and applications, identify and plan for possible risks to your brand, and facilitate delivery of social media content.


Critical thinking & innovation

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

Develop the skills and knowledge required to encourage critical and creative thinking skills in your team, such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information. Learn to facilitate learning opportunities and improve thinking practices within your team by establishing a safe, supportive environment.

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts

Build the skills required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services at an operational level. Learn to assess possible solutions to issues in the organisation, research relevant information on solutions, and collaborate with others to generate and refine concepts for implementation.

Delivery mode

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    Live lectures delivered by trainers with real life experience

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    (Supported learning)


    Small classes focused on developing and practising key capabilities required for assessment

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    (Supported learning)


    Collaborative tasks aimed at applying skills and knowledge in simulated workplace conditions

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    Online Learning


    Structured activities available from our e-learning platform, designed to reinforce skills acquisition


ELC’s courses are conveniently scheduled in the late afternoons/evenings and only 2 days per week, allowing a maximum of flexibility for daytime work, independent study and personal time.

Focus on 21st Century skills

All of our courses are founded on the blend of 3 essential features:

  • Workplace

    The verbal and written communication skills needed to do your job effectively, create a positive impression and make an impact

  • Business

    The knowledge required to engage in, lead and manage the operations of a business

  • Transferable

    Skills highly valued by employers that will give you an edge in whatever job you do

Program designed for international students

ELC has over 35 years of experience in delivering the highest standards to international students. We understand that studying in a second language, far away from home, and with different methods can be a huge challenge.

At ELC Career College, we make it easy:
  • All of our course units have been carefully selected to suit an international audience
  • Our course materials are specially designed to suit your needs
  • Our trainers have received specialist training in delivering courses to non-native speakers

This means that you can truly make the most out of your qualification at ELC and maximise your potential.

Learning outcomes, resources and assessment

Learning Outcomes

Through this course, you will gain fundamental
skills and knowledge to:

  • Manage human resources
  • Oversee budgets and financial plans
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Monitor and mitigate business risk
  • Promote critical thinking and innovation


Our resources are carefully developed to meet the needs of international students: they include extra support and practical tasks to help you understand the content clearly. All course materials and workbooks are available for free download from your e-learning platform.



You will be assessed through a combination of assessment types such as written assignments, case studies, reports, group tasks, portfolios and presentations. You must successfully pass all units to complete the qualification.

Entry requirements
  • Age

    Be aged 18 years or over

  • Academic

    Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent

  • English Level

    IELTS proficiency level of 5.5 or above or equivalent.

Already started studying this course in Australia or working in this field? Learn more about Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Note that you are expected to bring your own laptop or tablet for home and classroom use.

Program dates

This qualification is delivered over 4 terms of 9 weeks. The total study period is 54 weeks. Your exact enrolment and break lengths depend on your start date, as detailed below:

Choose your course start date
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Fees and package specials
  • Prices
  • Enrolment Fee

    $ 250

  • Tuition Fee

    $ 15,000 ($2,500 per term)

  • Materials Fee

    $ 395


Special promotions also available to students who first enrol into an English course at English Language Company (ELC)

Study pathways

Enrol into several courses and build your own study pathway. Popular package options with this course include:

Diploma of Business
Certificate IV in Business
Diploma of Business
Certificate IV in Business
Diploma of Business
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
English Language Course at ELC
Diploma of Business
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Certificate IV in Business
Diploma of Business
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

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