Diploma of Business Administration

Course Code



1.5 years - 2 years

About the Qualification

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including administration managers, general office managers and office managers. Individuals in these roles may possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information  

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


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

However, a pre-enrolment process to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Note: This course is only delivered at the workplace.

Course Duration

Course Duration - 1.5 years - 2 years

Typically this training course takes up to 1.5 – 2 years to complete, based on your own personal circumstances as well as the study process and time-frame you choose.

Qualification Level


Career Opportunities

  • Senior Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Accounts Officer
  • Payroll Officer

Study Mode

Note: This course is only delivered at the workplace.


Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods are available and can be used to assess a unit of competency, these could include:

  • Questioning Checklist- Theory/questioning assessments are delivered in the classroom environment during the assessment visit, in the form of short questions and answers and/or Multiple choice, these are to be completed by the Student.
  • Projects- these are issued to the student on completion of the training session. The Student may be asked to gather a Portfolio of documents or evidence from the workplace; or, research a topic or area of study prior to the Assessment visit. If the task asked the student to demonstrate to the Assessor a topic or area of study, this will be conducted during the assessment session.
  • Practical Demonstrations- these are to be conducted by the Trainer/Assessor through observing the student completes the required tasks consistently and continuously in the various workplace relevant situations.
  • Workplace Supervisor Report- this report is to be completed by the workplace supervisor, its purpose is to verify that the Student can demonstrate a particular skill or applies relevant knowledge consistently and continuously in various situations. This is used as supplementary evidence.

The format for delivery of the assessment

At the Assessment session, the Assessor will:

  • Meet with the student at the workplace and review, discuss and mark the completed Projects. Any areas that were not satisfactorily completed will be reviewed, and the student will be asked to repeat that section until it is satisfactorily completed. The Trainer/Assessor is to record these details on the Assessment Summary sheet.
  • Have the Student complete the Questioning Checklist
  • Have the Student complete the Practical Demonstrations in the presence of the Assessor.
  • Complete and confirm the Workplace Supervisor Report with Supervisor
  • Confirm details of the next training session including time, date and attendees
  • Completion of the Assessment requires the Trainer/Assessor to:
  • Ensure the Assessment Kit has been marked
  • Complete the Assessment Summary
  • Ensure the Assessment decision and all feedback has been reviewed with the Student and the Workplace Supervisor
  • Obtain signatures of all parties
  • Update the training plan with supervisors and introduce the new Unit(s) of the next session
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed for return to the RTO’s administration office.

At the end of the theory/training session:

  • The assessment kit is issued to the student:
  • The Student may be asked by the Trainer or Assessor to complete certain projects in the time interval between the issuance and the next scheduled contact.
  • Issue the Workplace Supervisor Report (if applicable for workplace training) to the workplace supervisor, asking them to complete the document before the next scheduled visit

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

RPL is available for each Unit of Competency-based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise.

RPL is conducted through assessment only pathway

To apply for RPL, please contact info@auschs.edu.au to gain further information.

Simulated Work Environment

If a simulated work environment is required, it will be achieved by using suitable facilities, equipment and resources including individualised plans and equipment outlined in the plan, modelling of industry operating conditions, including presence of problem-solving activities and organisational policies, procedures and protocols.

Work Placement

Not applicable.

Education and Support Services

In accordance with the requirements of Standards for RTOs 2015, the following support is available to learners:

Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) advice. The ACSF informs the identification and description of underpinning English language, literacy and numeracy features and requirements within competency standards. LLN requirements of participants will be assessed using LLN assessment form completed upon enrolment. LLN needs of Learners will be taken into consideration in the delivery and assessment of this qualification.

The following processes will be applied for students

  • Learning and assessment materials are written in plain English.
  • Delivery modes are negotiated to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.
  • Entry to courses is in accordance with equal opportunity legislation, anti-discrimination legislation.

Support strategies include:

  • Identifying requirements (such as literacy, numeracy, English language or physical capabilities) learners would need to complete each course and if necessary, referring them to specialist services prior to enrolling in the course.
  • Developing strategies to make support available where gaps are identified.
  • Assistive technology
  • Additional tutorials

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable adjustment is the process of adjusting our intended methods of learning and assessment to accommodate the unique requirements of our clients yet remaining within the constraints of the training package whilst still applying the principles of assessment.

The following processes will be applied for students

  • Learning and assessment materials are written in plain English.
  • Delivery methods are negotiated to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners.
  • Entry to courses is in accordance with equal opportunity legislation, anti-discrimination legislation.

Reasonable Adjustment is a key strategy in achieving this outcome. Adjustments are made to the learning environment to ensure equal opportunity without imposing unjustifiable hardship on the Australian College of Higher Studies or compromising the integrity of the Qualification Standards.

Reasonable Adjustment should be catered for without compromising assessment conditions. For example, the Trainer/Assessor should withdraw from assessment to protect privacy, confidentiality and potentially company security concerns. In this instance, Reasonable Adjustment needs to be applied i.e. using a different form of Assessment or a simulated environment.

We are committed to assisting all of our clients where within our capacity to complete the course. To ensure we understand where we can assist we ask our students to self-identify any areas that we can assist them in. Our options and approach to English language literacy have been raised earlier.

Obviously, the trainer/assessor can make their own observations as to how they can modify our assessment process to meet the needs of our students. In the case of this course, possible areas of Reasonable Adjustment include: Shorter more frequent sessions for people with attention issues, the use of colour paper or tinted transparencies to assist those with dyslexia. In general, the student will know what form of reasonable adjustment suits their needs address these options with the student but ensure the needs of the Training Package are met, any requests for Reasonable Adjustment that cannot immediately be accommodated should be discussed with the CEO, and where we cannot accommodate the request, we will refer the Student onto a suitable organisation.

The RTO has incorporated a separate comment section for Reasonable Adjustments into each form of Assessment and in all of its assessment tools, or reasonable adjustments can be made as notes in the general comment sections.


The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

Variety of business courses at Advanced Diploma Level or Bachelor of Business Administration would support career progression.

Course Units

Total number of units = 8 

This qualification has no core units 

8 elective units, of which: 

  • 5 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below
  • 3 elective units may be selected from the Group B units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units


Elective Units


Manage meetings


Manage payroll


Undertake project work


Manage quality customer service


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


Plan and implement administrative systems


Manage business document design and development

Course Fees

Fee for Service


Smart & Skilled Student Fees

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Enrolment Documents

Pre Enrolment Information Pack

Pre Enrolment Information Pack - PDF 936.09 KB

Student Handbook

Student Handbook - PDF 1,008.99 KB

Diploma LLN Skills Assessment

Diploma LLN Skills Assessment - PDF 293.31 KB

Fee for Service Enrolment Form

Fee for Service Enrolment Form - PDF 768.51 KB

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