Qualification details

BSB50207 - Diploma of Business (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB50215 - Diploma of BusinessUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 18/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 10/Mar/2009

Units of competency

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BSBRSK501B - Manage riskManage riskSupersededElective
BSBMKG508A - Plan direct marketing activitiesPlan direct marketing activitiesSupersededElective
BSBEBU501A - Investigate and design e business solutionsInvestigate and design e business solutionsSupersededElective
BSBITB501A - Establish and maintain a workgroup computer networkEstablish and maintain a workgroup computer networkSupersededElective
BSBLED502A - Manage programs that promote personal effectivenessManage programs that promote personal effectivenessSupersededElective
BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional developmentSupersededElective
BSBMKG502B - Establish and adjust the marketing mixEstablish and adjust the marketing mixSupersededElective
BSBMKG515A - Conduct a marketing auditConduct a marketing auditSupersededElective
BSBHRM509A - Manage rehabilitation or return to work programsManage rehabilitation or return to work programsSupersededElective
BSBHRM507A - Manage separation or terminationManage separation or terminationSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Advertising and Marketing,Public Administration,Legal Administration,Business Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Business Development Manager,Administrator,Business Sales Team Leader,Project Consultant,Corporate Services Manager,Project Coordinator,Executive Officer,Legal Practice Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History



Release 3

This version first released with BSB07 Business Services Training Package Version 8.0.

Elective units:

  • BSBHRM501A now BSBHRM501B
  • BSBHRM504A now BSBHRM513A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG510A replaced with BSBPMG522A.

Release 2

New release of this Qualification with version 6 of BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

Unit codes updated:

  • BSBCON601A now BSBCON601B
  • BSBRSK501A now BSBRSK501B
  • BSBWOR501A now BSBWOR501B.

Release 1

Initial release.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals with substantial experience in a range of settings who are seeking to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. This qualification is also suited to the needs of individuals with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • executive officer
  • program consultant
  • program coordinator.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB40207 Certificate IV in Business or other relevant qualification


  • with vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

  • BSB60207 Advanced Diploma of Business or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry or enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • conducting research to collect and analyse information in a range of reports
  • consulting with others to develop a range of plans and reports
  • liaising with stakeholders and promoting participative workplace arrangements


  • contributing to the development of other team members
  • providing feedback on team performance to colleagues and managers


  • applying risk management processes to business operations
  • assessing financial viability of new opportunities and matching organisational capability with market needs
  • negotiating solutions to new and emerging issues

Initiative and enterprise

  • encouraging creative and innovative workplace solutions
  • identifying new and emerging opportunities for the business and developing strategies to capitalise on them
  • managing, fostering and facilitating change

Planning and organising

  • developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances
  • planning for contingencies and performance of staff and systems


  • dealing with contingencies
  • managing own time and priorities
  • taking responsibility as required by job role and ensuring organisational policies and procedures are adhered to


  • assisting others to acquire new knowledge and skills to improve team and individual performance


  • using electronic communication devices and processes, such as internet, intranet and email to produce written correspondence and reports
  • using technology to assist the management of information and to assist the planning process

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

8 elective units 

6 of the elective units  must be selected from the units listed below. No more than 3 units may be selected from any one group.

2 elective units  may be selected from elective units listed below, from this Training Package or from any current accredited course or endorsed Training Package at this qualification level or Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Group A 


BSBADV503B Coordinate advertising research

BSBADV507B Develop a media plan

BSBADV509A Create mass print media advertisements

BSBADV510A Create mass electronic media advertisements

BSBMKG523A Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan


BSBWRT501A Write persuasive copy

Group B 


BSBEBU501A Investigate and design e-business solutions

Financial administration 

BSBFIM502A Manage payroll

General administration 

BSBADM502B Manage meetings

BSBADM503B Plan and manage conferences

BSBADM504B Plan or review administrative systems

BSBADM506B Manage business document design and development

IT building and implementation 

BSBITB501A Establish and maintain a workgroup computer network

Group C 

Human resource management 

BSBHRM501B Manage human resources services

BSBHRM502A Manage human resources management information systems

BSBHRM513A Manage workforce planning

BSBHRM505B Manage remuneration and employee benefits

BSBHRM506A Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes

BSBHRM507A Manage separation or termination

BSBHRM509A Manage rehabilitation or return-to-work programs

BSBHRM510A Manage mediation processes

Learning and development 

BSBLED502A Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness

Group D 


BSBMKG501B Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

BSBMKG502B Establish and adjust the marketing mix

BSBMKG506B Plan market research

BSBMKG507A Interpret market trends and developments

BSBMKG508A Plan direct marketing activities

BSBMKG509A Implement and monitor direct marketing activities

BSBMKG510B Plan e-marketing communications

BSBMKG514A Implement and monitor marketing activities

BSBMKG515A Conduct a marketing audit

Public relations 

BSBPUB501A Manage the public relations publication process

BSBPUB502A Develop and manage complex public relations campaigns

BSBPUB503A Manage fundraising and sponsorship activities

BSBPUB504A Develop and implement crisis management plans

Group E 


BSBCON601B Develop and maintain business continuity plans

Information management 

BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system


BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Intellectual property 

BSBIPR501A Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business


BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement

Project management 

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

Risk management 

BSBRSK501B Manage risk


BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Workplace effectiveness 

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development