Qualification details

BSB50807 - Diploma of International Business (Release 4)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB50815 - Diploma of International BusinessUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
4 (this release) 18/Mar/2013
(View details for release 3) 18/Dec/2012
(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
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansSupersededElective
BSBPMG521A - Manage project integrationManage project integrationSupersededElective
BSBPMG517A - Manage project riskManage project riskSupersededElective
BSBPMG513A - Manage project qualityManage project qualitySupersededN/A
BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional developmentSupersededElective
BSBPMG512A - Manage project timeManage project timeSupersededElective
BSBPMG515A - Manage project human resourcesManage project human resourcesSupersededElective
BSBMGT515A - Manage operational planManage operational planSupersededElective
BSBWHS501A - Ensure a safe workplaceEnsure a safe workplaceSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 591212 Import-Export Clerk 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6152-13 Import-Export Clerk 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Education Administration,Commerce,Logistics 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A International Freight Forwarder,Trade Manager,Import/Export Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 591212 Import-Export Clerk 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6152-13 Import-Export Clerk 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 4

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

Elective units:

  • BSBPMG501A Manager application of project integrative processes replaced with BSBPMG521A Manage project integration
  • BSBPMG502A replaced with BSBPMG511A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG503A replaced with BSBPMG512A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG504A replaced with BSBPMG514A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG505A replaced with BSBPMG513A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG506A replaced with BSBPMG515A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG507A Manage project communications replaced with BSBPMG516A Manage project information and communications
  • BSBPMG508A replaced with BSBPMG517A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG509A replaced with BSBPMG518A (unit title remains unchanged)
  • BSBPMG510A Manage projects replaced with BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

Release 3

New release of this Qualification with BSB07 Business Services Training Package version 7.0.

BSBOHS elective unit updated with the BSBWHS unit and imported elective units updated with the most current equivalent.

Release 2

New release of this Qualification with BSB07 Business Services Training Package version 6.0.

BSBWOR501A updated to BSBWOR501B.

Release 1

Initial release of this Qualification.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in international business management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that international business activities are conducted effectively in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff and lead teams in conducting international business activities.

Job roles 

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

  • export manager
  • import manager
  • trade manager.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB41107 Certificate IV in International Trade or other relevant qualification


  • with vocational experience working in an international business environment but without formal international business qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification 

  • BSB60207 Advanced Diploma of Business or 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: 


  • communicating ideas and information taking into consideration international clients’ diverse social and cultural needs
  • developing international business networks and maintaining relationships domestically and internationally
  • using excellent interpersonal skills and producing a wide range of reports and visual presentations


  • coaching and mentoring staff and others in conducting businesses in new and unusual environments
  • defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members
  • delegating and briefing various personnel on their roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of organisational plans
  • managing and providing feedback on individual and team performance


  • assessing the financial viability of new opportunities and matching organisational capability with market needs
  • developing a range of options in response to difficulties arising from conducting business in a complex environment

Initiative and enterprise

  • developing new approaches and innovative strategies to increase performance
  • identifying new and emerging opportunities for the business and developing strategies to capitalise on them

Planning and organising

  • allocating resources to meet organisational requirements
  • collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems
  • evaluating and assessing product performance in international markets
  • planning for contingencies to ensure client needs are met


  • managing own time effectively
  • meeting compliance requirements
  • working within organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements


  • determining staff needs for re-training or induction to new systems, and new skill development
  • providing learning and development opportunities to team members
  • updating own knowledge on social, economic, political and business trends in international environments


  • creating presentations using a range of media
  • using business technology, such as computers, word processing and document management software
  • using online technologies for research and marketing purposes

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

8 elective units 

5 elective units  must be selected from the Group A units listed below.

1 elective unit  must be selected from either the Group A units or Group B units listed below.

2 elective units  may be selected from the Group A or Group B 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 

Financial administration 

BSBFIA501A Report on finances related to international business


BSBMKG511A Analyse data from international markets

BSBMKG512A Forecast international market and business needs

BSBMKG513A Promote products and services to international markets

BSBMKG516B Profile international markets

BSBMKG517A Analyse consumer behaviour for specific international markets

Relationship management 

BSBREL501A Build international client relationships

BSBREL502A Build international business networks

Group B 

Customer service 

BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service

Financial management 

BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial 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

Learning and development 

BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment


BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement

Work health and safety 

BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace

Project management 

BSBPMG521A Manage project integration

BSBPMG511A Manage project scope

BSBPMG512A Manage project time

BSBPMG513A Manage project quality

BSBPMG514A Manage project costs

BSBPMG515A Manage project human resources

BSBPMG516A Manage project information and communications

BSBPMG517A Manage project risk

BSBPMG518A Manage project procurement

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

BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness