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Diploma of International Business

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    Self-paced; up to 12 months

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    The Gordon (RTO 3044)

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    Price may vary

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

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About this course

Graduates of this online Diploma of International Business (BSB50815) from The Gordon will be equipped with a managerial qualification relevant to the international business sphere.

You will learn the practical and theoretical principles of international business finance and also study key subjects such as marketing, politics and trade.

Core competencies include the ability to recognise new business prospects and opportunities, and comprehend the risks and issues of conducting international operations.
This TAFE course also focuses on developing the strategies necessary to implement international business plans.

Assessment will take the form of:

  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments


In order to apply for admission into this course, you must:

  • Have completed Year 12, or you will be required to undertake an independent assessment test to ensure that your level of competence meets the Year 12 level.
  • While there is no formal education requirement, completion of the Certificate IV in International Trade is highly recommended before starting the diploma.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.

Areas of study

In this Diploma of International Business (BSB50815) course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • BSBMKG517 - Analyse consumer behaviour for specific international markets
  • BSBREL502 - Build international business networks
  • BSBREL501 - Build international client relationships
  • BSBMKG512 - Forecast international market and business needs
  • BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
  • BSBMKG516 - Profile international markets
  • BSBMKG513 - Promote products and services to international markets
  • BSBFIA402 - Report on financial activity
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to two purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City and East Geelong – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.

The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of International Business (BSB50815) from Gordon Institute of TAFE.

Set your sights on an international business career working as an export/import manager or trade manager - those are just a few of the possibilities!

By partnering closely with Deakin University, The Gordon also offers students access to unique pathway opportunities, credit transfers and dual-delivered qualifications - your learning journey doesn't end here!

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Importer
  • Exporter
  • Trade Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

All course fees at The Gordon are comprised of tuition, student amenities, and materials costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may fall into one of the following fee categories:

  • Standard - you meet the eligibility criteria for access to the government subsidised Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG).
  • Concession - you meet the VTG eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card.
  • Full-fee paying/Fee for Service (FFS) - you do not meet the VTG eligibility criteria

You will pay the following additional fees for this course:

Student amenities (per year)


Students must also purchase a textbook from The Gordon Bookshop, which costs approximately $142.95.

Course fees are payable within 14 days of enrolment. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan.

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