Diploma of Business Administration

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  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 years full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Patrick Careers Academy (RTO 2658)

  • Location


  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Human Resources Officer | Office Manager | Legal Secretary | Executive Personal Assistant | Executive Assistant | View All

This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

Start an exciting new career working right alongside world-class business leaders with this practical Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) course from Patrick Careers Academy. 

If you’re a natural problem-solver who thrives under pressure and loves working with people, a career as an executive assistant or personal secretary could be for you — providing the specialised support and insight required by powerful industry leaders.

This qualification will enable you to build skills in team management, planning, organisation and operations, allowing you to effective run meetings and conferences, work with teams, and assist with management planning. With options to study both online or in the classroom, this flexible course ensures your study suits you lifestyle and will allow you to graduate after just 40 weeks of part-time study. 

If you’re seeking an entry-level role in business management and enjoy working with teams, this relevant and recognised qualification will enable you to take your first step towards a challenging, dynamic and rewarding new career.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

What You’ll Learn

In this business administration course, the subjects you may study include:

  • BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
  • BSBADM503 – Plan and manage conferences
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
  • BSBADM504 – Plan and manage conferences
  • BSBCUS501 – Manage quality customer service
  • BSBADM506 – Manage business document design and development
  • BSBINN301 – Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBMKG527 – Plan social media engagement

Why study with Patrick Careers Academy?

Get on the right pathway to success with a nationally accredited Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, Leadership and Management, Marketing or more from Patrick Careers Academy.

With over 9,000 graduates under their belt, you can trust Patrick Careers Academy to give you the thorough training and confidence to succeed. Between 2010 and 2015, Patrick Careers Academy achieved a 95-100% placement rate for Diploma graduates seeking full-time employment or choosing to continue on to university. Discover the Patrick Careers Academy difference today!

Student Support

Patrick Careers Academy’s philosophy is all about nurturing student’s needs and creating a learner-friendly environment.

They’ve created and enlisted a range of recourses to help make every step of your study journey as seamless as possible. Head to their student info hub, which includes helpful study, tips, student handbook and loads more.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) course from Patrick Careers Academy. 

This qualification will enable you to seek employment in a range of entry-level executive assistant, secretary and office assistant roles in a diverse range of industries, working closely with leaders and mangers to provide vital administrative, operational and team support. 

You may choose to seek employment in industries like finance, construction, mining, arts and media, education, engineering, retail, hospitality or in government, providing vital links between leadership and staff. This qualification will equip you with the interpersonal skills required to thrive in this challenging, exciting and dynamic field. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Patrick Careers Academy offers upfront payment or payment plans for this course. 

Online Study
Option 1: Upfront payment of $5,550
Option 2: 11 monthly repayments of $458.33 plus 1 monthly payment of $458.37

Classroom Study
Option 1: Upfront payment of $16,450
Option 2: 17 fortnightly repayments of $950 and a final repayment of $350
Option 3: 7 monthly repayments of $2,350
Option 4: 4 repayments of $4,112.50 due each semester on the census date

Funding assistance may be available for eligible students.


FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.