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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months full time (maximum 3 years)

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Business School

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Office Manager | Administration Assistant | Business Manager | Operations Manager | View all

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About this course

Experienced in business, but don't have a business qualification? Enhance your skillset or take the next step towards your Master of Business Administration with the Diploma of Business Administration at Kaplan Business School.

Designed with a strong understanding of contemporary business challenges in mind, this course equips you with the broad base of skills required to succeed in the modern economy. You'll study sophisticated aspects of high-level management, including dynamic strategising and disruptive innovation, emotional intelligence and diversity, business psychology, operations management and strategic decision-making, and build on your existing management toolkit to enhance your current work.

After graduation, you may choose to undertake further study and pursue a master's degree - leveraging your existing skills and complementing this rewarding diploma course.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

Areas of study

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

  • Dynamic strategy and disruptive innovation
  • Emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and diversity
  • Operations management and decision-making models
  • Data analysis, problem-solving and digital operations
  • Business psychology, coaching and mentoring
  • Thinking styles, negotiation and conflict management


You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Kaplan Business School Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components. Here, students are required to complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

Kaplan Business School offers academic internships and work placements through an extensive network of partner companies. Each campus has an on-site Careers Officer who helps to place students based on their industry needs.

Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

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:

  • New South Wales: Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane
  • South Australia: Adelaide

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Kaplan Business School.

The knowledge gained in this course may enhance your existing career, and permit you to seek more specialised employment in leadership, consulting and management across a wide range of industries. You may seek employment in industries that include marketing, real estate, human resources and trading, and work as a consultant, manager or advisor for government or non-government organisations or the private sector.

This course may also act as a pathway to further studies, and could qualify you to undertake study towards a master's degree at Kaplan Business School or another qualified provider, including the Master of Business Administration.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. Enquire now for more information.

You 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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees 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.

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