The world is full of business opportunities, but are you ready to seize them? Our business courses will equip you with the skills needed for many exciting business environments such as the fields of management, finance, marketing and human resources.

For those seeking more in-depth knowledge of business functions, the Diploma qualification will equip you to perform tasks such as creating Marketing and Human Resources plans, managing risk and developing policy. The popular Advanced Diploma qualification will unleash your leadership potential and unlock the skills that you need to achieve superior business outcomes in the areas of managing change, contributing to marketing plans and managing finances.

  • Course Details

    Certificate III in Business | BSB30115
    CRICOS: 086804G

    Certificate IV in Business | BSB40215
    CRICOS: 086874E

    Diploma of Business | BSB50215
    CRICOS: 087140B

    Advanced Diploma of Business | BSB60215
    CRICOS: 087457C

  • Course Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months Advanced Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake

    2021 Semester 2 (July)

    2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2021-2022: $6,850 per semester

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III: Textbooks $200

    Certificate IV: Textbooks $200

    Diploma: Textbooks $300

    Advanced Diploma: Textbooks $300

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2021 and 2022 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    Direct entry into the Certificate IV in Business may be granted once the student's application and previous qualifications have been assessed.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Business | BSB30115 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete 1 subject

    • BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

    Electives: not all electives will be offered every semester

    Group A: complete 7 of 28 subjects

    • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
    • BSBITU311 Use simple relational databases
    • BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations
    • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
    • BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
    • BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records
    • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
    • BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints
    • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    • BSBFLM305 Support operational plan
    • BSBFLM306 Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
    • BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
    • BSBFLM311 Support a workplace learning environment
    • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
    • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
    • BSBINM302 Utilise a knowledge management system
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBIPR301 Comply with organisational requirements for protection and use of intellectual property
    • BSBITU315 Purchase goods and services online
    • BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    • BSBWOR302 Work effectively as an off-site worker
    • BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services

    Group B: complete 4 of 5 subjects

    • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
    • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
    • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger
    • BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
    • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

    Group C: complete 1 subject

    • BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Business | BSB40215 – 10 subjects

    (Subjects completed in the Certificate III will not need to be completed again)

    Core: complete 1 subject

    • BSBWHS401  Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    Electives: complete 5 of 10 subjects

    • BSBWRT401  Write complex documents
    • BSBFIA412  Report on financial activity
    • BSBCMM401  Make a presentation
    • BSBMKG413  Promote products and services
    • BSBINN301  Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBREL401  Establish networks
    • BSBADM405 Organise meetings
    • BSBADM409  Coordinate business resources
    • BSBPMG522  Undertake project work
    • BSBITU402  Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    Other electives: complete 4 of 9 subjects

    • BSBMGT402  Implement operational plan
    • BSBHRM405  Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • BSBLDR401  Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
    • BSBITU422  Use digital technologies to collaborate in the workplace
    • BSBMKG419  Analyse consumer behaviour
    • BSBWOR404  Develop work priorities
    • BSBLDR403  Lead team effectiveness
    • BSBLDR402  Lead effective workplace relationships
    • BSBLDR404  Lead a diverse workforce
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Business | BSB50215

    Complete 6 subjects group)

    • BSBADM502 Manage meetings
    • BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services
    • BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
    • BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination
    • BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
    • BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix
    • BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
    • BSBMKG506 Plan market research
    • BSBMKG515 Conduct a marketing audit
    • BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities
    • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
    • BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation
    • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

    Electives: complete 2 subjects

    • BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
    • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
    • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
    • SBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Business | BSB60215 – 8 subjects

    Core: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBHRM602 Manage human resource strategic planning
    • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
    • BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
    • BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
    • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

    Electives: complete 2 of 4 subjects

    • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
    • BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy
    • BSBMGT624 Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
    • BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Certificate IV: Business operations & development, frontline manager, marketing assistant.

    Diploma: Team leader, front line manager, executive officer.

    Advanced Diploma: Middle or senior manager, area manager, department manager, regional manager.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Study methods include structured classes supported by online resources and workshop delivery.

    Assessment methods include projects, presentations, assignments and reports.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    While industry placement is not a course requirement, CIT’s connections to industry may provide opportunities for students to undertake unpaid work placements.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Business
    6 months
    Certificate IV in Business
    6 months
    Diploma of Business
    6 months
    Advanced Diploma of Business
    6 months
    = 2 years of study