Full-Time Diploma Courses

Our students love our 4-day study week. Our graduates love stepping straight into jobs.

A St Patrick's Institute of Education full-time Diploma offers young adults a great alternative transition from school to career, or even a fast-track into university. No ATAR is required, VET Student Loans as well as Smart and Skilled funding (for students in the NSW metro area) and a variety of payment options are available, and after just 40 weeks of study over 95% of our full-time Diploma graduates seeking full-time employment step straight into their first jobs - many of them on starting salaries of between $40 and $45k per annum.

Our tailored curriculum is designed to augment the standard delivery of these qualifications, with a focus on providing our graduates with tangible and practical business skills so they can hit the ground running. The results speak for themselves, with many of Sydney's top business firms seeking to employ our graduates on an exclusive basis.

Take a look at the four full-time Diploma courses offered in the SPIE portfolio for more details on qualifications, units and career pathways:

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Aimed at providing students with coaching throughout their studies to identify their chosen career path, the dedicated St Patrick's Job Placement Program also includes training in job applications, presentation skills and interviews, as well as a week long work placement in the industry of the student's choice. We believe this is the key to our graduate career success, and we have a well-connected Career Partners network with some of Sydney's top firms across a broad spectrum of industries such as legal, accountancy, health, property management, transport, travel and business.


Savvy St Patrick's students are also taking advantage of the ability to enhance their career prospects by undertaking a combined full-time 40-week Double BSB50215 Diploma of Business / BSB50415 Business Administration. This approach gives students the options of majoring in human resources or events management, and provides them with a solid foundation of business skills which will set them apart from other candidates in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.


Choosing to attend St Patrick's to study a vocational education Diploma doesn't mean that university isn't an option. We've had many success stories of our graduates using their Diplomas of Business and Business Administration as a platform to entry into a Bachelor of Business degree. St Patrick's Institute of Education currently partners with the University of New England (UNE) to provide our Diploma graduates with the opportunity to continue onto higher education through an online Bachelor of Business, and with Notre Dame University to provide a pathway to a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Accounting degree.     


  • Opportunity for independence
  • Study focuses on job outcomes
  • Vibrant inner-city campus, close to all public transport
  • Great atmosphere, friendly trainers and great camaraderie between students
  • Structured learning environment, with uniforms for professional presentation
  • Interview training and job preparation
  • Additional workshops for practical experience in using social media for business
  • 4 day study week


As Sydney's oldest established and most respected vocational business education college, St Patrick's has an enviable reputation for turning out high quality and business-ready graduates. Since 1923, we have been successfully helping people achieve their personal bests and reach their true career potential. It's what makes us tick. Now in the 21st century, we're also online and social - and offering blended learning FlexiStudy courses for the first time in our history. Our reputation continues for delivering high quality vocational education courses that train people in the skills that employers are looking for. We offer our students the best possible opportunity to advance their careers and improve their lives through the power of quality education. St Patrick's Institute of Education has been recognised as being one of the leading providers of vocational education in New South Wales by industry association, the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). 

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Course Duration Overview
BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration 40 weeks full-time study The St Patrick's BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration is completed after just 40 weeks of study and admits you to an entry-level career in business services starting as a Legal Secretary, Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant. In these roles, you provide a valuable link between companies and their clients and staff, and this can open up future opportunities in PR, marketing, events and human resources.
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BSB50215 Diploma of Business 40 weeks full-time study The St Patrick's BSB50215 Diploma of Business sets you up for starting out in an entry-level position in business services. It's then possible for you to progress your career when you've joined the workforce to become an Account Manager or Program Coordinator for a marketing, advertising, digital or PR agency once you've gained a few years experience.

Core units of study include managing meetings; planning and managing conferences and seminars, administration systems; risk management; undertaking project work; quality customer service; professional development; and promoting team effectiveness. You can then choose from a series of electives to specialise in areas such as marketing, events, advertising and human resources.
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