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.



You will have the knowledge to work independently and as part of a team in business management. You will be comfortable with the latest electronic communication, the management of information, the planning of office activity and managing communication with peers and clients. For example, you may begin in a secretarial or personal assistant role, the Diploma provides the foundation for you to develop your expertise and to progress in the management of an organisation.



In completing this course, you will have achieved the following 8 units of competency:

BSBADM502 - Manage meetings
BSBADM503 - Plan and manage conferences
BSBADM504 - Plan and implement administrative systems
BSBADM506 - Manage business document development and design
BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer service
BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBITU402 - Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Full details are available in the Course Information Booklet.

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

The positions that can be achieved with a BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration are many and varied. Here are just three:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Personal Assistant
  • Executive Assistant

    Click here to download the BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration Course Information Booklet >>


    Many young adult school leavers are seeking financial independence and options for being able to carve out their own way in life. Leaving school after completing Year 10 or Year 11 can be a great way to give yourself a head start on the career ladder, if you make sure you have the right vocational skills that employers in the 21st century are looking for. A St Patrick's Diploma provides school leavers with the opportunity to acquire not only practical business skills, but even more importantly the time to mature and develop life skills such as professional presentation and job preparation in the lead up to interviews.


    Savvy St Patrick's students are 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.


    We have built up an enviable network of career partners across a broad spectrum of industries including legal, accountancy, health, property management, media, transport, travel and business. Many of Sydney's top legal and business firms come to us first when seeking new graduates to hire. St Patrick's graduates have a reputation for being polished, professional and able to hit the ground running, as they've been trained in the skills employers in the contemporary business environment are looking for.


    The Diploma of Business is also a pathway to university. As a St Patrick's graduate, you will be guaranteed entry, with eight credit points, into the second year of a Bachelor of Business Degree with the University of New England. This degree course is completed online, which allows you the flexibility to work full-time and earn while you learn.

    Interested in joining the St Patrick's Pathway to Success? Submit an Application for Enrolment Form or Contact Us if you'd like more information.


    As part of developing a corporate profile and presentation skills, St Patrick's students wear a corporate style of dress for classes. This is based on employers' expectations in the workplace, and prepares graduates for looking polished and professional at all times.


    VET Student Loans are available for this course. Information and fact sheets about VET Student Loan program can be found here >>

    Other loans are available through the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, HSBC, National Australia Bank, St George and Westpac - please contact the respective banks for more details.

    For more details on our Full-Time Diploma Course Fees and Payment Plan options, please visit our Course Fee Information page here >>

    * An additional fee is required for  uniform purchase and textbooks used throughout this course.

    Fees for Corporate Dress

    The costs, as advised by Kelly Country, are listed below:
    Ladies uniform
    Description Style No Colour Price
    Ladies 3 X  Pc’s suit 100% poly   Navy $165
    Ambassador ladies ¾ sleeve shirt S29521 Silver Grey $59
    Metro ¾ sleeve shirt LB7300 Cherry $49
    Micro check ladies ¾ sleeve shirt LB8200 Sky $39
    Ladies navy shoes **   Navy $69
    Executive bag **   Black $90
    ** These items do not have to be purchased from Kelly Country.

    Mens Uniform
    Description Style No Colour Price
    Black corporate suit 3232 Black $99
    Langford & Co Business Shirt 1746 Sky $30
    Ambassador Long Sleeve Shirt S29510 Silver Grey $30
    Tie (Not black)     $5

    KELLY COUNTRY, Unit 5, 19-21 Bourke Rd ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015
    Phone: 02 9516 4477
    Please ask for Gloria. She is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  

    Additional Textbook cost:

    The Business Communication Handbook 9th edition, Judith Dwyer.
    This is available from the college.

    Six learner guides at a total cost of $218.70.
    These are available from the college:

    • Create and use databases
    • Create electronic presentations
    • Design and produce text documents
    • Design and develop complex text documents
    • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    • Design databases
  • No ATAR required
  • Completed Year 10
  • HSC is an advantage
  • Helpful attitude
  • Desire to learn & improve
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