BSB50815 – Diploma of International Business


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in various positions across a variety of industry sectors who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in international business management. They may demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that international business activities are conducted effectively in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff and lead teams in conducting international business activities.

Course Outcomes

After completing the qualification, you would be able to:

  • Determine staff needs for re-training or induction to new systems, and new skill development
  • Allocate resources to meet organisational requirements
  • Provide learning and development opportunities to team members
  • Update own knowledge on social, economic, political and business trends in international environments
  • Collect, collate and analyse information using appropriate workplace business systems
  • Evaluate and assess product performance in international markets

Job Roles / Career

Possible job titles relevant to this include:

  • Export manager
  • Import manager
  • Trade manager

Entry Requirements

  • To gain entry into this course, participants should have successfully completed year 12 or equivalent level of studies.

Age Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age to apply.

English Language Requirements

  • All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
    NTCA accepts the results from International Language Test Score (IELTS), PTE Academic English or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:
IELTS Paper Based Computer Based Internet Based PTE A
5.5 525 197 71 43 – 50

Applicants whose English results falls below above score will need to enrol in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Pathways into the Qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB41115 Certificate IV in International Trade or other relevant qualification


  • with vocational experience working in an international business environment but without formal international business qualifications.

Pathways from the Qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • BSB60215 – Advanced Diploma of Business or other Advanced Diploma qualifications. For further information visit

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills & knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Standard course cost will be charged for units of study/courses credited via RPL.

How to Apply

Students can be enrolled this course in the following ways:

  • Download the Student Enrolment Form, then complete and send it with the necessary documents by post or email.
  • Complete the Online Application Form from NTCA and attach the necessary documents.
  • Visit our RTO and then apply directly.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Description

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Description
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBMKG517 Analyse consumer behaviour for specific international markets
BSBMKG513 Promote products and services to international markets
BSBMKG511 Analyse data from international markets
BSBMKG512 Forecast international market and business needs
BSBMKG516 Profile International market

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill Industry Enterprise Requirements for this Qualification
Communication Communicating ideas and information taking into consideration international clients’ diverse social and cultural needs. Developing international business networks and maintaining relationships domestically and internationally. Using excellent interpersonal skills and producing a wide range of reports and visual presentations
Teamwork Coaching and mentoring staff and others in conducting businesses in new and unusual environments. Defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members. Delegating and briefing various personnel on their roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of organisational plans. Managing and providing feedback on individual and team performance
Problem-solving Assessing the financial viability of new opportunities and matching organisational capability with market needs. Developing a range of options in response to difficulties arising from conducting business in a complex environment
Initiative and enterprise Developing new approaches and innovative strategies to increase performance. Identifying new and emerging opportunities for the business and developing strategies to capitalise on them
Planning and organising Allocating resources to meet organisational requirements. Collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems. Evaluating and assessing product performance in international markets. Planning for contingencies to ensure client needs are met
Self-management Managing own time effectively. Meeting compliance requirements. Working within organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements
Learning Determining staff needs for re-training or induction to new systems, and new skill development. Providing learning and development opportunities to team members. Updating own knowledge on social, economic, political and business trends in international environments
Technology Creating presentations using a range of media. Using business technology, such as computers, word processing and document management software. Using online technologies for research and marketing purposes
Qualification Code: BSB50815
Qualification Name: Diploma of International Business
Duration: 26 weeks
Intake Dates: + January, March, July and October for full-time students
+ As per the demand
For Enrolment & Fees enquiries, please contact NTCA:
Phone : +61 3 9606 0032
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