Business Upgrade Program


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NRT logoIf you have completed an earlier version of the Diploma of Business, Management or Business Administration, then upgrading may be as simple as demonstrating your currency.

About the Program

Upgrading means that you are recognised for the current skills and knowledge that you have, based on the combination of earlier qualifications you have completed and experience you have gained since then.

Because of the way that Training Packages are constructed, the units from the older Business Diplomas in many cases remain equivalent to the units from the newest Business Diplomas.  That means that we can provide credit for those equivalent units toward the most up to date qualification available.

Would you like to see where you are at?

Experience tells us that most people don’t actually know whether they are eligible for an Upgrade.

For that reason, we invite you to send Bryan copies of your results – or just a list of the units completed and he will let you know where you stand.  You can email Bryan at [email protected]– he’ll be the one looking after you when you enrol, so feel free to tell him anything else you think is important.

It’s all part of helping you make an informed decision.

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The Diploma Upgrade Program is specifically for people who possess equivalent units of competency from earlier qualifications, combined with relevant recent experience.

Once enrolled, we will confirm your suitability for the Upgrade program and develop your Personal Learning Plan which outlines which of the following you will need to provide:

  1. evidence of completing earlier units
  2. if those units were completed more than 2 years ago, evidence of currency in those units
  3. coursework assessment or RPL for any remaining units to address any gaps and fulfill the requirements of your chosen Diploma/s.

Once you have enrolled, we will walk you through these requirements and create a plan that allows you to move forward efficiently.

Upgrade Programs:  We allow 6 months for our upgrade programs, although most people generally take considerably less than this.

No conversation about fees can be separated from conversation about service.  If you missed the following graphic from our Home Page then it shows the level of service we offer.

We think it is worth considering when thinking about fees.

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The fee payable will depend on how many units you have already.

If your studies were undertaken more than 2 years ago, currency will need to be demonstrated.

BSB50207 to BSB50215 Diploma of Business:

Number of units: 8

Upgrade Fee:  $400, includes up to 8 units by equivalence

Additional units:  $200

Upgrade from BSB50407 to BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration:

Number of units: 8

Upgrade Fee:  $400, includes up to 8 units by equivalence

Additional units:  $200

Upgrade from BSB51107 Diploma of Management to BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management:

Number of units: 12, which includes up to 9 units by equivalence and up to 4 by RPL/Coursework Assessment

Upgrade Fee:  $800, includes 8 units by equivalence and up to 4 new units by RPL/Coursework Assessment

Additional units:  $200

It’s one thing to think about taking the next step to secure your future. It is another to actually go and do it.

When you are ready to take control of the direction your life takes, then we invite you to join us.

Our enrolment process involves four steps, as shown below.

You can get your online enrolment started here.

Case Studies - Upgrades in Action

Where was Sally at?

Sally has completed the BSB50207 Diploma of Business and BSB51107 Diploma of Management in 2011.  As part of that, she completed 19 separate units.  Since then, she has worked as a middle manager in a small business.

We mapped those units against the new Diplomas, and found that Sally:

  1. had met requirements for 8 units of the new  BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  2. had met requirements for 8 units of the new BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
  3. had met requirements for 9 of the 12 units from the new BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management.

What did Sally do?

Because she graduated more than 2 years ago, Sally provided additional evidence of her recent experience related to the selected units.  This included evidence for 2 of the units needed for the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management.  The remaining unit needed she chose to complete by Coursework Assessment.

Sally graduated with three new Diplomas:

  1. BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  2. BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
  3. BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management:

What were the fees?

Upgrade to BSB50215 Diploma of Business:  $400

Upgrade to BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration: $400

Upgrade to BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management:  $800

Total fee:  $1600

Where was Gary at?

Gary has completed the BSB50207 Diploma of Business in 2013.  As part of that, he completed 8 separate units.

We mapped those units against the new Diplomas, and found that Gary:

  1. had met requirements for 8 units of the new BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  2. had met requirements for 5 units of the new BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration.

What did Gary do?

Because he graduated less than 2 years ago, Gary can graduate with the new BSB50215 Diploma of Business without completing any additional work.  He also chooses to complete an additional 3 units to complete the new BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration.

What were the fees?

Upgrade to BSB50215 Diploma of Business:  $400

Upgrade to BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration: $400

3 x Additional Units:  $600

Total fee:  $1400

Where was Larry at?

Larry has completed 3 units from the BSB50207 Diploma of Business in 2012 and 6 units from the BSB51107 Diploma of Management in 2014.  As part of that, he completed 9 separate units.

We mapped those units against the new Diplomas, and found that Larry:

  1. had met requirements for 8 units of the new  BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  2. had met requirements for 6 units of the new BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration
  3. had met requirements for 8 units of the new BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management

What did Larry do?

Because he completed some of his studies more than 2 years ago, Larry provided some additional evidence of recent work experience related to those units completed in 2012 and graduated with the new BSB50215 Diploma of Business without completing any additional work.

He plans to continue with his BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management in the near future.

What were the fees?

Upgrade to BSB50215 Diploma of Business:  $400

Would you like to see where you are at?

Experience tells us that most people don’t actually know whether they are eligible for an Upgrade.

For that reason, we invite you to send Bryan copies of your results – or just a list of the units completed and he will let you know where you stand.  You can email Bryan at [email protected]– he’ll be the one looking after you when you enrol, so feel free to tell him anything else you think is important.

It’s all part of helping you make an informed decision.

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How We Do It

 You can call us on 1300 141 994 or fill out the Contact Form.