Diploma of Management
- Program code: C5225
- Campus: City campus
- National curriculum code: BSB51107
Are you a current or future manager? This program offers you training in people management, personal development and workplace technical skills.
The full-time program generally follows on from the Certificate IV in Frontline Management, however direct entry to the program is possible.
The part-time program is designed for current working managers or people with previous management experience.
In both modes you'll gain important career skills like:
- people management and personal development skills
- technical skills in areas like finance, marketing, project management and team effectiveness
- business development and planning skills in strategic management
6 months full-time. This is a classroom-based program, run during the day.
6 months part-time. This program is designed for managers.
Learning and teaching
RMIT's new Swanston Academic Building offers interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative spaces.
The full-time program is classroom-based, run during the day.
The part-time program has 1 full day Saturday workshop each month, complemented by work-based projects.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
The part-time and full-time program structure consists of 5 management core courses and 3 electives.
The core courses will develop your ability to manage team effectiveness, work priorities and your own professional development.
You'll develop broad skills like communication, initiative, planning, problem solving and teamwork; making you a highly employable graduate.
Adult learning principles will encourage you to use reflection and self-awareness to enhance your learning experience.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
All courses use your workplace and/or your experience as a context for learning.
You'll be assessed on structured activities that demonstrate your vocational competency either in the workplace or a business simulation.
If you're working in a job related to your studies, you could have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace.
RMIT assessors make workplace visits to observe your work practice, and feedback from work supervisors and colleagues can be used as evidence of competency.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates work in the private and public sectors of business, and small and large enterprises.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Frontline Management (or related qualification); or extensive vocational experience in the management field.
If you're applying for the part-time program, you must have management/supervisory or team leader experience for your workplace-specific projects.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the nominated date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.
3. Check if you are eligible for a Victorian Government subsidised place. If not you will need to apply for a full-fee place.
4. Check the table below for how to apply.
5. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.
Level of study
Semester 2 (midyear)
Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma
Internal application (current students only)
Internal application (current students only)
Certificate III and below*
* Some Certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application to RMIT.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to each program.
There are 2 tuition fee types:
- Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
- full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.
As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
Graduates of the Diploma of Management can apply for exemptions from these programs, subject to meeting each program's entry requirements:
- Associate Degree in Business
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.