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Left Bank is a brand of the highly regarded Academy of Information Technology, an established Registered Training Organisation with a strong track record of delivering high-quality learning experiences to students each year across its courses.

Left Bank Diploma of Business BSB50218 is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), and AIT is approved to offer VET Student Loans from the Australian Government to eligible Australian citizens, Humanitarian visa holders, and NZ special category visa holders.

At the successful completion of your course, you will receive a Diploma of Business BSB50215. If you only complete part of the Diploma you get a Statement of Attainment.

The Diploma is nationally recognised by ASQA. The Academy of Information Technology (AIT), issues the qualification, Left Bank is a brand of AIT.

This depends on whether you study on-campus or online:

On-campus Diploma of Business:

  • 48 weeks (including 6 weeks of term breaks), 3 study blocks of 14 weeks each.
  • A recommended 20 hours study per week (15 hours supervised; 5 hours unsupervised)

Online Diploma of Business:

  • 78 weeks (no official term breaks), 3 study blocks of 26 weeks each.
  • A recommended 12 hours study per week
  • Each study block has a start and finish date.
  • The start and end dates to each study block are communicated in the enrolment confirmation letter and also by your educator upon course commencement. Your educator will work with you to ensure you’re on track to complete each study block within the required period.

It is important to note that the Terms and Conditions of studying at Left Bank state that each block must be completed within the advised time frame. If you are having difficulty completing each block by the required date then you may apply to student services for an extension. If you are granted an extension this will be added to the end of your course. You can request in writing to Left Bank a change of study mode in between each study block, but not during a study block.

Simply complete the Enquiry form and a student advisor will contact you to discuss your options and to walk you through the enrolment process.

You can enrol in our online Diploma and short courses at any time. Left Bank’s Diploma of Business BSB50215 has online intakes twice a month, on campus intakes three times a year and our short courses have daily intakes.

Domestic students:

  • Completion of year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Certificate IV or Higher qualification delivered in English; OR
  • Completion of one year of full time study in a degree course at a higher education provider; OR
  • Admission via non academic criteria may include demonstrated interest or experience in relevant fields or work. Students may be asked to demonstrate this through a short written piece, interview and or portfolio
  • For students seeking VSL an LLN assessment is required.
  • have access to the internet and own a computer, laptop or other mobile digital device

If you undertake ana approved literacy and numeracy assessment you achieve a result of competency at Exit level 3 (working at level 4) or above. We will assist you through the process to undertake this assessment if required. There is no cost to you.
The results of your LLN assessment are retained by the Academy of Information Technology in accordance with Privacy and data security requirements for a period of 25 years. In the event that the Commonwealth Government requests your results or proof of LLN assessment these will be provided to the relevant government department.

International students:

  • Completion of year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Certificate IV or Higher qualification delivered in English; OR
  • Completion of one year of full time study in a degree course at a higher education provider or equivalent; OR
  • Admission via non academic criteria may include demonstrated interest or experience in relevant fields or work. Students may be asked to demonstrate this through a short written piece, interview and or portfolio
  • have access to the internet and own a computer, laptop or other mobile digital device
  • IELTS: 5.5 no band less than 5.0 – see Other Requirements for full language requirements

To apply for the Diploma of Business, we require the following supporting evidence:

  • Photographic identification (Drivers licence or passport)
  • For applicants seeking a VET Student Loan:
    • Australian Tax File Number (TFN), and
    • certified copy of Australian Year 12 Certificate (government authority issued), or
    • certified copy of a certificate IV qualification or higher (delivered in English),
    • proof of Australian Citizenship, or
    • Humanitarian visa, or
    • New Zealand Special Category visa

Other requirements:

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 5.5 no band less than 5.0
  • TOEFL PB (paper based): 506 TWE 3.5
  • TOEFL iBT (internet based): 62 no band less than 14
  • PTE: 46 no band less than 42
  • CAE (2015 onwards): 162
  • CAE (pre 2015): 47

The full cost of the Diploma of Business BSB50215 is either:

  • $6,999 for the online course option
  • $7,200 for the on-campus course option (domestic students)
  • $7,200 (+ $250 non-refundable enrolment fee) for the on-campus course option (international students)

Our short courses cost $990 each (GST inclusive).

(All prices are in AUD)

There are 3 main options for how you can pay for our Diploma:

Upfront payment

Online Diploma of Business students

  • One upfront lump sum of $6,999(Credit Card, PayPal) OR
  • Two payments of $2,333 and a third of $2,333 made prior to the census date of each study block (Credit Card, PayPal)

On-campus Diploma of Business students – domestic

  • One upfront lump sum of either $7,200 (Credit Card, PayPal) OR
  • Three payments of $2,400 made prior to the census date of each study block (Credit Card, PayPal
  • Installment payment plan: Left Bank uses a 3rd party provider (Ezidebit) to set up instalment payment plans. The installment payments option is available to all students paying the course tuition fee. A student who selects the installment plan option is agreeing to the Ezidebit Terms and Conditions. Ezidebit fees:
  • One off set up fee $2.20
  • Direct debit fee per transaction $0.88
  • Dishonor fee $11.90 per transaction Ezidebit is a licensed commercial agent and is one of the only debiting companies in Australia with an Australian Financial Services License.
  • Ezidebit is fully sponsored by Westpac, is registered with Fair Trading Queensland and is audited by ASIC annually. Funds collected are held in a secure trust control account.

VET Student Loan

  • VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan program that assists eligible students pay for their tuition fees up to a set amount (known as a loan cap).
  • Eligible students can apply for a loan to cover their fees up to the capped amount through this scheme. The loan only applies to eligible courses at the Diploma level or above.
  • This loan is paid back through the Australian taxation system once your annual income reaches the minimum repayment threshold. The repayment threshold for 2019-2020 income year is $45,881.
  • Left bank is a brand of AIT which is an approved VET Student Loans provider

Your course has 3 study blocks. Each study block has a census date at the 20% mark. The census date is the last day in which you can withdraw from the course or study block without financial penalty. Once a Census Date has passed you become liable for all related fees and charges. It is important that you are aware of all Census Dates.

Click the link to access and download the Schedule of Fees:

Your Census Dates are provided in your Enrolment Confirmation letter. If for some reason you require this to be clarified please email info@theleftbank.edu.au

VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan program that assists eligible students pay for their tuition fees up to a set amount (known as a loan cap)

To be eligible to receive a VET Student Loan, a student must:

  • be an eligible student;
  • be studying an approved course;
  • be studying with an approved course provider;
  • have sufficient funds available in your loan account to cover the cost of your course;
  • apply to the government using the approved form (eCAF), which will be managed through your provider;
  • confirm your engagement and progression to continue to access the loan throughout your course;
  • Be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or a qualifying New Zealand citizen (NZ special category visa);
  • meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements;
  • be assessed as academically suited to undertake the approved course on the basis of an Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR providing a certified copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English);
  • complete the request for a VET Student Loan electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) by the census day (Students must wait at least two full business days after they have enrolled in study before submitting the eCAF). eCAF must be submitted through the govt portal prior to census date.

VET Student Loans are not available for courses delivered by Left Bank other than the Diploma of Business BSB50215, but we do offer the options of installment payments as well as upfront payment.

Learn more about VET Student Loans at:

For students studying the Diploma of Business BSB50215, a VET Student Loan of either $6,999 (online) or $7,200 (on campus) is applicable. The entire course tuition fee is covered by the VET Student Loan. Please refer to the Schedule of Fees for details.

For on-campus students, this does not cover the entire cost of the course tuition fee, so you will need to decide if you want to pay for the rest of the course with upfront payments, or in monthly installments (through Ezidebit – see the installment payment questions below for more information). Please refer to the Schedule of Fees for details.

Learn more about VET Student Loans at:
//www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans
//studyassist.gov.au/
Vet Student Loan Booklet

Eligible students may apply for a VET Student Loan by completing and submitting a request for Commonwealth Assistance (eCAF). This will be provided to you not less than 2 business days after you have submitted your course application. If you do not have either of these forms please contact us and we’ll send you them immediately.

You incur the debt immediately after the census date for each block of study for which you received VET Student Loan assistance. A Census Date occurs at the 20% mark of each block of study in a specific course. If there are three blocks within a course, you will be notified of the relevant Census Date for each study block.

If you have requested a VET Student Loan, but change your mind about studying, you have to either cancel your eCaf form or withdraw your enrolment in each unit of study (study period) on or before its census date, otherwise you will incur a debt.

The census date is the last day you can withdraw without incurring financial penalty. See the government website for more information.

To withdraw from a unit or study block without incurring a VET Student Loan debt or losing an upfront payment, you need to complete the formal withdrawal procedures by the census date.

Left Bank requires notification in writing to studentsupport@theleftbank.edu.au prior to or on the Census Date for the relevant study block to be able to withdraw a student.

Please see our Fees, Withdrawals and Refunds policy

If you correctly withdraw from a study block by the census date, you will not incur a VET Student Loan debt. If you are using VET Student Loans, your VET student Loan limit will not be reduced if you withdraw by the census date. All students regardless of their payment method are entitled to a full refund of their tuition fees if they withdraw by census date.

Please see our Fees, Withdrawals and Refunds policy

If you are using a VET Student Loan and withdraw from a study block after the census date, you will incur debt, you will lose any upfront payment you made and your VET Student Loan limit will be reduced.

If you withdrew from a study block after the census date because of special circumstances, you may be able to get your debt remitted (and your FEE-HELP balance re-credited if applicable).

Please see our Fees, Withdrawals and Refunds policy

Ezidebit payments are done via direct debit. Direct debit is a means of payment where you give permission to a company to collect an agreed amount of funds from your bank account, credit union, building society or credit card.

Your payments happen automatically once the timing, amount, and frequency for paying your bills are established and once the direct debit form has been signed.

If you want to see the Ezidebit Terms & Conditions, you can view them here.

Direct debit is a preferred method of payment for fees. It provides a secure and convenient payment method for customers while reducing the time we spend on administration so we can provide a better level of service to you.

Direct debiting your bill saves time and gives you the peace of mind to focus on other things, without the hassle of bill stress or worrying about forgetting to pay.

Ezidebit transactions are cheaper than using cheques, paying for postage, withdrawing cash over the counter and paying fees every time you withdraw cash from ATMs. You don’t need to do anything other than ensure your account has enough funds to cover the payment when it’s due.

Someone from our student services team will set up your Ezidebit payments through a phone consultation. During this consultation you can nominate where you would like payments to be debited from (either your bank account or credit card).

Yes – if requested, payment reminders can be sent automatically via SMS to the mobile phone number you supply.

Direct debit is one of the safest ways to pay your bills, especially with Ezidebit. Ezidebit is Level 1 PCI Compliant, adhering to the gold standard in data security. By paying with direct debit, you reduce your paper trail and opportunity for personal information to be accessed.

If you have any question regarding your account, you can call us to discuss it. Ideally, we would like to resolve your query while speaking with you. If this is not the case, we can deactivate your direct debit processing.

If you do not have enough funds, the transaction will fail which requires additional administration and yields additional bank costs. Unfortunately, Ezidebit is unable to absorb these costs and applies an $9.90 fee for these failed transactions. This fee is debited 7 days after the failed payment.

If you have provided a valid mobile phone number, you will be notified of this dishonour via SMS (Short Message Service). Should this situation occur, you will need to contact our business to provide an alternative for payment to avoid exclusion.

Issues with direct debit are quite rare and are usually rectified immediately. Just contact Left Bank and we will correct the problem.

See the Learning Experience section to find out more about online learning with Left Bank.

Students must be able to demonstrate the skills and capabilities to succeed in the course in accordance with Left Bank’s published entry requirements.

To enrol in a Diploma you must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be a minimum age of 18 years, and
  • completed Australian year 12 or equivalent, (VSL applicants are required to provide a certified copy of their Australian Senior Secondary certificate of Education or a certificate IV or higher qualification delivered in English), or
  • undertake an interview with the Admissions Officer to determine suitability, and
  • be able to demonstrate the capability and capacity to study at Diploma level,and
  • have a Unique Student Identifier (USI, and
  • have access to the internet and own a computer, laptop or other mobile digital device

If you don’t have a USI you can create one in just a few minutes by clicking on the following link and filling in a few details: //www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

If you wish to study one of our short courses and you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign all application forms. If you are under 18 and live independently you will need to provide a letter from Centrelink verifying that you receive a Youth Allowance because you live independently and upload this with the enrolment form in place of a parent or legal guardians signature.

All students undertaking nationally recognised vocational training are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a reference number made up of a sequence of ten numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life

If you don’t have a USI you will not be able to enrol in an accredited course.

To learn more, or to create your own USI, visit the USI website: //www.usi.gov.au

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI you cannot enrol into an accredited course.

Your USI will give you access to an online record of the training you have done since 1 January 2015. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.

If you are an international student studying offshore and do not intend on coming to Australia to do your study you do not need a USI. However, if you are an Australian expat or resident student studying offshore with an Australian training organisation, you will need a USI. If you are an International student who will be studying in Australia you will require a USI. All international students in Australia will have been issued with an Australian Visa. Once you have arrived in Australia your visa will be activated and you will be able to apply for a USI.

For more information about the USI, please see the USI website: //www.usi.gov.au/about

To view our Student Services Policies click here

You need to have an email account and access to a computer (Windows or Mac) with a reliable internet connection, the latest internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and Microsoft Office or similar software for editing documents, numbers and creating presentations.

Specific technology requirements are listed on each of the course pages on this website.

Students with special learning needs or a physical disability may be eligible for what is known as Reasonable Adjustment. It is available for students with a condition or special need existing at the time of their initial enrolment which, if not met, might impact on their ability to study or to complete assessment.

Reasonable adjustment may include (but is not limited to):

  • the use of adaptive technology
  • educational support
  • alternative methods of assessment
  • individual conditions of assessment
  • enlarged print materials
  • scribes or
  • Additional time in the examination period.

To request a reasonable adjustment, please contact your student support administrator on info@theleftbank.edu.au

Yes, credit transfers and recognition of prior learning (RPL) are available. To apply you must submit an application form to Student Services. Your application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Head Teacher, who will decide whether you are eligible for a credit transfer or RPL.

If you would like to apply for RPL or a credit transfer, you can do so by downloading the form from here and returning the completed form to us. RPL will also occur a cost of $100 per unit, this is outlined in the application form.

To view our Student Services Policies please click here.

It is important to note that the Terms and Conditions of studying at Left Bank state that each block must be completed within the advised time frame. If you are having difficulty completing each block by the required date then you may apply to student services at studentsupport@theleftbank.edu.au for an extension.

Requests for extensions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Extensions may only be granted under special circumstances and are applied to the end of the course (not during the course)

To view our Student Services Policies please click here.

If a current student wants to withdraw or cancel their enrolment, Left Bank requires notification in writing to studentsupport@theleftbank.edu.au

Students who withdraw before the Census Date are eligible for a full refund. Students who cancel after the Census Date will incur debt, will lose any upfront payment and will have their FEE-HELP limit reduced. If a student cancels their study after the census date because of special circumstances, they may be able to get their debt remitted (and FEE-HELP balance re-credited if applicable).

To view our Student Services Policies please click here.

All students enrolled, or seeking to enrol, in Left Bank courses are entitled to access the complaints process. We have a formal complaints policy & procedure which applies to academic complaints as well as non-academic complaints such as billing & services. If necessary, we also have a third party arbitrator who can arbitrate the process. For complaints, students can get in contact with us at studentsupport@theleftbank.edu.au

To view our Student Services Policies please click here.

Occasionally, due to serious illness, misadventure or adverse personal circumstances beyond their control, students may be prevented from completing a course by the due date or to the best of their ability. Students experiencing such circumstances may be eligible for special consideration, upon completing our special consideration application form and supplying any required supporting documents. To apply for special consideration students must get in contact with us via studentsupport@theleftbank.edu.au

To view our Student Services Policies please click here.

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