Advanced Diploma
of Business (ONLINE)

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BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business (ONLINE)

The Advanced Diploma of Business reflects the role of individuals with significant experience in a senior administrative role who are seeking to develop expertise across a wider range of business functions.

The Advanced Diploma of Business qualification is suited to individuals who possess significant theoretical business skills and knowledge and wish to consolidate and build pathways to further education or employment opportunities.

The Advanced Diploma qualification is a logical progression from the Diploma of Business and is a highly recommended qualification for all managers or people who want to get into senior executive positions across a range of organizations. It is also recommended for professionals with significant industry experience looking to gain additional qualifications.

The qualification is nationally recognized under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is delivered online. All the course materials are available for download via our online site

Note: This online option is not available to international students on student visas in Australia. Student visa holders can apply for our on-campus course

Qualification & Recognition:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the nationally recognised qualification, an Advanced Diploma of Business BSB60120.

All of our management and business courses equip the student with the relevant employability skill sets in these particular areas: Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Initiative and Enterprise, Planning and Organising, Self Management, Learning & Technology


This qualification requires the successful completion of 10 units of competency. You can click the links in the table below to read detailed information about each unit

Unit Name Core/Elective
BSBCRT611 Apply Critical Thinking for Complex Problem Solving Core
BSBFIN601 Manage Organisational Finances Core
BSBOPS601 Develop and Implement Business Plans Core
BSBSUS601 Lead Corporate Social Responsibility Core
BSBTEC601 Review Organisational Digital Strategy Core
BSBLDR601 Lead and Manage Organisational Change Elective
BSBSTR601 Manage Innovation and Cotinuous Improvement Elective
BSBINS601 Manage Knowledge and Information Elective
BSBTWK601 Develop and Maintain Strategic Business Networks Elective
BSBLDR602 Provide Leadership Across the Organisation Elective

We use a core textbook that covers a number of units, together with additional study materials, as applicable. A library copy of the textbook (on loan for the duration of the study period) is mailed to the students at no extra cost within Australia.

The College reserves the right to change the Electives in the program at its discretion at any stage.

If students wish to study a particular Elective subject, we may be able to modify the program for the student, subject to the availability of adequate resources for the requested Elective. Please contact us by email, if you wish to discuss the Electives for your course.


Students will be given the following for each unit of study (as applicable):

  • Unit Study guide
  • Assessment Pack
  • Additional readings (if required)
  • Textbook (eBook) (common to all the units)
  • Course Coordinator/s and Trainer/s details
Learning Outcomes
  • Planning and implementing change
  • Leadership and management of the organization
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Managing finances effectively
Course Duration

Self Paced. We recommend that you complete a minimum of 1 unit within 4-6 weeks.

In general, the course can be completed within 8-12 months depending on a number of variables such as prior experience and knowledge and hours of study.

The course must be completed within 12 months from the date of commencement.


Online study supported with emails/ telephone.

Course materials and assessments made available for download online or via email

Entry requirements
  • Completed Year 12 or its equivalent (or 2-3 years work experience in supervisory roles)
  • Mature age (18 years and over)
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for students from non-English speaking backgrounds
Career Prospects

This course is designed to support you in gaining employment across a diverse range of industries as senior managers, supervisors and team leaders in small businesses, or in medium to large scale companies.

Learning Pathways

On successful completion of this course, graduates may consider further study at a higher tertiary level within the vocational education and training sector.

Pathway options can be discussed with students upon completion of studies.


Individual students who are seeking to continue their study at university should contact the prospective university upon completion of the course for any credit transfer arrangements.


Teaching-learning resources may include: study guides, textbooks, handouts, electronic notes, web resources and reading material.

Students will learn management skills and techniques via a range of techniques that may include project work, practical exercises, individual studies, research, discussion and presentations using industry-standard applications and materials/tools. A textbook will be provided on loan to the students

Assessment methods and tools may include:

  • Oral tasks (interview questions)
  • Written tasks (workbook, assignments)
  • Discussions (case studies, role plays), project (workplace research project)
  • Simulated or workplace performance (practical demonstration with observation checklists)
  • Third party referrals

Assessment results recognise student achievement against each competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) provides students an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognised. These skills and competencies may relate to units you are about to commence and as a result can exempt you from studying these units. However, there is a cost related to obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning. The process requires students to gather evidence confirming their competency. A content specialist will advise you in this task. Enquire if you think you qualify. If the education provider grants an overseas student RPL, it may impact on student visa conditions through a shortening of the student’s course. For further details regarding entry requirements, please contact:

Note: This online option is not available to international students on student visas in Australia. Student visa holders can apply for our on-campus course