Advanced Diploma of Business

Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60215)

This course is for people desiring to work in Senior Administrator positions in a broad range of industries. The course reflects the role of individuals with significant expertise in either specialized or broad areas of skills and knowledge who are seeking to further develop expertise across a range of business functions. The course is suited to the needs of individuals who possess significant theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational or employment opportunities.

Students will learn a range of Business skills at a Senior Administrator level, such as managing human resource strategic planning, managing organizational change, managing finances and providing leadership as well as Senior Level Marketing and Advertising competencies.

The course is most suited for individuals who are currently or are aspiring to be Senior Administrators or Senior Executives in small, medium or large firms in both the public and private sector.


CRICOS Provider Code 087487G
Entry Requirements For direct entry into this program, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  •  Completion of the Higher School Certificate or equivalent; or
  • Vocational qualifications in Business related fields such as BSB50215 Diploma of Business, or other relevant qualifications at AQF 5 level; or
  • Vocational experience assisting in a range of environments providing office administrator support to individuals and/or teams but without a formal qualification

1.1   Local Students

1.1.1 Local students must be 16 years or older

1.1.2 Fulfill any specific course requirements as listed in the course information sheets (See course information sheets)

1.2   International Students

1.2.1 International students must be 18 years or older

1.2.2 Fulfill any specific course requirements as listed in the course information sheets (See course information sheets)

1.2.3 Satisfy English Language requirements*

Additional entry requirements:

  • International students (from countries where English is not the first language) are expected to have a minimum English Language standard and are required to have one of the following prior to enrolling in a qualification:
  • At least 50% completion of any AQF Certificate IV or Diploma qualification within Australia
  • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.5
  • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.0 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 10 weeks)
  • Achieved an IELTS score of 4.5 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 20 weeks)
  • Must have successfully completed at least 38 weeks of ELICOS study in Australia
  • Must complete an English language test on campus at Australian College of Management & Technology.

Depending on the student’s country of origin, there may be additional English Language requirements that the student needs to meet to get a student visa. For more information, please check The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website:

Students of this course will be required to access computers for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Work, Excel, Power point and outlook and knowledge of how to use the Internet to access information.

Entry requirements will be checked at enrollment in line with the Institute’s Student entry requirements, selection, and enrollment and orientation policy.

Duration 48 weeks consisting of 36 weeks (9-week term) of face- to-face study and 12 weeks of holiday.
Learning & Assessment Strategy ACMT has chosen IBSA and AET materials as the most appropriate for candidate assessment of this program. The materials have been reviewed, contextualized and validated to suit this programs target market; that being of International and Domestic students studying through an institution based environment, as well as customized to be consistent with ACMT’s systems, policies and processes. (See customization, contextualization of training and assessment materials section for further information). Where possible, practical assessments have been incorporated into the program to provide candidates with an experience closely related to that which can be found in a real-life workplace environment.The complete assessment materials for each unit of competency comprises of the following:

  • Assessment Summary Sheet
  • Assessment Exemplar
  • Trainer Instructions
  • Student Instructions
  • Marking Guides

Each unit will initially be assessed on a stand-alone unit by unit basis.

Timetable Full time 20 hours per week basis
Learning infrastructure and student amenities ACMT is located at the heart of the city of Sydney. The college is 10 minutes walking distances from the Town hall train station and only 2 minutes walking distances from public bus stops.The college has excellent teaching and computer facilities to support delivery. These include:

  • Class Rooms with white board, computers and data projectors
  • TV, VCR, DVD player
  • Sufficient tables and chairs for all students (with no more than 22 students per session)
  • Three computer labs with appropriate software including; MYOB, MS Words, Excel and Power Point and high speed broadband internet
  •  A student library with text and other reference materials which are available for use in the College and to borrow.
  • Assessment Tools, Assessment Mapping Tools, Session Training Plans, Training Plans, Session Guides, Marking Guides, Teacher Handouts, Office equipment and resources, Access to printer, fax and scanner
  • Text book, Aspire Learning Resources

-          Reference books/

-          Regulation and standards

-          Trainer’s note

-          Handouts

-          Access to examples of documentation relating to hazards in the workplace or simulated workplace

-          Access to documentation relating to safety, hazards identification and risk management used in the workplace or simulated workplace settings.

  • an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • workplace  equipment and resources
  • examples of documentation relating to hazards in the workplace
  • examples of documents relating to workplace safety, hazard identification and risk assessment

The college also has student amenities such as a lunch break area and kitchen with hot water and microwave.

Resources & Study Material The students will be provided the workbooks by the trainers in the class to work on their assessments and activities. The books must be returned to the trainer at the end of the class.
Possible Employment Opportunities Academic PathwaysOn completion of this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications from the BSB Business Services Training Package or any other Training Package to increase their employability options. Candidates may also elect to undertake a Bachelor of Business or related program of study at an Australian University.

Employment Pathways

Participants may choose to seek employment working in a Senior Administrator capacity of a small, medium or large enterprise, in a variety of industries, in both the public and private sector. Graduates with no prior work experience should expect to enter the industry in positions such as Assistant, Officer or Team Leader. Graduates with substantial experience in the industry could obtain positions such as Senior Administrator or Senior Executive in both the public and private sector.

Course structure and units of competency

Advanced Diploma of Business       (BSB60215)
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBMKG603 Manage the marketing process
BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBMKG605 Evaluate international marketing opportunities
BSBMKG606 Manage international marketing programs
BSBADV602 Develop an advertising campaign
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability