BSB60120 – Advanced Diploma of Business

BSB60120 – Advanced Diploma of Business

 Cricos Course Code 113082J



This qualification 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 qualification is suited to individuals who possess significant theoretical business skills and knowledge and wish to consolidate and build pathways to further educational or employment opportunities.
Target groups for BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business include:

  • International participants who are at least 18 years of age.
  • International participants seeking of pathway to higher education program/s.
  • Young and Mature age international participant re-entering the workforce or seeking a career change.

Students will be from range of countries and may be living in Australia or Sydney for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.
Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work.
Typically, persons entering this qualification will not have any work experience. Students are expected to typically fall into age range of 19-35 as people still establishing or change careers.
Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

 Career Outcomes

On completion of the Advanced Diploma, students may find employment as executive officers, program consultant and program coordinators

 Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 60 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each and 18 weeks of holidays. Holidays are 3 weeks per term

 Delivery Method

Students are expected to attend classes for 20 hours per week.
There is a 10-hour homework component and other unstructured activities for this course. There are recommended hours that a student needs to commit outside of the face to face classroom workshop hours. Students need to allocate certain hours of self-study time (out of class study) per unit of competence to complete assessment activities and the associated review questions to enhance their understanding. The trainer may inform the students about the activities to be completed and the approximate time students will need to complete the activities. These are including but not limited to individual study, research and learning and assessment activities.

Education Pathways

The further study pathways available to participants who undertake this qualification include a variety of business studies at the advanced diploma level.


Level 13 338 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

 Course Details


International student must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency through evidence of:
  • overall IELTS score of 6, with no score below 5.5; or
  • completed two year of study in Australia; or
  • passed a General English course at Intermediate level.

Eight (8) elective units are required for the award of the Advanced Diploma of Business. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

BSBINN601 Lead and manage organizational charge Elective
BSBFIM601 Manage finances Elective
BSBMGT615 Contribute to organization development Elective
BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information Elective
BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan Elective
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedure for sustainability Elective
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organization Elective
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan Elective

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification or any of the units of competency contained within it.


Training will be delivered through 4 sessions per week held over 60 teaching weeks. Each week the students will attend for 20 hours face to face and 10 hours are allocated for homework and other unstructured activities. Students will complete four blocks of 10 weeks each. Students will be given the opportunity to complete learning activities as well as assessments during class time but they are expected to spend time on research, self-directed learning (out of class study) per unit of competence to complete assessment activities and the associated review questions to enhance their understanding. Trainers may provide additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the participant’s underpinning knowledge or skills. All students are provided with learning materials through Cengage e-books.
Students are provided with the following textbooks to students to support their learning (these are included in the course fees):
• Cengage


All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help you achieve competency. Where additional support needs have been identified an Individual Support Plan will be developed which may include:

  • Mentoring from trainers
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops
  • Online support and exercises for some courses
  • Computer and technology support
  • Referral to external support services
  • Reasonable adjustment to assessments

Provision of additional support services will be provided where necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.

Australian Institute of Entrepreneurs will provide additional support for any students experiencing:

  • Disability and access issues;
  • Language barriers;
  • Language, literacy and numeracy issues;
  • Employment issues; and/or

Any other issues that may affect their ability to achieve their training goals.


There are assessment tasks that will be conducted individually and or in groups. Each unit of competency includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when assessment will occur
  • Details about assessment submission

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Role Plays
  • Research
  • Reports

You will be required to complete assessments in class and there may be a need for some work to be done during the online hours allocated.

You will be advised by your trainer and assessor about the assessment requirements for each unit at the commencement of delivery for that unit. Submission of assessment tasks may be handed in person to your trainer and assessor or electronically

 Course Credit

AIOE can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. We can also grant you Credit for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

There is no charge to apply for Credit.

To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as part of your enrolment.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on Course Credit

 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

AIOE has a process that has been structured to minimise the time and cost to applicants and provides a supportive approach to students wishing to take up this option. You should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment but you may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

During the entry process and interview stage AIOE will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

A trainer/assessor will be available to assist you throughout this process.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on RPL.


Total Tuition Fee: $11,700.00 inclusive of non-refundable enrolment fee of $200 payable on application.

Nationally Recognised Training does not occur GST.

Students will only be eligible to receive their qualification if fees have been paid in full and all course requirements have been met.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Charges Policy.

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. Further details about payment terms and conditions are included in our Student Handbook which can be emailed to you or viewed on our web site.

Note that total course fees may be reduced to account for the number of units undertaken via RPL or where Course Credit has been granted or if a discount is applied.

*Please also refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Refunds Policy.


Unless otherwise specified, tuition fees include all the training and assessment as well as required resources and textbooks for students to achieve the qualification or course in which they are enrolling.

  • Material fee $200

Additional charges apply if students require:

  • Additional copies of a student’s qualification/record of results and/or statement of attainment. A cost of $50.00 per document applies and $10.00 if express post is required.
  • Additional copies of textbooks or any other learning and assessment. A fee of $100.00per text book or $20.00 per printed document applies if required.
  • Where a student does not achieve a “competent” outcome, the student will be allowed two reassessment attempts after which if competency is not achieved, the student will be required to re-enrol into the unit or units in which the student has been deemed not yet competent. The student will be charged $500 per unit of competency.
  • Additional non-tuition fee that may apply:
RE-assessment of study outcomes $220.00
Deferral of study $220.00
Late payment of tuition fees $220.00
RE-issuance of COE $220.00
Student ID reprinting $60.00
Reprinting of Certificate $50.00


Other costs (not included) to be aware of:

  • Notebooks/pens/laptops* or other general stationery required for students to complete their work.

*A note about computers: Many homework and assessment tasks require access to a computer and the internet and therefore it is recommended students bring or purchase a laptop if possible.

If students don’t have their own PC/Laptop, they can use the college computer facilities. It is optional for students to bring a laptop to class – some students may choose to do so to keep their notes organised, but all the college classrooms have computers for students to use during class sessions or at other times for online learning/support.

How to Apply

If you would like to enroll into the BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business please contact our office to obtain a Student Enrolment Form.

Phone: 02 8046 6445


Please fill out all sections in the Student Enrolment Form and return to:

Post:  Level 13 338 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Once we receive your completed forms we will contact you to arrange an entry interview.