BSB60120 – Advanced Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 107905C

Course Outline

Individuals who seek to improve upon their leadership capabilities, learn key problem-solving procedures and engage in a team environment should look no further than ABM’s Advanced Diploma of Business. Graduates in this course will leave with all the necessary tools required to tackle highly complex tasks in their specialised field of expertise. ABM’s Advanced Diploma of Business will provide students with the key building blocks required for you to specialise and enter the business environment in your chosen field.

Throughout this course, students will engage in exercises aimed to assist in complex problem solving, develop and implement business plans, develop organisational strategies and contribute to strategic workforce planning – All Necessary skills to excel in your specialised field of work.

Our Advanced Diploma of Business is suited towards individuals with a passion for leadership, strong problem-solving capabilities and the ability to motivate and guide a team.

More information is available via the My Skills Website:

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age
  • Students must have completed a Diploma level course (AQF Level 5) or Advanced Diploma level course (AQF Level 6) from the BSB training package.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test
    • Successful completion of an English course with exit level equivalent to IELTS overall 5.5 from one of our English Pathway Partners

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Entry Restrictions

Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.

The Advanced Diploma of Business is offered over 18 months, equating to 78 weeks, including 18 weeks holidays. This will be split into six 10-week terms. You will receive an orientation from your trainer within one week of your enrolment.

Code Title Core or Elective
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Core
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Core
BSBFIN601 Manage organizational finances Core
BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility Core
BSBTEC601 Review organizational digital strategy Core
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk Elective
BSBSTR602 Develop organizational strategies Elective
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information Elective
BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope Elective

ABM will ensure students have access to a range of resources as required in the units and training package however students will be required to have access to their own computers (including software programs such as Microsoft Office), printers, internet facilities, and stationery resources. Students will also be required to bring their own device to each session ensuring it has connectivity to the internet.

Assessment is competency based. Students are required to complete written and practical tasks, which reflect the requirements of the units of competency and current workplace practices. Assessment is continuous throughout the duration of the course. Completed and submitted work will be assessed within ten (10) working days and feedback provided to the student as soon as possible thereafter. Where the student’s work is assessed to be not yet satisfactory, he/she will be provided with additional advice, coaching or tutoring and the opportunity to re-submit the work with a view to having it assessed as satisfactory.

Feedback and information regarding the student’s competency, progress and study will be provided by the facilitator on a regular and ongoing basis. Ongoing support is also available to all learners and will be provided as soon as a need is identified.

Total number of units of competency (subjects) required to receive this qualification is 10, comprising of 5 core units and 5 elective units. These are listed under Course Structure.

The majority of components for this course, delivery and assessment, will be delivered during the course however learners are required to continue their study off site to ensure they gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic within each unit of competency.

Students are expected to spend 30 hours per unit, studying off site.

Students obtaining a ‘competent’ result for all listed competencies will be issued, by ABM, a nationally recognised award for the Advanced Diploma of Business. ABM will issue the Certification within 30 days of the student being deemed competent in all units they are enrolled in.

Students, who do not complete the required 10 units of competency to achieve the Advanced Diploma, will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have successfully completed.

To maximise the chance of students successfully completing their training, ABM will identify any support individual students need prior to their enrolment and provide access to that support throughout their training. This will be done using both the Enrolment Form, and a Pre-Enrolment Form, that students are required to fill in.
The aim of both documents is to provide any support that may be required. This could include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Additional Tutorials, and / or
  • Other mechanisms, such as assistance in using technology for online delivery components.

Where this support attracts an additional cost to the student, ABM will make this clear prior to accepting the student’s enrolment. If there are limitations to the support ABM is able to provide, these limitations will be made clear in information provided to a potential student.

Where ABM identifies required support, such as literacy or numeracy, English or other language barriers or physical capabilities, and it cannot provide such support directly, it will refer the student to a third party. The costs of such third-party support will the responsibility of the individual.

Where ABM is not capable of offering an environment suitable for the needs of a student with specific identified needs, it will inform them accordingly and may direct the student to a provider that can, and thus will not process their enrolment.

Total Course Fee AUD $18,550 comprising
Enrolment Fee AUD$250.00 (non-refundable)
Student Resources
textbooks and printed notes
AUD$300.00
Tuition Fees AUD$18,500.00

Payment schedule

On enrolment: Applicants are required to pay $250 non-refundable enrolment fee + $200 resource + $1,000 tuition fee = Total $1,450.

During the course: 17 subsequent payments of $1,000 will be made at monthly intervals.

Senior Administrator
Senior Executive
Executive Manager / Director

It is important that you inform and advise ABM, prior to enrolment, about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education, to ensure they can provide you with the
appropriate structure and support during the course.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit transfer is available for completed past studies in areas related to the qualification that participants plan to enrol in. Participants are advised of the process of applying for credit transfer and assisted by the Trainer / Assessor to apply.

Candidates who believe they have already obtained current skills and knowledge that would otherwise be covered in the qualification / unit of competence for which they intend to attain, but have no formal prior learning, should apply for RPL at the time of enrolment. The candidate’s skills and knowledge will be assessed and validated, and where appropriate, units of competency acknowledged, and face-to-face training reduced.

The recognition of prior learning procedure will be made known to you at the time of enrolment. If you can demonstrate competency through provision of sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence of work experience, life skills, and study or via other evidence, then you may be granted RPL for that unit of competency.

Potential employment options are as a manager in a range of industry areas.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning), as well as higher education qualifications in business or management.

Additional Information

Please read the Student Handbook prior to enrolment as this contains valuable information about the RTO. For further information, please contact ABM by sending an email to info@abm.edu.au or call us on +61 (02) 9160 4507.