CRICOS Course Code: 0101832

Course Outline

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 education or employment opportunities. More information is available via the My Skills Website:

Entry Requirements

  • Student must be over 18 years of age.
  • Students must have completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12 or higher qualification. 
  • Students must 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:


    o   Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or

    o   Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or

    o   Successful completion of an English Placement Test

    *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.

Course Details

The Advanced Diploma of Business is offered over 18 months, equating to 78 weeks,
including 18 weeks holidays. You will receive an orientation from your trainer within one week of your enrolment.



Core or Elective


Develop an advertising campaign



Contribute to organisation development



Manage the marketing process



Develop organisational marketing objectives



Develop a marketing plan



Manage finances



Develop and implement a business plan



Provide leadership across the organisation


The RTO 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 8, comprising of 8 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 the RTO, a nationally recognised award for the Advanced Diploma of Business. The RTO 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 8 units of competency to achieve the Advanced Diploma, will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have successfully completed.

Student Support

To maximise the chance of students successfully completing their training, the RTO 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, the RTO will make this clear prior to accepting the student’s enrolment. If there are limitations to the support your RTO is able to provide, these limitations will be made clear in information provided to a potential student.
Where the RTO 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 the RTO 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. .

Fees and charges

Total Course Fee is 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 + $300 resource + $1000 tuition fee = Total $1,550.
During the course: 17 subsequent payments of $1,000 will be made at monthly intervals.

Job roles

Senior Administrator

Senior Executive

Executive Manager / Director

Prior and existing Skills

It is important that you inform and advise the RTO, 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.

Pathways to Further Study / Career Opportunities

There are many pathways a graduating student could follow after achieving the Advanced Diploma of Business. Candidates may undertake further Higher Education studies or proceed with studies related to their vocation. Information will also be provided to students on further training options available to them to further enhance their skillsets such as the Bachelor of Business or other related qualifications.

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 or call us on +61 (02) 9160 4507.