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Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60215)


Course duration

52 weeks full time study (including 12 weeks break/public holidays)

  • Student contact hours = 20 hrs per week x 40 weeks
  • Delivery Location: Victoria Street Campus




Victoria Street Campus


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.

Learner Cohorts with Formal learning:

Where an Assessment determines the learner has formal learning through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree), ACE will grant credit for the unit of competency completed at another RTO. ACE will authenticate the information in the document provided by contacting the organisation that issued the document and confirming the content is valid. This course credit may reduce the length of a student’s course there by recognising the equivalence of studies previously undertaken and completed successfully.

Learner Cohorts with Non- Formal or Informal learning:

Where an Assessment determines the learner has non-formal learning or informal learning through a structured program of instruction or through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities that did not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment; ACE will offer the learner Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Where any RPL is granted this will reduce the length of a student’s course.

Learner Cohorts with No Prior learning:

Where a learner has no prior learning ACE will give them the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge, and to develop skills over time in the different contexts they would experience in the workplace. This will require a longer timeframe than for those learners with formal learning or significant industry experience.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification; however students must meet the minimum entry requirements as follows:

  1. Minimum Age - Applicants must be 18 years of age at the commencement of their course (refer to the Student Engagement Prior to Enrolment and Marketing policies and procedures).
  2. English Proficiency - International students are required to possess an IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent*) in order to be accepted into this program. Applicants who do not possess the required IELTS score or equivalent are advised to enrol in an ELICOS program with another approved RTO/provider to facilitate achieving the English language entry requirements. An applicant must satisfactorily complete the EAL course / English language course or satisfactory completion of 5-10 weeks ELICOS from a National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) Accredited English Institution with an IELTS score of 5.0
    Exemptions apply, including:
    • Equivalent qualifications [Certificate III EAL (Access), Certificate IV EAL (Access), Certificate III EAL (Further Study), Certificate IV EAL (Further Study), Certificate III EAL (Professional), Certificate IV EAL (Professional/Employment)] demonstrating English proficiency.
    • The student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country.
    • The student has completed a Certificate IV level course in an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
    • The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia.

    NB: Tests results/ certificates and other evidence demonstrating English proficiency older than two years are not accepted unless they have completed two years of study in Australia. When assessing overseas qualification against AQF requirements refer to the equivalencies table for each country (refer to Appendix A in the Student Engagement Prior to Enrolment policy and procedure). Where there is insufficient or unclear information with regards to IELTS level or its equivalent the application is forwarded to the CEO for assessment.

    International Students from Assessment Level 1 and 2 countries will be exempt from this requirement; however they will be required to demonstrate English level proficiency as indicated below:

    • Successful completion of ACE’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
    • Successful completion of a foundation course at an RTO in Australia.
    • The student has completed a Certificate IV level course in an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    (For further information on assessment levels refer to: http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx)

    *Equivalent English Proficiency Tests accepted include:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL IBT) – Certificate TOEFL IBT score of 46 or above for direct entry into a course; or 35 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Certificate – PTE Academic score of 42 or above for direct entry into a course; or 36 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate – CAE test score of 47 or above for direct entry into a course; or 41 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
    • Occupational English Test (OET) Certificate OET score of 'pass'.
    • TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) Certificate (This test is only acceptable if taken in one of the following countries where IELTS is not available: Belarus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Moldova, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and Uzbekistan.) - TOEFL PBT test score of 527 or above for direct entry into a course; or 500 with an ELICOS course to be taken before your main course.
  3. Academic Requirements – Students must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent; OR completed studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English language speaking country.
  4. Student Visa – Students must satisfy DIBP’s requirements for a student visa.

Modes of Delivery

This program is delivered in a similuated classroom based environment. students will also have access to all the required equipment and facilities that are appropriate to the contexts and conditions of assessment (which may include considering whether the assessment reflects real work-based contexts and meets industry requirements).

Each unit is delivered and assessed as a standalone unit in a combination of face to face theory, demonstration/observation/role play sessions in the classroom and supported by practical group development and individual activities within the classroom.

Assessment Method

The following assessment methods but not limited will be used during this qualification : Formative Activities, Projects, Observations / Role Plays and Written Assessments.

Pathways Information

Training Pathway

A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

Advanced Diploma Bachelor
BSB60215 – Advanced Diploma of Business OR another Advanced Diploma qualification. Bachelor of Business

The above listed qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether ACE offers the qualifications.

Employment Pathway

This qualification provides a pathway to work as

  • Senior Administrator
  • Senior Executive

Training Package Rules

To attain BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business, 8 units must be completed by the student : 8 elective units

Unit Code Unit name Nominal Hours Delivery Hours
BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan 50 100
BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information 80 100
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change 60 100
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 50 100
BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development 60 100
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation 60 100
BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement 70 100
BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning 60 100
Total Student Contact Hours 490 800

Course Fees*

Enrolment Fee : AUD $200 (Non Refundable)
Textbooks/Materials Fee : AUD $200
Tuition Fee AUD $8,600
Total Course Fee AUD $9,000

*Please note that ACE may change these fees at any time throughout the year.

To enrol for the above course, please complete the attached enrolment form and email or post us a copy with relevant documentation. Alternatively, you may elect to enrol via an Education Agent. ACE has engaged several Education Agents to recruit on our behalf. For a list of our agents, please visit: http://www.ace.vic.edu.au/ace-agents.php.


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347-351 Victoria Street,
Brunswick, Victoria,
Australia, 3056

Telephone: 03 9380 1414
Facsimile: 03 9380 1811
Web: www.ace.vic.edu.au
Email: info@ace.vic.edu.au


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149-151 Donald Street
Brunswick East VIC 3057

Victoria Street Campus
347-351 Victoria Street
Brunswick VIC 3056