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Advanced Diploma of Business

Advanced Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 087529C

VET National Code: BSB60215

Course Description

The Advanced Diploma of Business course is designed to provide students with necessary skills to perform the roles as Supervisor, Team Leader or Middle Management in Business/Office/Administration environments.

Students who undertake this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a business environment, explaining how they contribute to organisational objectives and teach skills needed to work within these functions. This course is also available 100% online with E-learning.

Course Admission Requirements

Australian Professional Skills Institute is CRICOS registered (CRICOS Provider Code 03255G). All students must be over 18 years of age before they can commence this course at APSI.

Domestic Australian Students

  • For  direct entry into Diploma/Advanced Diploma level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 12 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above) with relevant work experience.
    • Students who have not completed Year 12 are permitted to study a certificate level course at APSI prior to the diploma.
  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If students cannot provide documented proof of their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.

International Students

  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If students cannot provide documented proof of their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
    • International students are required to have a minimum of IELTS test results of 5.5 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5, or achieve an equivalent in other forms of testing that satisfy the Institute’s requirement. If an international student does not have any current IELTS score or any recognised English language result, they are required to take an English language test.
  • For  direct entry into Diploma/Advanced Diploma level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 12 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above) with relevant work experience.
    • Students who have not completed Year 12 are permitted to study a certificate level course at APSI prior to the diploma.
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Units of Competency

This course consists of 8 elective units of competence as listed below:

Unit Code
Unit Name
Elective Units
BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning
BSBINN601

Lead and manage organisational change

BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
BSBMKG603

Manage the marketing process

BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information
BSBMKG606 Manage international marketing programs
Advanced Diploma of Business

Course Details

Intake Dates
2019

4 February, 29 April, 22 July, 14 October

2020

3 February, 28 April, 20 July, 12 October

This course is also available 100% online with E-learning! Students can commence the online course on any date.

Mode of Delivery
  • Face-to-Face Learning.
  • E-learning (online) available to Domestic Australian fee-for-service students.
Career Outcome

At the end of the course, students will have the well developed skills to take on the following roles in an organisation:

  • Executive Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Marketing Manager
Course Duration
6 months (26 weeks)
Entry Requirements
  • Minimum 15 years of age (Domestic Students); Minimum 18 years of age (International Students)
  • Completion of Year 12, high school or equivalent
  • Minimum Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0), Upper-Intermediate Level English or equivalent or completion of Institute literacy test or English language test
Assessment Methods
Assessment is based on the principles of competency based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.
Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:

  • Classroom Exercises
  • Asignments
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Verbal and/or written questions

Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all modules, and workbooks. Dates of assessment are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessments and examinations. Continuous assessment may be based on competencies and marks, or a combination of both.

Uniform

Business students are not required to wear any uniform while they attend classes.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to anyone who has experience working in the industry

RPL:

  • provides an alternative pathway to achieving a qualification without course attendance
  • is a consultative process between with the candidate and the assessor to determine whether the candidate has acquired the requisite learning, skills and knowledge to demonstrate that they have achieved the required learning outcomes or performance criteria of the course or qualification, for which the candidate is seeking
  • identifies where appropriate additional learning experiences or training gaps are needed to achieve the course or qualification
  • is the conduct of an assessment to confirm competency.

APSI has developed a process that promotes holistic and task-based assessment. It focuses on relating assessment activities to actual job tasks. The intention of this model is to streamline and simplify the process of recognising competency.

Prior to RPL, information is provided to the candidate on the assessment process. Specific advice is given to each candidate on how they can demonstrate their competence and what documentary evidence is required to support their application. Each industry has unique documents that can provide evidence of experience and competence.

The candidate is required to provide adequate information prior to, throughout and after a training and assessment experience. The assessor, in this process, needs to be fully aware of the needs of the candidate and help them identify relevant workplace personnel who can confirm the candidate’s competency.

The focus of the APSI streamlined holistic assessment process is to focus on demonstrated skills and knowledge and not to rely purely on documentary evidence as the main source of evidence.

Some examples of documentary evidence that can support the process include:

  • licences such as First Aid, RSA
  • CV or work history with details of job role and responsibilities
  • previous qualifications from overseas and Australia
  • certificates and records of results or assessments completed with other RTO’s
  • photographs of work undertaken
  • samples of related project work
  • diaries of tasks performed
  • task sheets/job sheets/logbooks
  • site training records
  • pay slips / employment contracts / job descriptions
  • memberships of relevant professional associations
  • references/letters/third party reports from previous employers/supervisors
  • industry awards
  • performance appraisals

An RPL application kit can be obtained here.

Accreditation
This program is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) at Diploma level. As a registered training organisation, qualifications issued by APS Institute are nationally recognised. If all units of competency are not achieved a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been successfully completed.
Articulation
APSI has a direct pathway to Edith Cowan University (ECU), which enables students to fast track their university degrees. Students who complete the Advanced Diploma of Business and who meet ECU admission requirements will be given advanced standing in Bachelor of Commerce with up to 120 credit points ( 1 year).
Employment Skills

Breath, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to skills and knowledge application across a broad range ot technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and coordination. Self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.

(Source: AQF Implementation Handbook 2007)

Location of Delivery
East Perth main campus – Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth, WA 6004 Western Australia

Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is current at the time of publishing. Australian Professional Skills Institute reserves the right to change the admission requirements, fees, location of delivery and units of competency whenever necessary. Please contact us for the most current information.

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