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Advanced Diploma of Business

Advanced Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 106055D​

VET National Code: BSB60120

Course Description

Having a key role in your organsiational workplace is a valuable tool, gaining an Advanced Diploma of Business at Australian Professional Skills Institute will provide your with additional support and or a place where you will gain up-to-date industry information.

Having the confidence to apply knowledge from the learnt skills and applying those into your workplace will benefit your personal growth and the organsiations strategies from your valuable input.

The delivery of content from highly educated and professional trainers and assessors makes this an interesting and applicable course that you will feel empowers you to perform the necessary skills within your role as Supervisor, Team Leader or Middle Management within Business/Administration environments.

Here at Australian Professional Skills Institute we aim to accommodate different learner requirements so we also offer this course 100% online with E-learning*.

*Subject to terms and conditions

 

Relevant Job Roles

This qualification reflects a variety of Business Services job roles. Upon completion of this qualification, you may have general management accountabilities.

You will be able to carry out complex tasks in a specialist field of expertise. You may undertake technical research and analysis, and will often contribute to setting the strategic direction for a work area.

 

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Advanced Diploma of Business

Units of Competency

This course consists of 10 units of competence with 5 core unit and 5 elective units​ as listed below:

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units
 
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility
BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy
Elective Units
 
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
Advanced Diploma of Business

Course Details

Intake Dates

2021

1 February, 27 April, 19 July, 11 October

2022

31 January, 26 April, 18 July, 10 October

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

*Subject to terms and conditions

Course Duration

1 year

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.

Mode of Delivery
  • 30 weeks of Face-to-Face Learning followed by 10 weeks (200 hours) of workplace training and assessments.
  • E-learning (online) available to Domestic Australian fee-for-service students.
Timetable

Students need to attend classes at APSI for a minimum of 20 contact hours per week. Class hours will be scheduled between 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Each day of delivery follows the same structure. The first 2 hours involves trainer lead but student focussed explanation, demonstrations, presentations, questions and answers, student practice. The second 2 hours involves the trainer and student undertaking their assessment tasks on premises (as a learning tool) utilising the specialised training facilities under the required supervision of the trainer.

Timetables/Delivery Schedules/Classes are subject to change without prior notice due to availability of training kitchens and teaching staff. Students will be given a timetable during orientation.

Admissions Requirements

To gain direct entry to the Advanced Diploma level, students must complete an Australian qualification at the Diploma level in similar areas.

 

Domestic Australian Students

  • For direct entry into 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

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
Uniform

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

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.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is granted if you have completed the same unit with the same unit code and unit name with another RTO in Australia. If you wish to apply for credit transfer, you can learn more about our Skills Recognition Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policies and procedures HERE.

Please download and complete the Credit Transfer Application Form HERE and submit it along with your application.

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).
Location of Delivery
East Perth main campus – Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth, WA 6004 Western Australia
Potential 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
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Officer

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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