Stanley College
Stanley College

The business qualification you need to take your career to the next level

BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business

Course Overview

This qualification is suited to the needs of individuals who possess either specialised or broad areas of significant theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop to create further educational or employment opportunities for themselves. It covers topics such as organisational change, managing finances, employee relations, and marketing programs.

  • Duration:
    52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)

  • Tuition Fee:

    • Domestic Students:
      $4,900 + Material Fee $480*
    • International Students:
      $9,800 + Material Fee $480*
    • Easy payment plans available

  • Mode of Study:
    The delivery methods for this course include:

    • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning
    • Business Hub Simulated
    • Distance Learning and Assessment

  • Intake Dates:

    • 2024: 8 Jan, 18 Mar, 27 May, 5 Aug, 7 Oct
    • 2025: 6 Jan, 10 Mar, 26 May, 4 Aug, 13 Oct

  • Location:


This course is delivered over 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays). Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week + self-study component.
Full-Time studies require students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

* The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

VET Student Loans – Stanley College offers this course (Standard Pathway ONLY for Domestic Students) under the VET Student Loans framework. Students must be aware that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For further information please see the following web-page:

Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:
International Student Refund and Cancellation Policy
Local Student Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course Entry Requirements

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Upper-Intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.5
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT: 46-59
  • PTE Academic: 42
  • Cambridge English: 162
  • OET: C Grade
  • Duolingo English Test: 85-90
  • CEFR Levels / Oxford Test: B2

Completion of Australian qualifications, evidence of certificate IV level or above.

Other Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the Business Services Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions); or
  • Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Job Outlook

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Analyst

Jobs in the area of Management and Organisation are projected to experience a 32% employement growth over next five years.

National Skills Commission September 2022 Report

Course Content

Besides completing successfully, the below units, you will gain access to the Stanley College Business Hub that provides and supports business and marketing skill-based training through role-play activities and scenario-based learning to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Students must successfully complete the following units:

Unit code Unit title
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
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies
BSBPRC505 Manage ethical procurement strategy
BSBMKG623 Develop marketing plans

Training and Assessment

For further information on where this qualification is trained/assessed and the types of assessment methods used, please click here

Government Funding

For Domestic Students
Domestic students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy, or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the BSB60120 Advanced Diploma Business course, students may pursue a bachelor degree at Stanley College or selected bachelor courses at other universities.

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