This course will prepare students to develop specialised skills and knowledge across a range of business functions. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply the business knowledge to a variety of business opportunities.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have senior or managerial responsibilities. They may oversee the work of others or have specialised roles where they do not supervise others but provide strategic leadership. The Advanced Diploma of Business builds on work experience in business or a specialized industry or previous study. The course is designed to deepen your underpinning knowledge of business and management techniques and refine skills in leadership.

Job role

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Senior Administrator.
  • Senior Executive Team Member.
  • Business Owner.

Assessments & learning materials

Assessment for this qualifi cation includes underpinning knowledge questions, work-based projects and third party reports.

It is also based on completion of assignments, practical tests and/or examinations for each subject.

Learning period & fees

Duration of this course is 22 teaching weeks plus 10 weeks holiday total of 32 weeks.

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Course entry requirements

For entry at diploma level, satisfactory completion of year 12th or equivalent is required; Certificate IV in Small Business Management or other relevant qualifications is preferred although not a pre-requisite. Overseas students require language proficiency of IELTS level 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants with limited experience in the management area should consider completing the Certificate IV in Business Management to gain the underpinning knowledge required for this Advanced Diploma course.


Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at advanced diploma level, including:

  • BSB50207 Diploma of Business or other relevant qualification OR.
  • With substantial vocational experience in a range of environments, acting in a rangeof senior support or technical roles.

Prerequisite requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Course content

Total of 8 units.

Total 8 Elective Units.

The list of units of competency have been selected by ACC as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes.