Advanced Diploma of Business



This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have general management accountabilities.


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


The qualification is suited to individuals who are responsible for the supervision and leadership of a team or work area (including by managing staff performance and making staffing decisions).

Entry requirements:

Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions).


Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.

Vocational outcomes:

Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Business Manager, Business Analyst, Senior Executive, Business Development Director or Administrator.


Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for each of the occupations listed above.

Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, projects/analysis/discussion, written reports, case studies/scenarios and presentation/demonstration.


Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving60
BSBFIN601Manage organisational finances80
BSBOPS601Develop and implement business plans60
BSBSUS601Lead corporate social responsibility50
BSBTEC601Review organisational digital strategy60

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBSTR602Develop organisational strategies80
BSBTWK601Develop and maintain strategic business networks50
BSBWHS521Ensure a safe workplace for a work area60
BSBLDR602Provide leadership across the organisation60
BSBTEC501Develop and implement an e-commerce strategy50

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.


1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.


If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.


  • Fee for Service only


  • Non Apprentice/Trainee


18 months




Melbourne CBD 3000


In class




If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.