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Advanced Diploma of Business BSB60215


This popular qualification will give you valuable knowledge and skills to contribute to better business outcomes. It is suited to the needs of individuals who possess significant theoretical business skills and knowledge. It will enable you to further develop knowledge and skills to manage change, contribute to marketing plans, manage finances and develop your leadership potential. The advanced diploma fast-tracks you to the Bachelor of Business degree - a Charles Sturt University (CSU) qualification jointly delivered and completed in one year full-time by CIT and CSU at CIT's Reid campus.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Business BSB60215
Program No: AD-BC01
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approx. 16 hours per week), or part-time equivalent. In addition to this, you will be required to spend an average of approximately 20 hours per week on self-directed study, online learning, project and assignment work.

This program is part of a suite of programs which includes the Certificate III in Business, Certificate IV in Business and the Diploma of Business. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.
Likely Job Outcome: Senior executive, senior administrator.
Application Type: Public

Additional Information

For further information on credit received for qualifications completed at CIT, check the Pathways Guide or call CIT Student Services on 6207 3188

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

It is recommended that you have studied previously in business qualifications or have substantial vocational experience in a range of business environments


You may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP to apply for a Commonwealth Government loan to pay your tuition fees. For more information visit our VET FEE-HELP page. If you are planning on accessing VET FEE-HELP you will need to have a Tax File Number before applying and you will also need to meet the Academic Suitability requirements.

Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

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  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Further Study

Completion of the Advanced Diploma will articulate into the Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Business Studies. This bachelor qualification is delivered at CIT.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete all 6 subjects from this group

  • BSBHRM602  Manage human resource strategic planning
    • CIT Code: MGNT331
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain a strategic approach to managing human resources in an organisation ensuring that the organisation has the structure and staff to meet current and foreseeable business and performance objectives.
      It applies to individuals employed as human resource managers after a firm grounding has been established in a range of human resource activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINN601  Lead and manage organisational change
    • CIT Code: MGNT326
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area.
      The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT615  Contribute to organisation development
    • CIT Code: MGNT315
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the creation of an organisation development plan which ensures that the organisation will become more effective over time in achieving its goals.
      It applies to individuals with organisation wide responsibilities who are critically involved in shaping and focussing the organisation so that it can adapt to new technologies, challenges and markets.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG609  Develop a marketing plan
    • CIT Code: MKTG257
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, develop and present a marketing plan for an organisation.
      It applies to individuals working in senior marketing positions who are responsible for formulating a marketing plan by developing specific marketing strategies and tactics in accordance with the organisation’s overall marketing objectives.
      Individuals operating at this level may receive input from people working under their supervision who collect information required to devise specific marketing strategies and tactics.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIM601  Manage finances
    • CIT Code: ACCT342
      Cost: $160.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.
      It applies to individuals who have managerial responsibilities which include overseeing the management of financial and other resources across a business unit, a series of business units or teams, or an organisation. It covers all areas of broad financial management. In a larger organisation this work would be supported by specialists in financial management.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS501  Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: In this unit you will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Other Electives - complete a maximum of 2 subjects

  • BSBMGT605  Provide leadership across the organisation
    • CIT Code: MGNT353
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.
      It applies to individuals who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDIV601  Develop and implement diversity policy
    • CIT Code: MGNT606
      Cost: $140.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research diversity and its importance to organisational activity and to draft, plan and implement diversity policy.
      It applies to individuals working in organisations with staff and clients from different cultures, races or religions, multiple generations, or where there are other forms of diversity in the workforce.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT624  Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
    • CIT Code: MGNT778
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit identifies the skills and knowledge required to consult with stakeholders to develop,implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation. It applies to individuals working in senior roles in diverse contexts who have responsibility for ensuring an organisation is positioned to ensure its long-term viability and success.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT617  Develop and implement a business plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT605
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan.
      It applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Bachelor Business Studies
Diploma Business BSB50215
Certificate IV Business BSB40215
Certificate III Business BSB30115
Certificate II Business BSB20115

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email