CRICOS Course Code


Course Description

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).

Qualification Code


Qualification Title

Advanced Diploma of Business

Total Course Duration

52 Weeks (including holiday breaks)

Volume of learning

1200 hours

Delivery Weeks

48 weeks

Holidays breaks

4 weeks


Course Structure- In order to achieve this qualification, student must complete following 10 unit of competencies.

                                     5 core unit, plus

                                     5 elective units



Unit of Competency 




Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving



Manage organisational finances



Develop and implement business plans



Lead corporate social responsibility



Review organisational digital strategy



Lead and manage organisational change



Manage innovation and continuous improvement



Develop organisational strategies



Manage benefits



Enable program execution



Entry Requirements

Age requirements:

Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the application form.

Academic Requirements:

To enter into this course delivered at Hawk Institute, applicants should have successfully completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions) is required to enter into this course.


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

English Language Requirements for International students:

International students applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require either a minimum IELTS test score of 6.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 5 in each of the four test components for direct entry into a VET course;

or, IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the course;

or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the course;

(Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable)

or, Oxford Placement test with score 61 or higher.

Score Guide: Average test score of 61 or higher in Oxford placement test is equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Students may refer to IELTS 6.0 or equivalent policy or Hawk Institute’s Enrolment Kit for further information.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN):

Students undertaking this course at Hawk Institute must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations or any other course related work. To determine this, all students wanting to study at Hawk Institute are required to undertake LLN Test prior to the enrolment of the course.  Based on the test outcome, students may be identified as requiring internal support services and/or external support services.

LLN test will be conducted on campus by using an ACSF mapped online LLN assessment tool - LLN Robot - under the supervision of qualified LLN assessor.

Students will be required to undertake language, literacy and numeracy test (LLN) test and achieve expected performance level of ACSF level 4 for BSB60120 - Advanced Diploma of Business. Refer to Hawk Institute’s Enrolment Kit and/or students Handbook for detailed information available on the website.

Computer literacy requirements

Students enrolling into this course must have basic computer skills. Student are required to fill in the questions related to computer and internet skills in the Pre-Training Review form provided along with the application form.

Students who do not possess basic computing skills will be provided with basic computer using support. Students can contact Hawk Institute for any further information or assistance on 1300 159 461.

Materials and Equipment Required

Hawk Institute will provide access to computers with required resources including access to internet during classroom hours, however, to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all students are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All learners are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, an email platform.

Mode of Delivery: Classroom based Face to Face theory learning with access to a simulated environment for a minimum 20 hours per    week.

Delivery Location: Level 4, 171 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000 Australia

Fees & Charges

  • Total Course Fee: $12,900
  • Tuition Fee: $AU 12,000
  • Non-Tuition Fee: $AU 900


Pathway from the Qualification

Students may also choose to pathway from this course to a higher education provider. Students can apply for direct credit transfer with Australian universities and higher education providers.

Please note-Hawk Institute has no special arrangements with any Australian university and there is no guaranteed

entry into university programs.

Employment Pathways

Units in this qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in:

  • Managing Director
  • Senior Human Resources Generalist
  • Senior Manager

Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register ( BSB60120) & (, it doesn't imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.

Hawk Institute doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Hawk Institute recognises qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia and offers all students the option of Recognised Prior Learning and Credit Transfer. For further details, please refer to the Student Handbook or enquire on campus.

Course Information may not be sufficient to make an Enrolment decision. Please read this information in conjunction with Student Handbook available on this website.