Double Advanced Diploma: BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business and BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Double Advanced Diploma: BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business and BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

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  • You will have two resubmissions for each question or task
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Course Overview
Course Duration: Up to 18 months (Self-Paced)

The double advanced diploma program offered by First Choice College has been designed to strengthen your leadership and management skills and increase your business expertise. By combining both the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management and the BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business, you will gain valuable insights into corporate management processes, skills which can be transferred across a diverse range of industries.

Ideal for senior managers, or those looking to advance into an executive role, this dual qualification will develop your knowledge and skills in the areas of business and strategic planning, finance, risk assessment and human resources.

Achievement of this qualification also provides a clear pathway to undergraduate level studies at most Australian universities offering business degree programs.

Nothing to pay upfront, followed by 50 cost-effective weekly instalments of $69.80. Total course price is $3,490.00. Check out the Course Investment Information tab for further details.

  • Who Should Do This Course?
  • Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Senior Executive Management
    • Business Director
    • Business Development Manager
    • Human Resources – Strategic Planning
    • Administration Manager
    • Business Analyst
    • Department Manager


    Applicants new to the industry might consist of individuals:

    • Looking for a career change
    • Needing this qualification for employment purposes
    • Seeking a formal qualification
    • With extensive management experience seeking a formal qualification
    • Taking on an executive role within their organisation and who are seeking a formal qualification
  • Delivery Mode
  • Prospective students have the option of selecting the online or distance learning option. You can choose either option when completing your Enrolment Application.

     Online learning: You will receive log in details to access the online learning materials.

    Distance-based learning: You receive the printed version of the course via post.

    Whether you choose online or distance-based learning, there is no classroom training or attendance required!

  • Entry Requirements
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)

    A USI is a 10-character string unique to you which is needed anytime you undertake nationally recognised training, such as applying into this program. Click here to create a USI:


    Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool

    The LLN Indicator Tool may be required once you have applied for the course. The LLN Indicator Tool is used for us to determine whether you require any additional support with your course and how to enhance your student experience.


    Student Liaison Officer Contact

    One of our Student Liaison Officer’s will contact you soon after you have made your enrolment application. We want to discuss the course with you further, including information about the entry requirements, course structure, assessments, etc.


    Individual Requirements

    In addition to the above requirements, all applicants must demonstrate evidence of one of the following:

    • A Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent),
    • An AQF Certificate IV (or higher), or
    • Achieve a level 4 or higher via the LLN Robot.
  • Structure
  • The BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business qualification comprises 8 units of competency, all of which are packaged as elective units.

    The BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification comprises of 12 units of competency, including 4 core units, and 8 elective units.

    First Choice College offers the following 12 units of competency for this dual qualification, which meet the packaging requirements for both qualifications:

    Topic Unit Code Unit title
    Diversity BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy
    Finances BSBFIM601 Manage finances
    Human Resources BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning
    Innovation BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
    Management BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
    Management BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
    Management BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
    Management BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans
    Management BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
    Marketing BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
    Risk management BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    Sustainability BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


  • Duration
  • This course is self-paced and you have up to 18 months to complete this qualification from the day your course commences, giving you time to fulfil all necessary training requirements (see below). We understand that life can sometimes get in the way of your studies, so we also have extension options available if you need more time.

  • Amount of Training
  • The amount of training required to complete this course comprises three items:

    • Self-paced study hours
    • Assessment hours
    • Independent research


    Self-paced study hours

    Theory before practice! Self-paced study refers to the time required to read and understand the course content before tackling the formative and summative assessments. We recommend allocating at least 12 hours per week to self-paced study throughout your course enrolment period. Please note that some modules will require more self-paced study due to the nominal hours and volume of learning required.


    Assessment hours

    Assessment hours refers to the expected time you should allocate towards completing the assessment activities in each module, such as the formative and summative assessments. Every unit is different, and some modules will take longer to complete than others. The overall time taken to complete these assessments will also depend on other factors, such as time commitment and familiarity with the course content.


    Independent research

    To complete activities within your assessments, you will be required to undertake additional independent research. Independent research includes researching relevant websites to further your knowledge and application of completing the assessments.


    Volume of Learning

    The volume of learning for the BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business and BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management as a Learning and Assessment pathway is 1800 hours. To complete this double qualification part time over three years you will need to allocate 12 hours a week.


    Completing this course requires research, independent study and some practical tasks for particular units. First Choice College also provides candidates with access to simulated scenarios that gives the student the opportunity to meet the following critical criteria:

    • Quality – The work is of the standard required for entry into the industry.
    • Productivity – The work is performed within a timeframe appropriate for entry to the industry.
    • Safety – The work is completed in a manner that meets industry safety standards.

    Assessment activities are realistic and reasonable in terms of scale. An assessment conducted under simulated conditions reflect those typically found in the workplace.

  • Course Requirements
  • Learner requirements

    To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.


    Technology requirements

    You will need to ensure you have access to the following technological resources:

    • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. Go to to perform a speed test on your internet connection
    • An email account – Can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail
    • Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Compatible operating systems – Windows 8 and higher, or MAC
    • A current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
    • The latest version of Adobe Reader
    • Video recording device that produces clear footage and audio
    • Desktop computer or laptop
    • Printer and scanner
    • Video conferencing software (Zoom)
  • Learning Resources
  • Online learning option

    All enrolled students have access to the following learning resources;

    • Assessment information
    • Learning support material
    • All assessment tools
    • All supporting resource materials such as templates


    Distance learning option

    All enrolled students have access to the following learning resources;

    • Participant guide (contains the assessment tools and content about each unit of competency)
    • All supporting resource materials such as templates


    If you wish to receive access to both online and distance materials, the printed fee is $35.00 per unit of competency (see the Fee Schedule in the Student Handbook for further information).

  • Educational and Support Services
  • First Choice College offers a range of educational and support services available to students who require additional assistance with their course. Examples of these services are listed below.

    Learner need Method of support offered by First Choice College
    Language barriers
    • Explain concepts in clear terms over the telephone
    Visual impairment
    • Enlarge the font size of learning materials
    Literacy issues
    • Allow students to be orally assessed by Zoom


    First Choice College has a dedicated Administration Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students. Contact may be made by email at or by phone (07) 5689 5060 during business hours.

    During your enrolment period, your trainer is available to support you, either via email at or by telephone on (07) 5689 5060 during business hours. There is no additional cost to speak with a trainer, as trainer support is included in your course fee. Our trainers are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.

  • Course Fees
  • First Choice College offers a cost-effective payment plan on all Advanced Diploma courses! Conditions of the payment plan include:

    • Your student journey begins by completing the enrolment application without the need for any upfront deposit. The balance of your total investment will be $69.80 for 50 weeks. This easy to manage payment plan is a great option to further your education.
    • Your total investment in your future will be $3,490.00.
    • Signing an EziDebit Direct Debit Request form to authorise weekly direct payments from either your credit card or your bank account. First Choice College will email you a link to a pre-filled EziDebit Direct Debit Request form outlining the terms of the payment arrangement, after the initial investment fee is received. Follow the prompts and instructions provided to complete the form.
    • Instalment payments will commence from your preferred plan starting date as nominated on your electronic EziDebit Direct Debit Request form. The weekly instalments of $69.80 will be directly debited each consecutive week until all fees are paid in full (50 weeks).
    • Your enrolment will commence upon receipt of your first debit into our account, which may take up to 3 business days to process.


    Please note:

    By opting to pay your course fees via a payment plan, you also agree to the EziDebit terms and conditions.  EziDebit will charge the following fees to the student:

    • SMS Payment Reminder – $0.28 each time (applies if you select the field: ‘I authorise EziDebit to remind me of upcoming debits via SMS’)
    • Ezibebit can only process payments from Australian Bank Accounts and Australian Credit Cards.

    Failed payment fees apply and are imposed by EziDebit. Refer to the EziDebit terms and conditions. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure there are sufficient funds in their nominated bank account or credit card, prior to the payment being made. Access to training materials, support services and the online learning system will discontinue if instalment payments are not received by First Choice College in accordance with the debit arrangement.

  • Course Inclusions
  • What’s Included?

    Your total educational investment is inclusive of the following items:

    • Learning and assessment resources
    • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email
    • Up to 18 months to complete the course (extension options are available)
    • Additional support services (where applicable)
    • Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates)
    • RPL applications and credit transfers applications
  • Miscellaneous
  • Consumer rights

    Once a prospective student has enrolled and paid for a course offered by First Choice College, each individual is entitled to exercise their right as a consumer in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).


    For more information about our Refund Policy, you can refer to the Student Handbook.

Mark Hunt

Hi Kylie,

Thank you very much that is much appreciated. Thank you also to First Choice College, I have found everyone I have dealt with so helpful over the period of my course. I will definitely recommend First Choice College to any of my friends or associates who may be interested in doing further study.

Thanks again

Rohan Perera

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the First Choice College for offering a comprehensive study program in Project Management and all the course assessors including you Suzanne, for your time and efforts in the student competency assessment process.

Travis Terracall

Hi Ahmed,

I have just submitted my final assessment, I am just sending this email to thank you for being my trainer/ assessor. I have found you to be quick in assessing and consistent.

Ben Watson

To whom it may concern,

I would like to congratulate Ahmed for his knowledge and ease of teaching during my course.

He has made the process easy and would recommend him to other potential students.

Ahmed has gone the extra mile to assist me with my personal development.

Thank you

Nicole Blake

My experience with First Choice College was very positive. I found the portal and setup easy to access and use, the reading material was well presented and the requirements for submitting my work was great and I had no issues. My trainers were accessible throughout the course and my questions answered thoroughly. I felt supported and this enabled me to complete my course ahead of schedule. I would recommend First Choice College to others as a great online learning school.

Samuel Aleer

I enrolled in the First Choice College without prior knowledge of who I will encounter throughout my 12 months, but as soon as my enrolment was completed, everything was right on spot. The team at First Choice College were amazing and incredibly helpful. I joined First Choice College mainly to advance my knowledge in Work Health and Safety. The course was excellent and fantastic. I really enjoyed working with everyone, from receptionists, administrators and course instructors whom I have interacted with during my time at First Choice College. I would recommend anyone investing your time in doing this course as you will have much needed support to make it through your studies. You are all legends and thank you all for helping me to complete my Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.



Just wanted to provide some feedback on my experience, while completing my Project Management Diploma with First Choice College.

It has been a truly enjoyable experience. The support I received from the trainer and the administration team was amazing through the entire process. The supporting material and assessment layout was also great and easy to navigate.

The team was also very flexible with regards to my availability due to both working hours / rosters and the time difference of 2 hours being in Western Australia.

I cannot thank the FCC team enough for the support and guidance provided throughout the course and will be recommending FCC to my colleagues and friends.


Hi Barb!!

Am super excited to have finished this course!! But just wanted to thank you again for your help and encouraging words whilst marking my work!

As I said before, it has made the world of difference to my study!


First Choice College is the one stop learning shop for any and everyone.

I am heavily dyslexic but I knew I had a passion and wanted to learn it... I applied for the WHS certificate 4.

I remember the butterflies in my tummy getting my first modules. Feeling a little unsure and overwhelmed from my school years of falling behind my class and struggling to understand and keep up.  I finally thought just pick up the phone and ask questions.

What I was greated with was amazing kind staff at the ready to help and teach. The warmest understanding team of professionals with the best positive attitude you can have. My confidence was so strong after talking with my trainers I was able to have a new understanding on education.

Like a seed my mind had the perfect condition to grow stronger, warmth, kindness and compassion and now have confidence in my own style. To know that it's ok to think differently and be supported through any learning style is amazing.

For every person who knows they want to learn but feel overwhelmed by the any learning difficulties... First Choice College can help you achieve your maximum potential with easy and professional development learning skill set being talked. The training I received ment I needed some one on one time with my trainers on the phone, again slam dunk. If I left a message with my trainers it was a quick response. My work was always marked quickly and any resubmitted work was explained to me. The portal is great for a confidence booster letting you know how much you have progressed.

So give it a go. You owe yourself a amazing confidence booster experience in first class education with First Choice College.

Thankyou to everyone.

Kind regards as always,

Linda Maher

First Choice offers an affordable and excellent way to achieve the certificates needed in either running your own business or obtaining employment. The delivery method is excellent, with each unit available online and once completed, you simply hit the ‘submit’ button. The assessors then mark your work and message you back with comments, any questions that needs to be reviewed, etc. As you are nearing completion of a unit, the next one is released to you so you never have to wait around for marking – you can move straight into the next unit. I found the course material challenging at times, but in a good way. Some material was familiar to me; some was not, so there was a great balance of the familiar and the new. I loved how each question in the units were completed online and you could easily see how far you were into the unit – as it showed 40% complete, 60%, etc. I learned a great deal from the course(s) and found the admin staff and the assessors to be friendly, approachable, and available when I needed to ask questions.


Hi Kylie and Happy New Year 😊

You have been fantastic in supporting and facilitating the process in gaining my Qualifications from Initial enquiry, enrolment through to providing required RPL Kit.

Nothing was too much trouble, you have a very positive, upbeat and engaging persona and your response times on any queries or requests I had where exceptional. I have utilised many Online Programs and Companies in the past and can confidently say that the Admin Services you provided are second to none.

You are a great ambassador especially in creating a positive first impression,  and as a result I would not hesitate to recommend First Choice to others.

I wish you all the best in the future,


I am currently completing the Certificate IV Work Health and Safety course with First Choice College and I am about 80% through this course.

I am impressed by the very high quality of the course resource materials provided by First Choice. They are thorough and complete and very easy to navigate your way through the subject matter.

The assessors and staff are very friendly and are clearly highly industry experienced and very willing to help participants work through any questions or problems.

I can highly recommend this RTO to anyone wishing to obtain or upgrade their industry qualifications and genuinely learn valuable information while doing that.


I applied to First Choice College to gain further knowledge and skills in the workforce, and to strengthen my resume with a Diploma of Project Management. As a busy, single working mother with 2 children, the college provided me with the flexibility and support I needed in order to complete the course in alignment with my busy lifestyle. Trainers were incredibly supportive and the course content was structured in a way that was easy to understand and get through. Will definitely be looking to this college if I need to undertake any further courses in the future.


Enrolling has never been so easy, you immediately gain the support needed if necessary and the team is always there to help with any queries you may have along the way. The team also provides great motivation and enthusiasm. I have already gained so much knowledge from the certificate III in business and administration and look forward to completing it.


Can I just say how incredible you guys are to deal with.  Anytime I have had a question or issue about anything, no matter who I speak to is always so helpful and prompt in their responses.

Everyone should know that they are doing a great job.


Throughout the last 12 months Jacob Shaw has provided me with not only valuable assistance but some much appreciated encouragement. My completion of BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can be greatly accredited to the ongoing support I have received from Jacob and the First Choice team. Jacob has always addressed my enquiries in a professional yet personal manner, whether it be by email or over the phone. I would not hesitate in recommending First Choice to anyone who is seeking to upskill themselves.


Thank you so much for making my day, my week, my month and my year!! I was getting a little concerned that I would run out of time to complete 3 units in a month if I was not successful with my RPL. I am one very relieved and thankful student. Thank you.


First Choice has given me more than I had expected from an online course. I have learnt so much and enjoyed completing every unit as it provides necessary and relevant information that I need in a Business Administration environment. My trainer Jacob has been a fantastic help throughout the course and easily available to answer any queries.


I am really pleased and satisfied with the support & knowledge I have received from First Choice. I would like to say that the reading material was very detailed and the questions and projects were very informative and I have learnt a lot. The trainers have been amazing and supportive. I am pleased with the guidance I have received from the trainers.

I would highly recommend First Choice to anyone :)

Thanks heaps once again!!!!!!


Having chosen to pursue RPL my Diploma in Management through First Choice was by far the best choice. The team were extremely professional, efficient and meticulous throughout the whole experience. I thoroughly recommend this RTO to anyone wishing to commence training or RPL previous study!