RTO NO. 41089 | CRICOS NO.: 03489A

BSB60720 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management

CRICOS Course Code


Qualification Code


Qualification Title

Advanced Diploma of Program Management

AQF Level


Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification include Program Manager.

Individuals in these roles are responsible for managing or directing a program to achieve organisational objectives. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

Total Course Duration

52 Weeks (including holiday breaks)

Students are required to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.    

Volume of learning


Face to face training in weeks


Holidays in weeks



Unit Code

Unit Name

Core / Elective unit


Enable program execution



Facilitate stakeholder engagement



Implement program governance



Manage benefits



Develop and use emotional intelligence



Manage meetings



Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving



Provide leadership across the organisation



Manage innovation and continuous improvement



Lead and manage organisational change



Manage organisational finances



Lead corporate social responsibility



Entry Requirements

Age requirements

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

Pre-training Review

The Pre-Training Review (PTR) will be conducted prior to the enrolment into your course of studies to ensure that the training and assessment provided by ASOC is able to meet the student’s individual needs. Students are required to fill out the PTR form which is a part of the Application Form.

ASOC will review the student’s current competencies, student needs, English level, support requirements and oral communication skills, to enroll them in the most appropriate course to achieve their intended outcomes.

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 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course.

or IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.

or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course.

or Oxford Placement test with score 61 or higher.

Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable.

Refer to Enrolment Kit available on ASOC’s website https://www.asoc.edu.au/ for additional information or IELTS 5.5 equivalent policy for additional information.


Academic Requirements

To enter into this course delivered at ASOC, applicants should have successfully completed one of the following qualifications: BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management; or BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (or a superseded equivalent version).


Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

Students undertaking the course 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 ASOC are required to undertake LLN Test prior to the commencement of the course. Based on the test outcome, students may be identified as requiring internal support and/or external support.

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 a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test as per the following level:  

BSB60720 – Advanced Diploma of Program Management - ACSF Level 4

Refer to ASOC’s Enrolment Kit and/or students Handbook available on ASOC’s website for detailed information.

Computer literacy requirements

All students enrolling in this course at ASOC must have basic computer skills. Students are required to fill in the questions related to computer and internet skills in the Pre-Training Review form provided in the application form. 

Students who do not possess basic computing skills will be provided with basic computer using support. Students can contact ASOC for any further information or assistance on 1300 781 194.

Materials and Equipment Required

Institute will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study all leaners 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 applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform.



 Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods used for this course are Role plays and Presentations, case studies, projects, reports, and knowledge test.


Pathways from the qualification

Successful completion may enable the student to apply for BSB80120 – Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning).


 Employment Pathway

 Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Program Manager
  • Project Director


Note: - Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register  https://training.gov.au/ my skills https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=BSB60720, it however doesn't imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course. ASOC doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.


Mode of Delivery:

Classroom based Face to face learning.


Course Location: 

  • Melbourne Campus: Level 4, 123-129 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000.
  • Hobart Campus: Level 4, 18 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000.


Fees & Charges

  • Tuition Fee: $AU15,000
  • Non-Tuition Fee: $AU 900
  • Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 15,900


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer 

ASOC 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 by calling at 1300 781 194 or email us at Info@asoc.edu.au.

Course Information may not be sufficient to make an Enrolment decision. Please refer to the Student Prospectus and Student Handbook available on this website for detailed information.