This qualification reflects the role of individuals with significant experience in a senior administrative role who are seeking to develop expertise across a wider range of business functions.
The qualification is suited to individuals who possess significant theoretical business skills and knowledge and wish to consolidate and build pathways to further educational or employment opportunities.
Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
- Executive Manager or Director
- Manager, Human Resources (Strategy)
- Senior Executive
Theory training is classroom based.
The training students will receive is competency-based and designed to develop both practical skills and knowledge.
Training methods include:
- Lectures (class room style)
- PowerPoint\ presentations
It is beneficial but not essential for students to have access to a workplace while undertaking this qualification. However, in order to pursue the qualification applicants must:
- Must be 18 years or older;
- Must complete and score minimum ACSF level 4, to pursue this qualification
Pre-Training Review (PTR)
A pre-training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Swiss Institute representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills, and suitability for the course. Pre-Training Review will be valuable in determining appropriate learner cohort and thus study plan, any additional support and/or any reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.
Swiss recognises four different types of Learner Cohorts, and are dependant upon which cohort description best describes the learner, a different training and assessment plan is developed and offered to the learner. The intent of the learner cohort process is to recognise any pre existing learning and knowledge in the PTR and customise the most effective learning plan for the learner.
The four learning cohorts are:
- 1st Cohort: Beginner (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skills in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. No LLN
- 2nd Cohort: Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience, under 1 year.
- 3rd Cohort: Advanced (Assessment Only Pathway) – Extensive knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one to two years.
- 4th Cohort: Expert (RPL Pathway) - Extensive specific knowledge and skills in the competence contained in this qualification; current relevant industry experience of 2 or more years and these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway.
Swiss Institute will identify training and assessment requirement during enrolment process, and offer them support as per their learning and assessment need. It will be structured as per table below:
|Activity||Type of Activity||Resources Required|
|Training||Face-to-face Classroom Sessions||Includes lectures and presentations, learning activities using simulated work environments, demonstrations, and practice tests.||Required||Optional||Optional||Not Offered|
|Learning||Self-paced learning activities||Includes reading assignments, homework, research work, etc.||Required||Required||Optional||Not Offered|
|Assessment||Supervised Knowledge and skills Assessment||Written Questions and Case Studies||Required||Required||Required||Required|
Face-to-face training is delivered at our training rooms. Level 1, Suite 22, 420 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
This course is scheduled to be completed in 52 weeks* (including 12 weeks of holiday break), depending on the learner’s relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
All non-assessment activities independently undertaken by learners
These activities are self-paced and self-directed
These include but are not limited to:
Reading the learner guide
These activities are typically recommended to beginners, optional for intermediate and advanced learners, and not applicable to expert learners undertaking RPL or Credit Transfer
Methods of assessment
A range of assessment methods are used including class exercises, role-plays, knowledge questions, observation and activities and project work. Individual Units have specific assessment requirements and we will provide this prior to commencement of a Unit.
Credit Transfers and Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners with prior learning and work experience can apply for recognition. Learners with statements of attainment from other registered training organisations will have their competency recognised as credit transfers. Contact us for further details.
Students who are enrolling for RPL pathway must provide the followings:
- Solid Employment history with Australian experience
- Past qualifications relevant to the qualification you are applying for
- Referee statement(s) from employers,
- Referrals/endorsements – from coworkers and customers
- Pictures, working documents and videos, work samples (where applicable) – demonstrating specific tasks, knowledge and skills
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Program Management sector e.g.
An undergraduate degree at universities or higher education providers that are willing to accept your credentials and experience (subject to higher education providers course entry requirements)
Full Course fees, for Cohort 1 are $4,450 and include all learning and assessment materials.
Learners in Cohort 2, 3, and 4 will pay an amount equal to or less that the Full Course Fee the exact amount will depend upon the Cohort and what units are to be undertaken as a training and assessment process. As each learner is an individual, and as their study plan is to be tailored to the learner, so should their course fee.
Fee payment is to be at the commencement of each term. As Australian Law prohibits us from receiving more than $1500 in tuition fees in advance the following payment schedule applies
Payment 1: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 1. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 2: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 2. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 3: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 3. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
Payment 4: 25% of course Fee, For Cohort 1: $1,112.50 prior to course commencement in term 4. Other Cohorts will pay a corresponding amount
As fees are paid in instalments, there are no refunds
Total number of units = 8
- 8 elective units, consisting of:
- 6 elective units must be selected from the list below, with no more than 3 units selected from any one group
- 2 elective units may be selected from the units listed below, from this Training Package or from any current accredited course or endorsed Training Package at this qualification level or Diploma level.
- The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
BSBMKG608 Develop organisational marketing objectives
BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
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