Diploma of Advertising (BSB50115)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: BSB50115
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 40 weeks (online); 20 weeks (on campus)
Start date: Start anytime (online); Monthly start dates (on campus)
Awarded by: Martin (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Learn everything you need to know about the world of advertising with Martin's online Diploma of Advertising (BSB50115) course.

The program is designed to launch your advertising career, and covers a mix of communications, advertising and marketing subjects to ensure you've got the right blend of skills to graduate job-ready. The course takes an integrated marketing approach and will train you to evaluate the market, carry out advertising research, identify market trends and strategically launch creative media plans.

Upon graduation, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to work in both the business and creative sides of advertising. Should you wish to keep your career options open, you need only complete an additional four subjects to graduate with a Diploma of Business (BSB50215).

Campus locations

If you'd prefer to study this course on campus, you can choose between one of the following locations:

  • Sydney - Level 1, 63 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Melbourne - Level 3, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Gold Coast - Level 5, 38 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
  • Brisbane - Level 4, 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000

This qualification that was endorsed in the BSB Business Services Training Package have been superseded by the release of a replacement version of that Training Package. Enquire now for more information.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

In this advertising course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • BSBMKG502 - Establish and adjust the marketing mix
  • BSBMKG501 - Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
  • BSBWRT501 - Write persuasive copy
  • BSBMKG507 - Interpret market trends and developments
  • BSBMKG523 - Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan 1
  • BSBADV503 - Coordinate advertising research
  • BSBADV507 - Develop a media plan

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Advertising (BSB50115) from Martin.

This nationally-recognised qualification will prepare you to work in the fast-paced industry of advertising, and will open up a number of new career paths to you. Graduates of the course may be employed as an:

  • Advertising account manager
  • Advertising creative director
  • Account planner
  • Advertising manager
  • Copywriter

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for this diploma, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

Martin also offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
RTO 5806
Martin is a leading tertiary education institution offering a range of courses in events, business and management at certificate and diploma level. With over 35 years experience in the education sector, the college is focused on equipping students with the practical skills needed to enter the professional workforce. All Martin courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Sydney – Level 1, 63 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Melbourne – Level 3, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Gold Coast – Level 5, 38 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Brisbane – Level 4, 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Martin offers a range of student support services, and is dedicated to helping its students excel in their chosen field of speciality. As a Martin student you will be supported at every stage of your training; from talented mentors and one-on-one feedback sessions, through to academic skills workshops, and learning support services.

You will also be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features support tutorials that are tailored to your needs.

Martin is dedicated to building inclusive learning environments, and provides disability services and free counselling sessions to promote wellbeing for all students.

Career Starter Program

Ensure you graduate job-ready with the help of Martin’s Career Starter Program. The program includes:

  • Careers counsellors: Available for personal guidance sessions, workshops, seminars, and mentoring.

  • Job placements: Short-term or part-time placements across a range of industries.

  • Internships: Gain valuable experience and start building your professional network.

  • Volunteer opportunities: Get a foot in the door and build valuable industry contacts.

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