Diploma of Advertising BSB50115 (CRICOS 091223J)

Take the next step in your career by studying with Oceania College of Technology’s Diploma of Advertising. This course will help you enhance your existing skills and develop the knowledge required to work in a professional business environment.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed for those currently employed in the marketing/advertising sector, wanting to enhance their skills and knowledge of Advertising. Once completed you will receive an industry recognised qualification and skills. Job roles related to this qualification may include: account managers, creative directors, copywriters and account planners.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.


Can I apply?

Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in Maths and English (IELTS Score 5.5 or above). Should you not meet the IELTS score of 5.5 you must undertake a minimum of 6 months English Language Studies at OCT or another reputable English college.


Minimum age of 18 years at time of enrolment.


What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Advertising. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

Course Duration

This course can be studied 15 hours face to face and 5 hours online/distance per week.


Offered over 2 days per week to enable you more flexibility.


Course duration is 12 months, full-time study (includes 44 teaching weeks & 8 weeks Holidays depending on the date you commence your study). This course has 3 study periods of 15 weeks each approximately.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however cannot exceed the nominal duration.


What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Credit transfers may be available into related diploma and advanced diploma courses.

Study Options

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


 Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.




What will I study – Course Outline

Code Unit of Competence C/E
BSBADV503 Coordinate advertising research E
BSBADV507 Develop a media plan E
BSBADV509 Create mass print media advertisements E
BSBMKG523 Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan E
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation E
BSBWRT501 Write persuasive copy E
BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities E
BSBADV602 Develop an advertising campaign E