Qualification details

BSB50115 - Diploma of Advertising (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB50107 - Diploma of AdvertisingUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by BSB52415 - Diploma of Marketing and CommunicationQualifications merged to better fit industry practices 13/Jan/2016

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015

Units of competency

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BSBADV603 - Manage advertising productionManage advertising productionSupersededElective
BSBREL502 - Build international business networksBuild international business networksSupersededElective
BSBMKG506 - Plan market researchPlan market researchSupersededElective
BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvementSupersededElective
BSBPUB501 - Manage the public relations publication processManage the public relations publication processSupersededElective
BSBPUB502 - Develop and manage complex public relations campaignsDevelop and manage complex public relations campaignsSupersededElective
BSBDES601 - Manage design realisationManage design realisationSupersededElective
BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectivenessLead and manage team effectivenessSupersededElective
BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional developmentSupersededElective
BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer serviceSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 225111 Advertising Specialist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0805 Sales And Marketing 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Legal Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Paralegal,Legal Services Support Officer,Executive Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 225111 Advertising Specialist 30/Jul/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0805 Sales And Marketing 30/Jul/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 25/Mar/2015 
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Modification History



Release 1

This qualification first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification would apply to individuals with various job titles including account managers, creative directors, copywriters and account planners.

Individuals in these roles would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in advertising management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that advertising functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff and lead teams in conducting advertising campaigns.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

This qualification has no core units. 

8 elective units must be selected, of which: 

  • 5 elective units must be selected from the Group A elective units below
  • at least 2 elective units must be selected from either the remaining Group A or Group B units listed below, or from an equivalent level qualification in BSB Business Services Training Package
  • 1 elective unit 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 Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Elective Units 

Group A 

BSBADV503 Coordinate advertising research

BSBADV507 Develop a media plan

BSBADV509 Create mass print media advertisements

BSBADV510 Create mass electronic media advertisements

BSBMKG523 Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBWRT501 Write persuasive copy

Group B 

BSBADV602 Develop an advertising campaign

BSBADV603 Manage advertising production

BSBADV604 Execute an advertising campaign

BSBADV605 Evaluate campaign effectiveness

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

BSBDES601 Manage design realisation

BSBDES602 Research global design trends

BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBMKG402 Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets

BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix

BSBMKG506 Plan market research

BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments

BSBMKG508 Plan direct marketing activities

BSBMKG509 Implement and monitor direct marketing activities

BSBMKG510 Plan e-marketing communications

BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities

BSBMKG515 Conduct a marketing audit

BSBMKG520 Manage compliance within the marketing legislative framework

BSBMKG522 Plan measurement of marketing effectiveness

BSBPUB501 Manage the public relations publication process

BSBPUB502 Develop and manage complex public relations campaigns

BSBPUB503 Manage fundraising and sponsorship activities

BSBPUB504 Develop and implement crisis management plans

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

BSBREL501 Build international client relationships

BSBREL502 Build international business networks

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSB50115 Diploma of Advertising

BSB50107 Diploma of Advertising

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent qualification


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