The BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication (CRICOS COURSE CODE: 0100149) is a nationally recognised qualification for those looking develop knowledge and skills to work in a variety of marketing and media management roles. You will learn about marketing, advertising and promotional projects, managing client accounts, budgeting and financial planning and how to manage and ensure that teams work effectively.

 You will learn how to manage budgets and financial plans, build and manage international client relationships and networks, profile international markets and then develop specific marketing strategies to promote products and services in international markets. If you are indecisive and need a little extra help with deciding for a marketing career, check out our blog post on Why Study Marketing & Communication.


This qualification contains the 12 units of competency. All units must be successfully achieved to receive the qualification. There are 3 core units of competency and 9 elective units of competency for this qualification. NSW Institute of Education and Training has selected the following electives for this qualification;

Core Units of Competency

       i.         BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments
      ii.         BSBMKG523 Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan
     iii.         BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Elective Units of Competency

    iv.         BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
     v.         BSBMKG502 Establish and adjust the marketing mix
    vi.         BSBMKG506 Plan market research
   vii.         BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
  viii.         BSBMKG537 Develop a social media engagement plan
    ix.         BSBMKG510 Plan e-marketing communications
     x.         BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities
    xi.         BSBMKG515 Conduct a marketing audit
   xii.         BSBMKG518 Plan and implement services marketing


The Course Facts


Duration: 40 weeks plus 12 weeks of holiday breaks (One Year).

Training is conducted face-to-face, 20 hours per week in a classroom environment. Ten hours each week of self-study is recommended during term time.

 Sessions are trainer-led in-group sizes of up to 25 participants. The training program is undertaken using a planned schedule in accordance with national standards.


A pre-enrolment interview will be conducted with the Director of Studies or their delegate, to assess your suitability and capacity to undertake the course.


20 hrs of face-to-face learning per week.

Sydney location: Suite 801A, Level 8, Rhodes Waterside, 1 Rider Blvd, Rhodes NSW 2138


The course will be delivered in four terms over a one-year period.


The following identifies the units of competency to be delivered each term. This is a nationally recognised qualification and you are required to complete assessments for each unit of competency.

Following the completion of each topic and unit of competency you will have an additional assessment tasks due 2 weeks after the completion of each unit. Assessment due dates are given to students at the beginning of the course and each term.

The term break can also be used to provide additional learning support for any students at risk. Evidence collected will comply with the rules of evidence.  

terms nswiet 2020-2021


Minimum Entry Requirements

This course has pre-requisite requirements for entry into the qualification:

Entry to this qualification is limited to those individuals who have completed all core units in BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBMGT407 Apply digital solutions to work processes
BSBMKG417 Apply marketing communication across a convergent industry
BSBMKG418 Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry



International students must be 18 years of age or above and provide evidence of the following published entry requirements as stated below:

Meet the following Student Visa subclass 500 Vocational Education and Training requirements;

  • Be a genuine temporary entrant

  • Meet English language test score requirements

  • Demonstrate financial capacity

  • Hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

  • Meet the health requirements

  • Be of good character

  • Have no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia


  • Year 12 or equivalent and above, and


International Students are required to have English ability at the IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 (International English Language Testing System) level or higher, since written and oral forms of communication are an important part of the course.

IELTS is the preferred test for English proficiency; however, results of other testing systems may also be accepted. Students must show certified proof of their proficiency or proof of having passed an English Language Test in the last two years.


Students are required to provide their own laptop computer that is compatible with Australian power voltage requirements and is loaded with Microsoft Office 365 software or Open Office 365 (open source).

Sound computer skills are required that include using intermediate level Microsoft Word features. Ability to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports and undertake internet research. 

As part of the learning cycle students may be required to undertake online research or activities each week in class during term time.

Application Process

To enrol into a course as an overseas student at NSW Institute of Education and Training, applicants must complete an International Student Enrolment Form. The form is available on our website under the ‘Apply now’ section.

The application for enrolment must be accompanied by:

  • Evidence of English language and literacy proficiency (IELTS: General Score of 5.5)

  • Evidence of a High School Certificate or equivalent secondary schooling out-come

When we receive your application, our Admissions Officer will review it for completeness. When the application for enrolment is complete you will be issued a Letter of Offer (valid for 30 days), invoice for initial payment of fees and provided with an International Student Agreement for your review.

Once you accept the offer you are required to return the student agreement with the initial payment of fees, IELTS and education proof.

Upon approval of your application, an electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCoe) will be generated and forwarded to Department of Home Affairs and yourself at the address provided on your application with an official receipt for the fees paid.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply for a student visa. If your application is not complete, an Admissions Officer will contact you.


To study in Australia you’ll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government.

Once you have decided to study with NSW Institute of Education and Training there are a number of steps you must go through including:

  1. Submit your application to the NSW Institute of Education and Training.

  2. You will then receive an offer for review

  3. Submit by email your acceptance of the Letter of Offer

  4. You will be forwarded an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

  5. Apply for your student visa

 Complete the online form through the DHA’s Immi Account and pay the application fee.

 Include evidence of your intended course of study. This can be a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) or, for applicants already inside Australia, a Letter of Offer from your education institution.

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If your student visa application is approved, you should contact NSW Institute of Education and Training and provide evidence of approval. NSW Institute of Education and Training will contact you to confirm your timetable, start date and all other arrangements for your study with us.


If your student visa application is NOT approved, you must advise NSW Institute of Education and Training and apply in writing for a refund of student fees, in accordance with our Fee Refund Policy. 


As a student undertaking a vocational education and training course, you are protected under Australian Consumer Law and under State and Territory consumer protection laws. These protections include areas such as unfair contract terms, consumer guarantees, to a statutory cooling-off period, and unscrupulous sales practices. You can find out more information about your rights as a consumer from the Australian Consumer Law website which includes a range of helpful guides relating to specific areas of protection. Please visit the following sites for more information:

Consumer Protection: Australian Consumer Law;

Tuition Protection Service

Please refer to the Student Handbook for further detail that outlines your rights and obligations along with this course brochure.

If you want to know more about studying in Australia, and a comparison to studying in the US and Canada, click here.

Further Information

For further information, please contact NSW Institute of Education and Training Admissions Office: