BSB50620 Diploma of Marketing and Communication

Course code: BSB50620
Course length: 32 weeks
Pre-requisites: Entry to this qualification is limited to those who have completed all core units in BSB40820 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication
Career outcomes: marketing manager; marketing team leader; product manager; public relations manager
Articulation pathway: Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication
Campus: Brisbane Campus

 


Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in marketing management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that marketing 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 marketing campaigns. Depending on the units selected for the qualification, candidates may obtain a generic marketing qualification or specialise in direct marketing, public relations, or international marketing.

 

Pathways

BSB60520 Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

 

Entry requirements

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have completed formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.

 

Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations. The unit applies to individuals working in a supervisory or management marketing or advertising role within a marketing or advertising team or media organisation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and establish an effective marketing mix for a business. It includes preparing, implementing and monitoring the market mix. The unit applies to individuals who have management roles in marketing and are responsible for developing marketing and promotional mix within an organisation. These individuals may monitor the marketing mix to adjust according to new marketing opportunities identified.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate a range of marketing communication mediums to design and develop marketing communication plans. The unit applies to individuals who work in advertising, public relations, marketing or other promotional roles who plan electronic communications to effectively convey marketing communication messages and support achievement of marketing objectives.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret a creative brief and evaluate a range of innovative options to write persuasive copy. The unit applies to individuals who use well-developed advertising skills and a broad knowledge base to communicate messages in a wide range of contexts. In this role, individuals may develop copy individually or may work in a supervisory, management or freelancing capacity coordinating a team of writers.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a minor project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. The unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monetise digital engagement through a focus on customer engagement, content relevance and real-time digital payment systems. The unit applies to individuals working in a variety of marketing and communications occupational roles who have responsibility for working with clients (both internal and external) on improving income streams from their digital strategies.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop multifaceted and potentially ongoing public relations campaigns. The unit applies to individuals working in senior roles, who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge and who often have substantial experience. These individuals are also seeking to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to profile and analyse consumer behaviours for a range of international markets. The unit applies to individuals who have managerial responsibility for selecting and confirming appropriate international markets by identifying target markets, analysing customer behaviour and recommending strategies.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create multiplatform advertisements for the communication of a product, service or idea to consumers. The unit applies to individuals who work in supervisory management roles within an advertising team or media organisation and are primarily responsible for the development of advertisements.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement processes for managing risks to an organisation’s reputation associated with social media and online engagement, including the impacts of online negative commentary, complaints and criticism. It requires the ability to develop a social media crisis management plan and other processes to monitor and respond to issues and incidents. It applies to individuals who work at a senior level who operate independently, can have responsibility for others and are responsible for making a range of operational and strategic decisions. This unit applies to self-employed individuals, and owners and employees of any type of micro, small, medium or large organisation that utilises social media and online tools for customer engagement including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level. The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports practice which focuses on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice. The unit applies to individuals working in leadership or management roles in any industry or community context. The individual could be employed by the organisation, but may also be an external contractor, the leader of a cross organisation team or of a self-formed team of individuals.