Diploma of Marketing and Communication is particularly appropriate for those with some existing experience working in a management role, or those who aspire to in the near future. Participants learn to identify and evaluate marketing opportunities, manage the marketing mix, conduct marketing research, manage direct marketing initiatives, plan e-marketing communications and much more. 

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Course Description

The Diploma course is suited for marketing professionals who are already working or have previously worked within the industry and are now looking to take their career to the next level. The Diploma of Marketing and Communication is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.
The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the Lynda.com video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.


All students will be provided with a relevant textbook: Rix, Peter. (2013) Marketing: A Practical Approach,7th Edition McGraw Hill

  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools, including Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Webinars - both live and recorded sessions
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider Lynda.com
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program


All core units in BSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing & Communication or equivalent competencies:

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

Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by an Upskilled assessor.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.  Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma of Marketing & Communication.

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBMKG507Interpret market trends and developments
BSBPMG522Undertake project work
BSBMKG523Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan
BSBMKG508Plan direct marketing activities
BSBMKG502Establish and adjust the marketing mix
BSBMKG527Plan social media engagement
BSBADV507Develop a media plan
BSBMKG509Implement and monitor direct marketing activities
BSBMKG506Plan market research
BSBMKG501Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
BSBMKG510Plan e-marketing communications
BSBMKG514Implement and monitor marketing activities

Career Outcomes

The Diploma of Marketing & Communication reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge across marketing management, and who demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that marketing functions are effectively conducted. They typically have responsibility for the work of other staff, and lead teams in conducting marketing campaigns.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Marketing manager
  • Marketing team leader
  • Product manager
  • Public relations manager

Further Study

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include Advanced Diploma of Marketing (BSB60515), or other advanced diploma qualifications. 

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $3,825

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Total course cost: $4,500

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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