APSAA Tertiary Vocational Qualifications

The APSAA Diplomas and the APSAA Advanced Diploma are not Nationally Recognised qualifications, however all units contained within these courses are Nationally Recognised Units of Competency and have been selected from various Training Packages. All units within the bundles are also Nationally Recognised Units of Competency. Following successful completion of any unit(s), you may be eligible to claim credit towards full Nationally Recognised Qualifications from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Please be aware that Training Packages are updated from time to time to ensure that training products are responsive to industry’s existing and future demand for skills. If during the course of your studies a training package is updated, you will receive notification from TAFE NSW Digital, advising you of the change.  In some cases, this may mean no change at all to your current enrolment as RTO’s have 12 months to transition to the new version of the Training Package.

These qualifications, available exclusively to APSAA members, are delivered by TAFE Digital NSW.  TAFE Digital is part of TAFE NSW (Registered Training Organisation 90003) and is the largest online education provider in Australia with over 100,000 enrolled students nationally and internationally.  Regardless of your location, you can access high-quality online training where and when it suits you. You will have access to extensive learning resources, real-time interaction with teachers and fellow online students via live virtual classrooms, forums and chat bots.  TAFE Digital also offers the latest technologies in multi-media, including virtual reality and augmented reality simulation exercises, allowing you to practice your hands-on skills digitally

APSAA members have the option to choose to complete any or all of the following three streams:



No of Units

Price (incl GST)

Management, Operations & Finance Advanced Diploma 18 $9,900
Student Experience and Wellbeing Diploma 12 $7,700
Facilities and Development Diploma 13 $7,700
Click here to view the units offered in the Advanced Diploma and Diplomas
Click on the Stream title to go to the registration and payment page.  After payment has been recieved, you will be sent a link to register for the course with TAFE NSW - please allow 2 working days for this.

Each of the streams is:

  • delivered by TAFE NSW Digital online
  • accessible 24/7, 365 days per year
  • comprised of nationally accredited units
  • supported by resources and qualified teachers
  • auto-credited into other Nationally Accredited Qualifications
  • eligible for RPL
  • linked with APSAA CPD points - points will be automatically credited to your CPD record

Members also have the option to complete a smaller APSAA 'skill set', with eight individual skill sets to choose from:

APSAA skill set


Price (incl GST)


Units - BSBMGT402,

  • Implement Operational Plan
  • Coordinate Implementation of Customer Service Strategies
  • Lead Effective Workplace Relationships

Human Resources

Units - BSBLDR501, BSBMGT501

  • Develop and use Emotional Intelligence
  • Manage People Performance


Units - SITXFIN002,

  • Interpret Financial Information
  • Prepare and Monitor Budgets
  • Manage Finances within a Budget


Units - SITTTSL008, SITXHRM005

  • Book Supplier Products and Services
  • Manage Volunteers

Incident Management and Response

Units - SITXCOM005, BSBWHS501

  • Manage Conflict
  • Contribute to Implementing Emergency Procedures

Workplace Health & Safety

Units - BSBWHS408,

  • Assist with Effective WHS Management of Contractors
  • Identify Hazards, Assess and Control Safety Risks
  • Implement and Monitor Work Health and Safety Programs

Statutory Requirements

Unit - CPPDSM4016A

  • Monitor and Manage Lease or Tenancy Agreeent

Living and Learning Environment

Units - CHCEDS026, CHCYTH003

  • Make a Presentation
  • Engage Respectfully with Young People
Click on the Skill Set title to go to the registration and payment page. After payment has been recieved, you will be sent a link to register for the course with TAFE NSW - please allow 2 working days for this.

To receive certification you must complete all units within the skill set.  All skill sets are 'building blocks' towards an APSAA Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Download the APSAA Tertiary Vocational Qualifications Overview flyer.