The New BSB – Business Services Training Package Version 7.0 is Coming Out This October

The New 2020 BSB Version 7.0 Update Is Coming This October

The new BSB Version 7.0 is one of the biggest updates to the Business Services training package in years, and it is releasing on this October*. This comes after PwC’s Skills for Australia’s Case for Endorsement document was endorsed at the Australian Industry Skills Committee meeting. 

About 4 in 5 RTOs have at least 1 BSB training component on scope, so we could say that almost all Registered Training Organisations will be affected by the change.  

Many RTOs have already enquired with us about the new BSB courses and how e-learning and a premium LMS platform could help them deliver training at a lower cost. Most of these RTOs we have spoken to are already preparing for the changes. 

Want to prepare your RTO for this major update? Please read on. 

Summary of the NEW 2020 BSB 7.0 Training Package 

To summarise some of the major changes from the BSB v6.0/v6.1 to the BSB v7.0: 

  • There are 33 updated qualifications 
  • Seven qualifications will be deleted 
  • A total of 20 brand new units will be created  
  • 283 Units will be created 
  • Many popular qualifications will be “Not Equivalent” and RTOs will need to reapply for scope of registration. 
  • A major consolidation of qualifications, reducing the overall number of qualifications in the training package from 66 to 33. 

Updates to 33 Qualifications:  

New Qualification Old Qualification Equivalent/  

Not Equivalent 

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BSB10120 Certificate I in Workplace Skills BSB10115 Certificate I in Business NE Yes 
BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace SkillsBSB20115 Certificate II in Business 

BSB20215 Certificate II in Customer Engagement 

NE Yes 
BSB30120 Certificate III in BusinessBSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration 

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business 

BSB30215 Certificate III in Customer Engagement 

BSB30815 Certificate III in Recordkeeping 

BSB30915 Certificate III in Business Administration (Education) 

BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) 

NE Yes 
BSB30220 Certificate III in Entrepreneurs and New BusinessBSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations Yes 
BSB30320 Certificate III in Legal Services BSB31015 Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) NE No 
BSB30420 Certificate III in Library and Information Services BSB31215 Certificate III in Library and Information Services NE No 
BSB40120 Certificate IV in BusinessBSB40215 Certificate IV in Business 

BSB40315 Certificate IV in Customer Engagement 

BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration 

BSB40615 Certificate IV in Business Sales 

BSB41115 Certificate IV in International Trade 

BSB41618 Certificate IV in Business (Procurement) 

BSB41715 Certificate IV in Recordkeeping 

BSB42315 Certificate IV in Environmental Management and Sustainability 

NE Yes 
BSB40220 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Governance BSB41915 Certificate IV in Business (Governance) No 
BSB40320 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurs and New BusinessBSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business 

BSB42518 Certificate IV in Small Business Management 

BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource ManagementBSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources NE Yes 
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and ManagementBSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Yes 
BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB42215 Certificate IV in Legal Services NE No 
BSB40720 Certificate IV in Library and Information Service BSB42115 Certificate IV in Library and Information Services NE No 
BSB40820 Certificate IV in Marketing and CommunicationBSB42415 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication NE Yes 
BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management PracticeBSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice Yes 
BSB50120 Diploma of BusinessBSB50215 Diploma of Business 

BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration 

BSB60815 Advanced Diploma of Recordkeeping 

BSB50315 Diploma of Customer Engagement 

BSB50815 Diploma of International Business 

BSB51518 Diploma of Business (Procurement) 

BSB51715 Diploma of Recordkeeping 

NE Yes 
BSB50220 Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Governance BSB50715 Diploma of Business (Governance) No 
BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource ManagementBSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management NE Yes 
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and ManagementBSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management Yes 
BSB50520 Diploma of Library and Information Services BSB52115 Diploma of Library and Information Services NE No 
BSB50620 Diploma of Marketing and CommunicationBSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication NE Yes 
BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services BSB52215 Diploma of Legal Services NE No 
BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management No 
BSB50920 Diploma of Quality AuditingBSB51615 Diploma of Quality Auditing NE No 
BSB60120 Advanced Diploma of Business BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business NE Yes 
BSB60220 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing BSB61115 Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing 

BSB52015 Diploma of Conveyancing 

BSB60320 Advanced Diploma of Human Resource ManagementBSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) NE No
BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and ManagementBSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management NE Yes 
BSB60520 Advanced Diploma of Marketing and CommunicationBSB61315 Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication NE Yes 
BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management BSB61218 Advanced Diploma of Program Management Yes
BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) 

BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) 

BSB80220 Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management BSB80415 Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management No
BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership No


Removal of 7 Qualifications: 

Qualification Code Qualification Name 
BSB30515 Certificate III in Business Administration (International Education) 
BSB30615 Certificate III in International Trade 
BSB40715 Certificate IV in Franchising 
BSB40915 Certificate IV in Governance 
BSB50515 Diploma of Franchising 
BSB52318 Diploma of Governance 
BSB80315 Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity 


Creation of 20 New Units: 

Unit Code Unit Name 
BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations 
BSBCNV616 Comply with tax obligations in a conveyancing transaction 
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving 
BSBFIN502 Manage financial compliance 
BSBINS502 Coordinate data management 
BSBINS515 Participate in archiving activities 
BSBINS516 Undertake cataloguing activities 
BSBLEG425 Apply principles of legal project management 
BSBLEG531 Apply legal principles in administrative law matters 
BSBLEG533 Support alternative dispute resolution processes 
BSBLEG534 Take instructions in a legal services environment 
BSBMKG628 Lead organisational public relations 
BSBOPS302 Identify business risk 
BSBOPS306 Record stakeholder interactions 
BSBPMG541 Manage complex projects 
BSBSUS412 Develop and implement workplace sustainability plans 
BSBSUS413 Evaluate and report on workplace sustainability 
BSBTEC203 Research using the internet 
BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy 
BSBTWK601 Develop and maintain strategic business networks. 


These are just some of the major changes in the New BSB Training Package this 2020. For more comprehensive information on specialisation streams, consolidated qualifications, equivalent vocational outcomes, new skill sets, updated units of competency from the old BSB v6.0, and more, please check out the Skills for Australia Case for Endorsement documents links below. 

What Does the 2020 BSB Version 7.0 Update Mean  for My RTO? 

The changes mean your RTO will need to reapply for scope ASAP. Your RTO must act swiftly to accommodate the massive changes in the new BSB 7.0 training package. Acting ASAP means that you will be able to service the massive student demand for the new qualifications. 

The BSB 7.0 Update can also be an opportunity to be the first to market and deliver the new courses to the massive number of students who will want to train for the new qualifications. Complying with the changes then means more opportunities for your RTO to train students. 

What Should My RTO Do? 

You will have to get training materials developed for the NEW unit standards – just changing the course code on the materials won’t work!  apply or re-apply for scope to get new (and “Not Equivalent”) qualifications on your RTO’s roster of courses. 

Typical options to get resources would be to purchase RTO materials from an RTO resource publisher or developer OR to develop the New BSB 7.0 RTO materials in-house. However, these options are not the most cost-efficient and can cost your RTO literally tens-of-thousands of dollars, if not more. Therefore, they are not the best options if you’re looking to upgrade  

For big updates like the new BSB v7.0, it’s best to get a premium RTO LMS subscription which will allow you to deliver the new BSB 2020 courses in e-learning format at a more cost-efficient rate! Moreover, using a leading LMS platform will also help your RTO deliver quality training through the following features: 

  • Powerful LMS system with option to get e-learning resources with your LMS 
  • LMS is plug-and-play compatible with common SCORM/HTML5 compliant e-learning resources 
  • Rapid e-Learning authoring tool built into your LMS 
  • Built-in virtual classroom software to run effective online training 
  • Integrates with many common SMS platforms for great student management and AVETMISS reporting 
  • Brand with your logo & colours to promote your RTO to your students!  
  • Training included in your setup, with additional support available!  
  • Hosted on powerful cloud servers to maximise speed & reliability 
  • Further customisations and integrations available! 


If you want to save your RTO time and development costs, and be one of the first RTOs to market and deliver compliant training, then please get in touch today. Call us at 1300 626 556 or email for more enquiries about our world-class LMS platform and our e-learning tools. 

Supplemental Information 

For more information on the BSB 7.0 update, you can visit the Skills for Australia – Business Services page here – 

*Expected date of release is mid-October.

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