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Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Diploma of
Leadership and Management 

Leadership and management skills are essential in every industry. Set yourself on the path to success with this broad ranging and practical qualification. This qualification will equip you with the skills you need to lead and manage in all work environments, big and small, government and business. Leadership, communication, business planning, teamwork, critical thinking, emotional intelligence some of the key concepts and areas which this qualification covers.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

Participants will benefit from a holistic and comprehensive learning programme, designed to impart practical skills and knowledge.  Training and assessment is practical, realistic and relevant, and directly applicable to any workplace and industry.  Sessions are supported by learning materials, readings and intensive coaching and mentoring by facilitators, as well as online, email and phone support. 

The course covers twelve (12) units of competency, six (6) core units and six (6) elective units.  Units are drawn from the following:

CORE UNITS (six (6) compulsory units)

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness


​ELECTIVE UNITS (Choose six (6) elective units from below)

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBOPS502 Manage business risk

BSBSTR503 Develop organisational policy

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

SIRXOSM007 Manage risk to organisational reputation in an online setting

All sessions are supported by learning materials, readings and intensive coaching and mentoring by facilitators, as well as online, email and phone support.


Programme Overview

  • BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

  • Duration: 1-3 years (part-time) 

  • Description: A guided programme of learning to suit both aspiring and established leaders and managers.

  • Accreditation: Level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Who should attend?

  • Potential and future leaders and managers;

  • Those in leadership, management and supervisory positions wishing to augment their skills;

  • Business owners;

  • Those who wish to develop a leadership and management mindset.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for studying this qualification, but candidates should have the literacy and numeracy skills required to study at a diploma level. In order to successfully complete the qualification we recommend that candidates should either:

  • hold a Certificate IV or Certificate III


  • have relevant vocational practice, without formal qualifications


  • have other educational qualifications and some vocational experience.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Candidates for the Diploma of  Leadership and Management will benefit from a tailored programme designed to maximise benefits and learning for participants. 

  • Participants are provided with practical tools directly applicable to real life.  

Learning tools and methodology

Blended delivery with a combination of online, face to face and distance training (as applicable). Methodologies include coaching and mentoring, workshops, learning activities, discussions, and social media. Learning is supported by independent research and a range of practical activities.


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