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Diploma of Leadership and Management

CRICOS Code: 104560C   |   Course Code: BSB50420



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

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English language entry requirements

International Student Entry: English Language level of IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent.

Career Pathway

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. The program is suitable to Department Manager in a small manufacturing business. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Manager

Entry requirements

All applicants must be 18 year or over.

Course fees

Tuition: $6,000
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

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

Course Duration

52 weeks (20 hours per week, structured as 40 weeks full time face to face with 12 weeks breaks)

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • BSBOPS503 Develop administrative systems
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
  • BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

Total number of units = 12

  • 4 core unit plus
  • 8 elective units, of which:
  • 4 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • up to 4 may be additional units from Group A or Group B
  • if not listed below, up to 2 electives may be from Diploma or above in the Business Services Training Package
  • if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.


Pathways from the qualification

After achieving the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management, candidates may undertake the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management, or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.