BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management

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.

Course Overview

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is a comprehensive course designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage and lead teams. This course covers a range of essential topics, including strategic planning, team management, risk management, operational planning, communication, and financial management. Students will also develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making, which are vital for success in leadership and management roles.


Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage and lead teams effectively, develop and implement strategic plans, and manage organizational change. Graduates will be prepared to work in a range of industries, including healthcare, finance, retail, and manufacturing. The Diploma of Leadership and Management is suitable for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in leadership and management or who are currently working in leadership roles and wish to develop their skills further. This course may also provide a pathway to higher qualifications in leadership and management, including an Advanced Diploma or a Bachelor's degree.



12 - 24 months


Study online. Gain real-world skills.



Career opportunities

General Manager | Operations Manager


12 units of competency | Nationally recognised

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Computer and internet access required


Diploma of Business | Business Management positions


Experienced industry experts


Multiple short online assessments

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Course Delivery and Duration

Our online guides and assessments have been uniquely developed to best equip you for the real world! We have ensured you will remain engaged while completing your studies and provide real life, relatable scenarios to set you up for your future!


14 months is the average course duration for completing the Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification. As this course is 'self-paced' study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class timetables, fitting study around work, family and life. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 6 – 8 months.


Students receiving study benefits from Centrelink (education on supplement) will be obligated to complete the course in 28 weeks (full-time) or 56 weeks (part-time). Students who complete the course as part of a traineeship will have 12 months full-time or 2 years part-time.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

A Diploma of Leadership and Management can lead to a variety of career and study pathways, including:


Career Pathways:

  • General Manager: General Managers are responsible for overseeing all aspects of a business, including finances, operations, and management. They are the highest-level managers in a business and are responsible for ensuring the business is meeting its goals.
  • Operations Manager: Operations Managers are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a business, including overseeing production, managing supply chains, and ensuring efficiency in all aspects of the business.
  • Account Manager: Account Managers are responsible for managing relationships with clients, including ensuring client satisfaction, identifying new business opportunities, and managing client accounts.

Study Pathways:

  • Diploma of Business: Completing this qualification with a dual diploma of business provides a comprehensive understanding of both the operational and strategic aspects of business management and practices, as well as leadership and management skills. This can prepare you for a variety of career opportunities and can provide a strong foundation for further study and professional development.

 These are just a few examples, and the specific career and study opportunities and pathways will depend on your skills, interests, and experience. The Diploma of Leadership and Management is an ideal course for individuals who are keen to establish a career in leadership and management in any industry or who are currently working in leadership roles and wish to develop their skills further. 


In total, you need to complete 12 nationally recognised units of competency. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and upon completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.


Core 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


Plus 6 Elective units:

BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts
BSBLDR522 - Manage people performance
BSBOPS504 - Manage business risk
BSBTWK501 - Lead diversity and inclusion
BSBTWK503 - Manage meetings
BSBWHS521 - Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however students will require:
  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to a computer and internet

Support and assessments

Our online courses include the support of experienced industry professionals and support staff to guide you through the program. Our trainers are dedicated to helping you succeed and will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your progress. They will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fully understand the course material, as well as offer suggestions for further learning opportunities.

Furthermore, you will have access to a wealth of up to date, easy to understand online course materials, including videos, tutorials, and practice exercises, which will help you to deepen your understanding of the course material.

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Upon completion of the course, you will possess not only real-world skills and understanding, but also a nationally recognized and accredited qualification. Apply your skills in a dynamic new position or pursue a new exciting career path - start your future now!

Upcoming Programs

Name Location Cost
Diploma of Leadership and Management - 2024 Online $2,590.00