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Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)

Course summary

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.

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. 

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however, it is recommended that you first complete a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) or other relevant qualification/s. Consideration will be given to your academic and/or work histories.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  • Store Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Information Services Manager
  • Business Administration Manager
  • Business Manager

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 478 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • Distance
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence
BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment
BSBMGT502 Mange people performance
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Study Sequence

Enrol in the following order:

  1. BSBWOR501
  2. BSBLDR501
  3. BSBWOR502
  4. BSBLDR502
  5. BSBMGT502
  6. BSBADM502
  7. BSBMGT516
  8. BSBMGT517
  9. BSBPMG522
  10. BSBCUS501
  11. BSBINM501
  12. BSBLDR503
  13. BSBFIM501
  14. BSBWHS501
  15. BSBRSK501

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.

Duration and dates
12 - 18 months

Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed.


This course is available by Distance Education and course material will be available online. Distance Education students require self-motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This is a self-paced course so students will need well developed technology and literacy skills to read and follow text books, basic numeracy skills are also required.

Students can be enrolled into a maximum of four (4) units at any one time dependent on their time to commit to studies. 

Enrolment Dates

VFH 1 (30 January - 23 June 2017) last date for enrolment is 28 February 2017

VFH 2 (6 March - 28 July 2017) last date for enrolment 4 April 2017

VFH 3 (10 April – 1 September 2017) last date for enrolment 9 May 2017

VFH 4 (15 May – 6 October 2017) last date for enrolment 13 June 2017

VFH 5 (10 July – 1 December 2017) last date for enrolment 8 August 2017

VFH 6 (14 August  2017– 5 January 2018) last date for enrolment 12 September 2017

VFH 7 (18 September 2017- 9 February 2018) last date for enrolment 17 October 2017

VFH 8 (6 November 2017 – 13 April 2018) last date for enrolment 5 December 2017

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

No related course found.

Can I go on to further training?

Yes. Successful completion of this course may gain recognition of your studies towards the Bachelor of Business.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.