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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.

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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


To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 12 units, consisting of:

4 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
Elective Units
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 Manage 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
A recommended order of study is listed below and should be used as a guide only. Students may have been provided a training plan which includes units outside of the recommended guide. Students may still undertake units as per their training plan. Students are to choose 8 of the 9 elective units marked with an (E) listed below. 

Enrol into one unit at a time as per the following order:
  1. BSBWOR501 (E)
  2. BSBLDR501 (C)
  3. BSBMGT517 (C)
  4. BSBLDR502 (C)
  5. BSBWOR502 (C)
  6. BSBADM502 (E)
  7. BSBMGT516 (E)
  8. BSBMGT502 (E)
  9. BSBPMG522 (E)
  10. BSBFIM501 (E)
  11. BSBWHS501 (E)
  12. BSBRSK501 (E)
  13. BSBLDR503 (E)

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment

Course Intakes


There are twelve course intakes, available monthly from January to December.

Duration and dates
18 months full-time or 2 years part-time

This course is available online with teaching support available through email and telephone. Individual Zoom sessions can be arranged by appointment. Online students require self-motivation and must have 6 hours per week available for study. 

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

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.