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BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Details

Course Summary

Elevate your leadership potential with our transformative BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management. Develop the skills to inspire, motivate, and guide teams towards success. Master strategic decision-making, effective communication, and change management. Lead with confidence, empower others, and shape the future of organisations. 

The Diploma of Leadership and Management 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 workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams in meeting organisational or enterprise requirements.

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

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

What is the purpose of bksb?  

The bksb is an approved online review tool that will give the student a level for their English (literacy) and Maths (numeracy) levels, and can also help to identify any skill gaps or areas that the student might need additional support in.

There are no other entry requirements for this course, however, completion of a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, or another relevant qualification, and/or experience in a range of work environments in the business industry is desirable.

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. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

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
Full Fee $12,600.00 (2024)
Fee for service per unit $1,050.00 (2024)
RPL Fee for service per Unit $525.00 (2024)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

The achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 6 core and 6 elective units. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Career opportunities: Store Manager, Frontline Manager, Information Service Manager, Business Administration Manager, Business Manager.

Pathways: Students who complete the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management will be eligible for direct entry into CL86 Bachelor of Business at CQUniversity. Students may receive credit toward CL86 for units completed in BSB50420.

Exit Points: Students who exit this course at any time prior to completion will receive a statement of attainment for those units of competency they have successfully achieved. 

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 6 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units

This course has been structured into stages/clusters, with a goal of streamlining the enrolment/learning process. These Clusters have been designed as a recommended study plan to ensure all course requirements are met.

Students should only enrol into a maximum of one unit at a time, commencing with Stage 1 through to Stage 12. Each Stage consists of one unit. Students wanting to enrol in more than the recommended one unit maximum, are to seek advice with the course Teacher prior to enrolling.


Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:

Online self-directed: 12 - 24 Months

Part-time: One (1) unit per 10 week study period

To ensure you can manage your study load, we recommend limiting your workload to no more than one (1) unit per study period. Some students may progress at a faster rate based on their experience, knowledge, and skills, as they would be able to apply the actual context of workplace experience to their assessments.


  • Online
  • Domestic


Cluster 1: BSB50420_C01: BSBCRT511
Cluster 2: BSB50420_C02: BSBPEF502
Cluster 4: BSB50420_C04: BSBCMM511
Cluster 5: BSB50420_C05: BSBSTR502
Cluster 6: BSB50420_C06: BSBFIN501
Cluster 7: BSB50420_C07: BSBOPS502
Cluster 9: BSB50420_C09: BSBTWK502
Cluster 10: BSB50420_C10: BSBLDR522
Cluster 11: BSB50420_C11: BSBCMM412
Cluster 12: BSB50420_C12: BSBOPS504

Online self-directed course study is structured into fixed intake study periods that have set durations of 10 weeks per intake period from the intake commencement date.  You will be able to access your learning materials two weeks prior to the commencement of the intake study period. You must be enrolled into your unit/s to be able to access your learning materials.

To ensure you can manage your study load, we strongly recommend students follow the recommended unit study sequence when enrolling and enrol in no more than 1 unit per intake or the units required to complete one cluster/stage unless otherwise advised. 


Cluster 12A: BSB50420_C12A: BSBXCM501
Cluster 12B: BSB50420_C12B: BSBOPS501
Cluster 12C: BSB50420_C12C: BSBHRM521
Cluster 12D: BSB50420_C12D: BSBHRM522
Cluster 12E: BSB50420_C12E: BSBHRM524
Cluster 12F: BSB50420_C12F: BSBHRM525
Cluster 12G: BSB50420_C12G: BSBHRM529
Cluster 12H: BSB50420_C12H: BSBTEC401
Cluster 12I: BSB50420_C12I: BSBTEC402

The units within the generic course electives list are recommended for students. Please contact the Course Management Team at, coursemanagement@cqu.edu.au, for assistance substituting your elective units.

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Online Course

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Online Course

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Domestic 2023 Availabilities

Online Course

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Domestic 2024 Availabilities

Online Course

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