Version Effective: 1st of January, 2019
Version Effective: 1st of January, 2019

BSB51918 - Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Details

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. 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 $5148 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $429 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
Not Applicable

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

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Roles could include Store Manager, Frontline Manager, Information Services Manager, Business Administration Manager, Business Manager.  

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units
Standard Course Structure

18 months full-time or 2 years part-time

  • Online
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence More Information Details
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan More Information Details
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships More Information Details
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness More Information Details

A recommended order of study is listed below under Unit Sequence 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 12 elective units.

BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system More Information Details
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service More Information Details
BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment More Information Details
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development More Information Details
BSBADM502 Manage Meetings More Information Details
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement More Information Details
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance More Information Details
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work More Information Details
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans More Information Details
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace More Information Details
BSBLDR513 Communicate with influence More Information Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
2 BSBLDR511 - Develop and use emotional intelligence
3 BSBMGT517 - Manage operational plan
4 BSBLDR502 - Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
5 BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
6 BSBADM502 - Manage Meetings
7 BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvement
8 BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance
9 BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
10 BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
11 BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplace
13 BSBLDR513 - Communicate with influence

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Credit Transfer into CQU Bachelor of Business

CQU will only recognise Diploma students where the full-time Diploma course duration is one year or greater.

ALL CQU TAFE (BSB51918) students may undertake the Bachelor of Business and may choose any single specialisation.  Students with a completed CQU TAFE (BSB51918) will receive 1 year credit and will enter directly into 2nd year of the CQU Bachelor of Business.

CQU TAFE Diploma Business (BSB51918) students will receive the following credit:

  • Eight unspecified electives.

Students must complete remaining 16 units to complete their degrees as follows:

  • Eight core units.
  • Eight units from chosen specialisation.

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 current skills and experience matter to us. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experience as well as formal and informal training. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through our RPL centre. Please note that documentary evidence will be requested as well as other sources of evidence.