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This is a Nationally Recognised Training course

Course Description

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is a nationally recognised qualification and is ideal for those seeking to advance their career into a management or leadership role or to further develop their skills in their existing role.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.  As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level provide leadership, guidance and support to others.  They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team.



The requirements for achievement of the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management are 12 units which consist of:

  • Completion of four (4) core units
  • Completion of eight (8) elective units

The hours displayed are nominal, actual delivery hours delivered may differ depending on delivery mode.

Unit Code

Unit Name


Nominal Hours


Develop and use emotional intelligence




Manage operational plan




Lead and manage effective workplace relationships




Lead and manage team effectiveness



BSBWOR501Manage personal work performance and professional development



BSBPMG522Undertake project work



BSBINM501Manage an information or knowledge management system



BSBFIM501Manage budgets and financial plans



BSBRSK501Manage Risk



BSBMGT516Facilitate continuous improvement



BSBMGT502Manage people performance



BSBHRM513Manage workforce planning



The Diploma of Leadership and Management can typically be completed in 12  - 36 months. This may vary if you have applied for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Mode of Delivery

Delivery will mainly be :

  • Face to face: class room
  • On-the-job: technical experts/workplace supervisor/trainer
  • Blended: this approach is offered for those who cannot attend scheduled face to face session/s

Types of Assessments

Oral questioning, workbook activities, practical tasks

Observation and or demonstration of performance, simulation, third party report, projects.

There will be other methods of assessment depending on the type of delivery and specific workplace focus or job role.

Course fees are made up oftwo components; tuition and materials fees. Due to the different level of Government subsidies available to students,there are three possible fee levels for tuition fees; concession, standard and full fee. Only one will beapplicable to you.

Please visit our Fees & Charges page for more information. Government funding and assistance varies between states, and we recommend that you contact AiGTS in order to consult on the appropriate funding that suits your personal requirements.

Full fee-paying students - Fees can be made by paying an initial payment of $1000 and remaining amountsvia 3 instalments in accordance with the Service Level Agreement.

FFS - $5,300.00

Full fees are applicable to students who do not meet State or Commonwealth funding eligibility criteria.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.  It is however recommended that participants have current or past work experience to demonstrate operational and/or technical skill competency over time.

This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret/analyse written instructions and the ability to analysis and write reports in context to the job role.

All applicants will need to undertake a Pre Training Review and Language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Pre Training Review

All applicants are required to complete a mandatory pre-training review which is completed prior to enrolment to ensure applicants meet the requirements to undertake the qualification.

Language, literacy and numeracy

All applicants are required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolling.  This qualification requires sound communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to read and interpret written instructions and the ability to analyse and write reports in context to the job role.

Study Pathways

Pathway into the qualification - This qualification is suitable for either direct entry, recognition of prior learning/work experience or progression from the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business or other relevant qualifications
Pathway from the qualification - Further training pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include but not limited to: BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business (not on AiGTS Scope of Registration).

Employment Pathways

The following list of employment pathways are examples of career goals and opportunities available for those who complete this AQF qualification:

  • Manager within varying industry sectors and areas within the organisations, e.g. production, marketing, sales, HR, Warehouse, Logistics, Medical, Government departments etc.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL in simple terms involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside formal education and training system.  Find out more about RPL.

Student Support
The following learning support will be available to learners:

  • LL&N referral to an organisation which is equipped to provide such support
  • Reasonable adjustment and additional support provided in the event it is found that a student is having major difficulties in completing the qualification
  • Face to face, email and telephone support, in the event a student/client has requested such support or it is deemed they need this support to complete the qualification
  • Mentoring in the workplace or by the Trainer/Assessor
  • Counselling services (to be organised in consultation with the employer and when required by the student).
Application for entry to this course is available at any time. Please contact AiGTS on 1300 134 756 in order to discuss options for commencement. You can also submit your expression of interest online.