BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course overview

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are engaged to manage the work of others or to add value to or review management practices. Their role may be in any industry or organisational setting.

Typically people in these roles will have considerable experience in their respective industries or vocational areas and couple an informed perspective of the specific work requirements with their managerial approaches. The Diploma of Leadership and Management requires a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competence to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or the work of a team. AbSec Learning and Development Centre has tailored the course to apply particularly to serving Aboriginal families and communities.

Entry requirements

Prior completion of the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or Certificate IV in Business, or vocational experience in a management or supervisory role is preferred but not compulsory.

We are offering this course for people currently employed in the community sector, who as part of their role need this qualification or are interested in expanding and/or formalising their child protection and family support work skills and knowledge.

All applicants must undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment as part of the enrolment process to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the course.


Self-paced (8–12 months)


$2500 for full qualification

RPL/CT $1000 + $100 per unit

Delivery modes

This course has two modes of delivery, distance/on-line or blended delivery, providing flexibility for those students who are balancing work with study.

If you choose blended delivery a flexible plan will be prepared based on your individual needs and may involve a combination of:

• Workshops

• Distance/on-line

• Contextualised projects

• Recognition of current competence through oral questioning, workplace evidence and third party collaboration

Workshops may be delivered either face to face at a physical venue or they may be delivered in a virtual environment using an on-line platform. All workshops are facilitated by a fully qualified and experienced facilitator and designed to be interactive and informative.

Students are encouraged to complete online activities prior to any scheduled workshops.

Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is available and students will be throughout the process. Credit transfer is available for units of competence that are equivalent. AbSec LDC recognises the qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs.

A total of 12 units must be completed to achieve the qualification.

Core units (6):

  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

Elective units (6):

  • BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

  • BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces

  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

  • BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service

  • BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion

  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings

Other electives may be available for those undertaking a blended delivery mode.

Upcoming Programs

There are currently no dates available for this course.