Course Code: BSB51918

Diploma of Leadership and Management


Are you aspiring to a management role? The Diploma of Leadership and Management is suitable if you manage the work of others and review business policies or procedures. There is an emphasis on developing strategic level documents to enable the achievement of organisational goals and objectives. This course was previously known as a Diploma of Management.

Typically people undertaking this course will have considerable experience in their respective industry or vocational area. Your current role may be in any industry or organisational setting.

Our self-paced study mode means that you can progress at a pace that is comfortable for you without the stress of assessment due dates and rigid class timetables.

  • Nationally Recognised? Yes
  • Who can enrol? Students in all States and Territories of Australia
  • Trainer Support? Unlimited

COVID-19 UPDATE: This course requires that you already be working in a role that involves coordinating work tasks and others. If you have recently been displaced due to COVID-19 but have the support of an employer that will provide access to company systems for the purpose of project research your enrolment should be accepted. Course delivery is not impacted by COVID-19. All online and correspondence mode students can continue to study with full support provided by the Adapt Education team. 

All training, assessment and student services for this course are offered by Adapt Education (RTO# 32452). We do not act as a broker and no aspect of your enrolment will be outsourced to another organisation.

Download Diploma of Leadership and Management course outline

call 1300 380 335 if you have any questions about this course.


Course Details
  • Training modes for this qualification include: self paced online, self paced correspondence, or blended delivery
  • The course includes practical components, you must therefore be working in a relevant management role and/or have support from an employer that will provide access to company systems for the purpose of project research.

In most instances you will have up to 2 years to complete this qualification. Being self-paced study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class time tables. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 6 – 8 months.


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Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. All Fees can be incorporated into a payment plan. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.). The terms of each payment plan are nominated by you, then approved by us. All payment terms and conditions are agreed to in a direct debit agreement and are in line with National Vocational standards.

Upfront Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, money order or cash. Payment plans are processed with a direct debit system.

  • It is an expectation that you will have access to a computer and the internet to complete the assessment requirements of the course. Please discuss with Adapt if this is an issue as strategies can be put in place to assist.
  • It is expected that students have well developed Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. Students who do not meet the minimum LLN requirements for this course will be provided a range of options and strategies to assist.
  • For information regarding Adapt Education’s policies and procedures please refer to our student handbook
How to Enrol

There are no set in-take dates, so you can enrol online at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.


Course Structure (12 units required)

Unit Name

BSBLDR511Develop and use emotional intelligenceCore
BSBMGT517Manage operational planCore
BSBLDR502Lead and manage effective workplace relationshipsCore
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectivenessCore
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplaceCore
BSBCUS501Manage quality customer serviceCore
BSBFIM501Manage budgets and financial plansCore
BSBMGT502Manage people performanceCore
BSBRSK501Manage riskCore
BSBMGT516Facilitate continuous improvementCore
BSBHRM405Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staffCore
BSBLED501Develop a workplace learning environmentCore

* The list above represents our standard course units. Alternate Elective units may be offered following the completion of a Training Needs Analysis.