Course Code: BSB50420

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

Optional: Select two of three additional units to complete a dual qualification with a Diploma of Business!

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.

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Course Details

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Core units:

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

Elective units:

BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

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

Course Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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


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.

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.


  • Fees quoted below are per student for the self-paced online study mode.
  • Please contact us for a quote for classroom based study, corporate or groups.
  • Enrolments cannot be accepted from international students or those in Australia on a student or education visa.
  • Fees quoted include:  course fees, administration fees and compulsory course materials such as text books, workbooks and handouts. Prices quoted do not include: face-to-face classes or tutoring, site visits, internet costs, stationary and other consumables such as printing paper, etc.

Diploma of Leadership and Management



Standard Course Fee 



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.


  • This qualification is approved for Commonwealth Incentive traineeship funding for eligible candidates.
  • This course is Centrelink approved and you may be eligible to receive the education supplement and the education entry payment. 
  • Refer to the Government funding page on this website to find out more.


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

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