Diploma of Leadership and Management


Qualification Diploma of Leadership and Management
National course code BSB51915
Accreditation Tactical Training Group‚  WG Learning
Recognition Nationally Recognised Diploma - meets AQF standards (What's this?)
Duration Maximum 2 years
Study mode Online
Start date Enrol anytime
Price $3,000


Our Diploma of Leadership and Management online course is best suited for individuals looking for an opportunity to better understand management and management systems.

  • Advance your career
    Get ahead with a Diploma of Business.
  • Flexible Learning
    Work at your own pace. No fixed timetables and exam schedules. Fit your study around your life and work commitments.
  • National Qualification
    This qualification is recognised with the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Who is this course for?

It is the perfect qualification if you are currently working in a business role and are looking to further your skills. Or perhaps you are looking to enter the business profession and start a new career.

Skills developed

  • Human resources management
  • Manage the organisation of business meetings
  • Managing personal and professional development (self-management)
  • Manage information and knowledge management systems
  • Coordinate and implement customer service strategies
  • Learn to develop business documents in line with organisational requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however there are preferred entry pathways for candidates considering this qualification.

Recognition of prior learning

Skills and qualifications you already have may count towards your qualification.

Find out more


This course is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a nationally recognised qualification, BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Course requirements

What you'll neeed.

You must be at least 16 years old on the date of application. If you are under the age of 18 you will also need an application signed by your parent or guardian.

  • Year 10 and a minimum of one year of vocational experience OR
  • Completion of a government recognised Certificate II course or higher OR
  • Relevant vocational experience

To complete the course material you’ll need access to a computer AND smart device. Plus you’ll also need the following PC software/hardware specifications:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Strong internet access Printer
  • Microsoft Windows XP or MAC equivalent Scanner/Camera (you may be required to scan and email a document to your trainer/upload to the online system. If you do not have a scanner, you are able to take a photo of the document.)

In order to successfully enrol in this course, you must have a level of proficiency in written English, allowing you to engage in the course materials and content and ensuring you can undertake the variety of assessments.

Qualification pathways

Pathways into the qualification

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or other relevant qualification


with vocational experience but without formal supervision or management qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

This qualification provides a pathway to work in multiple industry sectors as a manager.

Course details

Total Units: 12

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work are according to the WHS legislative requirements.

Code: BSBWHS501

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to organise learning to use an information or knowledge management system and to manage the use of the system.

Code: BSBINM501

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

Code: BSBWOR502

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

Code: BSBMGT516

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle. Performance of the work described in this unit will be underpinned by in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resource functions.

Code: BSBHRM405

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report to them directly. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management.

Code: BSBMGT502

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation. Operators may have staff involved in delivering customer service and are responsible for the quality of their work. In many instances the work will occur within the organisation’s policies and procedures framework. At this level, the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies, will be required.

Code: BSBCUS501

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.

Code: BSBWOR501

Develop and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.

Code: BSBLDR501

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans.

Code: BSBMGT517

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

Code: BSBLDR502

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation’s workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends.

Code: BSBHRM513

For more detailed information about the course structure please visit Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915 at Training.gov.au

Job roles

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

Business Development Managers implement and assist with the development of business plans. They manage business activities associated with identifying new markets and sources of revenue, and build and maintain business relationships in line with company strategies and objectives.

Business Managers are responsible for the financial and legal details of business and sales transactions. They have an understanding of financing and contract law.

Corporate Services Managers oversee the provision and running of corporate services. They coordinate services such as human resources, supply and facilities management, and IT. They ensure all necessary corporate services are delivered to the expected standard, and that they cover the needs of the business.

Distribution Centre Managers coordinate the flow of goods into and out of a distribution centre, optimising stock levels and ensuring that customers receive the right goods at the right time. Their duties include managing staff, tracking products and using complex software.

Information Services Managers oversee departments responsible for processing and storing information, and managing information systems. They plan for and supervise information storage and maintenance in physical archives or digital storage systems, and facilitate access to stored information. They supervise and direct the activities of information services teams.

Legal Practice Managers oversee the business operations of a legal practice. They manage personnel and administrative systems; identify new business opportunities; and manage accounts, records, and physical resources such as office spaces.

Managers plan, organise, direct, and review the day-to-day operations and major functions of commercial, industrial, government and defence organisations. Depending on the size of the organisation, they may delegate tasks to lower-level managers or they may directly manage a workforce. They deal with human resources; internal and external communications; documentation and reporting of business processes, functioning and development; and occupational health and safety.

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices, such as administrative systems and office personnel. They may be involved in staff hiring, training, supervision and appraisal; maintaining information management systems; and providing budgetary and inventory information and updates to higher management.

Operations Managers oversee and run an organisation's operational activities. They use their specialist expertise and experience to provide advice, planning and guidance to an operations team. They carry out broader management duties, such as managing budgets and resources, liaising with clients or other management staff, and ensuring project goals and objectives are met.

Production Managers oversee and plan for processes which produce goods or resources. They set production targets and ensure they are met; organise and obtain resources necessary for operations; evaluate production techniques and devise improvements; and generally ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Public Sector Managers perform independent and self-directed management work in the public sector. They may have supervisory responsibilities and perform duties which are diverse in nature, rather than specialist management duties.

Senior Managers in the public sector work autonomously within an organisation, often being responsible for a division or department. They usually have a number of subordinate managers reporting to them, and may report to a higher level manager or CEO.

Transport Managers are responsible for the efficient operation of the transport function. They arrange contracts with customers, oversee fleet management, develop and implement budgets and manage industrial relations.

Warehouse Managers manage staff and inventory; analyse, design and implement inventory management procedures; manage receipt and dispatch of inventory; and negotiate with freight carriers.


The following industries relate to this qualification.

This sector covers the administrative aspects of the automotive industry, including sales and insurance. For qualifications relating to the service and repair aspects of the automotive industry, use the heading Automotive Service and Repair.

This sector covers the manufacture of both bodies and parts for domestic automobiles as well as light-commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks and vans.

This sector covers the establishment and maintenance of procedures, records, and regulations for commercial activities. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of business administration, use the headings Governance, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Purchasing and Procurement, Quality Auditing, or Recordkeeping.

This sector covers the provision of services by local, state and federal governments.

This sector covers the administrative aspects of a legal office work environment.

This sector covers the administrative tasks of local government.

This sector covers the planning, organising and management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of sale.

This sector covers the activities involved in obtaining goods and services, from the preparation and processing of a requisition through to receipt and approval of the invoice for payment.

This sector covers the provision of storage for goods or merchandise prior to their use, distribution, or sale. These facilities take responsibility for storing the goods and keeping them secure.

Subsidised training

We offer subsidised training in the following highlighted states and territories


Employer incentives

Your investment in skilling your staff through training may also bring with it a number of State and Australian Government financial incentives.

Financial incentives you may be eligible for include:

  • Australian Government standard Commencement and Completion Incentives ranging from $750
    to over $4,000
  • Training award pay rates (if required)
  • Exemption or rebates from payroll tax (where applicable)
  • Exemption of apprentice’s wages from workers compensation premium calculations (NSW apprentices)
  • Extra incentives to assist in the employment of under-represented groups such as
  • Apprentices or trainees with a disability, mature age, school-based and Indigenous
  • A number of extra incentives which are available for certain areas or qualifications

Note Incentives are dependent on meeting eligibility criteria.

Contact Allara Leaning on 1300 772 724 to discuss your eligibility for incentives.


Course Category 1st Qualification 2nd Qualification Apprenticeship/Traineeship Concession
Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915 $2530 $2850 $1000 $N/A
Western Australia
Course Category Course Fees Range*
Min Max Concession
Diploma and Advanced Diploma or Existing Workers $2000 3600 N/A
*The Student tuition fees (course Fees) are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.
Program Category Non-Concessional Concessional
Traineeships $350 $0
Apprenticeships (First Year) $350 $0
Apprenticeships (Each subsequent year) $600 $0

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Fees for RPL applications are calculated on a case by case basis and may be reduced due to credit transfer. The base price for RPL applications is:

  • Certificate II to Certificate IV qualifications $1,500^
  • Diploma to Advanced Diploma qualifications $2,000^
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