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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

NRT LogoCRICOS Course Code: 088219J

VET National Code: BSB61015

Course Description

This Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course will strengthen your leadership skills and abilities in all areas of management. You will be guided on how to successfully oversee specific projects and drive departments to successful outcomes.  The qualification will give you the tools you need to confidentially pursue a leadership role.  It is the perfect fit if you already have a business role and want to up-skill your knowledge, and is a gateway to further studies. The course outline includes learning how to handle teams so they remain focused in their delivery of projects. You will have greater understanding effective teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise and planning. This course is also available 100% online with E-learning.

Career Outcomes:

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to career opportunities such as: Department Manager or Regional Manager, Project Team Leader, Senior Manager, Team Leader, and Business Manager.

Study Pathway:

Upon completion of this Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification, students can continue to study a Bachelor Degree in Business or Management with one of APSI’ Higher Education partners. Student can apply for advanced standing or credit with this qualification. Please note learners must complete a Diploma in similar areas in Australia before they can be accepted into this course.

Subject Areas:

  • Develop and implement a business plan
  • Continuous organisational improvement
  • Manage finances
  • Provide leadership across the organisation
  • Manage Knowledge and Information
  • Manage Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Develop and implement strategic plans
  • Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
  • Develop a Marketing Plan
  • Manage international marketing programs
  • Manage the marketing process

Course Admission Requirements

 Admission requirements:

  • Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English. If student cannot provide a documented proof on their English language proficiency, they will be required to sit for a language, literarcy and numeracy test (LLN) before a place can be offered.
  • For Advanced Diploma level  courses, student must  complete a Diploma Level Australian Qualification in similar area.

Units of Competency

This course consists of 12 units of competency including 4 core units and 8 elective units listed below

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units
BSBFIM601  Manage Finances
BSBINN601  Lead and Manage Organisational Change
BSBMGT605  Provide Leadership across the organisation
BSBMGT617  Develop and implement a business plan
Unit Code
Unit Name
Elective  Units
BSBHRM602  Manage human resources strategic planning
BSBINM601  Manage knowledge and information
BSBMGT608  Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBMKG609  Develop a marketing plan
BSBMGT616  Develop and implement strategic plans
BSBWHS605  Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
BSBMKG606  Manage international marketing programs
BSBMKG603  Manage the marketing process
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Intake Dates

This course is approved for SVP (Streamlined Visa Processing)


17 July, 9 October


5 February, 30 April, 16 July, 8 October

This course is also available 100% online with E-learning! Students can commence the online course on any date.


Mode of Delivery
  • 30 weeks Face-to-Face learning followed by 10 weeks of workplace training and assessments.
  • E-learning (online) available to Domestic Australian fee-for-service students.
Career Outcome

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to career opportunities such as: Department Manager or Regional Manager, Project Team Leader, Senior Manager, Team Leader, and Business Manager.


Course Duration

2 semesters (52 weeks) including semester and holiday break

Entry Requirements

Student must have successfully completed Diploma of Management or other equivalent qualifications AND

a substantial vocational experience, in management area.

Applicant must supply a detail CV with support letters from employers and attend an interview at Australian Professional Skills Institute



Each day of delivery follows the same structure. The first 2 hours involves trainer lead but student focussed explanation, demonstrations, presentations, questions and answers, student practice. The second 2 hours involves the trainer and student undertaking their assessment tasks on premises (as a learning tool) utilising the specialised training facilities under the required supervision of the trainer.

Students need to attend classes at APSI for a minimum of 20 contact hours per week. Students will be given a timetable during orientation. Class hours will be scheduled between 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday).
Assessment Methods
Assessment is based on the principles of competency based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used. Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:
  • Classroom exercises
  • Assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Verbal and/or written questions

Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all modules, and workbooks. Dates of assessment are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and examinations. Continuous assessment may be based on competencies and marks, or a combination of both.


Uniform is not required for Business students. Students are expected to have appropriate dress code according to industry standard.

Recognition of Prior Learning

APS Institute gives students credits or recognition for skills and knowledge they already possess. An RPL application form can be obtained from APS Institute


This program is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) at Advanced Diploma level. As a registered training organisation, qualifications issued by APS Institute are nationally recognised. If all units of competency are not achieved a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been successfully completed.


Advanced Diploma of Management BSB60407


Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Management BSB51107 and Advanced Diploma of Management BSB60407, students can gain advanced standing of up to 11 units (165 credit points) toward the Bachelor of Business (G95) Single Major in Management at ECU as follows:

3 X named units as per Diploma of Management Agreement.

A further 1 named unit IF the student has completed all required Diploma units listed against relevant units as per below:

Advanced Diploma Units completed as part of Advanced Diploma  ECU Management Major Units
BSBINN601B Manage organisational changeBSBMGT 605B Provide leadership across the organisationBSBMGT 616A develop and implement strategic plans MAN3121 Leadership

5 X Unspecified Level 1 Electives (75 Credit points) and 2 x Unspecified Level 2 Electives (30 Credit points)

Students that only complete the Advanced Diploma of Management BSB60407, will be eligible for:

The above 1 X named units as per table, 4 X unspecified Level 1 Electives and 4 X level 2 Electives (9 units/ 135 credit Points) only.

Employment Skills
This qualification prepares a person to select, adapt and transfer skills to a new environment and to provide technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. This would be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available. (Source: AQF Implementation Handbook 2007)
Location of Delivery

Face to Face Classroom Teaching – Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street, East Perth, WA 6004 Western Australia

Workplace Training – at the workplace approved by Australian Professional Skills Institute workplace assessor


The information contained on this website is current at the time of publishing. Australian Professional Skills Institute reserves the right to change the admission requirements, fees, location of delivery and units of competency whenever necessary. Please contact us for the most current information.