Vocational Course
Professional Development Course

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (PDC)

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18 months




Professional development course for organisations and individuals

Why Choose the Virtual Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Course for Organisations and Individuals?

In the ever-evolving world of business, maintaining a competitive edge necessitates ongoing learning and skill development. The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management virtual course provides extensive learning to lead with efficacy and impact. The virtual course is the perfect platform for ambitious individuals to advance their skills and knowledge necessary to drive success in complex and dynamic business environments.

Our virtual Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is meticulously designed to equip individuals ranging from aspiring managers to seasoned leaders with the practical and theoretical skills required to excel in leadership roles across diverse industries. The course benefits not only individuals but also organisations seeking to foster a culture of effective leadership, leading to increased innovation, productivity, and employee engagement.

Benefits for Individuals:

  • Gain in-demand leadership and management skills and knowledge.
  • Increase earning potential and job prospects.
  • Enhance career mobility and advancement opportunities.
  • Build a strong foundation in leadership and management principles that will benefit most professional areas.

Benefits for Organisations:

  • Invest in the development of employees and boost morale and productivity.
  • Stay ahead of the curve and ensure the workforce has the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the future.
  • Reduce turnover and recruitment costs.
  • Create a more competitive and innovative organisation.

What is the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Course?

The virtual course, Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management, offers a comprehensive and engaging platform that goes beyond fundamental management principles. The course provides an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership, innovative business practices, risk management, and communication and interpersonal skills development.


  • A comprehensive curriculum that covers crucial business topics.
  • Interactive activities and real-world case studies that facilitate practical learning.
  • A flexible and convenient virtual learning environment.
  • A nationally recognised level 6 qualification.
  • A pathway to further education in business.

Our digital education platform is thoughtfully crafted to facilitate convenient and flexible learning. Our learners have the freedom to learn at their own pace, at their preferred time and location.

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course is a comprehensive virtual learning experience tailored for individuals and organisations. It provides a solid understanding of advanced leadership and management concepts and practices.

  • Qualification code: BSB60420
  • Qualification name: Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
  • Duration: 18 months


  • Self-paced blended delivery schedule

Units of competency: 10

  • 5 core units +
  • 5 electives

BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management consists of five (5) core units and five (5) electives.


  • BSBCRT611 – Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
  • BSBLDR601 – Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBLDR602 – Provide leadership across the organisation
  • BSBOPS601 – Develop and implement business plans
  • BSBSTR601 – Manage innovation and continuous improvement


  • BSBCRT511 – Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBPEF501 – Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBXCM501 – Lead communication in the workplace
  • BSBHRM525 – Manage recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBOPS504 – Manage business risks
$ 5,999
  • Convenient payment plans are offered to allow individuals and organisations to manage expenses while investing in their future, starting from as little as $125 a week over a 12 month period.
  • Professional Development course cost = $5,999
  • International cost = $15,000

To enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course, applicants must be at least 16 years old, complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment, and have adequate English proficiency with an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) of 3 or higher. While industry experience is not necessary, it is recommended. Additionally, learners need minimum computer literacy, Microsoft Office 365 access, and unrestricted internet access. They should also be able to record assessments and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) at enrolment. The Student Handbook provides full details on entry requirements.

Our virtual classroom provides both individuals and organisations with a convenient and flexible way to upskill and reskill. Through our online learning platform, learners can readily access course materials, engage in discussions, and collaborate with peers.

The course offers several intakes throughout the year, providing learners with the convenience of commencing their studies at a time that aligns with their schedules. To view the current intakes, click on ‘Enrol Now’.

Work Outcomes

Upskilling and reskilling can lead to a number of positive work outcomes for both individuals and organisations. By investing in the development of their skills and knowledge, individuals can improve their earning potential, job prospects, and career mobility. Organisations can benefit from increased productivity and profitability, improved employee morale and retention, and enhanced innovation and competitiveness.

For individuals:

  • Increased earning potential.
  • Improved job prospects.
  • Enhanced career mobility and advancement opportunities.
  • Greater job satisfaction and engagement.
  • Reduced risk of job displacement.

For organisations:

  • Increased productivity and profitability.
  • Improved employee morale and retention.
  • Reduced recruitment and training costs.
  • Enhanced innovation and competitiveness.

Here are some specific examples of work outcomes that have been linked to upskilling and reskilling:

  • According to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, upskilled or reskilled workers earn an average of 10% more than their counterparts.
  • A LinkedIn survey discovered that 92% of professionals believe that upskilling is crucial for career growth.
  • A report by the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, 50% of all employees will need to upskill or reskill to meet the changing demands of the workplace.
  • A study by IBM found that organisations that invest in upskilling and reskilling their employees have a 17% higher return on assets than those that do not.

In addition to the work outcomes listed above, upskilling and reskilling can also lead to:

  • Increased job security.
  • Greater opportunities for professional development.
  • Improved work-life balance.
  • Increased sense of accomplishment and personal growth.

Further Learning Pathways

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course is a great option for individuals looking to expand their knowledge of leadership and management and achieve their academic pursuits. This course serves as a solid foundation for learners to pursue further education, including bachelor courses and other relevant qualifications. Upon completion, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to confidently proceed to the next stage of their academic journey.

We acknowledge that learners may possess prior knowledge and abilities that align with the course curriculum, particularly those seeking to enhance their skills while already working in the industry. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables individuals to obtain credit for these competencies, which may reduce the course duration.

How to Enrol?

Enrolling in the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course is a seamless process. To commence, visit the ‘Enrol Now’ link to access our online enrolment form. From there, our Enrolment team can assist with the required steps.

Before applying, learners will need the following:

  • A photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate (in colour).
  • USI number – please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create a USI number.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly, this course is an invaluable investment for ambitious professionals committed to their personal and professional growth. Investing in one’s personal and professional growth is a key component to achieving success. This course provides the necessary tools and resources to help individuals reach their goals and unlock their full potential.

Australia has implemented various levels of certification to standardise qualifications throughout the country. Certificates I and II provide fundamental vocational skills and knowledge required for mainly routine work.

Certificates III and IV offer more advanced skills and knowledge. As previously discussed, Certificate III enables individuals to undertake skilled work, while Certificate IV permits the pursuit of specialised knowledge and skills within specific contexts.

Moreover, a Diploma is a level 5 qualification allowing individuals to undertake advanced skilled work, covering integrated technical and theoretical concepts across a broad range of contexts. It’s worth noting that this qualification can be credited towards university studies, with universities generally equating Certificate IV to six (6) to twelve (12) months of a Bachelor’s Degree.

The hierarchy of qualifications is as follows:

  • Level 6 – Advanced diploma or associate degree
  • Level 7 – Bachelor’s degree
  • Level 8 – Bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma
  • Level 9 – Masters degree
  • Level 10 – Doctoral degree

The course is evaluated using a blend of knowledge-based questions, hands-on case studies, and practical activities. It’s worth noting that conventional exams are not a part of the assessment process.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management. If the course is partially completed, a Statement of Attainment will be granted for the satisfactory completion of individual units of competency.

Our dedicated team is available to assist learners throughout their learning journey, providing technical and academic support.

Our online learning platform emphasises the significance of collaboration and interaction, ultimately cultivating a vibrant and inclusive community of learners.

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