Vocational Course
Professional Development Course

Diploma of Leadership and Management (PDC)

Manage Your Future!

Course ID



12 months




Professional development course for organisations and individuals

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

Empower leadership potential and navigate the dynamic business landscape with the comprehensive Diploma of Leadership and Management course. With the Diploma of Leadership and Management, individuals can lead with confidence and navigate the ever-changing business landscape with ease.

This virtual program equips individuals, from aspiring managers to seasoned professionals, with the practical skills and theoretical foundations to thrive in leadership roles across diverse industries. Organisations seeking to cultivate a culture of effective leadership will also find value in this program, fostering 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 Diploma of Leadership and Management Course?

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is an inclusive course that equips individuals and organisations with the advanced skills and knowledge required to excel in today’s modern workplace. The course covers provides a deeper understanding of leadership and management topics, including effective communication, team management, project planning and execution and strategic decision-making. It also focuses on developing personal leadership qualities, such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and resilience.


  • A comprehensive curriculum that covers crucial leadership and management topics.
  • Interactive activities and real-world case studies that facilitate practical learning.
  • A flexible and convenient virtual learning environment.
  • A nationally recognised level 5 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 Diploma of Leadership and Management course is a comprehensive virtual learning experience tailored for individuals and organisations. It provides a solid understanding of fundamental leadership and management concepts and practices.

  • Qualification code: BSB50420
  • Qualification name: Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
  • Duration: 12 months


  • Self-paced blended delivery schedule

Units of competency: 12

  • 6 core units +
  • 6 electives

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management consists of six (6) core units and six (6) electives.


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


  • BSBCMM411 – Make presentations
  • BSBMKG435 – Analyse consumer behaviour
  • BSBOPS504 – Manage business risk
  • BSBPEF501 – Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBSTR502 – Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBXCM501 – Lead communication in the workplace
$ 4,999
  • Convenient payment plans are offered to allow individuals and organisations to manage expenses while investing in their future, starting from as little as $209 a week over a 6 month period.
  • Professional Development course cost = $4,999
  • International cost = $10,000

To enrol in the 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 4 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 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 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 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

Absolutely. This course offers a solid foundation that can open up numerous opportunities, providing valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied across various levels of an organisation.

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 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.

Enrol Now!

We are delighted to present you with a unique chance to expand your knowledge and expertise in the dynamic business industry. This course is your first step towards a flourishing career in leadership and management. Don't miss out on this opportunity; enrol now and take the first step towards success!

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