Course Description

This qualification is at AQF Level 5, described in the Australian Qualifications Framework as the following.

Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.

Graduates at this level will have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  •   analyse information to complete a range of activities
  •   provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
  •   transmit information and skills to others

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined knowledge responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Job Outcomes

Achievement of Diploma of Leadership and Management demonstrates skills to be a motivating leader that gets the able to attract and retain the best talent to achieve business goals and build competitive advantage in today’s commercial landscape. It offers graduates varied entry level opportunities depending on the size of the business. Positions may include but not limited to:

  • Branch manager
  • Department manager
  • Product manager
  • Service manager
  • Business manager
  • Human resources officer
  • Office manager
  • Department leader
Further Education

Graduates completing the Diploma of Leadership and Management may wish to extend their learning through higher education.

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Masters of Business Administration
The Target Audience

Domestic Students undertaking this course will typically be interested in experiencing the Australian Education System.

Tailored for post-secondary school vocational training, individuals enrolling in the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management will be looking to develop the skills required to provide leadership and guidance to others and take responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of the team and its work outcomes.

Students selecting this course will typically be interested in:

  • Evaluating and analysing issues to solve problems
  • Attaining the results associated with business goals
  • Reviewing procedures and implementing revisions
  • Developing and motivating the work team to continuously build their skills and knowledge
  • Building relationships with team members, stakeholders, clients and suppliers
  • Developing their ability to be innovative in the changing business environment
Entry Requirements

Although there are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post school students over 18), gender, social or educational background. Potential students will:

  • Students are required to bring their laptop or tablet to participate in this course.
  • Be technology savvy to undertake the practical application of the online learning and assessment.
  • Have foundation skills at a minimum of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 listed
Selection Criteria

Prior to enrolment in the Diploma of Business applicants, must provide evidence showing:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) year of age on enrolment date
  • Proof of Australian citizenship/permanent residency and age
  • Satisfactory LLN levels – at least Year 12 English and Maths
  • Basic computer skills
  • Record of any previous studies
  • Year 12*, equivalent or higher

*Determination of equivalency can be made via the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

IT Literacy Requirements

This qualification requires an intermediate/advanced understanding and use of computers and the internet, technology skills will include using word and excel or simular software to:

  • Prepare written and graphic reports
  • Develop professional development plan
  • Access the learning material and submit assessments on line.

To ensure students have the sufficient skills to participate in the course, Melbourne Metropolitan College will require students to undertake a basic Computer Literacy Test before enrolment will be accepted.

In the event students do not have, the technical skills to participate fully, students are offered the following options:

  • The Trainer will work with the Student to show them how to access the material; or Melbourne Metropolitan College will recommend a suitable course to improve these skills.

The duration of the program is 58 weeks broken down into 50 weeks of delivery, and 8 weeks of holidays.

50 weeks of training delivery (13 hours per week over 2 days) and structured tutorial sessions (7 hours per week) plus 12 hours per week of self-paced activities and completing the assessments.

Delivery Modes

The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management involves classroom-based learning, trainer supported tutorials, self-paced activities and assessment. Students attend scheduled structured training for a minimum 20 hours per week.

Self Paced

Students dedicate 12 hours per week to home study where they complete research, work through student guides and read the relevant chapters of their textbook and finalise assessments.

Delivery Sites

Level 2, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available. Melbourne Metropolitan College offers students the opportunity to apply for RPL during the enrolment or after orientation.

Melbourne Metropolitan College has a streamlined RPL process to support the student to make a self-assessment of their skills, in preparation for an interview with an assessor. RPL may reduce the course duration.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Learners may apply for credit transfer. If the Learners has successfully completed unit/s that have identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. If upon successful application Learners will be granted, Credit Transfer of the unit/s and are not required to enrol or undertake the unit. This will appear on their Statement of Results or Statement of Attainment as a CT.

CT may reduce the course duration.


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    Course Duration: 58 Weeks (including holidays)

    Campus Location

    Level 2/335 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000


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