BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Qualification Description

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

Course Code



Laverton Campus:
24-26 Little Boundary RD,
Laverton North, VIC 3026
Brisbane Campus:
651 Johnson Rd, Forest Lake,
QLD 4078

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks including 47 weeks of training and assessment and 5 weeks of holidays.

Note that supplementary classes will be scheduled, and attendance required, should additional classes be required to allow for classes missed as a result of public holidays, or other interruptions, and/or for students who require further training and/or reassessment or additional support.

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face (20 hours per week) training and assessment with expected Independent Study of a minimum of 8 hours per week.
Sample Timetable:
Monday: 8am – 5pm (including 1 hour break)
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm (including 1 hour break)
Wednesday: 8am – 12.15pm (including 15-minute break)

Job Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this program, you may be able to apply for the following positions in a range of industries:
  • Business development manager
  • Business services manager
  • Team leader
  • Operations manager

Learning Pathways

You may enrol in the following qualification/s upon the completion of this program to further enhance your knowledge and skills:
  • BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Units of Competency

Total number of 12 units are required for the award of the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and

Core units: 6 units
Elective units: 6 units, of which:

  • 4 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed in the BSB50420 qualification
  • For the remaining 2 elective units:
    • Up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed in the BSB50420 qualification
    • If not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or above, from the BSB or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units chosen must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

Unit CodeUnit Title
Core units
BSBCMM511Communicate with influence
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in others
BSBLDR523Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBOPS502Manage business operational plans
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
Elective units
BSBSUS511Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBFIN501Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBOPS501Manage business resources
BSBOPS504Manage business risk
BSBTWK503Manage meetings
BSBPEF501Manage personal and professional development

Entry Requirements

Although the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements for this training product.

Australian Institute of Skills (AIS’s) has the following entry requirements in place for international students:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participate in a course entry interview (pre-enrolment review) to determine suitability of the
    course and additional support needs.
  • Undertake AIS’s ACSF LLN assessment.
  • Must have access to and bring their own portable device (laptop or ipad and other tablets
    with a keyboard) to class with up-to-date Microsoft Office suite (Word, PPT, Outlook, Excel).

Student Support Services

AIS has a range of Student Support Services available for you. Please refer to your student handbook for details on available Student Support Services.

Assessment System

Units are assessed individually via a range of assessment methods: Written Assessment, Verbal Questioning, Role Play, Projects and Practical Demonstrations observed directly by the assessor.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)

AIS offers all students the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please refer to our RPL and CT policy and procedure in the Student Handbook and/or Website.

Assessment Appeals

Students can make an appeal against any assessment decision by following the Complaints and Appeals Policy outlined in the Student Handbook and our website.

All appeals and complaints will be dealt with following the Complaints and Appeals Procedure.