Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management – BSB61015


Course Information

Qualification Name Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Qualification Code BSB60420
Course Duration 52 weeks
Study Mode Face-to-face, online and blended
Tuition Fee $12,000

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

Admission Criteria

Entry requirements apply to this course:
  • Students must be over 18 years of age.
  • Students must have completed Australian Year 12 or its overseas equivalent or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) or higher qualification prior to commencing this course.
  • Have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills in order to undertake this course (Contact IIBIT for a LLN test).
  • Have a USI or obtain a USI refer https://www.usi.gov.au/students

English language requirements for international students

Students must also meet IIBIT’s standards for English Proficiency. In order to demonstrate possession of adequate English language proficiency, students must provide valid evidence of attainment of at least one of the following:
  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall band score: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based test) test score band: 46
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) test score band: 42
  • CAE (Cambridge English Advanced) test score band: 47
  • OET (Occupational English Test) test score band: Pass
  • TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test) test score band: 527

Preferred Pathways:

Pathway into the qualification

Preferred pathway for the candidates considering this qualification include

BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management


with demonstrated vocational experience without formal or management qualification

Pathway from the qualification

After achieving this qualification, student can articulate into a pathway to progress into Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications.


Teaching and Assessment Methods:

Teaching methods focus on classroom based face-to-face training, which includes lectures and practical tutorials. Classes are small in size and lecturers focus on individual student needs during the learning process.

The emphasis in assessment is on collection of evidence, holistic assessment against the unit of competency and trainer/assessor judgment. Importance is placed on the integration of areas of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and proper work attitudes.

The following assessment methods are used:

  • Written examinations
  • Written and oral quizzes
  • Simulated workplace activities/scenarios/role plays
  • Projects/assignments/presentations
  • Classroom activities

Learning and assessment generally take place in an integrated classroom and simulated workplace environment.


Qualification Structure:

This qualification consists of 10 units of competency that is made up of 5 core units and 5 elective units

Unit codes and names Core / Elective
1. BSBSTR601 - Manage innovation and continuous improvement Core
2. BSBLDR602 - Provide leadership across the organisation Core
3. BSBOPS601 - Develop and implement business plans Core
4. BSBLDR601 - Lead and manage organisational change Core
5. BSBCRT611 - Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Core
6. BSBCRT511 - Develop critical thinking in others Elective
7. BSBCMM511 - Communicate with influence Elective
8. BSBHRM614 - Contribute to strategic workforce planning Elective
9. BSBSTR602 - Develop organisational strategies Elective
10. BSBSUS601 - Lead corporate social responsibility Elective

Delivery Locations


Gnd Floor, 841 George St,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9269 0077


L6, 127 Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000