Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management – BSB61015

Teaching & Assessment methods are now ONLINE from April 2020 onwards until further update.

Course information:

Qualification Name Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Qualification Code BSB61015
CRICOS Code 088159E
Tuition Duration in weeks (78) 60 Weeks Tuition plus 18 Weeks Holiday
Tuition Fee $12600

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 synthesize 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.


Course Outcomes:

Job roles and title vary across different industry sectors. Possible career outcomes relevant to this qualification include:

  • Manager
  • Manager Department
  • Regional Manager

Admission Criteria:

All students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent school qualifications

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
  • An overseas student who has studied in Australia for at least 12 months will be deemed to have required level of language proficiency provided the application is accompanied by proof that he/she has duly completed Certificate IV.
  • Overseas students who are unable to meet any of the above English language proficiency requirements may undertake further study on a NEAS-approved course of English for Academic Purposes designed to raise students English proficiency to an equivalent level to IELTS 5.5. Production of proof of successful completion of such a course will be accepted by IIBIT as meeting the English language proficiency admission requirement.
  • For students who do not have an IELTS Test score or equivalent test score, they can take an English Placement Test to assess whether their English level can meet the requirements of entry into the Diploma course.

Preferred Pathways:

Pathway into the qualification

Preferred pathway for the candidates considering this qualification include

BSB51915 – 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:

12 competency units are required to attain BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

4 Core units plus

8 Elective units

We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning  Elective
 BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation  Core
 BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change  Core
 BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans  Elective
 BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement  Elective
 BSBMGT624 Develop and implement corporate social responsibility  Elective
 BSBMKG608 Develop organisational marketing objectives  Elective
 BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan  Elective
 BSBMKG603 Manage the marketing process  Elective
BSBMKG606 Manage international marketing programs  Elective
BSBFIM601 Manage finance  Core
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement business plan  Core

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Session
08:30 am - 10:30 am Session 1 Session 1 Self Study
10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break  Break  Self Study
10:45 am - 12:45 pm  Session 2  Session 2  Self Study
12:45 pm - 01:15 pm Lunch Lunch  Self Study
01:15 pm - 03:15 pm  Session 3  Session 3
03:15 pm - 03:30 pm  Break  Break
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Session 4 Session 4
Evening Session
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Session 1 Session 1 Session 1 Session 1  Self Study
07:00 pm - 07:15 pm  Break  Break  Break  Break
07:15 pm - 09:15 pm  Session 2  Session 2  Session 2  Session 2 (Finish 08:15 pm)  Self Study

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