BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management (Release 3)

CRICOS Code:104394A

Course Duration 52 Weeks (12 Weeks Break Inclusive)

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.

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Employment Pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Strategic Management analyst
  • Executive officer
  • Business development manager
  • Pathways from the qualification

    After completing the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management, students may articulate into further study of the Advanced Diploma of Business/Leadership and Management offered by any RTO or they may have opportunities to continue their studies in Bachelor Degree programs offered by any Australian Higher Education providers.

    Modes of Training and Assessment

    This qualification is delivered in an institution-based environment with face-to-face delivery (20 hours per week). The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of in class learning activity, class demonstration, class tutorials/workshop and self-paced/individual learning activities. In addition to your face to face hours, you will be required to allocate 5 hours per week for structured self-paced activities in your own time.

    UCA draws on a range of assessment methods such as knowledge questions, research tasks, role-plays, case studies and observations. Depending on the unit requirements, a combination of methods is used to ensure collection of sufficient and valid evidence.

    You will be required to complete some assessment tasks during your face to face hours and in your own time. A total of 5 hours per week is required for completing assessment in your own time.


    • [Age Requirement]: At least 18 years old at the time of course commencement.
    • [Knowledge Requirement]: Year 12 completion or overseas equivalent; OR Successful completion of any AQF Certificate IV level (or above) courses in Business or in relevant field. OR Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in supervisory role.
    • [English Requirement]: For international students, IELTS overall 5.5 or its equivalent (TOEFL/PTE/Cambridge English are acceptable), OR complete Australian ELICOS course at upper intermediate level, OR complete any AQF Certificate IV course (or above) taught in English, OR pass the UCA English placement test at upper intermediate level (at least 60 points out of 100) unless your nationality is the US, UK, New Zealand, Canada or Ireland..


    Duration: 40 tuition weeks. (52 Weeks include break) The course consists of 12 units and is clustered into 4 groups in order to be delivered within 4 terms of full-time study load. The term duration is 10 weeks.

    Please refer to the unit description on

    Total number of units = 12
    Number of Core Units: 6
    Number of Elective: 6


    • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
    • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
    • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
    • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
    • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
    • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
    • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
    • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
    • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
    • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
    • BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
    • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

    • Please note UCA reserves the right to change its electives. Should such changes occur, you will be notified at the point of enrolment.


    All your fees and payment schedule are listed on your Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Course fees include enrolment fee, material fee, and other fees associated with the course. Fees are payable by cheque, money order, cash, internet or bank deposit. Other arrangements for payment could be organised based on individual needs.