BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

CRICOS Course Code: 104999E

Are you an aspiring leader looking for senior roles? The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management will prepare you to unlock your leadership potential and progress your career. You will learn to manage finances, organisational change, continuous improvement, strategy and risk whilst embracing modern theories of business administration.

Start Dates



58 Weeks

Study: 42 weeks // Supervised Study: 4 weeks // Holidays: 12 weeks

Delivery Mode


15 hrs / week


5 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

Manager // Professional Mentor // Business Consultant Specialist // Start Your Own Business



Gold Coast

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who: 

Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions)


Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.

Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:

  • Certificate IV or Diploma requires a minimum of Year 12 OR a minimum of a Certificate III level qualification or higher
  • If there is no evidence of the above, the student must sit the Entrepreneur Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and achieve a satisfactory result
  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions).

Please note: Home country evidence is accepted and must be translated


English Entry Requirement:

Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:

  • Upper Intermediate Certificate or higher
  • Certificate IV level or higher qualification in Australia
  • IELTS 5.5-6, FCE Grade B or C, CAE 160-179, TOEFL 72-94, TOEIC 400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
  • Entrepreneur Education English Test, achieving at least Upper Intermediate level


Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant


Course Resource Requirements:

The following resources are required to complete this course:

  • Computer Requirements: Students will require continual access to their own laptop computer during class and outside of class to meet distance education requirements


Please note: students are required to purchase these items at their own expense


You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.

Course Subjects

01. Grow Critical

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

Understand how to use logical thinking to come up with solutions to problems that occur in the workplace. This unit is for people who need to think objectively in order to come up with organised and creative solutions to complex organisational problems.

02. Adapt or Die

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

Organisational change is inevitable in our fast-moving culture. In this unit you will learn the skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies.

03. Follow the Leader

BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation

Great business leaders inspire and motivate those around them. Learn how to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour, influence groups and individuals, build and support teams and model ethical conduct.

04. Plan for Success

BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans    

A business plan helps leaders achieve short and long term objectives. You will develop and monitor a business plan and respond to performance data. Learn how to consult with key stakeholders, review market requirements, research pricing options, develop objectives and analyse performance reports against planned objectives.

05. Let it Evolve

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Henry Ford famously said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”. This unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams who want to build a positive team culture. Learn how to apply discretion and judgement using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies to get the best out of any team you lead.

06. Be Strategic

BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies

Learn how to lead the strategic direction of an organisation using a competitive advantage and enhance competitiveness.

07. Partner Up

PSPGEN150 Establish and maintain strategic networks 

Networking is an essential skill in becoming an effective leader in your field. Learn how to form and maintain strategic networks and relationships that achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

08. Teamwork

BSBPMG637 Engage in collaborative alliances

Learn how to engage in collaborative alliances. It includes identifying opportunities and forging alliances with other organisations to facilitate attainment of program benefits

09. Let it Grow

BSBHRM613 Contribute to the development of learning and development strategies

Education and training is not just for educational institutions. Workplace learning is aimed at increasing innovative capacity in enterprises and to improving organisational learning, and the quality of training and assessment products and services.

10. Control the Cash

BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances

Managing the finances of a business is an essential skill for all leaders. In this unit you will learn about budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and how to allocate and manage resources. The unit also includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.

Timetable Information



Please note; Timetables are subject to change.

Course Terminology

Workshop (teaching)
During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you the knowledge and skills required for the unit. Activities may include presentations, group work, interactive games or a range of other hands on and engaging experiences.

Collaborate (facilitated learning)
Your mentor will facilitate your learning during this time and provide guidance and assistance to complete assessment tasks that were introduced in the workshop sessions. You will work either collaboratively on projects and tasks, or complete independent research activities.

Distance Education

Canvas (Learner Management System)
Canvas is your online learning portal. Within this platform, you will be able to access your course learning materials, assessment requirements, and marked submissions. You will also be able to communicate with your Mentor within this platform, outside of timetabled hours. The system is user friendly and will help keep you on track throughout your studies.

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