BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

CRICOS Course Code: 089325K

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



54 Weeks

Study: 38 weeks // Supervised Study: 4 weeks // Holidays: 12 weeks

Delivery Mode


14 hrs / week


6 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

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



Gold Coast

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:

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


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. Partner Up

PSPGEN067 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.

02. Control the Cash

BSBFIM601 Manage 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.

03. Plan for Success

BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan    

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.

04. We’re All Different

BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy

Progressive businesses are focussing on diversity in the workplace in an effort to increase productivity, improve creativity and increase profits. In this unit you will research diversity and its importance to organisational activity and draft, plan and implement a diversity policy.

05. Keep it Safe

BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information

In this unit you will develop and maintain information processing systems to support decision making and learn how to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout a business. Learn how to manage business performance data, customer feedback, statistical data and financial data.

06. Adapt or Die

BSBINN601 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.

07. Follow the Leader

BSBMGT605 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.

08. Let it Evolve

BSBMGT608 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.

09. Think Big

BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development

Businesses need to evolve over time to enable sustained performance and growth. Learn how to develop, implement and maintain an organisational development plan to manage this growth. You will determine objectives, develop communication plans, consult with stakeholders, manage conflict and evaluate.

10. Be Strategic

BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans

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

11. We Have a Plan

BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan

Within this unit, you will formulate marketing plans using strategies and tactics according to organisational objectives.

12. Don’t Be Stupid

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

Every business will face risks that threatens its success.  In this unit you will learn how to identify what could go wrong in a business content, evaluate which risks should be dealt with and implement strategies to deal with those risks.

Timetable Information

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

Online Course Hub (on-line learning portal)

The course hub provides you with a wide range of learning resources to guide your distance education. You will be able to access a variety of quality resources in your own time.


Facebook Group (communication and conversation group)

Your mentor will lead conversations and communicate information related to your study. You will be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with your class peers about project work.

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