Diploma in Leadership and Management

Course Description

When you are planning on a management career, an understanding of the leadership process will form the foundation to build your management skills. You need to be able to effectively manage others to perform at their best while focusing on the growth of a business.

This course can turn your management experience into a formal qualification, or it can up-skill you to get further ahead in your career.

The BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management is a nationally recognised qualification, as delivered through the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Our trainers are industry professionals who are there to impart their expert knowledge to you, whether you’re just starting out or currently working as an existing manager of a medium or large business.

This course will train you to develop a project plan, manage budgets and seek opportunities for further business improvement. You will gain knowledge on how to liaise with stakeholders and ensure team effectiveness. This diploma also addresses the multiple challenges faced by managers in today's rapidly changing business environment and provides solutions and strategies to work under various business conditions.

If you are currently employed or engaged in other commitments, that is no barrier to study. This course is fully flexible with no assessment due dates or classes to attend. Structure your learning around your current commitments and take the next step in your business management career.

Potential career outcomes

  • Branch Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Team Leader


The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for the industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework.

Course Details

  • Course number E1070IN
  • Qualification name BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Course duration Maximum 18 months
  • Delivery Method Online
  • Recognition Nationally Recognised
  • Assessments Case Studies, Demonstrations, Portfolio of Evidence, Presentations, Projects, Questions, Written Reports
  • Fee for service option awarded by Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)


Module 1

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

Module 2

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Module 3

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

Module 4

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

Module 5

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

Module 6

BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

Module 7

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Module 8

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

Module 9

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Module 10

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

Module 11

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Module 12

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment



There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old


This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:

  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use the English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Learning, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Diploma.


You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

Special Offers

Start learning for less. Our payment options could help you make considerable savings on the cost of this course.

Enrolment and Fees

Pay As You Learn (PAYL)

You’re completely in control – of both your learning and your finances.

  • There are no lock-in contracts, you simply pay when you want to learn.
  • You’ll pay for your learning by purchasing monthly subscription periods.
  • During your subscription period, you will be allowed to study as much (or as little) as you like.
  • After each subscription period, you can choose to pause your studies or stop them completely – or you can continue with your subscription of the course.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 1, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Jan 2020
18 months
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