Leadership & Management Courses

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management


Up to 52 weeks

On Campus | Blended | Work Based

Domestic Students
International Students
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The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership & Management equips graduates with a variety of career opportunities. Increasingly, industry employers are demanding individuals who can manage operations and lead teams within dynamic and challenging environments.

This course is suitable for self-motivated people who hold a genuine interest in working in management and leadership roles and who wish to further develop their leadership skills and knowledge required to provide high quality services in a variety of industry sectors. Industry sectors may include health, community services, banking and finance, education, hospitality, retail and other commercial and community environments.

This is an excellent course that can be used as a pathway into higher education level qualifications at the undergraduate degree level.

Course participants 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 plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Graduates enjoy quality employment outcomes or may build onto their Diploma by continuing onto undergraduate university studies at any number of Australian universities.

For more information, please read our Student Handbook. You can access it here.

Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting admissions@equals.edu.au.


Subsidised Training

If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Your eligibility for government subsidised training may be based on your employment status and any training you’ve already completed.

Check your eligibility here.

Subsidy available


Traineeship available


Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this diploma however it is recommended that candidates have successfully completed at least an AQF 3 or equivalent and/or have relevant industry experience.

Applicants must show adequate evidence of competency in communication skills in their pre-enrolment LLN testing. In particular, applicants need to be able to read, comprehend, interpret, apply, write and share information to standards that will ensure safe and productive work in leadership and management roles.

Study Units

Typical content is outlined below. Other electives may be available.

Core Units

  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness


Elective Units offered by EQUALS

  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations
  • BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Domestic Study Mode

On Campus | Blended | Work Based

Work Integrated Learning

This course does not require compulsory industry experience.

Nationally Recognised Training


National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Study Mode

On Campus | Blended | Work Based

Domestic VET Student Loans Eligible