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Diploma of
Leadership &


The 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 program is suitable for self-motivated people who hold a genuine interest in working in management and leadership capacities and who have or who wish to further develop the 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 program for individuals who wish to develop leadership and management skills, and can be used as a pathway into higher level qualifications at the undergraduate degree level.

Program 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 other important information, please read our Pre-admission Student Handbook. You can access it here.
Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting

A wide variety of content is covered in the Diploma and includes providing and managing quality customer service, managing operations, strategic management, project work, and human capital. For more information on the content offered, please contact us for a full list of available units and specialisations.
This course typically includes between 120 and 180 hours of industry experience.  This is included in the program duration.

Subject to Professional Practice Placement host requirements, participants may be required to provide a valid National Police Clearance and/or DCSI Screening Check.

May, July & October Intakes

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

There are no prerequisites for this qualification however it is recommended that candidates have 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 management and leadership roles.


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


  • BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
  • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction staff
  • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): $4500

  • Amenities Fee (AUD): $295

  • Duration: Up to 12 months

  • Study Mode: On Campus,
    Blended or Work Based

  • Qual Code: BSB51918

  • RPL: Yes

  • VET Student Loans

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): $9950

  • Amenities Fee (AUD): $295

  • Duration: 12 months

  • Study Mode: On Campus,
    Blended or Work Based

  • Qual Code: BSB51918

  • CRICOS Course Code: 098736E
  • RPL: Yes

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current

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