Diploma of Leadership and Management

National Code: BSB50420
TAFE SA Code: TP01308


This course reflects the role of leaders who 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.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that you complete the Certificate IV Leadership and Management or a relevant Certificate IV qualification within your industry before starting this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is online. You will attend classes in the Virtual classroom, class days and times will be given to you at registration.

Industry Conditions and Skills
In this course you will be using a simulated business to access workplace documentation and resources. The textbook, Leadership and Management, Theory and Practice, by Kris Cole is recommended and available from the library in hard copy and as e-book. You will taking part in role plays in your unit assessments and will need to record and upload these. You will need a webcam and software to do this.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Senior Administrator, Business Manager or Management Consultant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420)
    Studying this course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to manage yourself and others to achieve organisational objectives. Specialist electives are available in a range of fields that can be tailored to specific job roles or business contexts. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate with influence 60
    Develop and use emotional intelligence 60
    Develop critical thinking in others 50
    Lead and manage effective workplace relationships 50
    Manage business operational plans 70
    Manage team effectiveness 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability 50
    Facilitate continuous improvement 60
    Lead the development of diverse workforces 60
    Manage people performance 70
    Manage personal and professional development 60
    Undertake project work 60
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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