Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Code BSB61015
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 730 hours

Course Overview

The BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management and BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) are two of the recognised qualifications to become a qualified Executive Manager.

The focus will be on developing skills to provide leadership and strategic direction both for a team and the organisation as a whole.

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. Topics covered include:

  • Providing leadership across the organisation
  • Managing human resources strategic planning
  • Leading and managing organisational change
  • Developing and implementing a business plan
  • Developing and implementing a diversity policy
  • Contribute to organisation development

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

This dual qualification is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills or seek employment in roles such as Executive Manager, Senior Manager, Area Manager, Department Manager and Regional Manager.

Working in this industry generally involves working business hours, Monday to Friday.

Further studies
After gaining the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources), you might wish to undertake further study in the Bachelor of Applied Management conducted by GOTAFE in partnership with Federation University.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 6th May, 1 Day a month, 9am to 4pm / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 2nd Sept, 1 Day a month, 9am to 4pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

If attending on-campus, students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes totalling 6-12 -hours per month and undertake a minimum of 12 hours per month of self-directed learning and completing the required exercises and assessments. If unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes students will be required to contact the trainer and catch up before the next class.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Kerri Symes

Location: Shepparton and Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 730 $5.89 $4,299.70 $4.00 $2,920.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 730 $1.18 $861.40 $4.00 $2,920.00
Full Fee 730 $5.89 $4,299.70 N/A N/A
Course Materials 730 $0.20 $146.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course

Applicants also need to have:

  • The ability to be currently employed or have access to workplace practices
  • The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes
  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Some computer skills particularly in Word and use of the Internet

It would be preferred that students have completed BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management or other relevant qualification or have extensive vocational experience as a Manager.

Units of Competency

BSB61015 – Core Units

BSBMGT617 – Develop and implement a business plan
BSBINN601 – Lead and manage organisational change
BSBFIM601 – Manage finances
BSBMGT605 – Provide leadership across the organisation

BSB61015 – Elective Units

BSBMKG609 – Develop a marketing plan
BSBMGT624 – Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
BSBDIV601 – Develop and implement diversity policy
BSBMGT616 – Develop and implement strategic plans
PSPGEN067 – Establish and maintain strategic networks
BSBMGT608 – Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBRSK501 – Manage risk
PSPPCM023 – Manage strategic contracts

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • class room observation
  • role plays
  • assignments
  • short answer questions
  • supervised tests and portfolios.
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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