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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management


Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management – BSB61015

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is a recognised qualification to become an Executive Manager.

This course focuses on developing your ability to provide leadership and strategic direction for both teams and organisations as a whole. You will learn to use initiative and exercise judgement to plan and implement strategy and management across an organisation, including accountability at both a personal and team level.

You will also develop skills in leading and managing organisational change and development, with a focus on developing and implementing diversity policies, managing human resources strategic planning, and providing leadership across the organisation.

This is a dual qualification course with BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources).

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We’ve had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we’re currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management gives you the skills to take on a role as an Executive Manager, Senior Manager, Area Manager, Department Manager, or Regional Manager.

You'll develop strong people and organisational management skills that will make you an asset in any organisation.

Further Study

After gaining the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management & BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Mon 18th May, 2 days a month (Mon,Tue), 9am - 4pm / 2020

Class and Online delivery, 2 days a month (Mon,Tue), 9am to 4pm / 2020

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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 BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management or other relevant qualification or have extensive vocational experience as a Manager.

Core Units
Manage finances
Lead and manage organisational change
Provide leadership across the organisation
Develop and implement a business plan
Elective Units
Develop and implement diversity policy
Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Develop and implement strategic plans
Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
Develop a marketing plan
Manage risk
Establish and maintain strategic networks
Manage strategic contracts

Assessment methods may include:

  • Class room observation
  • Role plays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Supervised tests and portfolios

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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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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