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Diploma of Leadership and Management


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Diploma of Leadership and Management – BSB51918

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Course Overview

Get ahead of the competition and land your next management role. Studying the Diploma of Leadership and Management, you'll gain the tools to thrive in any business environment. You'll develop the skills needed to support your colleagues, solve problems, and manage projects through to delivery.

This course focuses on real-life scenarios, where you will be challenged to make judgement calls and focus on skills that suit your current work needs across issues such as staffing, performance, operational planning, or Human Resources.

Career Pathways

The Diploma of Leadership and Management gives you the skills to become a more effective Manager or Senior Manager.

You'll develop strong people management skills that will make you an asset in any organisation. Armed with these essential business skills, you'll have the chance to work across different industries and locations.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) or the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership Management.

You can also choose to complete an extra 4 units specialising in HR, which will earn you a nationally recognised qualification of BSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Tuesday 3rd September, 1 Night per week, 6pm to 9pm / 2019

Flexible start, 1 Night per week, Jan to April 6pm - 9pm Trimester 1/2020

Flexible start, 1 Night per week, May to August 6pm - 9pm Trimester 2/2020

Flexible start, 1 Night per week, Sept to Nov 6pm - 9pm Trimester 3/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials

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 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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.

Before being accepted into the course you must:

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

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level.
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
  • It is preferred that you hold a management position in the workplace to implement and enhance your learning. If you do not hold a management role it will be discussed with you how you will be able to access workplace policies, procedures and practices to reflect on.
Core Units
Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
Develop and use emotional intelligence
Manage operational plan
Lead and manage team effectiveness
Elective Units
Make a presentation
Manage quality customer service
Manage budgets and financial plans
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Develop and manage performance management processes
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
Communicate with influence
Manage people performance
Facilitate continuous improvement
Undertake project work
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Manage employee relations
Develop a business case

Assessment methods may include:

  • Class room activities and observation
  • Role plays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • 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.

Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes totaling 3-hours per week and undertake a minimum of 6 hours per week of self-directed learning and completing the required exercises and assessments. If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher 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 click Enquire Now.

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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