Diploma of Leadership and Management


Course code:


Online (Upfront):

Currently not accepting enrolments

CRICOS code:


Online (Payment Plan):


Next on-campus intake:




About the Course

Our accredited and nationally recognised BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management course available online or on-campus can help make your career goals a reality by helping you get the knowledge and skills you need to excel in a leadership and management role.

What will you learn?

You will learn the core skills and knowledge required to lead and manage an effective team. You will also learn about emotional intelligence, and how to manage risk, budgets, finances, operations, campaigns, and recruitment for an organisation of any size. You will learn how to apply practical skills and comprehensive knowledge in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Delivered by our expert trainers, our training program provides you with a supportive and encouraging environment. This diploma course was designed in consultation with the industry so that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge the industry needs and wants to help you succeed.


What's included in my fees?

  • Access to the learning materials and assessments on our eLearning platform
  • Our specially developed Ultimate Study Planner
  • Learning support from your Trainers and the team at Dolph Business School
  • Australian Quality Framework (AQF) certificate when you have all achieved all of the competencies required in your course
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

What career opportunities are available?

With a Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification, the skills you learn can help you find jobs in various industries and roles, such as:

General Manager
Manage and oversee all administrative functions in an organisation, as well as leading employees.

Operations Manager
Oversee the operations of an organisation, ensuring it runs smoothly and efficiently.

Department Head
Manage and oversee the operations of a particular department and collaborate with other departments within the organisation to work harmoniously to achieve the organisation’s end goal.

Performance Manager
Manage and oversee the performance of individual employees, as well as teams within an organisation to assist them in performing in their role effectively.

Team Leader
Provides direction and guidance to their team to help them achieve their targets and KPIs.

To find out more about employment prospects and outcomes for graduates with a Diploma of Leadership and Management, visit the Australian Government mySkills website.

Our Certificate and Diploma courses are nationally recognised qualifications. This means that they are recognised by all Australian Universities for determining your entry eligibility and course credit.

The course credit you are granted will vary depending on the undergraduate degree you choose to undertake, and the grades you attain for your Certificate or Diploma. Most prestigious universities expect you to maintain a 75-80% average to be eligible for course credit towards your bachelor degree and the time and money saved through a transfer of credits can be substantial!

Upon completion of your Certificate or Diploma program at Dolph Business School, should you wish to continue your studies and apply for an undergraduate degree course, our Student & Administration Support team will assist you with your enrolment application, as well as your advanced standing (course credit) application.

We have credit agreements in place with several universities across Australia which guarantees students entry and credit transfer upon completion of our certificate and diploma courses, and could take up to a year off your bachelor's degree! These credit agreements are of great importance as outside of these, there is no guarantee of the amount of credit transfer you will receive. Refer below for more information.

University Degree Course Credit Approximate Time Saved
Bachelor of Accounting 4 units 6-months
Bachelor of Business 8 units 1-year
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 6 units 9-months
Bachelor of Information Technology 8 units 1-year
Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies 4 units 6-months
Bachelor of Business 8 units 1-year
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 6 units 9-months
Bachelor of Information Technology 8 units 1-year

Online: You have up to 12-months to complete your course. This is a self-paced, Trainer-supported method of learning. We recommend you spend approximately 16-hours a week reading the course material and completing the assessment tasks given to ensure you complete the course within 12-months.

On-campus: This is a full-time course designed to be delivered over 12-months with a 2-week break in between terms. There is 20-hours of class time per week and you will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes. We recommend you spend approximately 5-hours a week outside of class time completing the assigned reading and assessment tasks.

Please note. The above recommended study hours are indicative only. This time would be reduced if you have pre-existing knowledge and experience in leadership or management. Dolph Business School is also able to support students who may require additional time.

Local Students

There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification detailed within the Business Services Training Package.

Noting this, Dolph Business School requires persons who undertake this course to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to carry out tasks such as to:
    • Interpret, analyse and evaluate information that may deal with complex ideas to determine legislative and business requirements
    • Prepare, develop and implement budgets, plans, reports, presentations and materials which convey detailed and factual content in accordance with internal procedures
    • Present information, ideas and concepts to a range of audiences using structure and language to suit the context and the audience
    • Use a wide range of mathematical calculations to analyse numeric information in budgets, financial plans and other financial documents
    • Use problem solving processes to identify, assess and respond to challenges and risks in the workplace

International Students

Entry requirements are as follows:

  • Be aged 18 years or over;
  • Have successfully completed Year 12, or its equivalent; and
  • Have an English Proficiency Level of 5.5 on an IELTS Band, or its equivalent (citizens of certain countries are exempted from this requirement - contact us to find out more).


Please note. Dolph Business School will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Dolph Business School can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, Dolph Business School can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course. Additional fees and charges may apply.

In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Dolph Business School provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in.

Local students

You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.

If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our team members today to find out how we can help you!

International students

You may be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded either by Dolph Business School or by another Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Please note. For on-campus international students, where course credit is granted before the issue of a student visa, the course duration will be indicated on the Confirmation of Enrolment. Where credit transfer is granted after the issue of a student visa, a new Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued.

We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their exams. This is why the assessment for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies - NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:

Written Reports / Case Studies.
The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor. This will usually require the student to consider carefully the situation presented, undertake some research to inform their response and then to propose their recommended actions. There may be a practical portion for the student to demonstrate a range of skills relevant to the workplace. This could be by way of presentations or role-play activities.

Project Work.
The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc.). Projects may have a practical presentation component where the student may be asked to present or role-play the outcomes of their project or research.

Knowledge Tests.
The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Download Student Prospectus