Diploma of Leadership and Management

VET Course Code: BSB50420 |  CRICOS Code: 104300A

Develop top-tier leadership and management skills by exploring the attributes that separate the best from the rest. Assignments, business simulations, presentations, and action-centered activities will equip you with the theory to learn ‘what' and 'why', with hands-on experience to know ‘how’.

At a Glance




Gold Coast


40 wk tuition
+ 12 wk holidays
+ 4 wks finalising submissions
= 56 weeks



Industry Trends

Government projections show that by 2024 the number of jobs for this profession will grow by 18% in Canberra, and by 26% on the Gold Coast*.

*Statistics on projected employment growth are available on the Labour Market Information Portal at lmip.gov.au.

Potential Income

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Payscale report income for the roles this qualifcation is suited to ranges from $45,000-$150,000 comprised of salary and bonuses, based on hours and performance.

Career Prospects

Potential career pathways for graduates of this qualification include;

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Sales Manager
  • and other clerical, administrative, and professional roles in a variety of industries.

Course Details


Our Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) is government-approved and fully accredited.

You will apply skills, knowledge and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. The training aims to develop competency, initiative and judgement for planning, implementing and monitoring your own activities as well as the work of peers, partners and staff to meet organisational goals.

Course Fees

Offshore Fee


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $300

Discounts may apply. Ask your Education Agent about our latest scholarships and multi-course packages

Onshore Fees


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $300

Discounts may apply. Ask your Education Agent about our latest scholarships and multi-course packages

Entry Requirements

Minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent). Minimum age 18 unless you are enrolling directly from Year 12 aged 17. All students under 18 must provide evidence of a Homestay arrangement and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian. Minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent by Pearson, Cambridge, or TOEFL.

Prior to commencement, international students intending to travel to Australia must secure a student visa or temporary graduate visa. Where a student has received a CoE and visa but cannot travel to Australia, the course may commence online. Students may choose to undertake the
course online outside Australia with no visa and no Certificate of Enrolment (CoE), to build a bank of AQF credits (#QualBanking) before applying for a student or temporary graduate visa.

Students will submit a pre-training assessment review to assess if the course is appropriate for their interests and abilities, plus an LLN test to determine learner needs. Additional requirements will be arranged at this point.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership & Management, students must satisfactorily complete 12 units of competency:

6 core units plus 6 elective units

Core Units

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

Elective Units

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBSTR503 Develop organisational policy
BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Additional Information

Course Delivery

The Capital College materials fee provides all required texts for this course, plus access to our student portal and online tools. The sequencing of delivery is:

  1. Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials;
  2. Attending face-to-face classes (currently replaced by webinars);
  3. Attending to online quizzes and case studies;
  4. Applying learning in context outside of the classroom;
  5. Online forums for information.

The following learning techniques are employed:

  1. Trainer presentations & demonstrations;
  2. Individual tasks;
  3. Contextualised case studies;
  4. Quizzes;
  5. Research;
  6. Role-plays; and
  7. Practical group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

You may be eligible for RPL if you have sufficient life or work experience to meet the requirements of one or more whole units of competency within this qualification. A fee will be quoted on application.

We recognise all Australian Qualification Framework Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia. You will need to provide the original Certificate or Statement of Attainment (or a certified copy).
We charge no fee on applications for Credit Transfer under National Recognition. All applications for RPL or Credit Transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for the assessment of each unit.


Assessment will take place at a Capital College campus, or online.

Written projects will be completed by students in their own time.

All activities will be conducted by duly accredited assessors.

Assessors will provide detail of all assessment requirements in advance.

Three assessment attempts will be provided, with support. If satisfactory competence is not observed, the student may be advised to enrol in further relevant training.

What to Study Next?

Students who are awarded this qualification may progress to the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB60420), followed by the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80320) after satisfying each course’s minimum enrolment pre-requisites.

Upon successful completion of the 12 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification.

If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued, indicating the units completed. Graduates may be eligible for credit towards a university and/or guaranteed entry to a top Australian University.

Capital College has also secured articulation pathways with several leading higher education institutes- learn more and check out our list of partner universities.

Studying with Capital College

The People

Our Student's Stories

All our students have a story to tell. Read more about why our students made the choice to study with Capital College and how they have gone to achieve their dreams. 


Why Capital College?

Our success story is built on our students and their experience in their studies with us. If you are looking for reasons why to choose Capital College for your studies- start here. 

Job Ready Pathways

Job Ready Pathways

Whether you’re living abroad, studying online or already in Australia, our education pathways are a fully customisable way to chart your course.

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