Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

VET Course Code: BSB80320  CRICOS Code: 105945M

To achieve market leadership, a company must build a winning strategy and seamlessly execute it across multiple lines of business. This program teaches the analytical skills and leadership traits to forecast industry trends, lead people through the process of change, and implement a successful business strategy.

At a Glance




Gold Coast


40 wk tuition
+ 12 wk holidays
= 52 weeks


Weekly intakes

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

Potential Income

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Payscale report income for the roles this qualification is suited to ranges from $95,000-$300,000 comprised of salary and bonuses, based on hours and performance.

Career Prospects

Career pathways for graduates of this qualification include;

  • General Manager
  • CEO
  • COO
  • Executive Officers
  • Strategic Managers
  • and similar professional roles in a variety of industries.

Course Details

Plan, lead, and implement strategy for long-term competitive advantage.

The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80320) reflects the role of individuals who apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of strategic leadership and management roles.

Your past credentials and experience means your superiors, peers, and subordinates expect you to take charge, set the vision for the organisation and safely steer the enterprise to achieve goals even in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. You are responsible for applying judgement, initiative and ethics when leading change and achieving corporate objectives. This top-tier course develops the knowledge, skills and competency to deploy research, human capital and digital tools to achieve these goals.

Course Fees

Offshore Fee


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $450

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

Onshore Fees


Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $450

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

Entry Requirements

Admission is limited to students aged 18+ with minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent; minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent), and EITHER a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a related field of study with 3 years full-time relevant work experience in leadership and management; OR a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study with 2 years fulltime relevant work experience in leadership and management; OR 5 years full-time relevant work experience in leadership and management.

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 will be online.

Students will submit a pre-requisite matrix and/or third-party references to assess if the course is appropriate for your interests and abilities, plus an LLN test to determine your learning needs.

Units of Study

In order to achieve the BSB80320 - Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, students must satisfactorily complete 8 units of competency: 2 core units plus 6 elective units

Core Units

BSBLDR811 Lead strategic transformation
BSBSTR802 Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

Elective Units

BSBHRM615 Contribute to the development of diversity and inclusion strategies
BSBINS603 Initiate and lead applied research
BSBLDR812 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
BSBLDR813 Lead and influence ethical practices
BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy
BSBHRM611 Contribute to organisational performance development

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?

Upon successful completion of all the 8 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership qualification. If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued upon request by the student, indicating that they do not plan to complete the full qualification.

After attaining this qualification you may choose to submit your completed BSB modules for a credit transfer to a Bachelor’s degree from one of our hand-picked Higher Education partners- learn more and check out our list of partner universities.

Studying with Capital College

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Why Capital College?

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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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