Diploma of Leadership and Management Online

BSB50420
18 months
Online

This nationally recognised BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management provides skills to perform effectively as a leader and develops existing skillsets to take on bigger opportunities. This leadership course builds on the Cert. IV in Leadership and Management.

  • Course code: BSB50420

  • Delivery mode: Online

  • Course duration: 18 months

  • Qualification: Diploma

  • Eligibility: This course is not available to International students

  • Nationally recognised: Yes

  • Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

  • Assessments

    • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

    • Portfolio of evidence

    • Written reports

    • Case studies

    • Video and audio role plays and demonstrations.

Unlock your leadership potential with this nationally recognised Diploma.

Earn a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) online with Swinburne Open Education. This nationally recognised diploma is aimed at emerging leaders looking for more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay.

This online leadership course is designed to develop skills that are needed to perform effectively as a leader and expand on existing skillsets and knowledge to take on bigger and better opportunities. You will learn how to create sound communication strategies and skills, critical thinking skills, operational planning, managing workplace relationships and team effectiveness, supporting the development and well-being of yourself and potential direct reports. You will experience a mix of theoretical and practical tasks, ensuring you finish the leadership course qualified and workplace ready.

Bite-sized, online learning that fits around your life. This diploma course is split into three easy-to-manage study blocks, so you can fit a study block into your down time and gain a statement of attainment towards your diploma. On successful completion of all three study blocks, you’ll receive your diploma. You can choose to spread your studies out, or get to the good bit fast. Don’t take time out to study - choose the study that works around you. Enrol now to study the leadership and management course online. Work towards your Diploma with Swinburne Open Education.

This course is not available to International students.

 

Skills you'll learn

  • Communicating with influence 

  • Managing business risk and operational plans 

  • Leading and managing workplace relationships and team effectiveness  

  • Managing personal and professional development.

 

 

 

Your career opportunities

  • Business manager

  • Office manager

  • Team leader.

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Start your leadership and management career

Source: Career outcome information from Your Career (Oct 2023).

 

Why study Diploma of Leadership and Management online

  • This online leadership course is designed to develop skills that are needed to perform effectively as a leader and expand on existing skillsets and knowledge to take on bigger and better opportunities. 

  • You will experience a mix of theoretical and practical tasks, ensuring you finish the leadership course qualified and workplace ready.

  • Our flexible online study allows you to continue with your current role while you study.

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Study online with our world-class learning platform

  • Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime

  • Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile

  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

  • Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages

 

Download your free online course guide

Enter your details and the Swinburne Open team will send you a free course guide with the info to get started. An Enrolment Consultant will be in touch to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.

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Once you have enrolled in this course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This online course contains 13 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 6 core units and 6 elective units. This leadership course contains an introductory module.

Expand units below, to get an understanding of topics and objectives.

BSBCMM511
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders.

BSBCRT511
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context.

BSBLDR523
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

BSBOPS502
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor the implementation of operational plans to support efficient and effective workplace practices and organisational productivity and profitability.

BSBPEF502
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace.

BSBTWK502
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

BSBCMM412
BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, facilitate and lead difficult conversations.

BSBOPS504
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage business risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

BSBPEF401
BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs).

BSBPEF501
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and process that support the personal and professional development of self and others.

BSBTWK503
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

BSBXCM401
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

Students are required to complete all units of competency in a study block so they can meet the eligibility criteria to move onto the next study block. Students are required to enrol into each study block individually. On successful completion of each study block, you will gain a statement of attainment towards your diploma. On successful completion of all three study blocks, you will receive your diploma. The study blocks will be advised on enrolment. You will also receive a prescribed study plan to help manage your time and ensure all study blocks are completed in an acceptable time frame.

 

Course requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this diploma leadership and management course. However, students must be 18 years of age or above and are expected to have successfully completed Year 12 English. Where prospective learners have not successfully completed English at Year 12 level, they can demonstrate equivalency in one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or

  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

This course is not available to International students.

The Swinburne Open modern online learning platform has been designed so that you can study online anywhere, anytime. You will need to meet the following IT requirements to use our platform for this Diploma course:

Desktop or laptop

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher)

  • Adobe PDF Reader

Mobile or tablet*

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Latest version of Android

  • Latest version of iOS

* Students using a mobile or tablet will need to upload documents from a laptop or desktop or have a Dropbox account.

You will need to have intermediate computer skills to undertake this course. This includes the ability to:

  • Create, save and edit Microsoft Office documents

  • Access and search the internet

  • Download and save documents from websites

  • Upload documents through websites

  • Create audio files and videos.

Eligible students may be able to access a VET Student Loan (VSL). For more details on this initiative, as well as eligibility criteria, please visit Swinburne University of Technology.

 

Intake dates

Please note, this diploma course is split into three study blocks. Below are the key dates for the next three study block 1 intakes we have available.

Study block 1:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 26 February, 2024

  • Start date: Monday 4 March, 2024

  • Census date: Friday 5 April, 2024

  • Finish date: Sunday 4 August, 2024

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 29 September, 2024

Study block 2:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 12 August, 2024

  • Start date: Monday 19 August, 2024

  • Census date: Friday 20 September, 2024

  • Finish date: Sunday 19 January, 2025

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 16 March, 2025

Study block 3:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 27 January, 2025

  • Start date: Monday 3 February, 2025

  • Census date: Friday 7 March, 2025

  • Finish date: Sunday 6 July, 2025

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 31 August, 2025

Study block 1:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 25 March, 2024

  • Start date: Monday 1 April, 2024

  • Census date: Friday 3 May, 2024

  • Finish date: Sunday 1 September, 2024

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 27 October, 2024

Study block 2:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 9 August, 2024

  • Start date: Monday 16 September, 2024

  • Census date: Friday 18 October, 2024

  • Finish date: Sunday 16 February, 2025

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 13 April, 2025

Study block 3:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 24 February, 2025

  • Start date: Monday 3 March, 2025

  • Census date: Friday 4 April, 2025

  • Finish date: Sunday 3 August, 2025

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 28 September, 2025

Study block 1:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 29 April, 2024

  • Start date: Monday 6 May, 2024

  • Census date: Friday 7 June, 2024

  • Finish date: Sunday 6 October, 2024

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 1 December, 2024

Study block 2:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 14 October, 2024

  • Start date: Monday 21 October, 2024

  • Census date: Friday 22 November, 2024

  • Finish date: Sunday 23 March, 2025

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 18 May, 2025

Study block 3:

  • Last enrolment date: Monday 31 March, 2025

  • Start date: Monday 7 April, 2025

  • Census date: Friday 9 May, 2025

  • Finish date: Sunday 7 September, 2025

  • Maximum extension: Sunday 2 November, 2025

 

Online study FAQs

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Swinburne Open Education is an online education provider and all courses are delivered digitally, allowing you to learn anywhere, anytime. 

Our world-class learning platform is online native and can be accessed on any device. We’ve created a joyful experience with natively accessible information, alleviating the need to download presentations and allowing you to focus on learning the content rather than how to use our platform.

Online modules are broken down into topics and subtopics specific to the module. Each module contains a range of learning styles including written text, diagrams, instructional videos and formative activities that provide you with instant feedback and prepares you for summative assessments. 

Learning is supported by regular trainer-led online sessions. At the end of each module and prior to the sequential module, skills and knowledge are evaluated through summative assessments. Assessment consists of online quizzes, assignments and supervised tests. Through our learning platform you will:

  • Access your learning materials and assessments

  • Undertake and upload assessments

  • Engage and interact with your trainer

  • Participate in student forums and find a ‘study buddy’

  • Access your assessment grades and feedback

  • Access student support services.

More information about learning online with Swinburne Open Education can be found in our Student Handbook.

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

 

 

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