BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Qualification:  BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
Duration:  18 - 24 months

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BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Duration:  18 - 24 months

Enrol now

Unlock your leadership potential

This nationally recognised diploma is aimed at emerging leaders looking for more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay. You can study online and continue your current work and life.

This 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 wellbeing of yourself and potential direct reports. You will experience a mix of theoretical and practical tasks, ensuring you finish the course qualified and workplace ready.

Career outcomes

  • Business manager

  • Office manager

  • Team leader.

Course code: BSB50420

Delivery mode: Online

Course duration: 18 months

Qualification: Diploma

Nationally recognised: Yes

Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology


  • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Written reports

  • Case studies

  • Video and audio roleplays and demonstrations.

Start your career in a growth industry


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76% Career improvement

Percentage of course graduates that started or expanded a business, landed on a new job, or skilled up for a promotion or pay raise.

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$68,300 Salary

The middle of the range of salary earned of course graduates starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

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29.6% Manager roles

Percentage of course graduates working in manager roles

Source: Statistics (accessed on 17 October 2022) are for course graduates of the Diploma of Leadership and Management. See more details at .

Course modules

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 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 course contains an introductory module.

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Frequently asked questions

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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Q.   How can I access trainer support?

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

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

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.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

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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