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BSB50420
Diploma of Leadership and Management
If you're looking to advance your management skills either in a supervisory or middle management position, then the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management is a qualification that can help you gear up and excel in either the areas of operational planning and change management.

By the end of this course, you will build employable skills to pursue career pathways in leadership and management such as Business Manager or Sales Team Manager.
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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
12 units of competency
Flexible payments available

Course Summary

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
12 units of competency
If you're someone that is working in either a supervisory or middle management position, then the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management (release 3) is a qualification that can help you gear up and excel in either the areas of operational planning and change management. You can also pursue the career pathways of Business Manager or Sales Team Manager.

Working in a leadership and management role means having accountability for your team and you'll be well-equipped to apply all the theory and practical knowledge learnt from this course to effectively maintain working relationships, as well as confidently facilitate and lead a team.


What you'll learn

This qualification comprises units that can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in leading and facilitating a team, particularly if you're already in an existing managerial role. This course can help shape your skillset to excel in roles where change management or operational planning is a core focus.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Manage business risk
  • Develop critical thinking in others
  • Manage people performance
  • Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Strong organisational skills
Work in a simulated workplace

By studying with Upskilled, you'll get the opportunity to undertake tasks and/or assessments that are related to a workplace environment.

With online learning, we want you to develop some "work-ready" skills that complement well with the theory components of your course.

A simulated workplace allows you to undertake practical assessments that help you put your skills into practice. The simulated workplace can be accessed through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled.

Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials
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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Course Detail

This qualification will suit you if you're currently in a supervisory or leadership position looking to excel in management and lead a team effectively. This is also a suitable course if you're interested in the career pathways of Business Manager or Sales Team Manager.

The topics you'll come across include supporting the learning and development of teams and individuals, managing business operational plans, and managing organisational customer service.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace.

Please speak with one of our Education Consultants about your study and course completion goals.
 

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
 
  • 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. The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

  • 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. The unit applies to individuals who are developing and coaching others, for whom critical thinking skills (including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) are an important part of their job roles. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for leading teams.

  • BSBLDR523
    Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships. The unit applies to individuals in leadership or management positions who have a prominent role in establishing and managing processes and procedures to support workplace relationships. These individuals apply the values, goals and cultural diversity policies of the organisation. They use complex and diverse methods and procedures as well as a range of problem solving and decision making strategies, which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement.

  • 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. The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

  • 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. The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

  • 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. The unit applies to individuals who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plans.

  • BSBLDR411
    Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation’s standards and values. The unit applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These leaders have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.

  • BSBXCM501
    Lead communication in the workplace

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead communication in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for team leaders with responsibility for other workers.

  • 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. The unit applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and who are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

  • BSBHRM413
    Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of learning and development who apply their skills in addressing development needs to meet team objectives. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.

  • 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. The unit applies to individuals working in a range of managerial positions who are accountable for the development and performance of others.

  • BSBLDR522
    Manage people performance

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff that are direct reports. The unit applies to individuals who manage people. It covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback. The unit makes the link between performance management and performance development and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers.

Completion Certificate

Entry requirements

Start date

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 


To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:

  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 12.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.
     

Payment Options

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$4,630

RRP $5,450

When you pay upfront, you receive a 15% discount on your course fees.

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$97.12*

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Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

Government funding options for:
Diploma of Leadership and Management

Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management, you may be able to pursue other related qualifications. Please chat to one of our education consultants for more information. 

Educators

Upskilled has a passionate team of trainers in the business faculty who are highly skilled in the areas of study we offer. Our trainers have qualifications and work experience that allows them to deliver training to help you achieve job-ready skills needed to make your next career move.

The business faculty offers additional support to students undertaking courses, giving you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers. 

Trainers facilitate 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom where you can ask them questions about your assessments, offering you more guidance and support. This gives you a chance to virtually collaborate with other students as well. 

FAQs to help you

  • What are the benefits that come with a diploma of leadership and management?
    Undertaking a Diploma of Leadership and Management could equip you with plenty of transferrable people and business-centric skills. These could include: 
    • The ability to lead and motivate teams to success
    • The skills to manage business risk and plan for unexpected situations 
    • An in-depth understanding of how to plan for, develop, and successfully execute business projects (within scope, budget, and a given timeframe) 
    • The ability to forge positive, productive workplace relationships 
    • The self-management skills to promote the professional development of oneself and of others 

    All such skills, while critical to those pursuing business management or entrepreneurship, are applicable to any professional looking to grow their career. Not only will you build the technical skills to form and manage efficient business teams, but you'll also build your skills in communication, critical thinking, creativity, and relationship-building. 
  • Are there age limits to who can receive a diploma of management?

    While there are no formal skill or age requirements for those looking to pursue Upskilled's Diploma of Leadership and Management, we recommend that course entrants have (at the very least) the ability to read and write at a Year 12 level or equivalent.
  • Who are best suited for a management diploma?
    Professionals best suited for a management diploma are those currently working in or pursuing roles where leading people or teams are involved. These positions could include that of a:
    • Marketing manager
    • Project manager
    • Team Leader
    • Entrepreneur 
    • Small business owner 
    • Store manager
    • Logistics manager 
  • What skills are needed to commence a diploma of management?
    There are no formal skills requirements for Upskilled's Diploma of Leadership and Management. However, course entrants are recommended to at least have: 
    • The ability to read and write at a Year 12 level or equivalent
    • Basic computing skills, including the ability to create and upload short-form video content
  • Is an online diploma of leadership and management recognised by employers?
    Upskilled's Diploma of Leadership and Management is a nationally-recognised program that verifies your newfound skills as industry-standard and up-to-date. As such, completing this course will likely help you stand out among potential employers on the job market. 
     

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