The Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management is ideal for those looking to take their career to the next level, and is designed for managers who are either currently in, or progressing towards a strategic leadership role with managerial responsibilities on a daily basis.

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Course Description

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management is focused on developing your ability to respond to emerging business opportunities, manage organisational change, and creating and implement comprehensive strategic plans.

  • Develop the entrepreneurial skills needed for success in competitive markets
  • Learn to create and implement strategic and business plans
  • Gain knowledge of financial and information management processes

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management is delivered by expert trainers in one of three delivery methods: online, classroom, or blended.
The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the video training library) and blogs.  The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.

Course Features

Online Learning offers participants a unique combination of e-learning methodologies that are fully supported and highly integrated:

  • Study when it suits – with no set class timetable, you can study when and where you like, tailoring your education to suit lifestyle, family, and employment commitments
  • Personal support – you'll be guided through your studies via an interactive, web-based educational experience. Our participants receive the same high level of support as an on-campus student, maximising chances of success
  • Structured learning – regular timed intakes mean you can look forward to a structured learning environment. This ensures continuous progression via the benefits of flexible Online Learning
  • Full access to resources – detailed course materials, student email, forums, live chat, recorded lectures, quizzes and assessments, links to external resource materials and videos.
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider

Course Duration

This course is delivered online over a duration of 12-18 months. 


This qualification is suited to participants who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Diploma level qualification including these entry requirements:

  • English language proficiency (Year 12 English or equivalent); OR
  • Obtain a Diploma level qualification, OR
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic standing or workplace experience for the chosen qualification

Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.


All students will be provided with a relevant textbook: Cole, Kris. (2012) Management, Theory & Practice 4th Edition Pearson Australia.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.  Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by Upskilled assessors.

Unit Outline

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management consists of 12 Units of Competency, as identified in the Business Services Training Package. All units must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. Below is an outline of the subjects included.  For a full breakdown of all Units of Competency please contact our Education Managers.

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBFIM601Manage finances
BSBMGT617Develop and implement a business plan
BSBMGT605Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBINN601Lead and manage organisational change
ICTICT606Develop communities of practice
BSBRSK501Manage risk
BSBCUE604Develop and maintain a service level strategy
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
PSPGOV602BEstablish and maintain strategic networks
BSBINM601Manage knowledge and information
BSBMGT616Develop and implement strategic plans
BSBMGT608Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Career Outcome

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have senior or managerial responsibilities. They may oversee the work of others, or perform specialised roles in which they do not supervise others but provide strategic leadership.

  • Area Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Regional Manager

Further study

For information about Pathways to University, click here.

This qualification is an established pathway for degree-level studies. 

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership or BSB80315 Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity or other Graduate Certificate level qualifications. 

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $5,397.50

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Total course cost: $6,350

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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