Duration:
1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Start dates:
7 February 2022
26 April 2022
18 July 2022

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Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Build your leadership skills for management and supervisory roles with the Diploma of Leadership and Management, BSB50420, at Victoria University Polytechnic.

You will learn innovative approaches to managing people, projects, and teams in a wide range of industries and organisations. This course is designed for individuals who are seeking to commence or progress their career in leadership and management who may have some experience in an industry and may already be managing staff, or working towards a career as a manager.

You will develop the skills and emotional intelligence to lead and manage the following:

  • workplace relationships
  • effective teams and individuals
  • people performance
  • professional development.

You will also gain a range of technical skills, including:

  • management of business operational plans
  • finance and budgeting
  • development of workplace learning
  • project management.

On completion of this course you may be able to pursue the following jobs:

  • office manager
  • supervisor
  • team leader.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

  • excellent WiFi networks
  • more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Macs) across our campuses
  • a central IT helpdesk for technical help.

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Careers in business

Graduating with a qualification in Business from VU Polytechnic will put you ahead of the game. You’ll learn fundamental skills you can apply in any sector, preparing you for a range of careers, including:

  • office manager
  • supervisor
  • team leader.

Course structure

The course structure comprises of the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

To be awarded the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:
- Six (6) core units, and;- Six (6) elective units, of which

  • 4 elective units must be selected from the qualification BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from the qualification BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core Units

Elective Units

Imported Units

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT), and must be approved by VU Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.
Upon completion of this course graduates will be able to demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They will be able to use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.
It will enable them to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

The qualification requires students to have a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine course suitability and to identify support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you can receive toward Victoria University higher education courses based on your previous studies.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Available start dates:

  • 7 February 2022
  • 26 April 2022
  • 18 July 2022
  • 3 October 2022

Before you apply

Before starting your application, please read through the step-by-step VU Polytechnic application process to make sure you have all the necessary documents and information ready to successfully complete your application.

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

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