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0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
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Applications due 19 November 2018


Develop the skills to be a motivating leader that gets the best out of staff with a Diploma of Leadership and Management at Victoria Polytechnic.

You’ll learn innovative approaches to managing people, projects, budgets and teams in a wide range of industries and organisations. This course is designed for those who have considerable experience in an industry or vocational area. You may already be managing staff, or working towards a career as a manager.

You’ll develop the skills and emotional intelligence to lead and manage:

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

You’ll also gain a range of technical skills including:

  • marketing
  • risk management
  • finance and budgeting
  • project management
  • customer service management.  

Award winning learning model
This course is delivered through Victoria Polytechnic’s award winning Blended Learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities. 

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[Supp. Desc. Info] BSB51915 - Diploma of Leadership and Management

Learn innovative approaches to managing people, projects and budgets with a Diploma of Leadership and Management.


Leadership skills are highly transferrable and sought after in every industry. You will graduate with a focused awareness of the complexities of today’s workplace, and a strong understanding of current management processes. You’ll be prepared for career advancement into higher level management positions.

This industry-relevant course will prepare you with skills and knowledge to work in supervisory and managerial roles across a range of sectors. Our graduates find roles in businesses, government departments, non-profit organisations and more.

Example job titles include:

  • branch manager
  • business manager
  • department manager
  • operations/facilities manager
  • production manager
  • retail manager
  • store manager
  • team leader.

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.

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Course structure

To be awarded BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

  • four (4) core units, and;

  • eight (8) elective units, of which:

  • four (4) elective units must be selected from Group A;

  • up to four (4) may be selected from Group A or Group B;

  • if not listed within the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification, up to two (2) electives may be selected from a Diploma or higher qualification in the Business Services Training Package;

  • if not listed within the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification, one (1) elective unit may be from any currently endorsed training package or accredited course at Diploma level.

Units must be chosen in accordance with the packaging rules specified in BSB Business Services Training Package as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

This qualification provides the necessary skills to apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management roles across a range of enterprise and industry contexts including the display of initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. This qualification enables the effective use of communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements to  plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesis information from a variety of sources.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

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

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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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. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

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.

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.

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.

How to apply for this course

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.

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Direct applications due 19 November 2018.

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