Build your leadership skills for management and supervisory roles with the Diploma of Leadership and Management 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 have considerable experience in an industry or vocational area. You 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
- organisational change
- people performance
- professional development.
You will also gain a range of technical skills, including:
- management of operational plans
- finance and budgeting
- development of organisational policies
- development of workplace learning
- project management.
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:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
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:
- 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:
Careers in 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.
To be awarded the BSB51918 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) units must be selected from Group A;
- four (4) units may be selected from Group A or Group B;
- two (2) units may be selected from Diploma or above in the Business Services Training Package;
- one (1) unit may be selected from any currently endorsed training package or accredited course at Diploma level.
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 as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the 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.
Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise 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
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. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
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.
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.
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.