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BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

National ID: BSB50420 State ID: BFR7
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Are you ready for a career as an outstanding leader of industry or business?

When you complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management you will have what it takes for a career as a team leader, middle manager or supervisor.

This qualification is offered as a dual qualification with Diploma of Business(opens in a new tab) , saving you time and money. 

Completion of the Diploma of Leadership and Management opens up a range of further study options and it may give you advanced standing towards a university degree.

This course consists of the below 12 units and a student may choose to enrol in any or all of them. As an indication for Semester 2, 2023 the 12 units listed below are available for enrolment. Timetables are subject to change.

Each unit/cluster runs for 20 weeks unless otherwise specified and is a short half on the days listed.
A cluster requires enrolment into all the units in the cluster.

*This unit is done in weeks 1-10 Term 1 of the semester
**These units are done during weeks 11-20 Term 2 of the semester


Bentley campus

Unit code Unit name Classes
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding Wednesday mornings
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans Thursday afternoons
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources Thursday afternoons
Undertake project work
Manage business risk
Thursday mornings - clustered
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans Friday afternoons
BSBPEF502* Develop and use emotional intelligence Wednesday afternoons
Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
Manage team effectiveness
Friday mornings - clustered
BSBCRT511** Develop critical thinking in others Wednesday afternoons
BSBPEF501** Manage personal and professional development Friday mornings
BSBCMM511** Communicate with influence Tuesday afternoons


Please note timetables are subject to change. 

To find out more about how our unit timetables can be used to suit your work and lifestyle, please use the Get Help form at the end of the page to start a discussion with the training area.



  • build and lead a team
  • manage budgets and financial plans
  • recruit staff
  • identify and manage risks
  • play a leading role in project planning
  • manage projects
VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

This course is not suitable for school leavers as students should have a significant employment history with some experience in high-level administration or staff supervision to better relate to the course content.

School leavers may wish to consider commencing with the Certificate IV in Business as a pathway into the Diploma.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10-15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement for this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, file and a USB storage device).

Your lecturers will advise you at orientation of any additional resource requirements such as textbooks and software applications, as well as providing information on how to access or purchase student copies/licences. 

Dress requirements - smart casual dress at all times.

Become a specialist in your field with university study

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

Murdoch University

This course has a study pathway to Murdoch University(opens in a new tab) as of March 2022.

Select your preferred campus and apply

Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application. 

Semester 1, 2024

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Bentley
How On Campus
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Bentley
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Bentley
How On Campus
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Bentley
How On Campus

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