Diploma of Leadership & Management


  • Learn how to be an effective leader in any industry with this Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)
  • Flexible & fully online - study when it suits you
  • Assessment tasks that give you real-world skills - no exams

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Career Opportunities
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Office Coordinator

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


18 years of age or over, plus Year 12.



Course length
20 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 10 hrs a week = finish in 1 year. Complete within 1 year.
Study mode



Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Online quizzes, short projects & demonstrating skills via video.
Start date

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)

This Swinburne University of Technology qualification is delivered by Swinburne Online.

As a Swinburne Online student you'll graduate with a nationally recognised Swinburne University qualification, and have the flexibility of studying online when it suits you.

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Payment options

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

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  • Over 18 years of age, AND
  • Year 12 Certificate of Education (from an Australian agency), OR
  • Certificate IV or higher level qualification , OR
  • Successful completion of a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test, AND
  • At least 12 months of relevant full time work experience

What you'll learn

You'll gain skills in:

  • Leading high-performing teams
  • Overseeing staff performance and development
  • Developing workplace performance initiatives
  • Nurturing important business relationships
  • Managing budgets and company finances

Course structure

12 units

Core units

  1. BSBHRM512 - Develop & manage performance-management processes

    Learn how to develop and facilitate performance management processes for staff. This will help you coordinate learning and development plans for employees, to encourage effective performance.

  2. BSBLDR501 - Develop & use emotional intelligence

    Learn how to use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness and self-management in the workplace. This will help you manage successful relationships with your colleagues and be a more confident and effective leader.

  3. BSBLDR502 - Lead & manage effective workplace relationships

    Learn how to establish systems that nurture communication and build trust amongst employees. This will help you to manage relationships with your colleagues, and effectively manage a team.

  4. BSBWOR502 - Lead & manage team effectiveness

    Learn how to establish a team performance plan, facilitate teamwork and manage key business relationships. This will help you become an effective team leader in the workplace.

  5. BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets & financial plans

    Learn about the processes used to manage a company's finances. This will help you manage budgets and monitor finances within a business.

  6. BSBADM506 - Manage business document design & development

    Learn how to produce consistent documents and templates that meet your company's requirements. This will help you achieve consistency, and a professional look and feel for your company.

  7. BSBMGT517 - Manage human resources services

    Learn how to plan and deliver human resources services and ethically manage employees. This will help you coordinate human resources services across an organisation.

  8. BSBMGT517 - Manage operational plans

    Learn how to develop an operational plan and acquire the resources needed to make it happen. This will help you implement plans to improve productivity and profitability within an organisation.

  9. BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance

    Gain the skills to efficiently manage staff performance. This will help you allocate work to staff members, assess their performance, and provide coaching and feedback to help them improve.

  10. BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities & professional development

    Learn how to effectively organise information, prioritise tasks and keep your professional skills up-to-date. This will help you become an efficient manager and role model in the workplace.

  11. BSBHRM513 - Manage workforce planning

    Gain the skills to plan and implement workforce initiatives. This will help you develop effective strategies to retain your best employees, plan workloads, and to nurture a skilled, diverse workforce.

  12. BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work

    Complete a workplace project. This will help you gain the skills you need to efficiently manage projects to meet timelines, budgets and other requirements.

Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this diploma allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Because your course is online, you have access to your online learning environment 24/7. You can personalise your study schedule and work towards your goals when it suits you.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme, meaning you don’t need to pay upfront for the course. Through VET FEE-HELP, the Australian Government pays the amount of your course to the education provider on your behalf. You’ll start paying back this loan (including a 20% loan fee) through the tax system once your taxable income is more than the minimum repayment threshold (which is $54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year).

On the 5th October 2016 the Australian Government announced plans to replace the VET FEE-HELP scheme with the VET Student Loans scheme, which are scheduled to apply from the 1st January 2017.

Before choosing to access VET FEE-HELP you should understand the impact of these proposed changes on the VET-FEE HELP scheme, as well as the proposed VET Student Loans program.

The Government has advised that students who access VET-FEE HELP prior to the 31st December 2016 may continue to access the VET FEE-HELP scheme until the 31st December 2017, provided the student notifies the Australian Government Department of Education and Training of this intention by the 31st March 2017. 

To do this, the student needs to complete an online form that will be made available on the Department’s website. If the student does not inform the Department, access to VET-FEE HELP will cease on the 31st March 2017.

If your study continues into 2018, the proposed changes state you may not be able to access VET FEE-HELP after 31st December 2017. However, you may be able to access the new proposed VET Student Loans scheme, depending on the course and provider. For further information and updates, you should regularly check the Australian Government’s proposed changes to student loan schemes.

Find out more about the proposed changes.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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