Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) – RPL and / or Coursework


Do you want a flexible vocation where you can work in a wide range of industries, or do you just want to develop leadership skills?

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is designed for those who want to be high level Managers and Leaders. Effective leadership skills are invaluable to all organisations and industries. This qualification enables you to work in a wide range of organisations and allows you to choose industry areas you are most interested in.

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How you will learn

You can work your way through this qualification along an organised step by step path. This can be done with a mix of work books and on line materials with recognition of your prior experience and learning (RPL) where applicable. There is personalised attention from your teacher by phone and email all the way through your qualification whether it be by Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL – or through the study option.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who already have some skills in supervision or management to apply for part, or the whole of the qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Career opportunities

Graduates will complete the program with skills and knowledge recognised by business professionals in small and large organisations across a wide range of industries. This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

Pathways to further learning

Diploma graduates can undertake further study in a range of other qualifications including Advanced Diplomas or degrees. A Diploma gives you a tertiary entrance score of ~83 (OP 9) which provides entry to a wide range of degrees. Many universities offer credits up to one year for this Diploma.


This course usually takes a year for those who have little work experience, but students with experience in the workforce can complete it in less time if they choose to accelerate their learning. The maximum timeframe is 2 years. Students with experience in the area and qualifying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can complete in a matter of weeks.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this certificate. Students who have English as a Second Language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Program units

To obtain this qualification, students will complete 12 units. There are four core units and they are:

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

The remaining 8 electives can be selected from a range of units.

Where students have already completed similar units or have experience and skills in a relevant area they may receive recognition i.e. they will not need to study these units. AQI are specialists in Recognition of Prior Learning and will focus on this as we develop your individual Training Plan.

National Recognition

This qualification is nationally recognised and taken from the Australian BSB Business Services Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you already have experience? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) takes into account the knowledge and skills you have already gained through your previous education and work. You can earn recognition for this qualification if you have completed relevant formal or informal training, paid work or voluntary placements or if you can demonstrate the skills required. For further details email enquiries@aqi.edu.au.

AQI Staff

All AQI staff are qualified teachers. We employ all teachers only – no sales staff. We are here to educate.

Additional information

Study Mode

RPL, Coursework


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