SELC’s BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management 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. Communication skills are used to support individuals and teams to meet the organisational requirements.

Career Opportunities

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Leading Hand
  • Sales Team Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Business Manager
  • Human Resource Manager Assistant
  • Sales Team Manager

Qualification structure and course content

This course provides students with a wide range of skills to analyse, design, plan, execute and evaluate management functions. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising and implementing a workload. They are also able to monitor their workload and identify potential problems. This qualification is primarily designed for those individuals that are currently engaged in frontline management and would like a deeper understanding of leadership and management practice.

Cluster 1 – Manage the workplace

BSBADM02 Manage meetings
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning

Cluster 2 – Develop and lead a diverse team

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence (Core unit)
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships (Core unit)
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness (Core unit)
BSBLDR504 Implement diversity in the workplace

Cluster 3 – Establish innovative and informative systems

BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system

Cluster 4 – Plan and manage the project

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan (Core unit)
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBRSK501 Manage risk

Delivery and Assessment

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include written assignments, case studies, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations. Students must successfully pass all units to complete the qualification.
All course materials and workbooks are available for free download from SELC’s e-learning platform, or for optional purchase at $10 per unit for hard copy. Assessment workbooks are provided inclusive of course fees.

Sample Timetable

International students undertake 15 hours face-to-face + 5 hours online study per week.

Terms and breaks

SELC Business and Management courses are delivered over 9 weeks terms, with 3 week breaks, with intakes 4 times a year*

2017 Term Dates
Term 4: 09 Oct to 08 Dec 2017

2018 Term Dates
Term 1: 29 Jan to 29 Mar 2018
Term 2: 23 Apr to 22 Jun 2018
Term 3: 16 Jul to 14 Sep 2018
Term 4: 08 Oct to 07 Dec 2018

* Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks.

Exit point/award

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management (AQF – Level 5) is a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course entry duration and requirements


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent

English Level

Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Successful completion of 10 weeks of SELC General English at Upper Intermediate level (plus 80% attendance) or at other approved providers;
  • Score of Upper Intermediate or above on SELC’s placement test. N.B. Tests taken overseas or off-campus must be re-taken on campus prior to finalising enrolments;
  • Cambridge FCE (above 150);
  • IELTS proficiency level of 5.5 or above (minimum of 5 in writing) or equivalent;

Please see here for entry requirements and durations across all SELC vocational courses.