BSB51918 – Diploma of leadership and management

Course Duration:

Delivery will occur over 40 week period with 20 hours contact time per week. To allow for school holidays and breaks this will occur over a period of 52 weeks.

  • Student contact hours = 20 hrs per week x 20 weeks = 800 hours
  • Breaks/public holidays = 12 weeks
Qualification Description:

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.

Entry Requirements of the College:
  1. Year 12 certificate (Or its Equivalent for Overseas students)
  2. Students must be of 18 years of age to apply.
  3. An IELTS level of 5.5 is required for International students entering into this program. (To find out about IELTS, visit (Only for Overseas Students)
  4. Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Test:

NMC will review all enrolment applications to ensure entry requirements are being met prior to acceptance into a course. As part of the enrolment process students are required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test to ensure that the student has the ability to complete the course. This test will occur prior to course commencement and will be assessed by a trainer/Assessor or an authorised NMC Delegate.

Note: Training package requirements: No entry requirements


There are no pre-requisites

Pathways for Students:

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Training Pathway

Students obtaining a competency for all units in this course will be awarded the full qualification BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Students not obtaining a competent result for all units in this course will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Students completing BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management may enter into workplace or continue current roles. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sections. A possible job title isManager.

Alternatively Students in BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management may continue their vocational education by undertaking Advanced Diploma level course from BSB Training Package e.g. BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

A possible training pathway is as follows:

Certificate IVDiplomaAdvanced Diploma
BSB40212 Certificate IV in BusinessBSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and ManagementBSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Credit Transfer may be gained on completion of this qualification for further study in related qualifications.

Employment Pathway
  • Manager
Units of Competency & Student Contact Hours

Participants need to complete 8 units of competency in total following the guidelines as outlined in the Business Services Training Package Qualifications Rules which requires:

Elective UnitsSelf-paced / Home Study

Unit CodeUnit TitleDelivery Hours
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development7236
BSBMGT516Facilitate continuous improvement7236
BSBCUS501Manage Quality Customer Service5628
Term Break
BSBADM502Manage meetings4020
BSBWOR502Lead and Manage team effectiveness7236
BSBRSK501Manage Risk7236
BSBSUS501Develop Workplace Policy and Procedure for Sustainability168
Term Break
BSBSUS501Continuation ofDevelop Workplace Policy and Procedure for Sustainability5226
BSBLDR501Develop and use emotional intelligence7236
BSBADM504Plan or review Administrative Systems6432
BSBLDR502Lead and Manage team effective workplace relationships126
Term Break
BSBLDR502Continuation ofLead and Manage team effective workplace relationships4824
BSBLED501Develop a Workplace Learning Environment7236
BSBMGT517Manage Operational plan8040
Term Break

RPL/Credit Transfer:

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
Example: Agra has been working as a motor mechanic in a workshop for 5 years, he never did get around completing his qualification, his employer asks him to complete his Diploma of Automotive Management, but he wasn’t keen to study. In this case scenario North Melbourne College (NMC) can help Agra through the process and he could complete his qualification in less than a year.

Having a qualification helps :
  1. Enter the Workforce
  2. Re-Enter the workforce
  3. Change careers
  4. Get a Job or Promotion
Delivery Arrangements

This program is to be delivered in a classroom based environment.

As part of the classroom based training NMC will provide access to appropriate simulated workplace environments for the practical component of the course.

All theory based delivery will occur within the designated classrooms of the College through structured training sessions from a qualified Trainer / Assessor. At these training sessions a qualified trainer will provide the required skills and knowledge as per the unit content and will ensure the learning is imparted.

All classroom based delivery will occur in suitable environments and follow all WHS/OHS guidelines.

Trainers are encouraged to employ a range of delivery methods which may include:

  • Face to face delivery
  • Self-paced/home study
  • Self-directed learning
  • Class discussion
  • Group discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Questioning
  • Interview
  • Problem Solving
  • Role play
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Report Writing

The delivery of units is sequenced to facilitate students developing an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to apply solutions to an anticipated range of office situations, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. A sample is shown in the table above including the allocated hours for face to face and self-paced/home study.

For More information and to enrol, please contact our friendly team at NMC on

BSB51107 Course guide V1.0 Jan 2014.pdf