BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management


Diploma of Leadership and Management

The BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management (104360M) is a qualification that prepares individuals to effectively apply their knowledge, practical skills, and experience in leadership and management within various enterprise and industry contexts.

At this level, individuals demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring their own workload as well as the workload of others. They utilize communication skills to support individuals and teams in meeting organizational or enterprise requirements. Moreover, they are capable of planning, designing, applying, and evaluating solutions to unpredictable problems, while also analyzing and synthesizing information from diverse sources.

The course duration is 53 weeks, consisting of 43 weeks of study and 10 weeks of holidays. Students must attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

Multiple intake and start dates are available. For more information, please contact us at or call 02 9633 2779.

Training will be conducted face-to-face on a full-time basis in a classroom setting with simulated work environments.

Assessment methods may include knowledge questions, projects, written reports, portfolios of work, assignments, case studies, self-assessment, observation, and role play.

All assessments adhere to the principles of assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity, and reliability) and the rules of evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity, and currency).

Upon completion of the BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management (104360M) qualification, students will have developed the following abilities:

  • Manage risk, budgeting, and finance.
  • Deliver quality projects.
  • Analyze data effectively.
  • Continuously improve business practice and performance.
  • Facilitate change management.
  • Develop and apply strategies to enhance business performance.

No specific prerequisites are required for the BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management (104360M) qualification as specified in the training package at the time of publication.

Apsley College has the following entry requirements for international students:

  • Age requirement: Must be at least 18 years old and have completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification
  • Course entry interview: Participation in a course entry interview to assess suitability and student needs.
  • English language competence: Minimum IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). Alternatively, English language competence can be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country.
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test.

*Note: Other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL may be accepted. Results must be equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
All students are required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test before starting the course.

Credit transfer applications must be accompanied by appropriate documentation, such as nationally recognized qualification certificates, transcripts, or statements of attainment. These documents should correspond with the same qualification code, name, unit code, and title as those included in the student application. For further details, please refer to the credit transfer policy and procedure.

The units in the BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management (104360M) qualification equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed for various career roles, including:

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Sales Team Manager
  • Supervisor or Team Leader

Please note that the mentioned career pathways align with the qualification description on the National Training Register ( and/or They do not guarantee employment or a specific job role upon course completion. Apsley College does not claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses, as this would be misleading.

After completing the BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management (104360M) qualification, candidates may choose to further their studies by undertaking the BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management at Apsley College.

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Course Structure

Code Title Core or Elective
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence Core
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others Core
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Core
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans Core
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings Elective
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace Elective
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk Elective
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development Elective
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area Elective
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance Elective