BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Effective leaders and managers are like gold…hard to find, but extremely valuable! Whether they’re promoting healthy workplace relationships or implementing processes to increase performance, quality leaders and managers are critical to overall business success.

To learn a range of critically important skills required to be a successful leader then complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management program.


Recent changes to the Business Services training package will see the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management superseded by BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Students are advised that this current version of the course will expire on 17th April 2022.

This provides the opportunity to complete this qualification before the newly upgraded qualification being required. To achieve this, students will need to complete all units before the expiration date.

If not fully completed by the expiry date, students will be able to transition to the new qualification for the remaining enrolment duration (at no further cost), although additional assessments may be required.

The College will inform current students on final assessment submission dates and when the new qualification is available to transfer. Contact our course consultants on 1300 887 991 for further information.

End Note

The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management will equip you with the skills you need to excel in leadership and management roles across multiple industries.

Learn how to inspire a team and increase productivity whilst creating your reputation as a driven and knowledgeable leader and manager.

You will learn to

  • Plan and direct staff workload
  • Develop and implement operational strategies
  • Promote effective workplace relationships and team cohesion
  • Increase self and social-awareness and self-management in the workplace
  • Foster innovative work practices
  • Practice effective recruitment processes
  • Adjust performance strategies as required
  • Manage personal and work priorities effectively

Career Information

Leadership and Management are key skills which are in high demand no matter the industry in which you work. Below are a variety of roles that you can expect to be considered for after graduating from this course.

  • Team Leader
  • Business Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Customer Service Manager

University Pathways

This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

After you attain your Australis College BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management, you will be eligible to apply for credit for other Diploma’s, Bachelor Degrees and MBA’s including:

Completion of your Australis College Diploma will provide you with credit for up to 8 Units of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BBCM), issued by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

View the USQ/Australis articulation agreement here.

Australis College has partnered with Griffith University to create an articulation agreement for BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Completion of this course will provide you with up to 40 credit points towards the Bachelor of Business.

Entry is subject to Griffith University Standards.

Ducere Global Business School and Australis College have partnered to create pathways into the following qualifications. Note the Bachelor degrees may also include additional courses and formal certificates from Harvard Business School and MIT. For details please click on the links below.

Executive MBA (Innovation & Leadership) issued by the University of Canberra. Australis College graduates will receive scholarships of up to 20% for the MBA.

Bachelor of Applied Business (Management), Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship, delivered by Ducere Global Business School in partnership with Torrens University Australia. Australis College graduates will be eligible for direct entry and up to 8 units of credit for a Bachelor degree.

Masters of Business Administration issued by the University Of Wales Trinity St David in the United Kingdom. Australis College graduates will receive credit towards the online MBA.


You have access to the course for 18 months but can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered online and can be commenced anytime.

Support is provided via live online chat sessions and ‘virtual’ classrooms, providing you with direct access to industry experts and other students. Attendance at live sessions is optional but strongly recommended.

Course Brochure

To download a brochure Click here.


There are 12 subjects in the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management.


There are no exams.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions and open book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning means you don’t have to study those subjects again, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

You need access to an internet-connected computer for the duration of the course.

There are no minimum education requirements however we recommend you have language, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to allow you to interpret documents, prepare written reports and prepare budget spreadsheets.

If you intend to apply for a Loan or Funding option (where available) to pay for your tuition fees, additional entry criteria may apply as detailed in the Pricing Options.


Option 1: Payment Plan

Interest-free payment plans from as little as $65 per week. Discounts apply for upfront payments and/or group enrolments. For more details, click here.

Option 2: Study Loan

Study Loans (a private lender), will progressively loan you the tuition fee. The loan, plus interest, is repaid over a maximum 4-year term, from as little as $40 per week. For more details, click here.

How to Enrol

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have the knowledge required to attain some (or all) of the subjects, you may be able to save yourself some effort and money by doing ‘Assessment Only’ for those subjects.

This is where you complete the same Assessments as if you were doing the course, but without the study. As this is an individual process, please speak with our Course Consultants for more details.

Reasons to study the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote the course ourselves, authored by practitioners who are not just qualified trainers but who have worked in CEO level leadership roles.

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Trainer Experience

Our trainers work in the industry. They do what you want to do, and they will show you how it really works. (Check out the trainers and assessors of other providers, make sure they are not just academics or former students but have actually run businesses or held senior executive roles).

Having a great trainer is critical to graduating with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.


Our Diploma has been reviewed and approved as providing credit for the University of Southern Queensland’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce, and Griffith University’s Bachelor of Business.

We also have agreements in place with the University of Canberra, University of Wales and Torrens University via Ducere Global Business School.

Check the other provider’s articulation agreements. Have they had their Diploma of Leadership and Management reviewed and approved by a University?

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider, please also take a look at Why Australis?