Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (National Code BSB60420/CRICOS Code 105159D)


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

This course is designed for international students who will be involved in classroom training in a full-time capacity to gain the qualification. These students may come from different countries and cultural backgrounds and must hold a valid student visa.

Qualification Rules

Students need to complete ten (10) units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the Business Services Training Package Qualifications Rules which require:

  • Total number of units = 10
  • 5 core units, plus
  • 5 elective units

Please note: All the elective units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with industry partners and they have been identified to provide knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry. The full list of units can be found within the BSB – Business Services Training Package and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review. The units offered by the RTO are listed as below:

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Core
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change Core
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organization Core
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Core
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Core
BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program Elective
BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning Elective
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development Elective
BSBTWK601 Develop and maintain strategic business networks Elective
BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies Elective


AAIC will deliver this qualification over a 52-week period. This will consist of scheduled 20 Student Contact Hours (SCH) per week over 44 weeks (880 Student Contact Hours) allowing for 8 weeks break. This takes into account Public holiday periods such as Christmas & Easter, and School holiday breaks.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered through classroom based face-to-face training, including simulated individual or group exercises in theory classes. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the student’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Assessment Methods

Students will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency-based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the student either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

The assessment process may include:

  • Written Questions
  • Case studies
  • Projects (simulation/Real Work)
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Role plays
  • Written examinations
  • Integrated assessment of some units may occur

Employment Pathway

Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Senior Administrator
  • Senior Executive

(AAIC does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).

Pathways for further studies

After achieving the Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management BSB60420, students may choose to undertake studies at higher education levels.

International Student’s Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions); or Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.
  • Minimum 6.0 IELTS score or equivalent in PTE, TOEFL, OET and Cambridge English.

Location: AAIC Campus, Level 1, 135 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Delivery mode: Class room based


Tuition Fee $10,000
One Time Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Textbooks and Material Fees $0
Single Overseas Student Health Cover $550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $5000 per Annum Approximately

Intake Dates

Intake dates for Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB60420)
2024 session

8/1/2024 5/1/2025
5/2/2024 2/2/2025
11/3/2024 9/3/2025
15/4/2024 13/4/2025
20/5/2024 18/5/2025
24/6/2024 22/6/2025
29/7/2024 27/7/2025
2/9/2024 31/8/2025
7/10/2024 5/10/2025
4/11/2024 2/11/2025
9/12/2024 7/12/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 11/12/2023 to 7/1/2024
2024: 10/6/2024 to 23/6/2024; 23/9/2024 to 6/10/2024; 9/12/2024 to 5/1/2025
2025: 9/6/2025 to 22/6/2025; 22/9/2025 to 5/10/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter