Diploma of Leadership & Management (National Code BSB50420/CRICOS Code 105158E)


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, organizing, 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 may plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyze, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

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 twelve (12) units of competency in total, following the guidelines as outlined in the Business Services Training Package Qualifications Rules which require:

  • Total number of units = 12
  • 6 core units, plus
  • 6 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
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
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans Elective
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area Elective
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace Elective
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability Elective
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings Elective
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk 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: executive officer, program consultant, program coordinator.

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

Pathways for further studies

After achieving the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management, students may choose to undertake Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB60420 or other relevant qualifications.

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)
• 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
OneTime Application Fees $250 (Non-Refundable)
Text Books& 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 Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420)
2024 session

8/1/2024 5/1/2025
5/2/2024 2/2/2025
11/3/2024 9/3/2025
8/4/2024 6/4/2025
27/5/2024 25/5/2025
10/6/2024 8/6/2025
15/7/2024 13/7/2025
12/8/2024 10/8/2025
9/9/2024 8/9/2025
7/10/2024 5/10/2025
11/11/2024 10/11/2025
9/12/2024 7/12/2025

Scheduled breaks

2023: 11/12/2023 to 7/1/2024
2024: 27/5/2024 to 9/6/2024; 26/8/2024 to 8/9/2024; 9/12/2024 to 5/1/2025
2025: 26/5/2025 to 8/6/2025; 25/8/2025 to 7/9/2025

*Official timetable included in the Offer Letter