Advance leadership and management



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.

Job role

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification.

Include: Area Manager, Department Manager, and Regional Manager.

Assessments & learning material:

Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, work-based projects.

It is also based on completion of assignments, Practical tests and/or examinations for each subject.

Learning period

Duration of this course is 78 weeks.

Pre- requisite requirements

Pre-requisite academic requirement for this course is that the student must

have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions) or have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise. 

Qualification Packaging Rules

This qualification has total 10 Units of Competency

Core units of competency: 5 plus

Elective units of competency 5, of which:

  • 3 elective units of competency must be selected from those listed in the qualification descriptor.
  • 2 elective units of competency may be selected from elective units of competency listed in the qualification descriptor of BSB Business Services Training Package, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Advanced Diploma level.

Elective units of competency must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Target groups for the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in leadership and management
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Characteristics of the target group are as follows:

Students will have study experience as they will have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions). Credit and/or RPL can also be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge in addition to the entry requirements allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

Students will be from a range of countries and may be living in Australia for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.

Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work.

Students are expected to typically fall into the age range of 18 – 35 as people still establishing or changing careers.

The list of units of competency have been selected by ACC as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes.


Learning Periods and Fees
60 teaching weeks + 18 weeks holiday
Total 78 weeks
AUD$ 18,000

 Course credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in the Australian Careers College Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed units of study from nationally recognised courses can apply for Credit Transfer. Those who have existing knowledge from practical experience can apply for RPL. To check eligibility, please discuss with Australian Careers College prior to enrolment.



Unit of Competency

CRICOS code: 107782J


Units of competency

Term 1-10 weeks

BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

Term 2-10 weeks

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation

Term 3-10 weeks

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

Term 4-10 weeks

BSBHRM613 Contribute to the development of learning and development strategies

Term 5-10 weeks

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

Term 6- 10 weeks

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement