National code: BSB60420

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Overview About this course

Acquire the skills to become an influential leader in your workplace as you successfully guide your organisation through periods of major change with confidence. Provide strategic direction to your organisation and level up to apply for CEO roles.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Identify and establish strategies to monitor and evaluate the performance of systems and processes

  • Assign responsibilities to individuals and teams according to their abilities and operational plans

  • Implement and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems

  • Facilitate ideation sessions with relevant employees and stakeholders

  • Develop a workplace culture that encourages growth and success

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • The confidence to influence, lead and communicate with others in a business environment

  • Skills and knowledge to provide strategic direction to your organisation

  • The ability to establish a vision for your organisation and bring it to life by liaising with stakeholders and business partners

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • That you have completed a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma or an equivalent qualification in a related area, as evidenced by a copy of your transcript
    • That you have at least two years of full-time work experience in an operational or leadership role, evidenced by a copy of your resume and a letter from your employer/s outlining your experience

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to effectively apply initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions

  • The cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources

  • The ability to apply creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems

  • A clear understanding of your accountability for personal and team outcomes

  • Access to a strong and stable internet connection as part of this course is offered via online learning

  • The ability to access and navigate the internet and use Microsoft Office suite

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Corporate General Manager

Corporate General Managers manage commercial, industrial, governmental or other organisations through departmental managers and subordinate executives.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    14,000 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    47 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    49 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    30% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: - Chief executive officer (CEO), - Managing director, - Senior manager, - Executive director , - Board member or advisor and - Management consultant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 5 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving BSBCRT611

  • Provide leadership across the organisation BSBLDR602

  • Manage innovation and continuous improvement BSBSTR601

  • Lead and manage organisational change BSBLDR601

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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