Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

  • National Course Code: BSB60420
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB60420-01V01-22SGR-151

Location – St George


Part Time



Course Start Date

25 Jul 2022

Study Commitment

9 Hours per week


1.5 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management equips you with the skills to become a strategic and influential leader in your workplace. Successfully guide your organisation through periods of major change with confidence.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A strong desire to lead in the workplace
  • Self-motivation and discipline
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Developed judgement and critical thinking skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • People management


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • Skills and knowledge to provide strategic direction to your organisation
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Chief executive officer (CEO)
  • Managing director
  • Senior manager
  • Executive director
  • Board member or advisor
  • Management consultant
  • Leadership and management consultant


Take your career further with the:

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate:

  • 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, or
  • 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


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.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

Applicants are to provide certified copies of relevant, previous qualifications that will support their application. Email these to:

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time combination course. You must attend approximately 9 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2-3 days a week for 18 months.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday with evening classes, and some Saturday morning classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
UOS VSL-BSB60420-22SGR-001 UOS VSL-BSB60420 25 Jul 2022 13 Jan 2023 05 Sep 2022 $970.00
UOS VSL-BSB60420-23SGR-002 UOS VSL-BSB60420 09 Jan 2023 30 Jun 2023 06 Mar 2023 $970.00
UOS VSL-BSB60420-23SGR-003 UOS VSL-BSB60420 03 Jul 2023 15 Dec 2023 07 Aug 2023 $970.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning
BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

St George
Phone 131 601

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