Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)

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CRICOS ID -091237C
Course Duration – 50 weeks
Course Fee – AU$12,000
Location – Hobart, Launceston
Intake Dates – February, July


Course Overview

While studying the Diploma of Leadership and Management you will learn about finance, operations, leadership, communication, budgeting, human resource management, and strategy development. These skills will support you to gain employment in Senior Team Leader positions where you will be in charge of managing daily business operations and a team of employees.

You will learn skills in leadership and communication, organisation of work priorities, budgeting and operational plan skills, as well as managing people. You will experience problem based learning scenarios contextualised for Australian businesses.


Career Opportunities

Students successfully completing this course have found employment as Senior Team Leaders and middle managers, using tactical and strategic skills to manage human and physical resources, finance and operations.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Senior Team Leader
  • Administrator
  • Project Officer
  • Project Manager


Pathways to further study

Diploma + Degree

(The Diploma of  Management  may provide you with up to one (1) year of advanced credit into the Bachelor of Business at the University of Tasmania.


Course Structure

This course offers a combination of theory and hands-on learning. You will work on projects within the classroom, and experience practical learning in simulated business environments. Your studies will also include working on problem-based scenarios showing issues faced by Australian businesses.

To achieve a Diploma of Management, 12 units must be successfully completed:

Core units
  • BSBMGT502B Manage people performance
  • BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
  • BSBPMKG510A Manage projects
  • BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
Elective Units (Hobart)
  • BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBHRM405A Support the recruitment selection and induction of staff
  • BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBWOR502B ensure team effectiveness
  • PSPGOV511A Provide leadership
  • BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
  • BSBRSK501A Manage risk
  • BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service
Elective Units (Launceston)

Focus – Management skills:

  • BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
  • BSBPMG510A Manage projects
  • BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment

Focus – Human Resource Management:

  • BSBWRK509A Manage industrial relations
  • BSBHRM503A Manage performance management systems
  • BSBHRM504A Manage workforce planning
  • BSBHRM507A Manage separation or termination

Focus – Marketing & PR:

  • BSBMKG501B Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMKG506B Plan market research
  • BSBMKG502A Establish and adjust the marketing mix
  • BSBMKG507A Interpret market trends and developments

Please Note: units may vary slightly between campuses.


Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Simulations
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Problem based learning
  • Workplace research and reflection
  • Reports and plans
  • Written assignments


Entry Requirements

  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Certificate IV in Marketing 
  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.


Recognition of Prior Learning

At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.

Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience.  When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:

  • schooling
  • formal/informal learning
  • life experience
  • employment/work experience.

You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation. 

It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.



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