BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management


This nationally recognised qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and know‐how to develop into a professional manager in any business or workplace environment.

During your studies you’ll learn how to apply more sophisticated management techniques including team effectiveness, dealing with people and performance issues, developing operational plans, and using emotional intelligence to guide and inspire teams.

This course is ideal for those who are pursuing a management career, and can set up you for a successful transition into team leadership, supervisory and business manager roles and can be a pathway from the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

WATCH NOW: MiTraining's national admissions manager, Katrina Arch, guides you through the course structure, what's involved with study, course fees and practical study alternatives in this 20 minute video.

Delivery Mode
Fully Online
You’ll be supported by a dedicated trainer with access learning resources at your fingertips, and connect with other students working through the same course.
Study Load
Part Time
Enrol in up to two units per intake.
Course Fees
Flexible, interest free payment plans are available for this course.

Course Structure

Subject Name Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Duration
Communicate Effectively Develop and use emotional intelligence Core 12 weeks
Communicate Effectively Communicate with influence Elective 12 weeks
Prioritise Tasks Manage meetings Elective 12 weeks
Prioritise Tasks Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective 12 weeks
Provide a Business Service Manage quality customer service Elective 12 weeks
Provide a Business Service Manage risk Elective 12 weeks
Develop Team Effectiveness Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Core 12 weeks
Develop Team Effectiveness Lead and Manage team effectiveness Core 12 weeks
Manage Team Performance Manage people performance Elective 12 weeks
Manage Team Performance Manage employee relations Elective 12 weeks
Manage and Develop Plans Manage workforce planning Elective 12 weeks
Manage and Develop Plans Manage operational plan Core 12 weeks

Course Intakes

  • Monday 4 Mar 2019

Course Duration

There’s a maximum of up to two years allowed to complete all units and assessments in the qualification.

The total time it takes to complete the course usually depends on your previous experience, how much time you have available between work commitments, and the pace at which you prefer to study.

MiTraining recommends a study load of 12 weeks per subject (unit pair) which includes 2 weeks allocated to complete assessments. If a student progressed through the course using this study plan they could complete the course in 18 months.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational entry requirements for this course. To support you to successfully complete the qualification you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Aged 18 at the time of enrolment, or turning 18 within 6 months of commencing the course. Applicants under the age of 18 must have their enrolment paper work witnessed by a parent or guardian.

  • Course delivery and materials are in English. If English is your second language talk to us about the required English Language Proficiency level for this course.

  • Minimum computer literacy standards as well as unrestricted access to the internet.

View the Student Handbook for more information.

Resource requirements

Each student in a MiTraining course will have access to a set of comprehensive course materials, including handouts and relevant reference materials. This is provided electronically and students will be given access to the course materials prior to commencement of studies.

As MiTraining course resources are delivered to students in an online format, students will be required to have access to the following resources:

A desktop computer, laptop or tablet with suitable software;

One of the following operating systems on the computer or laptop:

‐  Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8 or higher

‐  MACOSX operating system;

Reliable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps;

Current web browser version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari;

A personal email account that can be easily accessed;

The latest version of Adobe Reader or Adobe Pro LI and Windows Media Player;

Microsoft Office (version 2007 or later) that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

Video camera or recording device;

Access to an environment that is conducive for the delivery of practical components of assessments (this space should be able to accommodate up to 4 persons);

Access to at least three persons who will be able to participate in any practical components of the course and assessments;

Printing and scanning capability.


Undertaking this qualification will require you to complete a range of assessments to assess your competency against the performance criteria. Assessments have been designed with a focus on workplace outputs.

A variety of assessment methods are used:

1. Assessing required knowledge

2. Assessing the application of skills in the workplace

3. Worplace observation or reports

Each assessment method provides a different type of evidence. Taken together, the complete assessment provides a holistic view of your ability to perform competently and confidently in the workplace to the level set down in the Competency Standards.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway that enables you to demonstrate competence from prior experience and learning. RPL applications require a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed, together with a competency conversation or skills test/check. For more information view the RPL Policy or download the RPL Application Form on the Policies and Procedures page.

Credit Transfer

Statements of Attainment and Qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations will be recognised by MiTraining and may be used as credit towards a qualification with MiTraining.

For advice on applying for Credit Transfer for this qualification please contact MiTraining on 1300 549 190.

Workplace training delivery

MiTraining offers highly practical and industry relevant training to small, medium and large organisations seeking to develop staff. Organisations can choose from nationally recognised qualifications, accredited short courses or professional development workshops to focus on a specific skill sets.

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More about this course

MiTraining offers the qualification BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management (Release 2). This qualification is superseded by and equivalent to BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management (Release 1). For more information view this training package on the National Register of VET.


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