Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management


104 weeks


On Campus


10 Units

Campus Location

Bankstown, Surry Hill, Toowoomba


BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of 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.

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Entry Requirement

The Training Package requires that entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions).


Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.

Excel College Australia has the following entry requirements:

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • successful completion of an English Placement Test.
Course Duration

104 weeks, including 80 study weeks and 24 weeks of holidays.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as through structured self-study.

The timetable for this course will be advised in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement. 

You are required to attend classes for 14 hours per week, as well as complete 6 hours of structured self-study per week for 80 study weeks (8 terms of 10 weeks each). Holiday breaks are as indicated in your timetable. 

Class sessions include a mix of theory and practical activities with a focus on creating a real-life workplace. 

In addition to classroom based learning and structured self-study, you will also need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional, unsupervised study per week including general reading and research for assessments. 

You will also need to complete assessments for this course which may include: 

  • Written questions
  • Projects 
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Role plays/observations

At the beginning of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms, and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study.

You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course. Textbooks are also available onsite for you to use and borrow if you wish.

Location of Course


Unit 3C Level 3, 40 Raymond Street, Bankstown NSW 2200
Level 5, 162-166 Goulburn Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
40B Neil St Toowoomba City, Queensland 4350


You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook. 

If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course. We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. 

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.


The costs for this course are as follows: 

Enrollment and Materials Fees AUD $XXX
Tuition Fees AUD $18,500
Non-tuition fees May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook.
Course Structure

The following units are included in this course, and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed. 

Code Title  Core or Elective
BSBCRT611  Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Core
BSBLDR601  Lead and manage organisational change Core
BSBLDR602  Provide leadership across the organisation Core
BSBOPS601  Develop and implement business plans Core
BSBSTR601  Manage innovation and continuous improvement Core
BSBPEF501  Manage personal and professional development Elective 
BSBCMM511  Communicate with influence Elective
BSBXCM501  Lead communication in the workplace Elective 
BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice Elective 
BSBCRT511  Develop critical thinking in others Elective 
Who should apply for this course and why?

This course is targeted at 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

Completing this course may provide you with employment or learning opportunities. Potential employment options are in leadership and management roles in a range of industry areas. Further education pathways may include higher education qualifications in leadership and management.

Process to apply

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence including copies of your:

  • BSB qualification at Diploma level or above
  • Two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise
  • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.
Enrolment Procedures

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You should make sure you read through this document carefully to make sure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us.

Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice for the first payment.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with Excel College Australia International Student Handbook

Course progress and attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements. Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

Student support

We offer the following in relation to support and welfare.

  • one-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • support with personal issues
  • access to additional learning resources 
  • reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • social events 
  • information about external sources of support.

You may not have studied for a while, may have English as a second language or need additional assistance with literacy or numeracy. 

We will identify any additional support needs you may have at the time of application and enrolment and may prepare a Student Support Plan for you based on those needs.

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