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BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Step into a leadership role with confidence!

With the latest theories and practical approaches, this qualification allows students to explore the critical capabilities that make an effective manager. Students will plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources. This qualification covers a holistic approach to the role of the management discipline within industry, business and society, and promotes the ability to identify factors that impact most on success.

“I have a full time job and trying to study around that is often difficult, however with the support and understanding of the trainers,
I’m able to successfully work and achieve my study goals”.

Tammy is studying a Diploma of Leadership and Management in Newcastle.

Here’s what you’ll learn;

Knowing when the numbers don’t add up!

  • BSBRSK501 Manage Risk

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

  • BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets and financial plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

How to promote innovation through effective meetings

  • BSBADM502 Manage Meetings

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports the application of innovative practice focusing on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice.

Why mindful leaders can strengthen the performance of any team

  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

  • BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence

This unit covers the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do

  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans.

  • BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

  • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation’s workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends.

I’m liking the sound of this!

Potential career outcomes

Upon successful completion of the qualification, career options may include;

– Manager
– Admin Manager
– Sales Team Manager

Units of Competency

Students complete 12 units.


This course can be delivered online, face-to-face in a classroom, self-paced via correspondence, or as a combination of both. Please ask for more details.


Students are able to study full time, part time or with an employer as a traineeship for a maximum of 24 months.


The price for this qualification is based upon specific eligibility requirements and concessions may be available to some students. For more information, please visit Fee Information or contact us for a quote. Payment options vary.

Work Placement

This qualification does not require mandatory work placement. However, access to a workplace will provide a real-life, on-the-job experience and the opportunity to practice what you learn.


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course. Students may be required to undertake an initial pre-enrolment assessment to determine their suitability for this level of study.

Student Support

Friendly support, advice and assistance is provided by our teaching staff and Student Services Division to all students.


Graduates may choose to further their study through enrolment in BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management. *Novaskill may not offer these qualifications.

Articulation Pathway

Graduates can articulate to a Bachelor of Business where they will receive up to 96 credit points (33% of their Bachelor degree)! **  ** This may alter based on the University you choose to study with.

Awarded by

HGT Australia Ltd. trading as Novaskill RTO Code: 6996.

Successful completion of this course will lead to a nationally recognised qualification in Australia.

Looking for specific units? Speak to us about a customised study option.

For more detailed information about studying with us or specific units of competency, request a Course Guide now!

Find out everything you need to know about being a student at Novaskill and other important documents here. 


NSW Students: Courses for eligible students and trainees in New South Wales are subsidised by the NSW Government. For consumer protection information please visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students
or please call 1300 772 104.

QLD Students: Courses for eligible students and trainees in Queensland are funded by Queensland Government. For more information, please visit https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded