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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Recognised by Australian Qualifications Framework and Nationally Recognised Training


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Melbourne Campus

Delivery Mode:

Face to Face and Self Study


Every Month


Please see the Fees and Charges page or contact the campus directly!


Up to 78 Weeks*

(This qualification will be delivered as full-time study over the course of 78 weeks including 12 weeks of breaks/holidays. Duration may vary based on mode of delivery and/or RPL and CT)

Course Entry Requirements

This course is available to all international students – However, the entry to this course is limited to those who have:

  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions) or/
  • Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.

The student also must provide the evidence that:

  • The Student must be 18 years or older at the time of course commencement,
  • The Student has successfully completed the Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) and,
  • The Student have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE Academic score of 50 (or equivalent) OR Successful completion of ELICOS (English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or General English) at Advanced level.
  • Note: Citizens of certain countries are exempted from the English proficiency requirement, please contact AIA for further details or visit the DOHA Website.
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Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Students commencing this course will be required to complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment on the orientation day. This will assist AIA to identify the student needs for any additional support during their study.
  • Students must have access to working PC or laptop with a configuration suitable to meet study requirements – please seek your trainer/assessor assistance in this regard.
  • Students must have basic digital literacy such as, the ability to communicate and access the information through digital technologies, social media, search engines, emails and/or basic use of Microsoft Office products and have access to the working internet.
  • If the student educational qualification does not meet the AIA’s admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of AIA. For more information, please see the AIA’s Admissions Policy available in the Forms & Policies page.

Course structure

A total of 10 Units (5 Core and 5 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all 10 units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification.

Code Title Core/Elective
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving Core
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change Core
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Core
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation Core
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Core
BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances Elective
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace Elective
BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies Elective
BSBHRM613 Contribute to the development of learning and development strategies Elective
BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practices Elective

Industry snapshot

In today’s dynamic business environment, effective leadership and management skills are paramount for success. This industry snapshot provides an overview of the landscape our program prepares you to navigate. We are committed to empowering aspiring leaders and managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in today’s complex business landscape. Join us on a transformative journey towards leadership excellence and organisational success – Explore our Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management program today:

Potential jobs

  • Advertising manager
  • Business analyst
  • Chief executive officer (CEO)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance officer
  • Government or corporate policy adviser
  • Human resources adviser
  • Marketing manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Tax accountant
  • Trade policy adviser

Job growth in this industry

Sales workers
Specialist managers
Business, HR and marketing professionals

Occupation projections – five years to May 2024 Australian Government Labour Market Information Portal


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer (CT)

If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified a credit transfer process will be initiated by AIA in relation to the units as per traninig plan. Credit transfer isa a proces that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications (Source AQF)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL/RCC)

Upon enrollment of all learning programs, AIA code of practice of practice states that all candidates for assessment will be offered RPL. This is reiterated in the student handbook and acknowledged in writing RPL is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to and/or partial or total completion of a qualification.
“Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit” (Source AQF)


At AIA, we are committed to providing transparent information regarding our fees and charges to ensure that students have a clear understanding of their financial commitments. Our fees are structured to cover tuition, administration, and any additional services or materials required for your chosen course.

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