Leadership and Management

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 60154), we are accredited to deliver the following AQF qualifications:

  • BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

About

This qualification is intended for developing or emerging leaders in any industry or sector, including private enterprise, government and not-for-profit organisations.

As well as learning how to assume responsibility for your own performance, you will acquire the necessary skills to provide leadership, guidance and support to others, including organising and monitoring the output of teams.

In doing so, you will learn how to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources in applying solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems.

 

Entry requirements

Entry is open to anyone interested in commencing or continuing their professional development as a manger or leader.

Students must have reliable access to an internet connected computer with word-processing software (eg Microsoft Word).

International students must also evidence vocational English as per the Australian government standard for skilled migration. Students need to independently prepare for and obtain this standard.

Alternative evidence of vocational English may also be considered – please contact us for more information.

 

Units of study

Although this course typically takes up to 12 months to complete, your enrolment is good for a period of two years and may be paused or extended upon request.

The bulk of your time will be spent applying your earned knowledge in a variety of professional or personal settings with the on-going and active support of your mentor.

If you do not have access to relevant practice, case studies, workplace sims and complex, role-based scenarios can be provided for you.

As the volume of learning is based on your prior experience and access to projects, experienced students with current access may demonstrate competence sooner.

For that reason, your mentor will work with you to develop a training plan that uniquely responds to your career intentions, operating environment and professional needs.

To successfully graduate, you will need to evidence competence in twelve (12) of the following AQF units, including:

  • 5 core units, plus
  • 7 elective units, of which:
    • 4 elective units must be selected from Group A
    • for the remaining 3 elective units:
      • up to 3 units may be selected from Groups A and B
      • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Core units

  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans
  • BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team

Elective units

Group A
  • BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • BSBFIN401 Report on financial activity
  • BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces
  • BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships
  • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
Group B
  • BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources
  • BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies
  • BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings
  • BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
  • SIRXCEG004 Create a customer-centric culture

Elective units chosen from outside this list must be relevant to your work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Students who leave the program early are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment for the units in which they have successfully demonstrated competence.

 

Active mentoring

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is delivered with unlimited active mentor support, extending actionable advice on the skills you are working on through the lens of good-practice.

Our mentors can uniquely support you in this way because they are:

  • Proven industry experts with years of practical experience leading in complex organisations
  • Inspiring communicators and creative, critical thinkers
  • Trained educators, facilitators and mentors

Importantly, they are not professional lecturers who have only learned leadership and management from text-books and classrooms – they superimpose on the coursework a wealth of professional skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives to bring leadership and management to life.

The one-on-one assignment of mentors to learners also allows a genuine relationship to develop, avoiding a call-center feel to learner engagement. Importantly, contact hours are neither stipulated nor capped, meaning that higher risk learners can access appropriate levels of support and self-motivated participants are not held back.

The Institute of Project Management has successfully delivered self-paced learning with active mentor support to a diverse range of global learners in a variety of cultural settings. Our acquittals of government funded contracts in this regard show average completion rates in excess of 80% over the last five years, figures that place us in the top five percent of training providers across all sectors.

Rest assured, too, that your dealings with your Institute mentor remain confidential at all times, as per our privacy policy.

 

Graduate outcomes

Upon completion of our BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic leadership and management concepts, methods and theories
  • Demonstrate the technical skills of management
  • Understand the interpersonal aspects of leadership
  • Lead and manage small, high performing teams
  • Communicate professionally with stakeholders
  • Critically reflect on your own performance

 

Cost

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Practice costs AU$3,000 to complete.

This is fully inclusive of all resources and unlimited, on-demand, active mentoring for the duration of your enrolment.

 

University pathways

A number of Australian and international Universities recognise our BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Practice for advanced standing towards undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees.

Please contact us to learn how academic credit might be applied to your University program.

About

This qualification is intended for emerging or ascending leaders in any industry or sector, including private enterprise, government and not-for-profit organisations.

You will learn how to display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring your own work and the work of others, using a range communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

In doing so, you will learn how to analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources in planning, designing, applying and evaluating solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

 

Entry requirements

Entry is open to anyone interested in continuing their professional development as a manger or leader.

You will need reliable access to an internet connected computer with word-processing software (eg Microsoft Word) to complete this course.

International students must also evidence vocational English as per the Australian government standard for skilled migration. Students need to independently prepare for and obtain this standard.

Alternative evidence of vocational English may also be considered – please contact us for more information.

 

Units of study

Although this course typically takes 12 months to complete, your enrolment is good for a period of two years and may be paused or extended upon request.

The bulk of your time will be spent applying your earned knowledge in a variety of professional or personal settings with the on-going and active support of your mentor.

If you do not have access to relevant practice, case studies, workplace sims and complex, role-based scenarios can be provided for you.

As the volume of learning is based on your prior experience and access to projects, experienced students with current access may demonstrate competence sooner.

For that reason, your mentor will work with you to develop a training plan that uniquely responds to your career intentions, operating environment and professional needs.

To successfully graduate, you will need to evidence competence in twelve (12) of the following AQF units, including:

  • 6 core units, plus
  • 6 elective units, of which:
    • 4 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
    • for the remaining 2 elective units:
      • up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed below
      • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Core units

  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

Elective units

  •  BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBHRM522 Manage employee and industrial relations
  • BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation
  • BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces
  • BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  • BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

Elective units chosen from outside this list must be relevant to your work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Students who leave the program early are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment for the units in which they have successfully demonstrated competence.

 

Active mentoring

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management mentoring program is delivered one-on-one into your workplace or home.

Our mentors can uniquely support you in this way because they are:

  • Proven industry experts with a minimum of 10 years’ practical experience in leading in complex organisations
  • Inspiring communicators and creative, critical thinkers
  • Trained educators, facilitators and mentors

Importantly, they are not professional lecturers who have only learned leadership and management from text-books and classrooms – they superimpose on the coursework a wealth of professional skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives to bring leadership and management to life.

The one-on-one assignment of mentors to learners also allows a genuine relationship to develop, avoiding a call-center feel to learner engagement. Importantly, contact hours are neither stipulated nor capped, meaning that higher risk learners can access appropriate levels of support and self-motivated participants are not held back.

The Institute of Project Management has successfully delivered self-paced learning with active mentor support to a diverse range of global learners in a variety of cultural settings. Our acquittals of government funded contracts in this regard show average completion rates in excess of 80% over the last five years, figures that place us in the top five percent of training providers across all sectors.

Rest assured, too, that your dealings with your Institute mentor remain confidential at all times, as per our privacy policy.

 

Graduate outcomes

Upon completion of our BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced leadership and management concepts, methods and theories
  • Demonstrate the technical skills of management
  • Leverage the interpersonal aspects of leadership
  • Lead and manage complex, high performing teams
  • Evaluate and respond to dynamic leadership and management challenges in all environments
  • Communicate professionally with stakeholders
  • Critically reflect on your own performance and the performance of your team

 

Cost

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management costs AU$4,000 to complete.

This is fully inclusive of all resources and unlimited, on-demand, active mentoring for the duration of your enrolment.

 

University pathways

A number of Australian and international Universities recognise our BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management for advanced standing towards undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees.

Please contact us to learn how academic credit might be applied to your University program.

Frequently asked questions

Our courses do not make you wait until a fixed date, such as the start of a semester, before allowing you to commence. Study can begin as soon as your enrolment is processed, usually within 24 hours!

At any time throughout your Qualification you may also request a Statement of Attainment, which is formal recognition of the units that you have completed. Any units successfully completed are nationally recognised and can be credited to other qualifications with another RTO within Australia.

Our programs may also fast-track your entry into a higher level related or University level Qualification – contact us for more information.

Your mentor will give you detailed feedback at each stage of your qualification. If he or she feels that you are not yet ready to progress, then you will be advised on how you can improve your work for reassessment.

There is no limit to the number of times you may resubmit your work for feedback – we will stick with you until you get it right!

All email enquiries are responded to within two business days, and the turnaround for assessment feedback is usually within five days.

Successful completion of each stage will demonstrate to us (and your present and future employers) that you have the ability to apply the theory you have learnt to practical workplace scenarios.

Note that although assessment tasks are made easier if you are employed in a workplace, those without this opportunity may complete the course as long as they have sufficient access to a project environment to facilitate learning and demonstrate competence.

Past experience indicates that the time you spend on study is positively correlated with your performance and results in this course.

You should allow up to 12-months to complete each qualification, including the time you spend working and reflecting on your workplace projects.

You should ensure you are able to allocate the required amount of time before commencing study.

The Institute of Project Management accepts that learning takes place through formal study, informal learning in the workplace and from life experience. Our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy outlines how you may apply to have your prior learning recognised by the Institute and what procedures the Institute has in place to assess your learning and work/life experience.

Because of the unique structure of this program, students are typically awarded RPL for:

  • Project management coursework independently assessed by an accredited educational institution, and/or
  • Relevant documents prepared for workplace projects that meet the standards for assessment stipulated in this guide.

As these exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and may significantly discount your overall course fee, please contact us directly to invite consideration of your circumstance.

As our qualifications are delivered and assessed in English, students who reside in a country where English is not the primary language, and others for whom English is a second language, are expected to have English language competence as a pre-requisite to enrolment.

You can demonstrate this by providing evidence that you have completed an English language proficiency exam to the Australian government’s skilled migration standard for vocational English.

As a rule, students with English language, literacy and/or numeracy special needs should contact us prior to enrolment to confirm their suitability for the program of study.

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