BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

National Code: BSB50420
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Government funding: Yes Smart and Skilled

Leadership and Management make business happen, with the skills, passion and emotional intelligence of effective leaders, you can take your career to the next level. With the ability to choose from a range of leadership and management electives, including planning, human resources, innovation and marketing this diploma is flexible to meet the needs of modern senior managers and leaders.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

They plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

What kind of careers and work could I do?

This qualification suits people who want to work in a variety of leadership roles, including as a manager, executive, director and CEO. It is suitable for careers where you need sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills base and the ability to lead a team or an organisation. The range of potential careers is extensive with the Diploma of Leadership and Management including:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • General Manager
  • Area/Team Manager
  • Senior Public Officer
  • Educational Leader
  • State / Regional Manager

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification although you will need to have well-developed language, literacy and numeracy skills. This qualification is best suited to people who have already gained a Certificate IV in a business-related field, or who have extensive work-place experience but no formal qualification.

Where can I study, what locations are available?

Kiama or Flexible/Online – for those working and/or with caring responsibilities

Kiama | Term 1 | FEBRUARY 2023 | Part-time Evening | Face to Face 

Day: Tuesday
Mode: Face to face in a training environment with a real teacher and other students
Campus: Kiama | Illawarra Campus
Room: 1.01, please note this training room is on the first floor
Training: Part time evening over 12 months
Time: 6pm to 9pm
First Training Session: TBC
Holidays: as per NSW gazetted School and Public holidays
Last Training Session: TBC
Availability: Enrolments Open Now!
Duration: 12-months

How is the course delivered?

This course is run face-to-face with trainers who have real-life business experience.  You can also study flexibly (including online). You will have 12 months to complete the course but may be able to complete it sooner than that.

What units I am required to complete?

You need to complete 12 units for this BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management. There are 6 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

Packaging rules apply to the selection of 6 electives. Common electives include:

  • BSBHRM531 Coordinate health and wellness programs
  • BSBLDR521 Lead and development of diverse workforces
  • BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

How much is the course?
$ 0 * Exemption
$ none available at diploma level ^ Concession
$2,530 First qualification
$2,850 Second or further qualification
$7,500 Fee for service (non-subsidised)
One-to-one Training: $7,500 (non-subsidised)

Exemptions and Concessions

* Exemption: if you have a disability, chronic health, medical or psychological condition you may be eligible for an exemption, which means that the NSW Government will cover the full cost of the course. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders are entitled to an exemption from the course fee.
^  Concession: if you receive a Centrelink/Commonwealth means-tested payment you may be eligible for a concession. Concessions are not available at Diploma level qualifications under Smart and Skilled

At NTM you can choose the way you would like to study, including in a classroom, flexibly or one-to-one. All learning materials and a USB (for classroom or one-to-one training) are included in the price.

Payment plans are available at no cost. Pay via credit card, direct deposit or visit our head office at Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama, 2533, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

How interactive and practical is the course?

At NTM this course is practical, interactive and with sufficient time to complete all your assessments. The course contains interesting readings and practical assessment tasks which you can complete in the classroom, at home or in your workplace. Assessment activities may include short written assessments, projects and case studies.

Pathways to further study and university

After successfully completing BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management you have several pathway options including (NTM does not offer these qualifications):

  1. BSB60215 Advanced Diploma of Business
  2. BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  3. Direct entry into university with credit from a range of universities, for example, Bachelor of Business Studies at Charles Sturt University (CSU) 

Licensing and regulatory information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol

Please call our learning consultant on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. If you would like to speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace experience just contact our office.

To support your learning journey we have a range of support services available including: Career Development, Counselling, Disability and Adult Basic Education services. As an NTM student, these support services are available at no extra cost.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling into a Registered Training Organisation or TAFE college needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, it is quick and free to get one at  A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onward.

Enrolling is easy

Step 1: Find out your eligibility for government funding by completing the: Smart and Skilled Questionnaire v5.5

Step 2: Please Complete the: NTM Enrol Form 2022

Step 3: Send the Questionnaire and Enrolment form to NTM, via e-mail [email protected] or you can drop into our Head Office in Kiama, Level 1, 47 Manning St, Kiama, NSW 2533

Please phone 1300 653 501 for any further assistance.