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Qualification Description

The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide you with the relevant skills and qualifications to undertake business and management roles. The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management is the most appropriate course for individuals looking to become proficient in leadership and corporate, or team, management. The 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.

Employers are increasingly looking for candidates who are aware of the challenges of being a successful manager. The demonstrated qualities required are the ability to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

With the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management qualification from the Sydney College of Business & Management (SCBM), you will have confidence to display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring your own workload and contribute towards the growth and development of others. You will gain the confidence use communication as a critical tool to support individuals, teams and the broader organisation.

See our COVID-19 Special Offer for a huge discount towards a BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management Qualification.

Units of Competency

The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management consists of 12 units.


The diploma consists of 4 core units and 8 elective units. Click here for more information.











Lead and manage effective workplace relationships   

Develop and use emotional intelligence  

Manage operational plan 

Lead and manage team effectiveness

Manage budgets and financial plans   

Manage personal work priorities and professional development 

Manage people performance  

Facilitate continuous improvement 

Undertake project work 

Manage risk 

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 

Manage meetings 

Award Upon Completion

Students obtaining a competent result for all 12 units of competency will acheive the nationally recognised award: BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management. Students completing less than 12 units towards the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment specifying the units completed.

Previous Recognitions

We offer Credit Transfer (CT) to students who can provide evidential documentation pertainings to completion of the unit(s) of competency through prior formal study. Candidates with prior experience can be assessed based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

No charge applies for Credit Transfer (CT).


Fees apply when assessing unit(s) of competency based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Payment Structure

COVID-19 Special Offer Payment Structure!

Option 1 : A one-off payment of $ 999 which covers the full course fee, including enrolment, all relevant training materials, assessment outcomes. 

Option 2 : An initial payment of $ 250 followed by $ 65/month over 12 months.

Total course fee is $ 1,030 over 12 months for option 2 which covers the full course fee, including enrolment, all relevant training materials, assessment outcomes. 

Enrolment Pre-Requisites

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration for Recognition of Prior Learning assessments towards any unit(s) of competency.

Training Package Requirements

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

Recommended Entry Pathway

It is recommended that students planning to enrol in BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Managment hold a Certificate IV in Leadership & Management (or similar), or have demonstrated their ability to communicate clearly, lead and supervise teams, and access technology in the industry.

However, students without the afore mentioned qualifications and/or work experience are also eligible to enrol.

Course Details

Course Duration:

Study Commitment:

Assessment Types:


12 months full-time study, or equivalent part-time study.

20 Hours/Week. This includes attendance/participation and directed study. You will also need additional hours of self directed study.

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include examinations, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

Delivery & Assessment

SCBM offers blended learning with a combination of face-to-face and online delivery method of the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management. Face to face learning is conducted at our Marrickville Campus.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently only offering our classes online. Eligible students will require a computer with a stable internet connection along with the latest version of Zoom Cloud Meetings (version 4.6.9 or higher) to be able to attend classes.

Electronic copies of all relevant course materials and assessments required for the completion of BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management will be provided by SCBM to enrolled students. The primary method of submission for completed assessments will be via email.

Refund Policy

Payments of all refunds, to students who are entitled to a refund, are in accordance with the SCBM Refund Policy.

The below table outlines the specific Reason for Refunds and the necessary Notification Requirements (exceptional circumstances are considered on a case by case basis):

Reason for Refund
Notification Requirements
Refund Policy
Course cancelled by SCBM
100% of the course fee (paid by the student)
Student withdrawn from the course by SCBM
After course commencement, due to inappropriate behavior
Nil Refund
Student Withdraws
In writing, eight (8) calendar days or more prior to the course commencement
100% of the course fee
Student Withdraws
In writing, within seven (7) calendar days prior to the course commencement
75% of the full course fee
Student Withdraws
In writing, less than 24 hours prior to course commencement
Nil Refund
Course Outcomes

Further Study

Completion of BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management creates a pathway towards BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management, or a Bachelors degree in Business, Management, or Commerce. Graduates of the diploma are eligible to apply for enrolment into the bachelor program at eligible insitutions and may receive advanced standing of up to 12 units.

Industry Demand

Over the next five years to 2025, an anticipated 20,000 job openings will become available for Corporate Services Managers. Leadership skills are also in demand across a variety of sectors. With BSB50918 Diploma of Leadership and Management you will be able to apply what you gain to any role you have.

Career Opportunities

  • Operations Manager

  • Business Development Manager

  • Corporate Services Manager

  • Office Manager

  • Legal Practice Manager

  • Information Services Manager

  • Sports Manager

  • Public Sector Manager

  • Production Manager

  • Transport Manager

  • Retail Manager

Intake Information

Please enquire here and our administration team will contact you regarding available intakes.

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