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Qualification Description

The BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management (Supersedes BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management) is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide you with the specialised skills and qualifications to operate in senior management roles, or undertake activities towards business growth, expansion and consolidation.

The 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.

Organisations are constantly seeking business managers who can lead their organisations towards the next growth phase. Established businesses are also looking for fresh management and leadership to help them overcome the challenges of the day, or to help them break into new markets through strategic decision making.

Successful graduates of BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management qualification from the Sydney College of Business & Management (SCBM), will gain the confidence to manage, innovate, disrupt their organisations. Graduates will further have the ability to manage organisational risk, develop strategic plans, and grow the organisational culture and policy.

See our COVID-19 Special Offer for a huge discount towards a BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management Qualification.

Units of Competency

The BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management consists of 10 units.

The diploma consists of 5 core units and 5 elective units. Click here for more information.



Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
Lead and manage organisational change
Provide leadership across the organisation
Develop and implement business plans
Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Communicate with influence
Develop critical thinking in others
Lead communication in the workplace
Manage personal and professional development
Provide leadership for the program

Award Upon Completion

Students obtaining a competent result for all 10 units of competency will acheive the nationally recognised award: BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management. Students completing less than 10 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 $ 1,099 which covers the full course fee, including enrolment, all relevant training materials,  assessment outcomes. 

Option 2 : An initial payment of $ 250 followed by $ 50/month over 18 months.

Total course fee is $ 1,150 over 18 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification 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.

Licensing Requirements

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

Course Details

Course Duration:

Study Commitment:


Assessment Types:


18 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 BSB61015 Advanced 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 BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Business 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 BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management creates a pathway towards further study in BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Industry Demand

Managers often perform a range of non-routine, cognitive duties (such as problem-solving) which are less susceptible to automation with technology. Employment of these workers is projected to grow by 7.0% over the three years to May 2023. Particularly, the demand for Professionals is projected to grow strongly over the three years to May 2023 (up by 10.9%).

Career Opportunities

  • Managing Director

  • Senior Human Resources Generalist

  • Senior Manager

Intake Information

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

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