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Qualification Description

The BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & 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 BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management is the most suitable course for individuals looking to lead their organisation or teams towards the next chapter in its growth story. The qualification reflects the role of organisational leaders who apply knowledge, demonstrated practical skills and experience in broad leadership and senior management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Organisations are contantly 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 managers will have demonstrated qualities required are the ability to plan, design, negotiate, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

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 BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management Qualification.

Units of Competency

The BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management consists of 12 units.


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



Manage Finances  
Lead and manage organisational change   
Provide leadership across the organisation 
Develop and implement a business plan 
Manage knowledge and information 
Plan and establish compliance management systems 
Manage innovation and continuous improvement 
Develop and implement strategic plans 
Develop a marketing plan 
Manage Risk 
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 
Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems 

Award Upon Completion

Students obtaining a competent result for all 12 units of competency will acheive the nationally recognised award: BSB61015 Advanced 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 $ 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 $ 75/month over 12 months.

Total course fee is $ 1,150 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.

Entry Requirements

There are no 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 BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Managment hold a Diploma in Leadership & Management (or higher), or have demonstrated their ability to communicate clearly, lead and supervise teams, and technology literacy in the industry.

However, students without the aforementioned qualifications and/or work experience are also eligible to enrol if they are able to demonstrate significant involvement at a senior support role within industry over the last 2 years.

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 BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management creates a pathway towards a bachelors degree in Business, Management, or Commerce. Graduates of the advanced 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

Mangers 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

  • Business Analyst

  • Business Owner

  • Senior Executive Officer

  • Project Manager

  • Business Development Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Area Manager

  • Business Department Manager

Intake Information

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

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