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Leadership and management

Diploma of Leadership and Management

(include 12 weeks holiday)


Department Manager Business development manager


This 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.

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

Mode of Delivery

Face to face delivery


Duration of course is 52 weeks which includes 45 weeks delivery and 7 weeks holiday.

BIT Delivery Locations
Classroom -Level 1 & 2, 380 Bourke St Melbourne, Victoria 3000

BIT only delivers this course in Victoria only. No interstate delivery is currently scheduled

Packaging Rules

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 12 units of competency, consisting of:

Total number of units = 12

  • 6 core unit, plus

  • 6 elective units

Vocational pathway

The next level of qualification up from a Diploma is Graduate Diploma of Management or a Bachelor’s degree. If you want to step up your learning, you may want to apply for a degree course once you’ve finished. Possibilities include a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Management. Your choice will depend on the type of management work you’re doing, and the sector you’re focused on.

Employment/Career pathway

Possible job titles include:Department Manager or business development manager

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry

Source: http://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=BSB50420

Teaching and Assessment Methods

Delivery of this qualification is an institution-based program with face-to-face trainer lead theory classes involving small groups, individual and team activities and computer-based activities and projects. Trainers and students will also have access to learning resources and textbooks.

Intake dates

Please contact BIT’s admissions or marketing department for information on our upcoming intakes.

Note* Information contained on the website is not sufficient for Enrollment purposes however, this information should be read in conjunction with student handbook, student prospectus and brochures.

Core units


Communicate with influence


Develop critical thinking in others


Lead and manage effective workplace relationships


Manage business operational plans


Develop and use emotional intelligence


Manage team effectiveness

Elective units


Establish innovative work environments


Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


Manage business risk


Manage people performance


Undertake project work


Lead communication in the workplace

Entry Requirements

Although training package specifies no entry requirement for this course however International Students entering this course at Brighton Institute of Technology must meet the following entry requirements:

Age requirements

All international learners entering Brighton Institute of Technology must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of their course.

Pre-training Review

All international learners will undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner and any relevant experience. An interview will be conducted by a Brighton Institute enrolment officer. The interview also aims to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.

Through the pre-training review the learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, complete projects and operational plans, make reports and graphs.

All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 4 conducted by the institute.

If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with the institute at their own cost.

Academic requirements

To enter any courses at BIT, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary school examination and or mature age (25 years or above) with a minimum of 2 years work experience in relevant field.

Computer literacy requirements

All students enrolling into BIT programs must have basic computer skills. BIT courses may require students to make reports, do graphs and analyse data. In addition course material is being increasingly offered online and students are expected to complete a lot of material electronically.

Materials and Equipment Required

Although the Institute will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher at their own cost. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform at their own cost.

English Requirements

English language requirements for international learners:

International learners applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. Either a minimum IELTS test score of 6.0 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent plus 14 weeks ELICOS to be taken before the main VET course. Or IELTS 5.0 or its equivalent plus 20 weeks ELICOS to be taken before the main VET course. Or Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable.

  2. Provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States

  3. Have completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification in Australia or

  4. Have completed any Certificate III or Certificate IV in EAL from the EAL framework (Victoria) or

Have completed a General English course to the intermediate level.

Any international English test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for a course at BIT
English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum Test Score where combined with at least 14 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 6.0 5.5 5.0
Cambridge C1 Advanced test 169, each component 162 154
TOEFL internet-based test 64 46 35
Pearson Test of English Academic 50 42 36

*The test must have been taken no more than two years* before you apply to study at BIT. If an international student is exempt from providing evidence of their level of English proficiency at the time of applying for a student visa, they will be required to complete BIT’s English Proficiency test to ensure they have the required level of English to complete the VET qualification they are enrolling in.

* Digital access refers to your learning resources and assessments via our learning management system.