BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management


National Code: BSB51918

Cricos Code: 098828A

Mode Of Delivery: Face to Face

Duration: 52 Weeks

Tuition Fee: $7600

Enrolment Fee: $250

Material Fee: $150

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.

Qualifications Pathway:

This qualification may provide a pathway to further studies in BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management, BSB80515-Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning), BSB80615-Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) etc.

Course Mode, Delivery and Duration:

This program is delivered in the classroom at our city campus: Level 6.02, 234-250 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. Students are required to attend 16 hours (i.e. two days) of face to face training and assessment per week on campus plus 4 hours (half a day) of online training and support via Microsoft Team and Moodle.

This qualification is expected to be completed in 52 weeks. This will include 40 weeks of face to face training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of term breaks (accumulative).

The total hours for structured training and assessment are 800 hours. The total volume of learning (including the structured training and assessment and additional self-directed learning) are 1200 hours.


Intake Dates


Course Fees

Application Fee: $250

  • Tuition Fee: $7,600
  • Material Fee: $150
Employment Opportunities

Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to employment as a manager of the industry where the student may currently be working.

Entry Requirement

There are no specific entry requirements as per the qualification details or training package. International students entering this course at Paragon Polytechnic must meet the following entry requirements:

Age Requirements

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.

Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 12) with satisfactory results, OR successful completion of a recognised Foundation Studies program in Australia, OR successful completion of the international Baccalaureate Certificate, OR Successful completion of an Australian qualification of AQF level 3. An educational achievement which is greater than any of these is also suitable. e.g. successful completion of Australian Year 12

English Language Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South America or Ireland.

  • Completed in Australia in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher.

  • Successfully completed in Australia in English the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent.

Applicants without the documented evidence to demonstrate the required English language competence may undertake the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment online to achieve a result of ACSF level 3 to meet Paragon Polytechnic’s English Language entry requirement.

DHA requirements:

Applicants must also provide documentation according to Department of Home Affair (DHA) requirements. For further information on student visa assessment level and documentation, visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at:


Additionally, all international students are required to:

  • undertake pre-training review to determine suitability for the course and student needs during the enrolment process.

  • complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course – it is a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support during study

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Relates to the learning achieved outside the formal education and training system. It is an assessment process that assesses the individual’s non-formal and informal learning. This may include any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

To receive RPL, we assess students previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak with the Student Support Officer if you wish to apply. There is a fee for consideration of RPL applications.

Credit Transfer (CT)

If students have previously completed a unit with the same unit code or unit title as in students’ new course, students may be eligible for a credit transfer and students may not have to repeat that unit. Students will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will occur through a variety of methods, including but not limited to questioning, direct observation, presentation, project, role play, case studies etc.

Assessment conditions will ensure a simulated workplace environment.

Assessment tasks:

Reflect real life work tasks.

Are required to be performed within industry standard timeframes as specified by assessors in relation to each task.

Are assessed using assessment criteria that relate to the quality of work expected by the industry.

Are performed to industry safety requirements as relevant.

Utilise authentic workplace documentation.

Require students to work with others as part of a team.

Require students to plan and prioritise competing work tasks.

Involve the use of standard, workplace equipment such as computers and software.

Ensure that students are required to consider workplace constraints such as time and budgets.

Mandatory Requirement for International Students


  • Student must meet their minimum student attendance requirements which is 80% of the required classroom hours of the whole course.

  • Student must meet ensure that they are successfully deemed competent for at least 50% of the units of competency enrolled in a study block or term.

  • Student must inform the Paragon Polytechnic immediately within 7 days of the change of address or contact.

  • Student transfer can be accommodated provided the student has completed 6 months of the principal course, or presented compassionate or compelling reasons for transfer. For more information about student transfer, please refer to Paragon Polytechnic’s Student Transfer Policy on or contact Paragon Polytechnic staff.

  • International student must attend the Orientation arranged by Paragon Polytechnic.

  • Student must have access to a laptop or computer with windows operating system and office application like Microsoft word at their own cost.


Units of Competency

Core Units 4
Code Title Core/Elective
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Core
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence Core
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan Core
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Core
Elective Units 8
Code Title Core/Elective
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service Elective
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans Elective
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance Elective
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace Elective
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction staff Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
BSBMKG523 Design and develop an integrated marketing communication plan Elective
BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits Elective