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Advanced Diploma Of Leadership And Management BSB60420





Are you an experienced leader but lack formal qualifications? The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB60420 is your ideal certification. This qualification provides evidence of your competencies in strategic planning, complex problem-solving, team communication, and continuous improvement. By enrolling in this program, you can showcase your skills and bolster your resume to stand out to potential employers. This certification is exclusively available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You may be eligible to obtain this qualification if you have professional or voluntary experience in a leadership role. Take advantage of our Free RPL assessment today to find out if you qualify. With the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB60420, you can take the next step in your career and climb the corporate ladder or transition into a new role. Don’t let the lack of formal qualifications prevent you from achieving your goals. Enrol in this certification and gain the recognition you deserve for your valuable leadership experience.

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB60420 qualification can provide a number of career outcomes.

After receiving your qualification you could explore some of the following roles:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Area Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Business Development Director

This qualification acknowledges your experience in: 

  • Managing finances
  • Leading and managing organisational change
  • Providing leadership across the organisation
  • Developing and implementing a business plan
View the core and elective units for this qualification. It can be studied via online correspondence or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 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Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions).


Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 10

5 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

  • 3 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from an Advanced Diploma or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation

BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

Elective units

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBHRM613 Contribute to the development of learning and development strategies

BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning

BSBHRM615 Contribute to the development of diversity and inclusion strategies

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program

BSBPMG637 Engage in collaborative alliances

BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies

BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice

BSBSTR802 Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility

BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

**Online study units:** Core Units
  • BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
  • BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
  • BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
  • BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Elective Units
  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

This Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management reflects the dynamic and diverse roles of individuals who, through specialised knowledge, skills, and extensive experience in leadership and management, navigate a variety of enterprise and industry contexts across Australia’s robust job market. As we enter 2024, the employment landscape offers a mix of challenges and opportunities, with a significant shift towards services industries, particularly healthcare, social assistance, professional, scientific and technical services, and education and training. These sectors are poised for growth, driven by Australia’s long-term structural shift towards service-oriented employment and the increasing demand for leadership and management skills within these areas.

In the rapidly evolving job market, leaders at this level are expected to exhibit a high degree of initiative and judgement and the adaptability to plan and execute a range of leadership and management functions. They must hold accountability for both personal and team outcomes, navigating within broad parameters, including the digital transformation of workplaces, the growing importance of sustainability, and the emphasis on diversity and inclusion within organisational cultures.

Technological advancements and the shift towards remote and hybrid work models have further transformed job roles, making continuous upskilling and reskilling essential for maintaining relevancy. Moreover, the focus on soft skills such as adaptability, communication, and problem-solving, alongside technical competencies, has never been more critical. Leaders are now expected to foster a culture of continuous improvement, learning, and innovation, leveraging internal mobility as a strategic tool for talent retention and embracing flexible work practices to attract and retain top talent.

As Australia navigates these changes, effective leadership and management become increasingly central to organisational success. The future of work is here, and with it, there is a demand for leaders who can manage the complexities of today’s work environments and drive their organisations towards a more inclusive, dynamic, and fulfilling future.

Delivery Pathways
3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies: OPTION 1 – Study Online Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies. Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR. OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.
OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential. OPTION 4 – Study in Class Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.
Software and Technical Requirements
Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning. Essentials for Your Learning Journey
  1. Hardware Specifications: A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet. An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.
  1. Internet Connectivity: An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.
  1. Software Specifications:
Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software. For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission. Detailed Device Specifications
For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet): Operating System: Windows 7 or newer. Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome. Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher) The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader. For Apple Mac Users: Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above. Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari. Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher). The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader. For Android Device Users: Operating System: Android’s newest version. Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome. For iPhone & iPad Users: Operating System: Latest iOS version. Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome. Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission. Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!
Further Studies
Choose the way you pay Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:
  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal
Learn about your payment options or contact us today.
Payment Plans Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options. PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options. AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management through RPL is a way to verify your experience and skills to others. It is designed for individuals who are currently employed in a management or supervisory role and find that career progression is difficult without a relevant qualification.

There are many jobs that an Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management can qualify you for. Some common positions include project manager, human resources manager, marketing manager, and event planner. With this diploma under your belt, you will have an easier time looking for more advanced roles in your career.

The following is a list of available qualifications that can be obtained by completing Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you already have relevant experience and skills, then this route may apply to get your desired qualification without having any additional study.

We’ll help you through the entire journey and we’re here for anything. Let us know your previous experience and we’ll work with you to find the right documentation to match the learning outcomes of this course.

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Qualification Outcomes

Most often employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.5%): This category includes roles such as office managers, executive assistants, and administrative coordinators. These positions often require strong organisational, communication, and leadership skills, making graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management highly sought after. Enhanced proficiency in managing office procedures and understanding organisational structures can significantly improve operational efficiency in various settings.

Further Expanding Employment Outcomes:

  • Project Management: Graduates are well-equipped to take on project management roles and oversee projects from inception to completion. This includes planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of projects across various sectors.
  • Team Leadership: Positions such as team leaders or supervisors in diverse industries are expected outcomes, where managing team dynamics and leading projects to success are vital responsibilities.
  • Business Development: Graduates are also well-suited for roles in business development or strategic planning, where identifying growth opportunities and implementing strategies for business expansion are crucial.
  • Human Resources Management: Graduates can pursue careers in human resources, focusing on talent acquisition, employee relations, and organisational development.

Top industries employing graduates:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11.4%): This sector benefits from leadership and management professionals who streamline patient care processes, improve healthcare delivery, and manage teams within health facilities. Leadership roles may include managing departments, improving patient experience, and implementing healthcare strategies.
  • Public Administration and Safety (8.5%): In this field, graduates contribute to the development and implementation of public policies, manage public sector projects, and ensure community safety. Leadership roles can vary from administrative leadership positions within governmental agencies to management roles in emergency services.

Expanding on Top Industries:

  • Education and Training: Leadership roles within educational institutions, including school administration, curriculum development, and academic program management, are critical for ensuring effective learning environments and institutional management.
  • Financial and Insurance Services: Leadership and management skills are crucial in navigating the complexities of the financial sector, including roles in bank management, financial planning, and insurance services, where strategic decision-making and management abilities are highly valued.
  • Construction and Real Estate: With projects requiring meticulous planning and coordination, leadership roles in construction management and real estate development are significant for graduates, focusing on project oversight, team management, and strategic planning to ensure project success.
Chief of Staff 100%
Management Consultant 90%
Management Coordinator 100%
Management Team Leader 70%
Change and Release Manager 100%
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