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Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915


In this qualification you will learn to perform the role of people who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Qualification: Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915
Program No: DP-BT06
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (25 hours per week) of face-to-face classes, online study and independent learning OR part-time equivalent plus you will be expected to complete up to 20 hours per week of self-directed learning to practise and develop your skills.

At CIT this program is part of a suite of programs which includes the Certificate III in Business/Certificate III in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, the Diploma of Leadership and Management and Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.
Likely Job Outcome: Team leader, supervisor, first-line manager or middle manager.
Application Type: Public

Additional Information

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

To enter this program you are required to have completed business studies at the Certificate IV level or have at least the equivalent of 2 years of full-time work experience. If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to enrol in a lower level qualification.


You may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP to apply for a Commonwealth Government loan to pay your tuition fees. For more information visit our VET FEE-HELP page. If you are planning on accessing VET FEE-HELP you will need to have a Tax File Number before applying and you will also need to meet the Academic Suitability requirements.

Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Further Study

Successful completion of the Diploma of Leadership and Management and the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management, in addition to some relevant work experience, allows students to continue into the Charles Sturt University Graduate Certificate in Management (Professional Practice) delivered at CIT.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Electives - complete 12 subjects


  • BSBLDR501  Develop and use emotional intelligence
    • CIT Code: MGNT765
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit covers the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace. It includes identifying the impact of own emotions on others in the workplace, recognising and appreciating the emotional strengths and weaknesses of others, promoting the development of emotional intelligence in others and utilising emotional intelligence to maximise team outcomes.
      It applies to managers who identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT517  Manage operational plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT768
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans. Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation’s operational plan.
      This unit applies to individuals who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plan.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLDR502  Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
    • CIT Code: MGNT766
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace relationships. It applies to individuals in leadership or management who have a prominent role in establishing and managing processes and procedures to support workplace relationships taking into account the organisation's values, goals and cultural diversity.
      At this level work will normally be carried out within complex and diverse methods and procedures, which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR502  Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • CIT Code: MGNT485
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIM501  Manage budgets and financial plans
    • CIT Code: MGNT535
      Cost: $140.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.
      It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT502  Manage people performance
    • CIT Code: MGNT335
      Cost: $140.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report to them directly. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management. It applies to individuals who manage people. It covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback where there is a need for improvement.
      The unit makes the link between performance management and performance development, and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG522  Undertake project work
    • CIT Code: PROJ194
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
      The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM513  Manage workforce planning
    • CIT Code: MGNT753
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage planning in relation to an organisation's workforce including researching requirements, developing objectives and strategies, implementing initiatives and monitoring and evaluating trends. It applies to individuals who are human resource managers or staff members with a role in a policy or planning unit that focuses on workforce planning.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRK510  Manage employee relations
    • CIT Code: MGNT332
      Cost: $160.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage employee and industrial relations matters in an organisation. It involves developing and implementing employee and industrial relations policies and plans and managing conflict resolution negotiations. It applies to those who are authorised to oversee industrial relations and manage conflict and grievances in an organisation. They will have a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and industrial relations as well as current knowledge of industrial relations trends and legislation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG501  Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
    • CIT Code: MKTG151
      Cost: $140.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations.
      It applies to individuals working in a supervisory or management marketing or advertising role within a marketing or advertising team or media organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBADM502  Manage meetings
    • CIT Code: ADMN150
      Cost: $60.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace, including conducting or managing administrative tasks in providing agendas and meeting material. They may work as senior administrative staff or may be individuals with responsibility for conducting and chairing meetings in the workplace.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBRSK501  Manage risk
    • CIT Code: MGNT615
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting. It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Graduate Diploma Management (Professional Practice)
Graduate Certificate Management (Professional Practice)
Advanced Diploma Management (Human Resources) BSB60915
Advanced Diploma Leadership and Management BSB61015
Diploma Human Resources Management BSB50615
Certificate IV Leadership and Management BSB42015
Certificate IV New Small Business BSB42615
Certificate IV Human Resources BSB41015
Certificate IV Workplace and Business Coaching 10535NAT
Non-Accredited Training Planning for your Future Workforce

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email