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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB61015


In this program you will gain the skills and knowledge to apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB61015
Program No: AD-BT06
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approx. 30 hours per week), OR part-time equivalent. In addition to this, you will be required to spend an average of approximately 20 hours per week on self-directed study, online learning, project and assignment work.

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.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $1,550
Likely Job Outcome: Middle or senior manager, area manager, department manager, regional manager.
Application Type: Public

Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course (program) code, course (program) name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

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

To enter this program you are required to have completed business studies at the Diploma level or have at least the equivalent of 3 years of full-time work experience. If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to enrol in a lower level qualification.

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

Further Study

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, 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. 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 Foundation Skills 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

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • BSBFIM601  Manage finances
    • CIT Code: ACCT342
      Cost: $160.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.
      It applies to individuals who have managerial responsibilities which include overseeing the management of financial and other resources across a business unit, a series of business units or teams, or an organisation. It covers all areas of broad financial management. In a larger organisation this work would be supported by specialists in financial management.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINN601  Lead and manage organisational change
    • CIT Code: MGNT326
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area.
      The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT605  Provide leadership across the organisation
    • CIT Code: MGNT353
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.
      It applies to individuals who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT617  Develop and implement a business plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT605
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan.
      It applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 8 of 9 subjects

  • BSBDIV601  Develop and implement diversity policy
    • CIT Code: MGNT606
      Cost: $140.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research diversity and its importance to organisational activity and to draft, plan and implement diversity policy.
      It applies to individuals working in organisations with staff and clients from different cultures, races or religions, multiple generations, or where there are other forms of diversity in the workforce.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM602  Manage human resource strategic planning
    • CIT Code: MGNT331
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain a strategic approach to managing human resources in an organisation ensuring that the organisation has the structure and staff to meet current and foreseeable business and performance objectives.
      It applies to individuals employed as human resource managers after a firm grounding has been established in a range of human resource activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINM601  Manage knowledge and information
    • CIT Code: MGNT334
      Cost: $160.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain information processing systems to support decision making; and to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the organisation.
      It applies to individuals who are responsible for ensuring that critical knowledge and information are readily available to review the organisation’s performance and to ensure its effective functioning. It applies to a wide range of knowledge and information such as business performance data, customer feedback, statistical data and financial data.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT615  Contribute to organisation development
    • CIT Code: MGNT315
      Cost: $120.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the creation of an organisation development plan which ensures that the organisation will become more effective over time in achieving its goals.
      It applies to individuals with organisation wide responsibilities who are critically involved in shaping and focussing the organisation so that it can adapt to new technologies, challenges and markets.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT616  Develop and implement strategic plans
    • CIT Code: MGNT607
      Cost: $160.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the strategic direction of the organisation, sustain competitive advantage and enhance competitiveness. It covers analysis and interpretation of relevant markets, capability assessment of the organisation and analysis of the organisation’s existing and potential competitors and allies. It also covers implementation of the strategic plan and developing specific actions and initiatives that will be undertaken by people working in various roles.
      It applies to individuals working in senior roles in the organisation who have responsibility for ensuring that the organisation is positioned to ensure its long-term viability and success.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMKG609  Develop a marketing plan
    • CIT Code: MKTG257
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, develop and present a marketing plan for an organisation.
      It applies to individuals working in senior marketing positions who are responsible for formulating a marketing plan by developing specific marketing strategies and tactics in accordance with the organisation’s overall marketing objectives.
      Individuals operating at this level may receive input from people working under their supervision who collect information required to devise specific marketing strategies and tactics.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT624  Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
    • CIT Code: MGNT778
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit identifies the skills and knowledge required to consult with stakeholders to develop,implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation. It applies to individuals working in senior roles in diverse contexts who have responsibility for ensuring an organisation is positioned to ensure its long-term viability and success.

      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
  • BSBSUS501  Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CIT Code: MGNT608
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: In this unit you will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Graduate Diploma Management (Professional Practice)
Graduate Certificate Management (Professional Practice)
Advanced Diploma Management (Human Resources) BSB60915
Diploma Human Resources Management BSB50615
Diploma Leadership and Management BSB51915
Certificate IV New Small Business BSB42615
Certificate IV Leadership and Management BSB42015
Certificate IV Human Resources BSB41015
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More Information

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