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BSB60420

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Entry Requirements: Completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions) OR Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise, Demonstrate English proficiency at IELTS 5.5 with no section less than 5.0 or equivalent (Upper Intermediate level), Have access to a laptop or tablet for study, Student Age: over 18 years

CRICOS Course Code 106313B

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

What is this course about?

Our BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course will prepare you for roles where you need to use initiative and judgement to plan and implement strategies, use high level cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise a variety of information, and use creative or conceptual skills to respond to complex problems. Graduates are ready for jobs such as head of business development, head of human resources, or even c-suite roles like COO or CEO.

Like with all UEC Business qualifications, the work you will do in each unit of the program will include a strong sustainability focus. This will help you to make a real impact in your future organisations and make the world and the workplace a better place.

See the unit descriptions below for more information.

How is the course delivered?

Every week students will have lectures, tutorials, and assessment sessions with one of our expert business trainers.

In lectures, the trainers will present lessons including explaining and demonstrating specific skills, effective processes and procedures, exploring business theory, and giving lots of real-world examples.
In tutorials, trainers will provide further examples and explanations of the content of lectures and give students lots of opportunity to practice and ask questions.

In assessment sessions, trainers will help students understand the assessment tasks, provide targeted coaching, and assess students as they work through the practical tasks required for each unit, including role plays and other simulated workplace scenarios.

How will you benefit from this course?

Graduates of this program will have developed the skills and knowledge needed to manage a range of typical business functions, providing leadership and guidance, ensuring a safe as well as innovative workplace, and even managing risk and finances. While the focus is on leadership and management theories, the course is very practical and skills focused.

Because of our focus on sustainability within this course, students will come away with confidence that they can effectively contribute to managing an organisation’s sustainability efforts, including environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and personal sustainability.

The extensive practice with other students, the coaching from our expert trainers, and the practical study approach will build each student’s confidence in themselves and their readiness for success in a business environment.

When can you start?

You can commence study at any of our 8 intakes each year. Future intake dates are listed below.

2024
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

2025
Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

How is the course delivered?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, this course is delivered through timetabled lessons in a classroom at our campus in the centre of Sydney. The lessons are very interactive – you will talk and learn with your classmates and the trainer in every lesson.

For most of the courses delivered at UEC Business, when you enrol you will have the option to attend during the daytime or in the evening.

What learning materials are used in this course?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, this course is based on a wide range of materials that have been designed by UEC Business using published course materials, materials designed and developed by the UEC Business academic team, and materials developed from publicly available information on real-world organisations.

All students are provided with a range of these materials via our online learning platform.

What will you need for this course

You will need your own laptop with software for typical business and study needs. This could include Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or the Google suite of software which is available for free online.

What is the assessment?

Students will complete various assessment tasks throughout this course. The majority of these will be based on simulated workplace situations that ensure students are ready and able to use their skills and knowledge in the real world.

In each unit of the course, students must demonstrate their competence in all of the range of specific skills and show they have the knowledge underlying this skill. Students will be assessed on each requirement of each unit and must demonstrate the level of competence required to pass each unit. There is no final assessment or test for the course – all assessments are connected to the units of the course.

Note: This is a level six qualification in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that students must be assessed according to the requirements of the AQF and the requirements of the government endorsed training package that are set out at the training.gov.au website.

What if I have Prior Learning?

UEC Business has a policy that ensures that whenever it is relevant to the course, students are given credit for previous studies (Credit Transfer) and recognition of prior learning (RPL). Please contact us to discuss your prior studies and learning and we will assess it and confirm any changes to your enrolment schedule at UEC Business.

Students who have studied towards a BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or similar qualification with another college must notify UEC Business before they commence so we can make any required changes to the enrolment schedule or timetable. Students should not study units they have already completed.

Is there a certificate?

Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with the qualification BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Students who complete any part of this course (a minimum of one unit of competency) will be issued with

What can I study after this course?

Students who complete the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management will be able to enrol into a number of Graduate Diploma qualifications.

UEC Business qualifications are also recognised by many other Australian education institutions as meeting the entry requirements for higher level qualifications or gaining advanced standing. This includes Bachelor and Masters degree programs at Australian universities.

Please contact us for further details.

What are the Units of Competence?

Students who enrol in the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management must complete each of the units below to graduate with the qualification. Students may complete the units in a different order to that set out below depending on when they commence the program.

PSPMGT006 Develop a business case

This unit describes the skills required to perform market analysis, development and cost options, and justify for a recommended business solution. This unit applies to those developing appropriate and cost-effective business solutions.

BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide leadership for the program. It covers leadership strategies to motivate and inspire individuals and organisations to work constructively toward attainment of program benefits through consolidating program vision, managing risks and supporting staff.

BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies

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 implementing the strategic plan and developing specific actions and initiatives that will be undertaken by people working in various roles.

BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation

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. The unit applies to individuals who have a role in modelling professionalism in their organisation and industry and inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission.

BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to development, implementation and maintenance of a strategic approach to workforce planning in an organisation ensuring that there is the structure and staff in place to meet current and foreseeable organisational objectives.

BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consult with stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation.

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem-solving

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply critical thinking in order to develop solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are required to think critically in order to develop structured and innovative solutions to overcome complex organisational issues. Individuals in these roles operate with a high degree of autonomy and may undertake non-standard work tasks involving escalated risks.

BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead a business operation that covers the steps required to develop and implement business plans. The unit applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. These individuals may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage organisational change. The unit 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, workforce development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area.

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded. The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who aim to build a better and more effective work environment. Continuous improvement and innovation have links with the model of the learning organisation and people working at this level play an important role in building the culture, values and attitudes of the organisation.

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