Diploma of Leadership and Management

Strengthen your skill base across a wide range of business functions, with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Leadership and Management. This qualification is perfect if you who have sound theoretical business skills and knowledge and want to develop them in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.


Important Note

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is not being offered in Semester II, 2016.

Leading and Managing qualification

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is designed to develop your skill base across many business roles and reflects the role you already play in applying knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Practical applications

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Leadership and Management will work with your initiative in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring your workload and the workload of others. You will also develop your communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

You will plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.


A range of methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. Assessments have been designed to relate to a real simulated workplace.

Detailed information regarding individual units, training and assessment criteria will be found in the Unit Outlines on the e-learning platform on enrolment.


Once you have your Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) you can go onto undertake the Bachelor of Business and be credited one year towards your three year business degree.

Further information

If you would like additional information regarding this course, or to enrol, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email: ua.ud1477501958e.cin1477501958hcety1477501958lopen1477501958ruobl1477501958em@se1477501958sruoc1477501958.

Local Students




Preston 6900669174




Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400


Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Workshops, Online


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Entrance Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this course but it is preferred that you have sound work experience.

Assessment Methods

A range of methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. Assessments have been designed to relate to a real simulated workplace.


You will receive a list of required materials and books at the course induction or class enrolment.

Pathways to further study

Once you complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management you can articulate in the Bachelor of Business.

Career Pathways

Management in a variety of industries. Course equips students to manage operations and employee relations.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans 70
BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination 50
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes 60
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence 60
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships 50
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance 70
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan 70
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development 60
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness 60
BSBWRK510 Manage employee relations 80

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.