BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma gives you 80 credit points towards Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce courses at the University of Newcastle.


Area of Learning — BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management


Our Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course reflects the role of individuals who have senior or managerial responsibilities.

They may oversee the work of others or have specialised roles where they do not supervise others but provide strategic leadership.

This qualification has a particular focus on competencies in the area of strategic management, but also includes elective competencies from other business domains, which would reflect the particular work context or career plans of each learner.

Who should Attend

  • Area managers
  • Department managers
  • Regional managers

It provides participants with skills to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation by developing and managing the implementation of operational and tactical plans as part of the strategic and business planning process in their organisation.

Forsythes’ Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management engages participants in highly interactive structured workshops and challenging, relevant workplace projects.

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Course structure

The BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is made up of 12 units of competency – 4 core units and 8 elective units.

Publicly Scheduled Programs

Competency is required in all of the following units:

Units Current Intake
Cluster 1
26th March 2020
Price: $5500 1 Day
Cluster 2
15th April 2020
1 Day
Cluster 3
26th May 2020
12th June 2020
7th July 2020
3 Days
Cluster 4
3rd August 2020
24th August 2020
2 Days
Cluster 5
21st September 2020
1 Day
Cluster 6
13th October 2020
1 Day


Candidates must be in a management role for at least 3 – 5 years before attempting this qualification in order to apply their skills back into their workplace and demonstrate competencies at diploma level.


Candidates can enter into this qualification by showing that they have achieved competency in the Diploma of Leadership and Management or five (5) years experience in a senior management role.


To demonstrate competence for this qualification you will be asked to take part in a number of assessment activities.

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The collection of quality evidence requires that:

  • Assessment must address the scope of each unit and reflect all components of the unit, i.e. the Elements, Performance Criteria, Range Statement, Evidence Requirements and Key Competencies
  • Formative assessments will be completed throughout the learning with a summative assessment, in the form of a project, to be completed within two months of the end of the course.
  • Evidence must be gathered in the workplace wherever possible. Where no workplace is available, a simulated workplace will be provided
  • The evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and in a learning and assessment pathway these must be separated by further learning and practice
  • Assessment meets the rules of evidence
  • A judgement of competency should only be made when the assessor is confident that the required outcomes of the unit have been achieved and that consistent performance has been demonstrated


Recognition of Prior Learning or Recognition of Current Competency against any units may reduce course duration for individual participants.

Available upon request prior to commencement of training


Training will be conducted at Forsythes Trainings dedicated training centre located at –

9 Denison Street – Newcastle West NSW


  • The cost for the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is $5500 per person GST Free.
  • Lunch and morning and afternoon tea facilities are provided each training day.
  • A payment plan can be organised whereby monthly instalments are made over the duration of the course.

Contact Details

For further information please contact Chad White on cwhite@forsythestraining.com.au or Julie Carroll on jcarroll@forsythestraining.com.au.

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Forsythes Training recommends that you access our Student Information Handbook.

The Student Information Handbook provides you with information about Forsythes Training and covers the following areas:

  • Student registration process including our refund policy and course cost information
  • Student Induction
  • Student records and information
  • The assessment process and policies
  • Rights, responsibilities and standards

  • Student Feedback
  • Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), Recognised Current Competency (RCC), Direct Credit Transfer (DCT)
  • Appeals Process
  • WHS Policies and Procedures
  • Forsythes Training Guarantee

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