Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB60420)

What is this qualification about?
This qualification considers the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes. Learners use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.
 
What will you learn?
During the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management you will learn key business skills that will enable you to be a more effective leader and manager, exhibiting enhanced communication, managerial, leadership and decision making skills.

The learning experience
The course is organised so that you are provided with an intensive, action-oriented, interactive learning experience. Case studies and live business simulations are used to demonstrate how the theory applies to practical work situations. As a result of this process, you will acquire a broad range of business knowledge, skills, and techniques. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to immediately operate effectively in office work situations.
 
The qualification consists of the following units:
There are ten (10)  units to study to obtain the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management. These units provide the skills and knowledge needed to lead and manage organisations at middle and senior managerial and executive roles in a business environment. Other electives are available.
 

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. These individuals are often responsible for a team or work area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BSBHRM615 Contribute to development of diversity and inclusion strategies

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development of diversity and inclusion strategies for an organisation. This includes developing objectives and strategies as well as monitoring and evaluating trends and processes. It focuses on making provision for inclusivity to ensure that training, employment and promotional opportunities are provided to leverage diversity in the workplace.

The unit aligns workforce objectives with organisational plans; and design strategies to ensure a competent, diverse and inclusive workforce is available to meet anticipated changes.

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.

The unit 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.

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders.

The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context.

The unit applies to individuals who are developing and coaching others, for whom critical thinking skills (including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) are an important part of their job roles. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for leading teams.

BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting. This unit also describes the skills and knowledge required to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to reviewing financial information, analysing financial risks, preparing a budget and reporting on financial activity.

The unit 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.

Assessment
Assessment occurs in a simulated work environment and consists of assignments, projects and presentations. Where students are employed, assessment can occur in the workplace.

Delivery format
This course can be delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face over an extended period, in an intensive mode, online, or a blend of face-to-face and online. 

Our trainers have the relevant technical knowledge, skills, and experience as well as the communication abilities to deliver the course content in an interesting way. Our trainers (and assessors) hold Australian accreditation and comply with Industry requirements for the qualification.


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