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This course will enable students to develop their leadership and performance management skills and manage multiple challenges faced by managers in contemporary varying corporate environment. The course focus will be on building practical skills that are relevant across business and industry, including strategic direction and financial planning.


The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management (CRICOS code 098860A) comprises 12 units of competency. 

These units of competency are comprised of 4 core units and 8 elective units. 

New Era Institute delivers these units of competency sequentially over four 10 week terms. 

Scroll down to Course Structure for more details of the Units of Competency.

The Course will involve:

The time frame allows up to 12 months to complete the course and students are expected to study approximately 11 to 12 hours on average weekly structured as guided study and assessment preparation and completion. This is a guide and is dependent on your current level of experience, knowledge, and skill.

Course Outline

Students will attend 15 hours per week face to face training sessions at the New Era Institute campus, plus 5 hours online content including assessments, combined with guided study plus assessment preparation and completion time (a recommended 10.5 – 12 hours per week is necessary for a full understanding of the material taught).

Written learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The course units have been sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression that aids your learning and in preparation for transition to University study at the conclusion of the course for those students who wish to enter undergraduate programs at an Australian University.

Students will be provided with access to professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the subject.

Course Duration

The course duration is 50 weeks (40 weeks’ tuition and 10 weeks’ break between terms).

The course is designed to be delivered in 4 terms – each term is 10 weeks.

More information about intakes and courses commencement dates can be found here

Course Structure

Core Units

BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

Elective Units

BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning

BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance-management processes

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

BSBMKG512 Forecast international market and business needs

BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments


Classroom sessions and practical activities (simulation) will be delivered at:

Classrooms 1 located at New Era Institute – Suite 1, Level 2 – 14 Railway Parade, Burwood NSW 2134.

Entry Requirements

There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Business Services Training Package.

Noting this, New Era Institute requires students who undertake this course to:

  • Have attained the age  of 18 years or over  
  • Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
  • Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 or equivalent
  • Have completed an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate (year 12 in Australian schools) or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
  • Meet the Student Visa (Sub-class 500) requirements.

Please visit International students section for more details.

Please note. New Era Institute will engage with students expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills.

New Era Institute can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, New Era Institute can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the program.

The acknowledgment of skills and knowledge that have been gained through training, work, or life experiences into formal competencies. The assessment of RPL is made from the evidence provided against the units of competency (elements and performance criteria) as described in the relevant endorsed Training Package.

If RPL is approved, Student Administration must adjust an INTERNATIONAL student’s COE to reflect any reduction in the period of study the student is enrolled. (The study load will remain 20 hours per week as per your visa requirements).

More information about fees and charges can be found here

Classroom Expectations

All students are expected to present to the class on time and to wear neat, casual attire suitable for participation in learning activities. You are not expected to wear business attire but for some presentations, students may wish to show their professionalism and ‘dress up’ for effect.

Students will require basic stationery and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions and their own self-paced study. 

Access to a computer which has an internet connection is recommended to assist students to undertake the 5 hours of online study and research in response to some assessment tasks.

Students are encouraged to bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such as small laptops or tablets if they wish. Students are advised that no provision will be made to charge these devices in the classroom and charging or power extension leads are not to be used in the classroom. 

Available Support

Throughout your studies with New Era Institute, you will have access to our comprehensive range of student and learning support services. You can find out more about our support services from our website or the Student Handbook.

Assessment Methods/Tools

The general methods used in this course to assessing students are written assessments, oral assessments, and practical assessments. A variety of assessment tools are used to gather evidence for each of these general methods to determine a student’s competence.

New Era Institute has developed assessment tools that support the assessment of applicable units of competency in accordance with the requirements of industry Training Packages. New Era Institute staff members ensure that tools developed for assessment fit with the requirements of the target industry or wider industry needs.

The following are examples of assessment tools which have been incorporated into an assessment strategy to meet the Training Package and industry requirements, the rules of evidence and the principles of assessment:

  • Direct observation checklist of workplace tasks being performed;
  • Surveys;
  • Questioning of required knowledge (written);
  • Reports and planning documents;
  • Team Meetings, Interviews, Workplace Inspections for WH&S, standard operating procedures and
  • Workplace templates

This list of assessment tools identifies only a small number of assessment tools that are used in this course.

Fees and Charges

International students

For more information about the tuition fees and other charges, please click on Fees and Charges 

All scheduled payments must be paid as stated in your letter of offer in order to maintain a valid enrolment.