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GEM College’s faculties include Workright Australia (WHS), Silver Service Care (Aged and Disability), Australian Institute of Digital Marketing (IT) and Scorpion Training Solutions (WA Campus)

Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918)


Based on the Full Spectrum leadership theory, which has been used to develop business leaders all over the world for the past two decades.

You will learn how to Define your Core Purpose, Identify your Life-Time Goals and enhance your Personal Productivity.

What’s more, by developing your Essential Leadership Capabilities you will equip others – and gain an academic qualification for yourself.

Everyone wins!



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Wherever you sit on the Leadership and Management continuum this course will provide you with the balance required to lead and manage a successful team, department, or organisation.

There are Natural Tensions between Leaders and Managers and this course will enable you to find the harmony and balance in your own orientation.

Successful graduates will be able to apply their knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a wide range of community organisations, enterprises, and industry contexts.

GEM College graduates at this level are able to display initiative and judgment in the planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring not only their own work responsibilities but also the workload of others. They are able to communicate effectively, to support individuals and teams within their sphere of influence, to meet the organisation or enterprise requirements.

This qualification will enable you to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to life, and to business, including the unpredictable problems that can arise. It will teach you to identify, analyse and synthesize information from a variety of sources and propose effective, efficient solutions to problems.

This qualification is equally suited to people working in a business environment, or those aspiring to entrepreneurship.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery

Diploma of Leadership and Management – (Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918))  (Release 2.0).

Training Package
BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 2.0).

GEM Online Campus
The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery
Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment
Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities, assessments.

Course Details

he Course Structure consists of 12 units, 4 core units and 8 elective units:  4 elective units must be selected from Group A, while the remainder will be drawn from:

  • Up to 4 additional units from Group A or Group B.
  • If not listed below, up to 2 electives may be from Diploma or above in the Business Services Training Package.
  • If not listed below, 1 elective unit may be from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

Develop and use emotional intelligence (BSBLDR501)
Lead and manage effective workplace relationships (BSBLDR502)
Lead and manage team effectiveness (BSBWOR502)
Manage operational plan (BSBMGT517)

Elective Units

Group A

Build and sustain an innovative work environment (BSBINN502)
Communicate with influence (BSBLDR503)
Develop organisation policy (BSBMGT518)
Ensure a safe workplace (BSBWHS501)
Facilitate continuous improvement (BSBMGT516)
Implement diversity in the workplace (BSBLDR504)
Incorporate digital solutions into plans and practices (BSBMGT519)
Manage budgets and financial plans (BSBFIM501)
Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business (BSBIPR501)
Manage people performance (BSBMGT502)
Manage personal work priorities and professional development (BSBWOR501)
Manage quality customer service (BSBCUS501)
Manage risk (BSBRSK501)
Plan and manage the flexible workforce (BSBMGT520)
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff (BSBHRM405)
Undertake project work (BSBPMG522)

Group B

Build international business networks (BSBREL502)
Develop a sales plan (BSBSLS501)
Develop a workplace learning environment (BSBLED501)
Develop and manage performance management processes (BSBHRM512)
Develop and use emotional intelligence (BSBLDR511)
Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements (BSBCOM503)
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS501)
Establish systems that support innovation (BSBINN501)
Forecast international market and business needs (BSBMKG512)
Interpret market trends and developments (BSBMKG507)
Lead and manage a sales team (BSBSLS502)
Lead and manage team effectiveness (BSBWOR502)
Manage a franchise operation (BSBFRA502)
Manage an information or knowledge management system (BSBINM501)
Manage employee relations (BSBHRM604)
Manage expatriate staff (BSBHRM511)
Manage meetings (BSBADM502)
Manage workforce planning (BSBHRM513)
Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program (BSBMGT521)


Assistance might be available for this qualification: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.

A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees: $7,200


Entry Requirements/Pathways
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this qualification, you may undertake Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015); or specialize with Advanced Diploma of Management (HR) (BSB60915); or Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB60615).

Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance
A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.  A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, can gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.