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Advanced Diploma of Management



BSB560407 - Advanced Diploma of Management

The Advanced Diploma of Management develops the competencies necessary for individuals who are responsible for the management of people and operational areas. Typically the qualification will be used by people seeking to move from advanced competence in technical or professional fields into a leadership career pathway.  It may also be accessed by frontline and supervisory level managers seeking to move into senior management and leadership roles.

This course will equip participants from a wide range of industry contexts and backgrounds with the skills necessary to apply contemporary approaches and tools to improve both operational and organisational efficiency. The topics covered will be appropriate for people seeking to inspire and lead others to improve customer service, or the performance of processes and operations.


Successful completion of this program will result in the attainment of the following qualification:


At the end of this unit/module of study participants will be able to:

  • Understand personal leadership and communication styles
  • Assess the variables impacting the act of leadership in an organisational context
  • Conduct strategic plans
  • Lead transformational change
  • Inspire commitment to vision, values and purpose of the organisation
  • Plan and implement plans and improvement projects
  • Manage financial resources, service and people to achieve goals and required standards of quality and performance
  • Build and review organisational relationships  
  • Mentor, coach and develop others
  • Continuously improve organisational processes and services
  • Promote innovation
  • Manage risk


This qualification consists of eight units of competency as follows

    • BSBINN601A Manage organisational change
    • BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation 

    • BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans 

    • PSPGOV602B Establish and maintain strategic networks

    • BSBMGT608B Manage innovation and continuous improvement 

    • BSBRSK501A Manage Risk
    • BSBFIM601A Manage finances 

    • BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Suitability and Opportunities

This course is appropriate for those:

·         Persons who are wishing to upgrade their existing skills to be able to effectively work within business services sector especially the field of management.

·         Current employees who are wishing to enhance their existing skill set or to make a change in career pathways within the business services sector into management.

·     Persons who are seeking to be promoted or who are currently employed seeking to take on a management role within the business services sector.

Persons who are fully experienced within this vocational area and are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills.

Attainment of this qualification may enable the participant to fill positions as Accounts Supervisor, Executive Personal Assistant, Officer Administrator or Project Assistant


This program is delivered either within an institution-based environment or via recognition of prior learning pathway.

Institution Based

This mode of training will also combine theory-based material and practical sessions involving small discussion groups, individual and team activities and practical projects.

Throughout the entire training program participants will be provided with training and resource materials that contains various worksheets, handouts, additional reading materials and the assessment tasks. These materials will be developed in-house.

Recognition of Prior Learning

This training pathway enables students to apply for recognition of prior learning when they are seeking to have their existing skills recognised.

The assessor will interview the student who wishes to undertake the RPL pathway and outline what is involved in the RPL process and the types of information to be gathered as part of the process. This interview process can occur face to face, over the phone or by other designated methods including online video chat or similar via the internet.


Assessment is by short tests, case studies, projects, workbook activities and written assignments.

This course is designed to maximise flexibility. Supported by the Academy's online learning management system, it will be delivered in customised blends [1] of the above.

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisites for entry into this course are: 
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have English language, literacy and numeracy skills to the standard required to attain Higher School Certificate or equivalent
  • A CV that demonstrates an ability to function effectively in employment or business to the level required to independently read, interpret and apply workplace information
  • If from a non-English speaking background, be proficient in the use of English to the level of International English Language testing System (IELTS) level 6.5.
It is envisioned that those enrolling in this course are in a role where they can demonstrate responsibility for team or business unit performance and should be fairly self-directed and autonomous, working under broad guidance. 

[1] Blended learning involves the use of the College’s Learning Management System alongside contact discussions either in a training room or one on one with a facilitator.