This course will prepare students to develop skills and knowledge needed to operate effectively as an area manager, department manager and Regional Manager. By the end of this course, students will be able to oversee the work of others and provide strategic leadership.


This course provides competencies in developing and implementing strategic plans, managing organizational change, developing and implementing a business plan, managing finances, providing leadership across the organization, managing innovation and continuous improvement, managing risk, establishing and maintaining strategic networks.

Job role

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification.

Include: Area Manager, Department Manager, and Regional Manager.

Assessments & learning material:

Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, work-based projects.

It is also based on completion of assignments, Practical tests and/or examinations for each subject.

Learning period & fees

Duration of this course is of 33 weeks of teaching and 10 weeks of holiday total of 43 weeks.

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Course entry requirements

For entry at diploma level, satisfactory completion of year 12th or equivalent is required; Certificate IV in Small Business Management or other relevant qualifications is preferred although not a pre-requisite. Overseas students require language proficiency of IELTS level 5.5 or equivalent. Applicants with limited experience in the management area should consider completing the Certificate IV in Business Management to gain the underpinning knowledge required for this Advanced Diploma course.


Candidates may enter the qualification through number of entry point’s demonstration potential to undertake vocational and training at advanced diploma level, including:

  • After achieving the Diploma of Business or other relevant qualifications OR.
  • Providing evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management for other relevant qualifications OR.
  • With substantial vocational experience, in management but without a formal qualification.

Prerequisite requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Course content

Eight (8) units must be completed: 3 core units and 5 elective units.

Three (3) core units of competence from the core units listed below plus.

Five (5) elective units of competence.

520 teaching hours.

The list of units of competency have been selected by ACC as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes.