Course Information


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

They may plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


This program is for:

  • Domestic Students wanting to transition into a new career in management
  • Domestic students who are already pursuing a managerial career
  • New entrants who are not currently working in a leadership and management role and new to the industry.

Learners with experience in the relevant industry or education can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. Please refer to ‘RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFER’ section or contact us.

Duration: 52 weeks with term break of 7 weeks.


Please speak to one of our friendly team on (03) 9131 0755 for recent intake date.

Amount of Training

Amount of training may be adjusted depending upon the learner cohort according to their experience and achieved qualifications. For example, learners with significant industry experience or competency already gained in any unit of competency to be delivered in the course, may be eligible for RPL or Credit Transfer. This will shorten the length of the course for students who are granted RPL or Credit Transfer (refer to Recognition of prior learning and Credit transfer section below). Please contact us for further details if required.

Mode of Delivery: Classroom-based face-to-face training and assessment.

Study Load

Students are required to attend classroom sessions 20 hours per week for the duration of the Qualification for 45 weeks. On top of Training and assessment, students are expected to spend allocated hours for each unit, to achieve the learning outcome of the unit of competency. This may constitute undertaking self-studies, research, attempting assessment tasks at home Students will be required to devote the allocated hours. Please speak to your trainer/assessor for further information.

Entry Requirements:

Pre-training Review:

SIA’s policies seek to remove barriers within the learning and assessment processes, and to place individuals with specific needs into an appropriate course.

SIA is responsible for obtaining enrolment details in full (as outlined on the Enrolment Application Form) and to ensure that information pertaining to individual learning requirements is provided to participants prior to enrolment. A Pre-Training Review will be done during the application process in accordance with the applicant’s provided information. This review relates to each learner’s previous education, training and work experience. This review is conducted to determine if there is a need to recognise existing competencies through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and / or Credit for prior studies.

Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer approval will shorten the length of the course. Please refer to Pre-Training Review Policy and Procedure.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN Test):

Applicants will need to undertake LLN test and demonstrate the required ACSF level for this qualification to gain entry into this qualification. It will be conducted at the same time as the pre-training review.

If the applicant cannot complete the LLN test satisfactorily, they will be provided with support, (within the scope of SIA). If the support required for the applicant does not fall within the scope of SIA, the applicant will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g.  SIA will not charge any referral fees.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, Sherwood Institute has got its own admission requirements:

  • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
  • Students will need to undertake pre-training review as well b
  • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.

Course fees

AUD 5000.00 (includes tuition fees of $4750 and application fees of $250.00)

Note: SIA does not accept more than AUD 1,500 at one given time in advance. If fee is more than AUD 1,500, SIA will provide with easy payment arrangements.


Total number of units = 12

6 core units

6 elective units

Code Unit Title Core/ Elective
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence C
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others C
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships C
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans C
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence C
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness C
BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service E
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk E
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings E
BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation E
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources E
BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement E

Assessment methods comprise of

  • Theory tasks which contains written Questions, scenarios and case studies.
  • Projects
  • Simulation, Role play/Observation


If the result of your Unit Assessment is “Not yet Competent (NYC)”, you will be given an opportunity for reassessment.

Each Student has three (3) attempts to achieve a competent outcome, including two resubmission attempts. You will only work on the component(s) of the Task(s) that were marked “Not Satisfactory”. The re-assessment must be completed within 14 days of assessment feedback given to you by your facilitator/assessor. Please note that SIA will provide two (2) chances for re-assessment at no cost. If you are not able to achieve competency with all of these opportunities, you are required to repeat the unit at your own cost which will also impact on your extension of study period.


Apart from Human Resources including training and assessment staff, support staff, following will be provided by SIA.

Learning Resources

The learning resources provided to students during the training and assessment include but not limited to:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Learner guides

Physical Resources

Facilities, Equipment and Learning Resources

SIA will provide facilities, equipment and all the learning resources required to deliver training and assessment of the unit according to its requirements. SIA will provide training / assessment facility in form of classrooms and simulated environment for training and assessment and all other resources required to deliver the unit of competency in the course.

Students are required to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 10 operating system or higher at their own cost, to work on assignments and tasks for self-study. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All students are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, and an email platform at their own cost.

Computer literacy requirements:

All students enrolling into the program must have basic computer skills. This course may require students to make reports, do graphs and analyse data.


After achieving this qualification, Applicants may enrol in BSB60420- Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management                or any number of specialised advance diploma courses or use this course as a springboard into a university degree.

Employment Pathway

The qualification is designed for people who wish to work in a leadership and management role or currently working in such roles and want to upskill and this qualification can be utilised in a variety of business environments.

Possible job titles include:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Office Manager

Learners who complete a course are reminded at the time of completion, of further opportunities, unless a learning barrier has been identified that would hinder their progression to a higher qualification level.

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry

Delivery Location

Training and assessment will be conducted by Sherwood Institute of Australia in the premises organised by Sherwood Institute of Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

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Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.


You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

SIA’s responsibilities to the students:

  • Providing Quality Training and Assessment
  • Complying with the standards for RTOs 2015.
  • Issuing AQF certification, when all the assessment and financial requirements are met by the students.


Upon successful completion of this course, student will receive a nationally recognised BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Please note that SIA does not provide any guarantee of:

  • An employment Outcome.
  • A learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • A training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course; or
  • A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome.
  • Licensing outcome

Note: 10 working day cooling off period applies prior to commencement.


Before enrolment, each learner should ensure s/he meets the following requirements:

  • Enrolment Application Form filled in accurately and sent to the SIA.
  • Read and understand the complete information available at SIA’s website or email your request to
  • Read and understand all policies and procedures available at SIA’s website or email your request to
  • Provide SIA with their Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. For more information, see .
  • For further details or queries, SIA can be contacted via email or phone.


  • If the SIA cancels the course, it will offer a full refund of all paid fees (except the Non- Refundable Application Fee of AUD 250) or offer enrolment into a similar course of study if applicable.
  • If SIA closes or ceases to deliver the course, the learner will get the full refund of all paid fees.

SIA has got the systems in place to make sure that learner is getting quality training during the course. SIA is responsible for compliance and training & assessment of this course and there are no third-party training provider services acquired by SIA.