BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management


Fortnightly classes from Monday 1st July


Monthly classes from Friday 4th October

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management is a highly sought after qualification designed to develop your leadership skills to management level. This course will assist you to develop initiative and judgement in planning, organising, and monitoring employee’s workloads as well as your own.

You will learn to communicate and support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements and strategies. Learn to identify, analyse and synthesise from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

How to Enrol

To enrol into this course, please complete the enrolment forms using the APPLY NOW button above. As part of the enrolment form you will complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. It is a requirement of our government regulator, ASQA, that we assess the LLN of all students prior to enrolment. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom or campus-based venue.

RTO Number: 21526

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

All enrolments are subject to our Refund and Transfer Policy, please click here for the relevant details.

Depending on your individual circumstances, this course may be tax deductible.

Course fees must be made prior to course commencement.  Up to $1000 will be taken as a deposit for upfront payments, with the balance to be paid via a payment plan or Request for Invoice/purchase order (eg. If your employer is paying).

No tuition fee will be charged to eligible Skills First students who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Students may still be charged a Materials Fee.

Non-Funded - Full fee $3,905.00
Non-Funded - Concession $3,706.20
Funded - Full fee $994.00
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (Materials Fee only) $0

The Nationally Recognised Diploma of Leadership and Management course is delivered in the classroom or on Zoom, depending on the timetable you choose.

Timetables option include one day per month for approximately 13 months, or fortnightly evening sessions for approximately 13 months. Refer to our current timetable options in the blue boxes below (click on each one to see the full details).

Total classroom hours: 84.5 hours total

Estimated homework hours: 12 hours per month

This qualification consists of 12 units.

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBLDR522 Manage People Performance
  • BSBHRM523 Coordinate the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion


Students will require a sound understanding of how to navigate computers along with software (Word, PowerPoint), opening and closing documents, saving documents, formatting documents, typing and using the internet for searching and emails. Students who are not confident using computers are welcome to enrol in one of the short computer courses provided by MSA Training and Professional Development.

Students are required to fill out a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment during the enrolment process. For those with difficulty filling out the LLN form MSA Training and Professional Development offers a beginners’ ESL and individual ESL classes. During enrolment students will also undergo a pre-training review which will help make sure this course is right for you and identify any additional support you may need.


Students who are unable to attend all sessions of their chosen timetable may need to make-up those sessions in other timetables to be able to successfully complete their qualification.

Group-work is required for this qualification and students will be assessed on their level of participation.

Students are required to attend a minimum of 85% of their classes. If you are unable to meet the minimum attendance, you may be required to take make-up sessions in a different timetable.

Assessment methods and requirements

Assessments will involve students working in groups for role-plays and projects. Written assessments and case studies to obtain learner knowledge will be conducted in the classroom and as homework.

Assessments are to be submitted to your trainer within 4 weeks of the unit/cluster.


Please ensure you have a laptop with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, for campus-based classes.

A computer with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes, before enrolling into this qualification.

Learning online

Options available

  • Payment by employer (invoice)
  • Skills First Government Funding
  • Busy At Work Funding
  • Payment plan, details below:

Online payments are processed through our secure payment gateway partner, EzyPay. For payment plans, a Payment Dishonour Fee of $8.90 will be charged for each dishonoured payment.


View 2024 Payment plans.

View Payment Plan Terms & Conditions.


We do not accept cash payments.

To view the 2024 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Funding criteria for 2024 have changed. Holding higher level qualifications is no longer a barrier to being able to access this funding.

To be eligible for funding for this course in 2024 you will need to:

  • be an Australian citizen; a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen
  • be physically present in Victoria or a border region*
  • have not already commenced two Skills First subsidised qualifications in 2023
  • not already be studying two other Skills First subsidised qualifications at the same time
  • be aged 17 years or older.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

*Certain postcodes only. Check with our team to see if your suburb is eligible.

Busy At Work Funding

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government-funded initiative to enable mature-aged Australian workers and recently unemployed mature-aged Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.


Eligibility Criteria

To qualify you must be:

  • aged 40 years or over,
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  • employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within 12 months), and,
  • not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

If you are a mature age worker who is at risk of losing your job or are unemployed (for less than 12 months), you may qualify for the Skills Checkpoint program.


Skills Checkpoint provides personalised advice and guidance on up-skilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including a co-funding amount for relevant education and training (up to a maximum of $2,200).

Credit Transfers (CT)

Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE.  If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer.  Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s).  In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge.  In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.

MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.

To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.

Please click here to see available support services at MSA Training and Professional Development

This qualification opens up a world of opportunities…….

Advanced Diploma level qualifications in a similar field (eg. BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Management) would be a suitable training pathway and would support career progression. The Diploma of Leadership and Management from MSA Training and Professional Development can also be used as a pathway into several tertiary qualifications within MSA University. If this is your goal, please discuss the entry requirements with us.

Anna Mastwyk

For the past 28 years, Anna has worked as a Learning & Development Consultant, Facilitator, Assessor and Study Coach providing competency-based training and assessment in industry.
She facilitates and assesses competency-based training, and designs learning resources and assessment tools. Anna has worked with MSA Training and Professional development since 2014 and specialises in teaching and assessing in Cert IV in Training and Assessment as well as Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Anna is passionate about sharing her knowledge and encourages experiential and flexible learning with a strong emphasis on the transfer of knowledge into the workplace.


Kriti Sharma

Kriti is passionate about education and helping each of her students to succeed in their academic journey. She has 13 years of experience in teaching TAE, Leadership and Management, and Business courses at the national and international levels. She is excited to share her knowledge and expertise with her students. Her learning sessions include engaging, interactive, inclusive and fun activities. She is committed to creating a positive and supportive learning environment for her students.
Kriti is a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Studies, Master of Business Management, Diploma of Training Design and Development, Diploma of Vocational Education and training, and Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

In her classroom, students work together as a team to explore new ideas, ask questions, and challenge themselves to bring full potential. She encourages open communication and is always there to listen, guide, and support students in their learning journey. She is very professional and brings a hands-on approach to her training with high-energy, collaboration, effective communication, and by engagement through digital tools.


Matthew Doig

Using skills gained from extensive experience as a Human Resource Development Professional with over twenty years’ experience, Matthew teaches Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as the Certificate IV and Diploma of Leadership and Management. Matthew is a strong communicator with excellent leadership skills and he has an ability to pass these skills to his students who benefit from his organised training method.


Natasha Brown

Natasha is an experienced trainer with 20+ years in the VET sector whilst also working concurrently in industry. Natasha’s view of training is that training should be transformational achieving improved performance and knowledge – and not training for training’s sake. Training in Training and Assessment has been something Natasha has considerable experience in and brings a wealth of lived experience.


Natarsha Krug

Natarsha’s desire to work within an adult learning environment led her into the VET sector in 2007.
Natarsha is an experienced Senior Trainer and Assessor skilled in both online and classroom facilitation with an expertise in all things TAE as well as teaching literacy and numeracy. June 2022 Natarsha accepted an opportunity to relocate to the Tiwi Islands for 6 months to join the Tiwi Island Training and Education Board as a LLND specialist. Natarsha is also experienced in delivering Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications in Leadership and Management, Business, Retail, Business Administration, Foundations Skill programs as well as teaching English.
Natarsha has a demonstrated history of assisting students to continue a lifelong learning journey, gain employment, upskill and achieve their goals. She is passionate in coaching adults in a professional context, working with international students and assisting adults with language, literacy and numeracy needs. Natarsha is best known for her calm demeanour, empathetic approach, high level of engagement, humour and endless patience who strives to make the learning experience enjoyable and enriching for all students.


Paul Armstrong

Paul is a successful executive with strong leadership and management skills. Career experiences are broad and include strategic planning and implementation as well as external and internal stakeholder management and business development.
Having undertaken key responsibilities in a range of organisations for over 25 years is now well placed to mentor, coach, train and advise others on their careers.
Over many years has invested heavily to develop an effective approach to communication and relationship management, which has also been a key influence in the ability to successfully develop and lead high performing teams.


Simon Chodziesner

Simon is a passionate trainer who enjoys working with others to achieve their career goals. Simon has great insight into the Corporate sector from his various management roles critical to businesses, everywhere from sales, operations, engineering, investments management and business planning. Simon has finely tuned his facilitation skills through working with both large and small groups in a variety of settings.

This qualification is available to be taught at your workplace for groups of 8 or more employees. Find out more here.