BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Overview

Organisations in every industry are looking for individuals with the right management capabilities and real leadership potential. That is why this comprehensive qualification is designed to enhance your key skills and knowledge as a manager while providing you with the expert insights you need to become an effective leader. You will learn to apply appropriate judgement and initiative in order to respond to complex situations and deliver consistent results, no matter which organisation you work for or the industry you are in. You will also develop the vital cognitive and communication skills that will allow you to analyse information from a variety of sources and effectively communicate that knowledge to your team members and colleagues as well as your superiors and senior leaders.

Course Duration

1.5 Years (78 Weeks).

Mode of Delivery

The mode of delivery for this course is face-to-face.

Delivery Location: Level 2, 197-207 Church Street, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150

Who Should Undertake This Qualification

This qualification is aimed at targeting overseas students, who are seeking to develop leadership qualities and expertise across a wider range of business functions in a senior management/administrative role.

It is also anticipated that this qualification may be of interest to those overseas students who wish to enter the business or management profession or who are seeking to move to the profession from another sector

This qualification is aimed at students who would like to enhance their skills and knowledge to create further educational and employment opportunities for themselves.

Target Group 1

The first target group for this qualification is for existing business professionals requiring a formal qualification through recognition of prior learning. This group of candidates will normally consist of:

  • Senior Administrator
  • Senior Executive
  • General Manager
  • Area Manager etc.

Target Group 2

This group of candidates will normally consist of:

  • People looking for a career change
  • People who need this qualification for employment purposes
  • People seeking a formal qualification
  • People with some business experience seeking a formal qualification
  • People taking on an executive role within their organisation and seeking a formal qualification

If you do not identify yourself with one of the target groups, please call the office on +61 2 8844 1000 and one of our training consultants will discuss this further with you so that an informed decision can be made.

Student Entry Requirements

  • All students must be of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission.
  • Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with Department of Home Affairs regulation.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course.

Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements.

Technology Literacy Requirements:

  • Ability to produce and present high-level word-processed documents/reports of several pages.
  • Ability to obtain, interpret, evaluate and present information from a variety of sources (reading or the internet or via other assistive technology).
  • Ability to analyse, research and provide statistical data based on specific business trends.

Entry Requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the Richmond School of Business Student Selection and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

The students will also be required to undertake an LLN test to identify if they will require additional learning support and if the identified level of additional support is within RSB capabilities to deliver. Based on the group of students that this course is designed for all are expected to have high- level of LLN capabilities.

Learner Support

On the basis of the individual’s LLN test outcomes, the School will arrange appropriate learner support in the following areas:

  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Prospective students who require additional support services to those offered by Richmond School of Business, will need to verify that these support options are available before enrolment by calling the office on +61 2 8844 1000.

Please note that the support services offered above form part of the reasonable adjustments options offered by Richmond School of Business. If a student needs access to the support services listed above, no additional fees apply.

Support from Trainers / Assessors

Each enrolled student will have access to trainer / assessor support. Trainers / assessors can be contacted by telephone and email during business hours. There is no additional cost to chat with a trainer or assessor. All of our trainers and assessors are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.

Student Support Services Department

Richmond School of Business has a dedicated Student Support Services Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students (e.g. how to log into the online learning system, etc.).

Student Welfare

RSB is committed to the academic success and emotional wellbeing of its students. RSB student support staff, Academic Manager and the Principal will offer initial student welfare advice. For students needing professional counselling, RSB has contracted an external qualified Student Welfare Counsellor, Mrs Judith Bowler. RSB Principal may refer students to Mrs Bowler for counselling/welfare advice, if/when required.

RSB will pay for the first consultation. Subsequent consultation charges will be borne by the student.

Unique Student Identifier

Each student must provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier) before they are to commence their studies. If you do not have a USI, you can create one at:

RSB will assist students to create their USI if required. Students must contact or the RSB Reception Desk at +61 28844 1000 if they face any challenges with creating their USI.

Assessment Overview

Each unit comprises of assessment tasks such as theoretical questioning, Project (Contains case study and written report), presentations and Role play must be completed in full before being submitted for marking. Assessments for qualifications are competency based, which means students are assessed against the unit of competency (unit) requirements.

Assessment marking system:

  • Competent (C) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register
  • Not Yet Competent (NYC) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘Not Yet Competent’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

Students have three (3) attempts to demonstrate competency, otherwise a unit re-enrolment fee applies (please see fee schedule contained in the Student Handbook).

Unit of Competency

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to monitor marketing performance across an organisation by comparing performance against key performance indicators.
  • How to effectively communicate marketing objectives to relevant personnel in accordance with organisation requirement, provide feedback, mentoring and coaching to staff and capitalise on over-performance or minimise under-performance against marketing objectives.
  • How to develop Marketing process, Marketing environment, Leadership and Communication, Evaluate and improve strategic marketing performance.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to Plan financial management approaches, Prepare and implement budgets and Monitor and report on finances.
  • How to develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit.
  • How to contribute to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop the skills and knowledge required to research diversity and its importance to organisational activity and to draft, plan and implement diversity policy based on recommendations for improvement.
  • How to analyse information about diversity from a range of internal and external sources to identify existing practices, potential benefits of diversity and the fit with business objectives.
  • How to consult with relevant stakeholders during development, implementation and review of the diversity policy and procedures.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop and maintain information processing systems to support decision making; and to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the organisation.
  • How to obtain information relevant to business issues, analyse information and knowledge, take decisions on business issues identified and disseminate information to the organisation.
  • How to source and analyse information for business decisions.
  • How to contribute information and the outcomes of analysis to decision making and design, test and adjust information systems to meet needs and objectives.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies.
  • How to analyse and interpret information about the organisation’s internal and external environment and consult with stakeholders to identify requirements and opportunities for changes that support organisational objectives.
  • How to prioritise opportunities for changes with input from managers and develop a change management project plan for the priority changes incorporating resource requirements, risk management and timelines.
  • How to develop strategies to communicate or educate the changes and embed them.
  • How to obtain approvals and agree reporting protocols with relevant managers and implement the plan including addressing barriers to change.
  • How to review and evaluate the change management project plan and modify as needed to achieve objectives.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to hone the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted & rewarded.
  • How to review programs, systems and processes and develop options for continuous improvement; and know how to implement innovative processes.
  • How to promote the value of creativity, innovation and sustainability and recognise successes and support the testing and trialling of new ideas and undertake risk management and cost-benefit analysis for options.
  • How to plan for and implement improvements using organisation’s processes for approvals, project management and change management, facilitate effective contributions to and communications about continuous improvement and innovation.
  • How to capture insights, experiences and ideas for improvements and incorporate them into the organisation’s knowledge management systems and future planning.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop organisational vision and mission and analyse the internal and external environment.
  • How to write a strategic plan and implement it.
  • How to consult and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders to confirm or revise the organisation’s mission, vision and values, validate findings of research and analysis, get input to and endorsement of strategic plans and brief relevant parties about the plan.
  • How to analyse organisation’s internal and external environment to formulate strategic plans including background and research relevant to the plan, legislation, regulations and codes of practice, including for intellectual property.
  • How to seek advice from appropriate experts wherever necessary and evaluate the implementation of the plan and make refinements as appropriate.
  • How to review effectiveness of planning processes and identify opportunities for improvement.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop and write business plans, implement them and review performances.
  • how to analyse and research business vision, mission, values, objectives, goals, competitors, financial targets, management arrangements, marketing approaches and strategic, business and operational plans.
  • How to implement a business plan including ensuring skilled labour is available, and that training is provided where appropriate.
  • How to monitor and respond to business performance including evaluation of performance against key results indicators including profit and loss, community awareness or branding, environmental impact, governance, quality, sales, triple bottom line and the workforce.
  • How to consult, communicate with and report to key stakeholders including business partners, financiers, customers, staff and technical advisers.
  • How to provide an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a business plan.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop and present a marketing plan for an organisation.
  • How to devise marketing strategies and plan marketing tactics.
  • How to prepare and present a marketing plan.
  • How to devise, document and present a marketing plan including: evaluation of marketing opportunity options, marketing strategies that utilise existing strengths and opportunities.
  • How to develop resources and expertise as needed to meet objectives, marketing tactics that are legal, ethical, achievable and can be reviewed; costs, scheduling, responsibilities and accountabilities for tactics; strategic use of marketing approaches and marketing mix.
  • How to develop rationale for objectives and chosen strategies and tactics and adjust marketing plan in response to feedback from key stakeholders and disseminate for implementation.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to learn critical aspects of senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence.
  • How to communicate organisational mission and goals, influence groups and individuals, team building and personal and professional competence.
  • How to clearly communicate the organisation’s objectives, values and standards to a range of stakeholders using appropriate media and language.
  • How to influence, support and provide resources for individuals and groups to participate in consultations and decision-making processes, contribute to innovation and improvements and achieve their responsibilities and objectives.
  • How to facilitate consultative decision-making processes with relevant internal and external stakeholders, demonstrate ethical conduct and professional competence and continuing professional development and learn how to encourage others to adopt business ethics and build their commitment to the organisation.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop organisation development plan, implement organisation development activities and maintain organisation development program.
  • How to analyse information and data about the organisation and develop an organisation development plan with agreed objectives, change management and communication strategies and identified roles.
  • How to implement the development plan by developing the team, managing conflicts and solving problems.
  • How to consult and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders to determine agreed objectives and outcomes, manage conflict and monitor and promote participation in and support for the development activities.
  • How to evaluate the development plan and make adjustments as appropriate.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students are expected to have learnt:

  • How to develop, communicate, implement and review workplace sustainability policy implementation.
  • How to scope and develop organisational policies and procedures that comply with legislative requirements and support the organisation’s sustainability goals covering the minimising resource use, resource efficiency, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, employing life cycle management approaches and continuous improvement.
  • How to plan and implement sustainability policy and procedures on agreed outcomes, performance indicators, activities to be undertaken, assigned responsibilities, record keeping, review and improvement processes.
  • How to consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to generate engagement with sustainability policy development, implementation and continuous improvement and review and improve sustainability policies.

Learner Resources

Richmond School of Business will provide its students with access to a wide range of learning resources. Some of those resources have been developed in-house whereas some other resources have been purchased from reputable resource providers available in the market. The resources available to students are in the form of Power point slides on each unit, Learner’s Guide or Student Workbook, access to ‘Handout’ folders in the Student online portal, which will contain handouts under each of the unit’s assessment resources.  All students will be given the opportunity to obtain the soft copies of available resources, should they desire.

There are computers available at the campus for general student use. However, for ease of computer access for personal study purposes, the School encourages students to bring their own laptops/media devices when attending the School.

Course Fees

The course fee is inclusive of the following items;

  • The learning resources.
  • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email.
  • Up to 1.5 Years (78 Weeks) to complete the course.
  • Support services listed in Learner Support.
  • Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates).

Bank Details

For direct deposit, please contact Student Support for Richmond School of Business bank details.

Once a student has submitted the Enrolment Form, payment for the course must be made immediately.

Fees Schedule

Enrolment Fee: $250.00

Course Tuition Fee: $11,250.00

Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) $250.00 Before CoE is issued
Tuition Fee Instalments
First Instalment $2,000.00 Before CoE is issued
Second Instalment $2,000.00 Week 12th from course start date
Third Instalment $2,000.00 Week 24th from course start date
Fourth Instalment $2,000.00 Week 36th from course start date
Fifth Instalment $2,000.00 Week 48th from course start date
Final Instalment $1,250.00 Week 60th from course start date