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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

  • Qualification:

    Advanced Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    18 months part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RTO 0049

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  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

You're a business leader looking for a strategic edge - and this Advanced Diploma of Leadership Management course at AIM will help you achieve your goals.

This course trains you in the critical leadership and management skills and abilities vital for career success, no matter what your industry. You'll develop the creative, strategic and conceptual skills necessary to thrive as a business leader and undertake comprehensive study units in areas that include strategic planning, change management, finance, human resources and fostering innovation.

With a specific focus on building your strategic capabilities, this course trains you in assessing markets and resources, planning and budgeting, developing business and strategic plans and identifying business risks and opportunities. Units on innovation and continuous improvement enable you to design and promote an environment that enables creativity and entrepreneurial thinking to flourish.

You'll also focus on individual senior leadership behaviour, developing your psychological capacity to inspire, motivate and propel others to excellence. Elective units on networking support 14 days of face-to-face workshops, giving you a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from a diverse range of experienced professionals and potential new connections. All other study is delivered online, ensuring maximum flexibility.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years or older; AND
  • Completed Australian Year 12 schooling; OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the skills and capability to succeed in the course by completing the Diploma Entry Test.

Areas of study

In this management course, the units of competency you may study include:

Core units:

  • BSBMGT605 - Provide leadership across the organisation
  • BSBINN601 - Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT617 - Develop and implement a business plan
  • BSBFIM601 - Manage finances

Pre-selected elective units:

  • BSBMGT615 - Contribute to organisation development
  • BSBMGT616 - Develop and implement strategic plans
  • BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
  • BSBMGT608 - Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBHRM604 - Manage employee relations
  • BSBDIV601 - Develop and implement diversity policy
  • BSBHRM602 - Manage human resource strategic planning
  • PSPGOV602B - Establish and maintain strategic networks

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Australian Institute of Management Education and Training AIM provides students with practical qualifications that certify their skills and advances their careers. Each qualification is delivered through a blend of practical exercises and evaluative tools, and with no exams to study for; students can focus on completing assessments that have real world application. With the choice to study online or on campus, studying with AIM means you can maintain your work-life balance while building your future career.

Australian Institute of Management Education and Training Pty Limited (ABN 40 009 668 553); RTO code 0049 (AIMET); level 21, 580 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, an approved FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP provider. AIMET is a registered Higher Education Provider listed on the national register, Provider ID: PRV12071. AIMET uses the brand name AIM with permission from the Australian Institute of Management (ABN 56 004 525 017).
AIM (RTO 0049) prides itself on delivering holistic, comprehensive qualifications, that helps you fast-track your career whilst gaining official certification of your skills. Whether you prefer online learning or face-to-face classes, AIM offers both options.

The online virtual campus, MyAIM allows students to work through the online modules at their own pace, connect with other students and receive online learning support from AIM’s Student Support and Coaching Services teams.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Parramatta, Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane
  • South Australia: Adelaide

You can also choose to study this course entirely online, or online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015) from AIM.

This competitive qualification will enable you to pursue employment in a range of leadership and management roles across a variety of industries.

With this qualification, you could seek clerical and administrative positions or professional and management roles in a variety of industries, including financial and insurance services, health care, social assistance and retail trade, in either the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

This course also provides you with the skills and knowledge to pursue study at a higher level. You may choose to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Diploma in Management or Master of Business Administration with AIM. Study is available in both online and face-to-face modes.

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Finance options

The current cost of this course is $8500.00.

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