BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management (Release 1)

Enhance your school leadership and management skills to drive your staff to success.

This course is designed to support school leaders develop and apply their leadership skills through a project-based learning approach with a focus on planning and implementing workplace strategies through improved leadership and team effectiveness. Our program can be contextualised to suit your school using workplace projects and real life scenarios and facilitated by our dynamic and engaging trainers.


Cluster 1 – Establish the Operational Plan

Cluster 2 –Manage Resources and Risk

Cluster 3 – Communication and Conversations

Cluster 4 – Create an Inclusive and Innovative Working Environment

Cluster 5 – Monitor & Review the Operational Plan



Course overview

The Diploma of Leadership & Management is designed to provide you with the tools and techniques that can be implemented to maximise your personal performance as a leader and lead your team effectively to improve your organisation’s productivity. These tools and techniques will also assist you in determining how to measure and monitor your organisational performance, through operational planning, project management and innovation.

Who will benefit

This qualification would suit leaders working in middle management positions or those working in a supervisory role who are looking to progress into middle management. 

Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:
  • Principal / Deputy Principal
  • Teacher
  • Head of Department / Year
  • Operations Manager
  • HR Manager / Coordinator 
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Office Assistants
  • Finance Manager
  • Marketing Manager

Learning outcomes

  • Self management
  • Team effectiveness 
  • Diverse team leadership
  • Effective performance management
  • Risk management
  • Operational planning

International Qualification Level

The Diploma of Leadership & Management is set at an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 5, which is equivalent to the following international qualification levels.
   Australia    UK    European Union    ASEAN (2018)    US
   AQF 5    NVQ 3/ Higher
   National Certificate
   EQF 5 SCHE   
   Qualification Higher
   Professional Qualification
   AQRF 5-6    1 - Sub-Baccalaureate Awards
Course delivery
Schrole DEVELOP offers the Diploma of Leadership & Management as a private course through a project-based learning approach over a 12-18  month period.
This program comprises of 5 modules, which are delivered as a blended training model as follows:
  1. Each module is broken down into face to face online training workshops in real-time plus study group sessions and personalised coaching sessions.
  2. Each training workshop covers elements of several units.
  3. Submission of assessments are based on completion of the relevant units during the course of the program until completion.
Program Timeline
Scheduled online face to face live training sessions in real time Every 2 - 3 months
Access to the learning management system with built in complementary resources 24 hours
Posted questions, resource updates and check-in's Weekly & Monthly
Individual access and support from trainers Ongoing
Catch-up sessions Monthly between workshops

Course modules and units

Module 1 –Establish the Operational Plan
  1. BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  2. BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  3. BSBPEF501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Module 2 –Manage Resources and Risk
  1. BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  2. BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
Module 3 –Communication and Conversation              
  1. BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  2. BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  3. BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations
Module 4 – Create an Inclusive and Innovative Work Environment
  1. BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  2. BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
  3. BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces
  4. BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
Module 5 - Monitor and Review the Operational Plan
  1. Assess progress of operational plan
  2. Negotiate variances to the operational plan

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is suitable for individuals who have evidence of previous relevant skills and experience. This could be experience from formal or informal education or previous work experience. Individuals who believe they may be eligible for recognition of prior learning can complete the RPL / Credit Transfer Application or contact us on +61 8 9230 7010 to speak to one of our experienced facilitators. Please refer to our Recognition Policy for more information.

Pre-course information
Prior to enrolling into this course please review the following information that outlines all terms and conditions and your rights and responsibilities.

LLN and assessment support

As part of the enrolment process, individuals are required to complete a self-assessment survey. This allows the facilitator to determine the support that is required throughout the course.

The self-assessment survey can be downloaded here for completion and submission at least two days prior to the course start date.

Learners have access to the assessors for assessment support and complimentary workshops are available for learners requiring additional support with assessments.  For further information please refer to our student handbook.

Appeals and complaints

If a learner has an issue with any aspect of their training course, they should bring this to the attention of their trainer or to the RTO Manager of Schrole Develop who will attempt to resolve this in an informal manner to the learner’s satisfaction.

If the learner is not satisfied with the outcome of the informal complaint, they may lodge a formal complaint by completing the formalComplaint and Appeals form.  This will be dealt with in accordance with the Complaints and Appeals policy.  Learners have the right to appeal the outcome of an assessment decision if they are dissatisfied and feel they have been dealt with unfairly. 

Fees and refunds

Schrole Develop’s Diploma of Leadership and Management course allows learners to select the payment options available to them. Course fee payments or deposits up to $1500 are required 7 working days prior to the commencement of the course.  At no time will Schrole Develop invoice an individual learner more than $1500 prior to the commencement of a course. 
Schrole Develop has a fair and equitable refund policy designed to safeguard all learners ensuring compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015. Prior to enrolment please review our fees and refund policy.

Credit transfers

Schrole Develop recognises qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations.  Learners who have successfully completed equivalent units of competency with another RTO can apply for a credit transfer.  

Both processes allow the learner to reduce the time, study load and cost associated with achieving a qualification.
Learners may apply for a Credit Transfer by submitting a verification of qualification permission form along with original or certified certificates and record of results or a statement of attainment, by uploading the form and evidence here.


The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management certificate will be issued to learners after they have attended all the training sessions and are deemed competent in all their assessments for each of the 12 units of competency.

Additional information

Please review our student handbook and policies and procedures prior to enrolment which contains further information relating to your enrolment.