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BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

  • BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Qualification Description

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

Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

Outcomes

Potential Careers
  • Senior Administrator
  • Senior Executive Manager
  • Area Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Senior Executive
  • Business Development Director
  • Executive Director
  • Department Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Executive Officer
Practical Skills
  • Develop solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace
  • Develop skills and knowledge required to lead and manage organisational change
  • Demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence
  • Develop and implement business plans to lead the business operation
  • Develop an environment to promote and reward continuous improvement, and innovation
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation
  • Establish the strategic direction of the organisation, and sustain competitive advantage
  • Review an organisation’s digital strategy and assess whether it is gaining its business objectives
  • Provide skills and knowledge to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting, and reporting
  • Develop and maintain information and data systems to support decision making

Mode of Delivery

In each term at least one unit is taught face to face. This full-time course is delivered in a blended mode for 20 hours plus 10 hours per week self-study during the term.

 

Trainer led – Blended training 75% Face-to- Face and 25% Online.

Face-to-face: Trainer led sessions in a classroom setting combined with in-class experiential activities

Online: Moodle based Assessment Tasks.

  

Delivery Location:

Level 2, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150

Level 3, 531 George Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Course Duration

The program for BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is delivered over 78 weeks (1.5 years) with actual student contact hours being 20 hours per week for 60 weeks. It has been divided into 6 terms of 10 weeks each with 18 weeks of holidays.

Who Should Undertake This Qualification

If you are accountable for key business objectives, either as an individual or as the leader of a team, the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is the qualification for you. It has been designed for those professionals who are required to apply specialised leadership and management knowledge and skills and enables them to effectively leverage their professional experience. It is also designed to enable you to apply creative and conceptual skills, express ideas, and respond appropriately to complex problems.

If you have managerial ambitions, this Advanced Diploma will help you reach them. From managing change, finances, developing organisational strategies, and critical thinking objectives, we will give you all the tools you need to confidently pursue a leadership role. It is the perfect fit if you already have experience in a business role and want to kick your skills up a notch, plus a gateway into further studies.

Course Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age.
  • A fully completed Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions).
  • Or have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course.

 

English Language Entry Requirements:

Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language competency by providing one of the below:

 

  • IELTS score 5.5 minimum (no lower than 5.0 in each band); or
  • Cambridge First Certificate of English – Grade C (162-168); or
  • TOEFL Paper-based (PBT) score of 525; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) score 70; or
  • TOEIC (list/Read-620; Speak/Writ-260); or
  • PTE Score 42

 

NB: The English Language competency must be current.

 

Basic Computer Skills:
  • General knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
  • Competency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail with an attachment
  • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Familiarity with using Microsoft Office

 

NB: Entry requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the Southern Cross School of Business Student Selection and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Each student must complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool. This LLN evaluation will assist Southern Cross School of Business in identifying each learner’s needs and appropriate support to be offered when required.

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:

https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

Assessment Overview

Each unit comprises assessment tasks such as written questions, case studies, and practical assessments. These 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): A competent outcome demonstrates the skills and knowledge meeting the industry benchmark. The student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register www.training.gov.au).
  • Not Yet Competent (NYC): A NYC outcome demonstrates the skills and knowledge does not meet or partially meet the industry benchmark. The student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘NYC’ outcome, then the student will get a written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are, and will be required to rectify identified gaps.

 

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).

Learner Resources

Southern Cross 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 PowerPoint 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 general use computers available at the campus. However, for ease of access, the School encourages students to bring their own laptop/media pads to the school for added convenience.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

RPL/Credits may be offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this qualification.

 

NB: RPL and Credit Transfer must be processed and approved before the starting of the course.

The program for BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is delivered over 78 weeks (1.5 years) with actual student contact hours being 20 hours per week for 60 weeks. It has been divided in to 6 terms of 10 weeks each with 18 weeks of holidays.

The following units of competency are required for the completion of this course.

Total number of units = 10

  • 5 Core Units plus
  • 5 Elective Units

NB: Electives have been carefully selected so that learners meet the needs of leadership and management professionals after successful completion of the course. A variety of assessment tools are used including theoretical questions, projects, and applied learning activities.

Core Units Learning Content
BSBCRT611 – Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving This unit offers skills and knowledge required to apply critical thinking to develop solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace. Students can gain the knowledge of decision-making processes which includes barriers to effective decision-making.
BSBLDR601 – Lead and manage organisational change This unit provides the necessary skills and knowledge required to lead and manage organisational change. Students can learn to develop strategies to communicate or educate the changes.
BSBLDR602 – Provide leadership across the organisation This unit offers skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour. Students can gain personal and professional competence which are widely used and is vital at work.
BSBOPS601 – Develop and implement business plans This unit provides the vital skills and knowledge required to lead a business operation that covers the steps required to develop and implement business plans. Students are required to develop a business plan.
BSBSTR601 – Manage innovation and continuous improvement In this unit, students will be able to develop the skills and knowledge which are essential to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded.
Elective Units Learning Content
BSBSTR602 – Develop organisational strategies This unit provides key skills and knowledge required to establish the strategic direction of the organisation, sustain competitive advantage, and enhance competitiveness. Students can learn to implementing the strategic plan and developing specific actions.
BSBINS601 – Manage knowledge and information This unit provides skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain information and data systems to support decision making, and to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the organisation.
BSBTEC601 – Review organisational digital strategy This unit offers foundational skills and knowledge required to review an organisation’s digital strategy and assess whether it is fulfilling its objectives according to relevant performance indicators.
BSBSUS601 – Lead corporate social responsibility In this unit, students are required to consult with stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate the corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation. Students will need to identify and establish CSR.
BSBFIN601 – Manage organisational finances In this unit, students are required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting, and reporting. It includes contributing to reviewing financial information, analysing financial risks, preparing a budget, and reporting on financial activity.

For more information about this course, please visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB60420

 

SCSB reserves the right to amend course structure and subject content to meet changing industry demands.

Contact Us

SYDNEY City Campus:
Level 3, 531 George Street,
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Tel: +61 2 8937 0506

PARRAMATTA Campus:
Level 2, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street,
PARRAMATTA, NSW 2150
Tel: +61 2 9633 3287

Email: admin@scsb.nsw.edu.au
RTO ID: 41253
CRICOS Code: 03523D