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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB60420 | CRICOS Course Code: 107065E

Gain the skills and knowledge to lead and manage organisations and enhance your career opportunities. The BSB60420 Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management caters to those who have completed previous qualifications in leadership and management or have relevant work experience in a leadership and management role.

At Ruby Institute, you will learn to apply appropriate judgement and initiative to respond to complex situations and develop the vital cognitive and communication skills that will allow you to analyse information from a variety of sources.

This qualification is ideal for those seeking to build on current skills gained through work experiences, gaining an academic insight into core leadership and management disciplines including critical thinking, business plan implementation, continuous improvement and other leadership and management disciplines.

Course Duration:

78 weeks (including breaks)

Next Intake:

Monthly Intakes Apply. Contact admissions@ruby.vic.edu.au for more details.

Course Outline

There is 15 hours of scheduled class time each week which is planned to provide a mixture of practical and theoretical components, and includes unit related research, skills development, and assessment projects, plus 5 hours of scheduled online learning each week.

In addition, the course requires approximately 10 hours per week of private study for completion of assignments and set homework tasks.

Assessment will be conducted individually. Students will receive full description, instructions and resources for each unit of competency. Assessment methods used for this qualification includes written questions, projects, case studies, role plays, research and reports.

The BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management requires the completion of 10 units (including 5 core units and 5 electives). Core, and elective units chosen, are as follows:

Code Unit Title
Core Units
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility
BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning
BSBHRM612 Contribute to the development of employee and industrial relations strategies
BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies
BSBTWK601 Develop and maintain strategic business networks

Entry Requirements

This course is available to international applicants who can provide evidence that they:

Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions).


Have two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise.



  • Have an Australian Student Visa, subclass 500. Refer to the government website for Information about applying: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500-
  • Have completed year 12 or equivalent.
  • Are over the age of 18.


English Language
Applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements as follows:

  • English Language Tests Evidence:
      • IELTS Test Score of 5.5 or equivalent
      • IELTS Test score less than 5.5 needs to be packaged with the required amount of English ELICOS study.
      • Test results must be no more than 2 years old.


  • English Language Evidence Exemptions:
      • Be a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland; or
      • Be an applicant who is a foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES); or
      • Have completed at least 5 years study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland; or
      • In the 2 years before applying, completed in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.


  • The applicant must:
      • Have successfully passed the Ruby Institute English Placement test, or
      • Have successfully completed General English at Upper Intermediate level, or
      • Have successfully completed their year 12 or equivalent in the English language.

Applicants must also:

  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to demonstrate that they have the required level of LLN skills required prior to course commencement.
  • Have their own computer with 5G Internet connectivity (a minimum reliable speed of 5Mbps is recommended) and have the following programs installed:
      • Google Chrome Web Browser
      • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader
      • Latest Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Attain an Overseas Student Health Cover as part of their visa requirements.
  • Students who do not meet the entry requirements will not be accepted into this program.
  • All the entry requirements must be met before a confirmation of enrolment (COE) can be provided. However, if you cannot provide evidence of English Language proficiency, you may be issued with a conditional letter of offer based on you successfully completing the required English language course.

Credit Transfer

Ruby Institute can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency or modules that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. We can also grant you Credit for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit/ module in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed. For more information, please refer to the Student Handbook.

To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form, and submit it as part of your enrolment/application.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised. You should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment, but you may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

During the entry process, stage Ruby Institute will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

A trainer/assessor will be available to assist you throughout this process.

Please refer to the Student Handbook or contact our Admissions Team for more information on RPL and applicable fees.

Course Outcomes

Learners who successfully completed this qualification can apply for jobs as a senior manager or administrator in a range of industry areas, such as:

  • Managing Director
  • Business Analyst
  • Senior Executive

Education Pathways

Learners who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of higher education qualifications in business, marketing or communication.


Tuition fee: $18,000

Non tuition fee: $850

Estimated Total Course Cost: $18,850

Please contact us at +61 (3) 9069 2172 or by email at admissions@ruby.vic.edu.au or info@ruby.vic.edu.au to get the latest information.


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