BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management​

Provider Name
Velocity Education and Training
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Course Name

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Location of Course

Classrooms: Level 1, 616-620 Harris Street, Sydney, NSW 2007.

Delivery Mode

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study. 


52 weeks, including 40 study weeks and 12 weeks of holidays.

Study Load

15 hours a week in the classroom and 5 hours of structured self-study.


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

Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements.

They may plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

No licensing, legislative or certification apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: website

Who should apply for this course and why?

This course is designed for international students with the following objectives:

  • Aspiring to pursue careers in leadership and management roles.
  • Interested in entering a new industry sector.
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

This program is designed for students from diverse countries who aim to enhance their skills and knowledge in leadership and management for career advancement or further academic pursuits. Typically, these students fall within the age range of 18 to 35 and lack work experience.

Whether onshore learners based in Australia or offshore learners applying from overseas, most students speak English as a second language and must meet English language proficiency requirements for successful course enrolment.

Graduates of this course may progress to various leadership and management roles, including positions such as Business Manager, Operations/Facilities Manager, Retail Manager, Store Manager, and Team Leader. Those completing the diploma might choose to extend their education by enrolling in the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or exploring other advanced diploma qualifications, as well as pursuing higher education qualifications in leadership and management.

What can you expect?

This course comprises the following units, all of which are necessary for the attainment of the qualification. Students who complete only specific units will receive a Statement of Attainment for the successfully completed units.

Type of UnitUnit CodeCompetency Unit Name
BSBCMM511Communicate with influenceCore
BSBCRT511Develop critical thinking in othersCore
BSBLDR523Lead and manage effective workplace relationshipsCore
BSBOPS502Manage business operational plansCore
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligenceCore
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessCore
BSBTWK503Manage meetingsElective
BSBXCM501Lead communication in the workplaceElective
BSBSUS511Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainabilityElective
BSBOPS501Manage business resourcesElective
BSBLDR522Manage people performanceElective
BSBFIN501Manage budgets and financial plansElective

Training and Assessment Information

This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face sessions in a classroom-based setting and structured self-study.

The course timetable will be communicated to you in your Offer Letter and Student Agreement. Attendance is mandatory for 15 hours of classes per week, accompanied by an additional 5 hours of structured self-study per week, spanning 52 study weeks (4 terms of 10 weeks each), with a three-week holiday break per term.

Class sessions incorporate a blend of theoretical and practical activities, emphasizing the application of skills in real-life workplace scenarios. A self-study guide, featuring weekly activities, will be provided for your independent study, with completed tasks submitted to your trainer and assessor.

Apart from the designated class and self-study hours, approximately 5 hours of unsupervised study per week are expected, involving general reading and research to support assessments. Assessment methods may encompass:  

  • written questions,
  • projects,
  • presentations,
  • reports, and
  • role plays/observations.

Your trainer and assessor will outline specific assessment tasks at the commencement of each unit.

Your classes will be conducted in modern classrooms, and you will be able to access Wi-Fi. There are also areas for you to relax, as well as conduct additional study. 

You will be provided with a Student Guide relevant to each unit in your course.

Course Progress and Attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements. Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation. 

Student Support

We offer the following in relation to support and welfare.

  • one-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • support with personal issues
  • access to additional learning resources
  • reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • social events
  • information about external sources of support.

You may not have studied for a while, may have English as a second language or need additional assistance with literacy or numeracy.

We will identify any additional support needs you may have at the time of application and enrolment and may prepare a Student Support Plan for you based on those needs.

Resource Requirements

Students have access to the computer lab, but you may bring your own laptop with Office 365 (or similar program) to all classes. These costs are not included in your course fees. Specifications for laptops and associated costs are included below.


Minimum requirements
Processor:Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or faster processor
Operating system:Microsoft Windows 10
RAM:10 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space:3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space
Monitor resolution:1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit colour and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
Graphics processor acceleration requirements:OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet:Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.


Minimum requirements
Processor:Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system:MacOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave).
RAM:2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space:4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution:1024 x 768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit colour and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
Graphics processor acceleration requirements:OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet:Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.
Name of Software
Associated Costs
Laptop Details
Associated Costs

Any laptop that meets the specifications above

$850 (approximate only)


Course Credit

You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at

If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course.  We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

What are the entry requirements?

BSB Training Package doesn’t specify any entry requirement for the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification.

Velocity Education and Training has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • be at least 18 years of age and have completed year 12 or equivalent.
  • have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • successful completion of an English Placement Test; or
    • successful completion of AQF level Certificate IV and or above; or
    • successful completion of ELICOS studies upper intermediate level or above
    • Applicants without the documented evidence to demonstrate the required English language competence may undertake the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test online to achieve a result of ACSF level 4 to meet Velocity Education and Training’s English Language entry requirement.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Qualification Issued

Students obtaining a ‘competent’ result for all listed competencies will be issued, by Velocity Education and Training, a nationally recognised award for the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Velocity Education and Training will issue the Certification within 30 days of the student being deemed competent in all units they are enrolled in.

Students, who do not complete the required 12 units of competency to achieve the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification, will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have successfully completed.

How much does it cost?

The costs for this course are as follows:

Course fees

AUD $10,000

Non-tuition fees

May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook on our website at

Course fees do not include laptops or software – see information above.

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Velocity Education and Training provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

How can i apply?

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence including copies of your:

  • High School Certificate
  • proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.

Where to from here?


If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You should make sure you read through this document carefully to make sure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us.

Once we receive this an invoice for the first payment will be sent. Following the payment, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter.

Prior to commencement of your course, orientation and induction will be organised for you. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with Velocity Education and Training’s International Student Handbook. This can be found online at

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?