BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management provides a pathway for individuals looking to pursue a career in leadership and management across a range of industry contexts.

By studying a suite of 12 subjects which focus on the core areas of business as well as communication, emotional intelligence and operational planning, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective leader and a valuable employee.

This course draws on the foundations of business to highlight the implementation of effective leadership skills, for this reason the Diploma of Leadership and Management would be a beneficial course for those looking to up-skill or those looking to change careers.

Sarina Russo Institute is an approved provider for VET Student Loans.

The VET Student Loans (VSL) program assists eligible students enrolled in approved higher level vocational education and training (VET) courses to pay their tuition fees.

  • VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements.
  • A VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For more info, visit

Fees and Dates

Entry Requirements

Delivery Mode



Career Prospects

Price 2023
Fee for Service: $7,100
Vet Student Loan: $8,250

Unit of Study Code Study Period Length (Weeks) Tuition Fee
DLMUS2001 Semester 1 13 $2,062.50
DLMUS2002 Semester 2 13 $2,062.50
DLMUS2003 Semester 3 13 $2,062.50
DLMUS2004 Semester 4 13 $2,062.50
    Total: 52 weeks Total: $8,250

*VET Student Loan: A VET Student Loan is available for some of the fees in this course. A VET Student Loan is only available to students who meet the eligibility requirements and will not be approved for students who do not meet these requirements. The VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $10,813. – any tuition fees over this cap cannot be paid for using a VET Student Loan and will need to be paid by the student separately. A VET Student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. A 20% Government Loan fee applies to all VET Student Loans.

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  • Minimum Year 11 or equivalent, plus basic computer skills and knowledge of internet use.
  • For students accessing VSL, either
    • a Year 12 certificate
    • a Certificate IV or higher
    • an overseas qualification that has been assessed by a Federal, State or Territory government agency as equivalent or comparable to a certificate IV or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework, or
    • a competent result in a Government approved LLN reading and numeracy test, or an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma.

  • Online/ Virtual Classrooms (monthly intakes)
    • using iLearn, our 24/7 learner management system. Using iLearn, students can engage with learning at their own speed, in their own time from the comfort of their home.

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Student Support Services

  • Dedicated Trainers to help with training and assessment
  • Access to iLearn u2013 our 24/7 learning management system
  • 24/7 access to online learning and assessment materials that comprise of recorded lectures, interactive digital resources eBooks, PowerPointu2019s and video links.
  • Opportunities to collaborate online with Trainers, industry experts and peers
  • Free state of the art Language Literacy and Numeracy tools
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance

Employment Assistance
As a Sarina Russo Institute student, you are entitled to our FREE employment assistance, which provides mentoring, employment workshops and job placement service.

University Credits Awarded

24 credit points (1 year) out of a 72 credit point awarded against a Bachelor of Business

Credit Linkages:

Sarina Russo Institute  has approved articulation arrangements with Southern Cross University, recognising the learning complete within these courses for entry into the first or second year of a related Southern Cross course, with maximum credit:

Sarina Russo Institute course

Southern Cross University course


BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

2206351 Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) (SCU CRICOS code 016182B);


307150 Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (CRICOS code 105618D/102201J).


3006110 Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies (CRICOS code: 0223421G)

4 units, of a total of 16 (25% of the course)

Conditions: NOT applicable to the Conveyancing major

Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course)

4 units, of a total of 24 (16% of the course)

60 credit points (6 subjects) awarded against a Bachelor of Business (total of 240 credit points)

80 credit points (1 year) towards:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Communication and Public Relations)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking skills in others
BSBCMM511 Communicate with Influence
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBMKG542 Establish and monitor the marketing mix
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

All courses are subject to change and availability.

Assessment Methodology
Uses a staggered assessment schedule with a range of methodologies such as:

  • Real-world projects
  • Simulated workplace case studies
  • Portfolios of authentic work samples
  • Presentations
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager

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