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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

A qualification to advance your professional career

Monarch’s BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management has been developed to accelerate your career as a manager and leader. Whether you are currently working in a leadership and management position, or want to obtain that role, this qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve your career goals.

Learn from expert leaders and managers

For those wanting more than just the basics, this is the qualification for those wishing to take a step up and pursue a management career. Covering critical skills required by all enterprises, the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management covers leadership theories, employee relations, innovation, risk management, diversity, change management, customer service and building sustainable organisations. These knowledge areas are needed by managers in contemporary Australian and global companies.

A nationally recognised course

Monarch’s BSB61015 Advanced Leadership and Management Course is nationally accredited by the Australian Government under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Students who have completed the course tell us it was engaging, well structured, and easy-to-follow. The course is structured so you can learn at your own pace, ensuring work/life balance.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

For those currently working in a management and leadership position, with over 5 years business management experience, ask our friendly course consultants about our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) solution eligibility. Our expert trainer will develop a tailored training plan for you based on your existing role and experience. For more information please click the “Study pathways” drop down menu (below).

Victorian Government Funding is available:

Check your eligibility by CLICKING HERE

Course Modules

  • Module 1 - Leadership and employee relations
    1. Understanding your organisation in the context of the changing world of work
    2. The operating environments of formal and informal organisations
    3. Establishing and managing priorities and strengthening your personal skills
    4. Building a strong communication foundation and effective working relationships
    5. Understanding leadership, motivation, engagement and retention
    6. Increasing performance, productivity and building productive work teams
    7. Assigning work, delegating duties and leading today’s teams
    8. Providing formal and informal performance feedback and managing under-performance
  • Module 2 - Change management, continuous improvement, customer service and risk
    1. Developing, managing and monitoring operational plans
    2. Solving problems and making decisions
    3. Satisfying the quality, innovation and continuous improvement imperatives
    4. Caring for customers
    5. Planning and managing projects
    6. Introducing and managing change
    7. Identifying and managing risks
    8. Managing for sustainability
  • Module 3 - Diversity, workplace health and safety
    1. Recruiting, selecting, inducting employees in an organisation
    2. Making the most of diversity and managing a diverse workforce
    3. Importance of cross cultural communication in today’s business world
    4. Encouraging a learning environment and developing employees
    5. Leading and attending meetings
    6. Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
    7. Managing for psychological safety and well-being
  • Module 4 - Managing finances and business planning
    1. Planning for business finances
    2. Developing a financial plan
    3. Budgeting, cost benefit analysis and ROI
    4. Understanding financial statements
    5. Business planning and writing a business plan
    6. Understanding the various parts and aspects of a business plan
    7. Implementing a business plan and making adjustments
  • Features

    Engaging content. Amazing support. 

    Online Study or Workshops
    Online Study (Self-Paced)
    • Easy-to-read course materials including a posted text book
    • Videos and Webinars
    • Telephone Support from our Accredited Trainers
    • Email Support from our Accredited Trainers
    • Online Assessments
    • Online Student Forums
    Corporate workshops (Face-to-face)^           Online Study Support PLUS

    • Workshop contact days: 10 days (over 9 months)
    • Facilitated by expert industry qualified trainers

    ^ For corporate clients only. Please note, the 10-day corporate workshop time-frame is in addition to the Online study support available to all students. It is not indicative of the total course duration.  Please refer to the ‘duration’ tab (below) for more information.

  • Online vs workshops

    Online Learning – any time, any place, with maximum flexibility

    Online learning allows you to start a course when and where it is convenient for you to study. It is particularly popular with stay-at-home parents, full time employees, or anyone seeking maximum flexibility because you can choose the pace you study (fast or slow).

    You are very well supported throughout your course. A dedicated Online education support team allows you to discuss your course work on a one-on-one basis with a specialist Leadership and Management Trainer. Your Leadership and Management Trainer is happy to contact you via phone, Skype, or email between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm as you progress through the course, so you definitely won’t feel alone. You also have access to Online discussion forums via Monarch’s state-of-the-art learning management system providing access to an online learning community of fellow students.

    Please CLICK HERE for more information about studying Online with Monarch.

    Face-to-Face workshops (corporates only) – CBD training nationwide

    We offer intimate ‘small class room’ training for corporate clients (i.e. no more than 12 students per trainer) at our state-of-the-art training facilities just minutes from the CBD in all major States. All  training materials are included in our prices. Workshop interest varies across locations and times of the year so if you work for a company and are looking for a corporate training solution, please contact us to confirm your interest.

    Your office

    Monarch Institute provides onsite training for group instruction (minimum 6 staff). Please call us or email us, if you represent a company or organisation with more than 6 staff that require face-to-face workshops conducted at your office.

  • Government funding

    We offer Government subsidised AND Australia-wide standard fee places. As a National training provider with training venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, the majority of our students are NOT eligible for additional Government Funding if they live outside the State of Victoria. Please know, Monarch trains more students outside of Victoria than within, and provides fantastic training to students across every State of Australia, all at great prices! Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly course consultants if you have any questions on 1300 738 955.

    If you live in Victoria, Monarch has Government funded placed for 2017.

    To see if you are eligible for a Government Funded place, please CLICK HERE to see the criteria or contact one of our friendly course consultants on 1300 738 955 to learn more.

  • Pricing

    BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management – Detailed Pricing

    You can choose to enrol in the FULL BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or alternatively you can enrol in just individual units (see prices below). There are substantial savings when enrolling in the Full Course.

    Diploma units Online (self paced)
    Face to Face
    Module 1 – Leadeship and employee relations $825 $1,500
    Module 2 – Change management, continuous improvement, sustainability, customer service and risk $825 $1,500
    Module 3 – Diversity, workplace health and safety $825 $1,500
    Module 4 – Managing finances and business planning $825 $1,500
    FULL Diploma $2,950 $5,250
    Enrol in the FULL Diploma and Save. Quality education, now more affordable Quality education, now more affordable

    ^All students studying at Monarch Institute are regarded as undertaking a course or qualification by Online education. Students may also choose to attend optional workshops which are facilitated by a recognised industry expert (‘facilitator’), in this instance a Leadership & Management Professional. All Monarch facilitators are nationally recognised trainers and assessors under the Australian Quality Framework (AQF). To successfully complete the BSB61015 Advanced Leadership & Management, pre-reading, attendance at optional workshops (if applicable), self-study and post-workshop assessment is required. For further information, refer to Monarch Institute’s Student Information Guide and the

  • Duration

    Is there a maximum course completion time?

    Yes – you have up to 2 years to complete the qualification, and many complete it in less time. 

    We find our students complete the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management in varying time frames. It really does depend on your life situation, and time availability. There is also a requirement that you complete each module within 6 months (i.e. 4 modules times 6 months = 2 years maximum).

    Is there a minimum course completion time?

    No – there is no minimum course time-frame. 

    Students can complete the qualification as quickly as they choose.

    What is the average course completion time-frame?

    Volume of learning: We have found students that are genuinely motivated to progress through the course are able to complete the full course in less than 12 months. Other students take up to 2 years. The key factors that influence course completion is a student’s experience, time availability and work rate.

  • Accreditation

    Monarch Institute’s BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management is Government accredited. The qualification has National recognition under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) meaning it can be used as a pathway to a university qualification, nationwide.

    To be awarded this qualification, 12 units of competency are required.

    The units of competency* listed below are packaged into 4 modules:

    National Unit Code*  Unit Title
    Module 1 Leadership and Employee relations
    BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
    BSBHRM604 Manage employee relations
    BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information
    Module 2 Change Management, continuous improvement, sustainability, customer service and risk management
    BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
    BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
    BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    BSBCUE602 Manage customer engagement information
    BSBRSK501 Manage Risk
    Module 3 Diversity, workplace health and safety
    BSBDIV601 Develop and implement a diversity policy
    BSBWHS605 Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
    Module 4 Managing finances and business planning
    BSBFIM601 Manage Finances
    BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • Career opportunities

    Leadership and management careers

    Managers are needed in all sectors of the economy. Managing people and resources is a critical function of business, and there are different levels of management when it comes to leadership and management job roles. Broadly, there are junior managers (often called Team Leaders) that might be accountable for managing a small team’s results. There are middle-level managers that often manage both Team Leaders, and other staff that report directly into them. Then, there are Senior managers that are often strategically focused that will have middle-level managers reporting to them, and possible Senior staff reporting directly to them. Depending on the size of the business, there will be different layers of management depending on how many staff are in the business, the type of industry the business operates within, and how many departments exist.

    What job roles exist?

    • Team leader
    • Product Manager
    • Service Manager
    • Business Development Manager
    • Training Manager
    • Senior Manager
    • Head of Strategy
    • Head of Product and Service
    • Head of Innovation
    • Head of Human Resources
    • CEO
  • Study pathways

    Will previous study and experience count?

    Monarch Institute recognises Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which takes into account the knowledge and skills you have already gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. More information can be found in Monarch’s Student Information Guide.

    What if I am an existing manager?

    If you have 5 years management experience and currently work in a management role, our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) solution for existing managers is a popular option. Our expert trainers will develop a tailored training plan for you based on your existing job role, allowing you to develop assessments related to your current work. The benefit of this is you can develop projects that meet both work requirements and educational competency outcomes for this qualification, in consultation with your trainer. Where this is agreed by the Monarch trainer, work information you submit will be treated in the strictest of confidence by Monarch Institute, and your trainer.