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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management


  • Take your management skills to the next level
  • Accelerate your management and leadership career
  • Fit study around your responsibilities
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $2,950 | $136.15 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Senior leadership and management roles.
Course topics Four topic areas
Units 10 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways University courses.
Entry requirements There are entry requirements | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments | No exams
Start date Immediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...

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Key Benefits

Practical skills

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management will give you the skills you need to manage large teams of diverse backgrounds and needs. You’ll learn these skills through practical assessments and simulated workplace environments. That’s right – no exams!

Nationally recognised

The course falls under the Australian Qualifications Framework. That means wherever you go in Australia, your Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management will be recognised. You can even use your Diploma as a pathway to higher education qualifications.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 10 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the  BSB60420 Advanced Leadership and Management Course.

Leadership and Communication

Critical thinking

Business planning

Leading in the future


Course Assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material. They’ll give you the kind of knowledge and skills you can use in the real world as a business operator or manager. Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Management is immensely satisfying career path. When you’ve got management responsibilities, you’ve also got opportunities to change the future of the organisation you’re working in. Drive improvements in the organisation’s bottom line. Shape your team members’ careers. Influence your peers and colleagues to change the way things get done.

Upon completing this course, there are a variety of career paths you can take.

Key opportunities include:

Your career in management could take you places you wouldn’t have ever dreamed of. That’s because managers are needed in all different industries, at various levels, in (real and virtual) locations around the world.

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is designed for managers who crave fresh perspective on the work they’re doing. And new managers who want to start out with the right skills, habits and practices. It’s incredibly practical, packed with real-world exercises and plenty of chances to apply what you’ve learned to real life challenges. When you graduate, you’ll take away more than just a piece of paper. You’ll leave equipped with resources, texts and planning frameworks you can use for the rest of your career.


The next level of qualification up from an advanced diploma is a bachelor degree. If you want to step up your learning, you may want to apply for a degree course once you’ve finished. Possibilities include a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Management. Your choice will depend on the type of management work you’re doing, and the sector you’re focused on.

Before you enrol with Monarch Institute, it’s a good idea to check in with the university you’re thinking of applying to. Ask them whether our Advanced Diploma satisfies their prerequisites, and see whether you’re eligible for course credit for any of the units listed above.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to meet one of these requirements:

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


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

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning (PT) or credit transfer (CT)?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants. Please note this course uses a clustered unit delivery model so please speak to us about how this could affect any RPL or CT granted.

Course Topics


Leadership and Communication


Critical thinking


Business planning


Leading in the future

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$2,950 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (MasterCard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$136.15 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $3,540)

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard or Visa.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Glenn Buesnel-May
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."
– Seth Godin

I started my career in the Banking sector, with experience in lending and securities. I then spent over 20 years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Logistics Officer and later specialised in Education and Training, where I was a trainer, assessor and executive.

In 2007, I established a private business as a consultant, specialising in Leadership, Management, Business and Professional Development training. I have qualifications in HR, Management, Leadership, Coaching, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Advanced Facilitation. I also trained in Professional Mentoring, Workplace and Leadership Coaching,  Counselling and Conflict Management and underwent undergrad studies in Human Resources.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

I live for weekends, where I spend it exploring, listening to and making music, camping, flying aircraft, playing with my Staffy, named Harper Cookie Face!

Learn more about Glenn

Shane Watson mortgage broking trainer Monarch
Shane Watson
“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.”
– Mark Twain

With my finance and business qualifications, I operated a finance broking business for over 20 years. During that time I obtained an Australian Credit Licence and developed the business to offer a wide range of financial services.

As an adjunct to my finance business, I also operated a Business Consultancy service advising new and existing business owners on business establishment, development and profitability improvement. I’ve previously been Director of two Investment, Property and Finance Companies as well as a Trustee of a Superannuation Fund.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about training new entrants in the finance and business sectors.

Learn more about Shane

Any questions? Ask away!