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Diploma of Leadership and Management


  • Study online, fit your studies around the rest of your life
  • Unlock your leadership potential with an award-winning education provider
  • Succeed as a respected business manager and leader
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $2,650 up front | $122.31 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Senior leadership and management roles.
Course topics Four modules
Units 12 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | 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

Create a solid career pathway

There are varying levels of management and leadership roles across many industries. After completing this course there’s a variety of career paths you can take. Leaders are needed everywhere – and there’s a strong demand for them too. There’s a projected growth of nearly 9.2% in employment of people with leadership skills between now and 2029*.

*Jobs and Skills Australia, 2024

Relevant across many organisations

This qualification is relevant across an array of different professions, domains and industries. Use these skills in almost any role you take on.

Nationally recognised

The course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, so you can use it as a pathway to university qualifications around Australia.

No exams

Yep you read right. No exams here. Studying a course without exams allows you to focus on understanding the material deeply rather than simply memorising for a test.

Course Accreditation

In total, you need to complete 12 nationally recognised units of competency to be awarded the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Module 1

Leading and Managing your Team

Module 2

Operational Management

Module 3

People Performance

Module 4

Diversity, Risk and Finances


Course Assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) 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 an immensely satisfying career path. It’s also much more diverse than you might expect. There are varying levels of management and leadership roles, depending on the size of the business you’re working in. Upon completing this course, there are a variety of career paths you can take:

Key opportunities include:

Managers are needed in all sectors of the economy. Managing people and resources is a critical function of business.

Broadly, the ladder starts with junior managers -often called team leaders. They might be accountable for managing a small team’s results. There are middle-level managers that often manage both team leaders, and other staff who report directly into them. At the top of the chain, there are senior managers. They’re often strategically focused, looking at the big picture stuff. Senior managers tend to  have middle-level managers reporting to them, and they may have senior staff reporting directly to them.

The Diploma of Leadership and Management at Monarch Institute is designed to give you real-world skills and strategies you can put to use straight away. This means that if you’re ready to step up, or you’ve just started in a management role, it’s the perfect intro.


Want to take your newfound skills even further? Once you’ve finished your Diploma of Leadership and Management, you can move on to the Advanced Diploma. This course will see you explore lots of the concepts you picked up in the Diploma, but in closer detail. You’ll also get to grips with more complex ideas – and how you can apply them in your day to day work.

Entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

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 or credit transfer?

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.

Course Topics

Module 1

Leading and Managing your Team

Module 2

Operational Management

Module 3

People Performance

Module 4

Diversity, Risk and Finances

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

$2,650 (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

$122.31 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $3,180)

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.

*Fees and units are subject to change.

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!