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This brochure provides all the information you need to know about enrolling in the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Course details

Provider Name Australian Institute of Science &
RTO Code 30645
CRICOS Code 03677G
CRICOS Course Code 104365F
Location of course Level 6, 341 Queens Street, Melbourne
VIC 3000; and,
Level 2, 67-69 Market Street,
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Delivery mode This program is delivered in the
classroom and through structured selfstudy.
Duration 78 weeks, including 60 study weeks
and 18 weeks of holidays.
Study load 20 hours a week in the classroom and 4
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. The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


This course is specifically designed for international students who fall into the following categories:
• Individuals in leadership or management positions: If you are already in a leadership or management role within an organization, this course can enhance your skills, knowledge, and capabilities, allowing you to excel in your current position.
• Aspiring leaders and managers: If you have ambitions to progress into leadership or management roles in the future, this course equips you with the necessary competencies and insights to pursue such career pathways.
• Entrepreneurs and business owners: If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, this course provides valuable knowledge and skills in leadership and management, which are essential for effectively running your own business and leading a team.
• Those seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications: This qualification serves as a steppingstone for those who wish to further their education and pursue higher-level qualifications, such as the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or other relevant higher education programs.


This course comprises the following units, and successful completion of all units is necessary to attain the qualification. Students who complete only certain units will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units successfully accomplished.

Unit code Unit title Core/elective
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence Core
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others Core
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans Core
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk Elective
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area Elective
BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation Elective
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings Elective


This course is designed to be delivered in a combination of face-to-face classroom sessions and structured self-study. The details of the timetable will be provided to you during the orientation, although please note that it is subject to change. Class sessions are carefully structured to include a balance of theoretical instruction and practical activities, with a focus on creating a simulated real-life workplace environment. During the self-study component, you will receive a comprehensive self-study guide that contains specific activities to be completed on a weekly basis. These completed activities must be submitted to your trainer and assessor for evaluation.
Assessments are an integral part of this course and may encompass a variety of formats, such as:
• Written questions
• Projects
• Presentations
• Reports
• Role plays/observations
• Portfolios/journals
At the commencement of each unit, your trainer and assessor will outline the specific assessment tasks that you are required to complete.


Your classes will be conducted in modern, well-equipped classrooms that offer Wi-Fi connectivity. Additionally, designated areas are available for relaxation and for conducting additional study, providing you with a comfortable and conducive learning environment. To support your studies, you will receive a Student Guide tailored to each unit within your course. At campus, you will also have access to textbooks that can be utilized and borrowed as needed. These provisions ensure that you have access to comprehensive learning materials and resources to enhance your educational experience throughout the course.


Meeting visa requirements is crucial and emphasizes the significance of maintaining satisfactory course progress and attendance in your courses. To obtain detailed information regarding this matter, we strongly urge you to carefully read through the International Student Handbook. Additional guidance on course progress and attendance expectations will be provided during your orientation. It is essential to note that the orientation will be conducted at our Melbourne campus. In case you require any student support services, they will also be available at our Melbourne campus. We kindly request you to thoroughly review the contents of the International Student Handbook for comprehensive information.


We provide a range of support and welfare services to ensure your success and well-being. These services include:
• Personalized one-to-one support from our dedicated trainer/assessor.
• Assistance with any personal issues you may be facing.
• Access to supplementary learning resources to enhance your understanding.
• Reasonable adjustments made in assessments to accommodate individual needs.
• Engaging social events to foster a supportive community.
• Information about external sources of support that you can utilize.
We understand that you may have unique circumstances, such as a long break from studying, English as a second language, or a need for additional assistance with literacy or numeracy. During the application and enrolment process, we will identify any specific support requirements you may have. Based on those needs, we may develop a personalized Student Support Plan to ensure you receive the necessary assistance throughout your studies.


Please ensure that you bring your personal laptop equipped with Office 365 or a comparable program to all of your classes. It is important to note that the expenses associated with acquiring and maintaining this technology are not covered by your course fees. To assist you in making an informed decision, we have provided the specifications for laptops and their associated costs below:
Laptop and Software Requirements
For your studies, a basic laptop with the following specifications is recommended:
• Operating System: Windows 10 or macOS (latest version)
• Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
• RAM: 16GB or higher
• Storage: 256GB SSD or higher
• Display: 13-inch or larger with a minimum resolution of 1366 x 768
• Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) or Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) compatible
• Battery Life: At least 6 hours of usage
• Ports: USB ports (preferably USB 3.0), HDMI, and headphone jack
• Software: Microsoft Office or equivalent productivity suite
Please note that these are basic requirements, and depending on your specific course or program, there may be additional recommendations or specific software requirements.

Name of software Associated costs  
Office 365 $129 annually
Laptop details Associated costs  
Any laptop that
meets the
specifications above
$700 (approximate only) Various


If you have existing qualifications or possess skills, knowledge, and experience that are relevant to your desired course of study, you have the option to apply for recognition of these through credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. Detailed information regarding this process can be found in our International Student Handbook, which is accessible at
Please note that if your application for course credit is approved, it will have an impact on both your course fees and the duration of your studies. We will communicate any changes to fees or course duration resulting from the granted credit to you in writing. Additionally, you will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment reflecting the updated information. For any inquiries or concerns regarding course credit, please don’t hesitate to contact us through email and our landline number.


To gain admission to the Australian Institute of Science & Technology, you are required to meet the following entry requirements:
1. Age and Education:
• You must be at least 18 years old.
• Completion of the equivalent of Year 12 education is mandatory.
2. Course Entry Interview and LLN Assessment:
• Participation in a course entry interview is necessary to assess your suitability for the course and determine your specific student needs.
• The interview will also include a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.
• To be eligible for entry, you must achieve an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level of 4 in reading, writing, numeracy, and oral communication.
3. English Language Proficiency:
• An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6 or equivalent is required.
• Test results must be no more than 2 years old.
• Alternatively, English language competence can be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
• Education for a minimum of 5 years in an English-speaking country.
• Completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course at an Australian Registered Training Organization (RTO).
• Successful completion of an English Placement Test.
• Other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL may be accepted, provided the results are equivalent to IELTS 6. You are required to provide your test results for verification.
Please ensure that you meet these entry requirements before applying to the Australian Institute of Science & Technology.


1. Course Fees:
• Tuition fees: Please refer to fee booklet
2. Non-tuition Fees:
• Enrolment fee: Please refer to fee booklet
• Material fee: Please refer to fee booklet
3. Additional Costs (at your own expense):
• Laptop and software, as described earlier.
• Please note that course fees do not cover the cost of laptops or software. Refer to the above information for specific requirements.
4. Payment Plan and Arrangements:
• A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements will be provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement.
• It is mandatory to pay all course fees in full and on time. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your enrolment.
5. Overseas Health Insurance Cover (OSHC):
• Before arriving in Australia, it is a requirement to obtain Overseas Health Insurance Cover.
• The Australian Institute of Science & Technology provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can contact any of these providers to inquire about costs and arrange your health insurance coverage.
6. Living Costs and Additional Expenses:
• The International Student Handbook outlines additional costs associated with living in Australia.
• It is essential to review these costs carefully in relation to your budgeting.
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In order to apply for this course, you must complete an enrolment form and provide all necessary supporting documents. These documents include copies of the following:
• High School Certificate: Please submit a copy of your high school certificate or its equivalent.
• Proof of English Language Proficiency: As specified in the entry requirements, you need to
provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Please include the required documentation
to demonstrate your proficiency level.


If your application is approved, you will receive an Offer Letter and Student Agreement from us. It is important that you carefully review this document to ensure that you are satisfied with all the terms and conditions. If you agree, simply sign the document and return it to us. Once we receive the signed Offer Letter and Student Agreement, we will issue you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter along with an invoice for the initial payment. On the first day of the course, you will participate in an orientation and induction program. The orientation will provide essential information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services, and the requirements for successful progression throughout the course, including course progress expectations. Please note that this course outline should be read alongside the Australian Institute of Science & Technology International Student Handbook, which can be accessed online at Take the time to carefully follow these steps and familiarize yourself with the provided documents.
Should you have any further questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us


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Name Course Start Date Course End Date
NSW-DLM-8JAN24-6JUL25 08/01/2024 06/07/2025
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