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BSB61015: Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB61015: Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management


The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management develops dynamic leaders who are looking to move to senior management roles to strengthen their leadership behaviour, effectively manage their business / business unit using sound financial management and business operations.

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In this course you will focus on the following areas:

  • Strategically planning and implementing an organisational strategy
  • Assessing and implementing leadership styles and planning
  • Promoting and managing continuous improvement and learning
  • Assisting in the development of business plans and business operations
  • Participating in financial management, from the preparation and analysis of responsible budgetary plans and decision making, to the development of capital investment proposals.


The program is completed online for $2,910.00 (annual fee) or through workshops for $4,995.00*

*Workshop – subject to availability and minimum numbers.

** RPL price on application (pending number of units applying for RPL)

Fees & Enrolment Process

The face to face program is run over 10 days, where you will cover content, however you will be required to complete the program assessments post the workshop which may involve working through our eLearning portal on some modules.
 Please note fees are charged per annum and are GST exempt. Please see HERE for information on further fees that may be applicable.
Once you enrol through the online link above, please be advised that you enrolment will be processed by ISM within 1 business day. An email with instructions will be sent to you regarding invoice and eLearning details. Please note: log on details will only be released once initial payment is received (unless prior arrangements with your organisation).
It may take up to 2 – 3 business days for you to commence your program.

Who is it for?

This course is particularly appropriate for those currently in or wishing to move to senior management roles.

Entry requirements

There is no entry requirements for this course. Having experience in a management role will help in giving you the best success for this course.

How is the course delivered?

You can complete this course online or in a workshop environment. Workshops are limited and based on demand. Contact us on 1300 200 705 if you are interested in completing this course in a workshop.


We understand that each learner has individual requirements and likes to study at their own pace. We would expect this course to take anywhere from 1 year to 2 year to complete depending on your program.

Course requirements

To achieve BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Management, the participant will need to complete 8 units of competency as below:

  • 4 core units, plus
  • 8 elective units.

Core units and electives

Please click on the drop downs below to view a description on each unit within this course.

Core Units

All core units are compulsory

CODE Unit Name What will you Learn? 
BSBFIM601 Manage Finances
  • Plan for financial management
  • Establish budgets and allocate funds
  • Implement budgets
  • Report on finances
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • Identify change required and opportunities
  • Develop change management strategy
  • Implement change management strategy
BSBMGT605 Provide Leadership across the organisation
  • Communicate organisational mission and goals
  • Influence groups and individuals
  • Build and support teams
  • Demonstrate personal and professional competence
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • Develop business plan
  • Monitor performance
  • Respond to performance data

Elective Units

Elective units have been specifically chosen to meet generic financial planning competencies (5 elective units in total required.)

CODE Unit Name What will you Learn? 
FNSSAM602 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities in the financial services industry
  • Identify trends and opportunities in financial services industry
  • Investigate marketing and product development opportunities
  • Assess legislative compliance of marketing opportunities
  • Evaluate required changes to current operations
  • Develop marketing proposals
BSBMGT608 Manage innovations and continuous improvement
  • Review programs, systems and processes
  • Develop options for continuous improvement
  • Implement innovative processes
BSBMGT616 Develop and implement a strategic plan
  • Confirm organisational vision and mission
  • Analyse the internal and external environment
  • Write strategic plan
  • Implement strategic plan
BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
  • Devise marketing strategies
  • Plan marketing tactics
  • Prepare and present a marketing plan
BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning
  • Research planning requirements
  • Develop human resource strategic plan
  • Implement human resource strategic plan
 BSBRSK501  Manage Risk
  • Establish risk context
  • Identify risks
  • Analyse risks
  • Select and implement treatments
 BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
  • Develop organisation development plan
  • Implement organisation development activities
  • Maintain organisation development program
BSBMGT619 Identify and implement business innovation
  • Compare the business with competitor businesses
  • Identify business opportunities for innovation and reform
  • Implement innovation

Assessment information

Assessments for this course will be provided on your learner portal. There are a range of assessments which include written task, projects and/or case studies. 

Technology Required

To enable completion of this qualification you will require an internet connection to access Learning Materials and Assessments via ISM’s eLearning Portal. Our system works best of the following browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 11.

Some assessments may require you to record using a device (such as a smart phone) and submit via our eLearning portal.