Diploma of Leadership and Management

CRICOS Course Code: 090857E

Duration: 52 weeks full time (includes 4x3 term breaks):

  • 20 class hours each week during term
  • 4 terms
  • 4 terms x 10 weeks x 20 hours = 800 class hours.

Fees: Please refer to our Price List.


BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management provides skills and knowledge required to perform effective management in a medium to small workplace. The program develops an awareness of general business management practice involving the supervision of staff members.

Graduates of the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management will have developed an understanding of the dynamics and principles underlying effective functioning of work groups, as well as the necessary skills to competently function within small organisations. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Team leader

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Graduates of Certificate IV in Business BSB40215
  • Graduates of other BSB level 4 certificate courses from the BSB, BSB07 and BSB01 training packages
  • Graduates of relevant qualification/s
  • Candidates with vocational experience
  • Graduates of university courses

Entry Requirements also depend on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) assessment level for the country. The college regularly reviews and updates its policies based on information derived from the Department’s website.

Delivery Methods:

This course is delivered off-the-job, on campus, face to face. It has theory classes and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities.

Each class uses class sets of learning material. Students are given assessment requirements at the commencement of the course, and the assessment materials at the teacher’s discretion.

Assessments Methods include:

  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Class Tests
  • Projects
  • Written Reports
  • Financial Calculations


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised diploma. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management.


To gain the Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) you must successfully complete all the following


On completing this qualification students can choose:

  • An Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management
  • An undergraduate degree at a university willing to accept your credentials and experience.

Mercury has arrangements with some universities from time to time. These arrangements may give credit for a Mercury diploma at some private colleges. Currently, Mercury has a pathway to the following institutions:

  • Southern Cross University at 60 Phillip St. and 117 Macquarie St. Sydney

Please ask our Marketing Managers for the most up to date information.

National Recognition & Course Credit Transfer:

Certificates, diplomas, and statements of attainment issued by any other Australian college (Registered Training Organisation) are recognised by Mercury Colleges and students will not be required to repeat these units. To apply for Credit Transfer students must present their original document or its certified copy. The national codes and titles must match Mercury’s. There is no fee for this.

If granted credits, those on a student visa may have their course and visa shortened.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

RPL is a pathway to a qualification without sitting in classes.

A good example of RPL working is where a student at home has learnt how to use a computer. By proving that he has the skills and knowledge required by a college’s computer course, he can get a college certificate in one afternoon. He can prove this in ways such as:

  • Demonstrating his ability, sitting at a pc or Mac
  • Answering a teacher’s questions during an interview
  • Submitting references, contracts and job descriptions from work
  • Sitting a test
  • Showing examples of work

Please refer to our Price List for the RPL assessment fee.

For further information about RPL, please contact Mercury’s Academic Manager.

If you need qualifications from overseas equated to its Australian equivalent, please contact the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR).

Program taught in:
  • English

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