Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Code BSB51918

Australia is facing a worker shortage in many key areas associated with client care.  This has created a demand for employers and team leaders to have strong management and planning skills. These skills include knowledge in people management, workforce planning, recruitment and a range of business skills. With this new attained knowledge, employers and team leaders can work across the community sector in organisations involved in community work, community development, community care services and volunteer programs.  These positions appear in a range of settings such as residential facilities, group homes, community agencies and government departments.

Health and community services managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare programs and services.

Employment for this occupation rose very strongly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Health and Welfare Services.

Employment for this occupation rose very strongly in the past five years and in the long-term (ten years).  Looking forward, employment for Health and community services managers to November 2020 is expected to grow significantly.

This is a medium sized occupation, suggesting that opportunities for health and community services managers may be limited in some regions.

Delivery Method

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is delivered through a blended delivery method.

Students are provided with learner resources for each unit of competency.  Theory assessment is submitted through our online assessment management system.

Assessment Methods

Health Industry Training uses a range of assessment methods to ensure sufficient evidence can be gathered to demonstrate you can perform the tasks against the specified criteria. Assessment methods can include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Projects / Reports
  • Case studies
  • Scenarios

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL considers previous formal study and work experience and then assesses this against the elements of competency to determine competency. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment or throughout the duration of their study.

Credit Transfer

If you have completed a unit of competency within your intended qualification with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Diploma of Leadership and Management, it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent.

In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  If you are under 18 years of age your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN).  Entry into the course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level or equivalent. Students are able to test their LLN skills by completing an LLN test by emailing info@healthindustrytraining.org.

Funding for South Australia residents

Traineeships

Skilling South Australia provides subsidies towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Trainees and Apprentices. The program aims to assist people to get skills and qualifications to build careers and meet the workforce needs of industry through growth in Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

For more information on Skilling South Australia funding, please visit https://mytraining.skills.sa.gov.au/trainees-apprentices

Other States – This course is also available to be delivered as a traineeship in other states. Training is available for new and existing employees. Please contact your preferred apprenticeship centre to arrange sign up of your Traineeship.

Fee-paying

To assist students who are not eligible for funding, Health Industry Training offers financial assistance to by allowing students to take advantage of our affordable payment plan options (weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments) (see enrolment form for additional information)

Throughout your course with Health Industry Training, you will be provided with a range of support services depending on your individual needs.

Trainer Support

You will be provided with a team of dedicated trainers who are there to support and guide you through.  You may contact our trainers via phone and e-mail for assistance.  Our trainers will also contact you on a regular basis to ensure you are on track to finish your qualification within your timeframe.  Our professional trainers are there to ensure you have a successful learning journey.  

In addition to your trainer, the administration team can provide you with support regarding your enrolment, changes to contact details or study plan, progress report and any issues you may encounter throughout your course. 

The Diploma of Leadership and Management has been packaged to include:

12 units are required to be awarded the qualification including:

  • 4 core units
  • 8 elective units

To view the course outline, including the recommended order in which to complete your units, click on the ‘Download Course Outline’ button on the left hand side of this page.

Delivery Method

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is delivered through a blended delivery method.

Students are provided with learner resources and assessment handbooks for each unit of competency.  The assessment handbooks provide students with instructions on submitting assessments.

Practical Placement

Health Industry Training recognises that an important part of undertaking a qualification in health or community services is the practical component of the course. Work placement provides students with an avenue to apply practical skills in a ‘real life’ environment where you are able to practice the skills and knowledge you have learnt during the course. 

It is compulsory for students to undertake practical placement for the Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Securing Practical Placement

As a student it is important for you to discuss work placement opportunities with local organisations.  Practical placement must be sourced prior to commencing the units of competency within the qualification that have a practical component.  

Once you have sourced a relevant host employer, Health Industry Training will contact them on your behalf to discuss practical placement requirements.

Insurance

Health Industry Training provides insurance to all students undertaking work placement as part of their qualification.

Pre-requirements

As a student you must ensure you have completed the necessary ‘Prior to practical work placement’ activities listed below before practical work placement can commence.

  • National Criminal History Clearance
  • Immunisations and screening

Assessment Methods

Health Industry Training uses a range of assessment methods to ensure sufficient evidence can be gathered to demonstrate you can perform the tasks against the specified criteria. Assessment methods can include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Projects / Reports
  • Case studies
  • Scenarios
  • Workplace portfolios
  • Work placement logbook

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL considers previous formal study and work experience and then assesses this against the elements of competency to determine competency. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment or throughout the duration of their study.

Credit Transfer

If you have completed a unit of competency within your intended qualification with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO), you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Diploma of Leadership and Management, it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent.

In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  If you are under 18 years of age your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN).  Entry into the course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level or equivalent. Students are able to test their LLN skills by completing an LLN test by emailing info@healthindustrytraining.org.

Funding for South Australia Residents

Health Industry Training is proud to be a preferred supplier for the South Australia government’s Work Ready initiative. You may be eligible for government subsidised training if you live or work in South Australia and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder

and you are:

  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in an identified course

Eligible participants can access:

  • one foundation skills course (if assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.

To check your eligibility for funding visit https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility

Traineeships

Skilling South Australia provides subsidies towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Trainees and Apprentices. The program aims to assist people to get skills and qualifications to build careers and meet the workforce needs of industry through growth in Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

For more information on Skilling South Australia funding, please visit https://www.skilling.sa.gov.au/

Other States – This course is also available to be delivered as a traineeship in other states.  Training is available for new and existing employees.   Please contact your preferred apprenticeship centre to arrange sign up of your Traineeship.

Fee-paying

To assist students who are not eligible for funding, Health Industry Training offers financial assistance by allowing students to take advantage of our affordable payment plan options (weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments) (see enrolment form for additional information)

Throughout your course with Health Industry Training, you will be provided with a range of support services depending on your individual needs.

Trainer Support

You will be provided with a team of dedicated trainers who are there to support and guide you through.  You may contact a trainer via phone and e-mail for assistance. Your main support trainer will also contact you on a regular basis to ensure you are on track to finish your qualification within your timeframe. Our professional trainers are there to ensure you have a successful learning journey.

In addition to your trainer, the administration team can provide you with support including your enrolment, changes to contact details or study plan, progress report and any issues you may encounter throughout your course.

Peer Support

Health Industry Training appreciates that distance/online learning can be an isolated experience for some students.  To assist with isolation all students have the option to be part of a Facebook peer support group. Peer support groups can be a positive experience where you can study with like-minded people, ask questions relating to your course and build friendships.

The Diploma of Leadership and Management has been packaged to include:

12 units are required to be awarded the qualification including:

  • 4 core units
  • 8 elective units

To view the course outline, including the recommended order in which to complete your units, click on the ‘Download Course Outline’ button on the left hand side of this page.

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Courses Duration

Maximum 18 months

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Course Fees

Queensland

Concession - N/A

Non-concession - N/A

South Australia

WorkReady - N/A

Traineeship - $1500

Full Fee Paying

$5500

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Delivery Method

Flexible

Individual needs approach to learning

Prospective
Career Roles

Manager
Team Leader

Enrolment Method

Open enrolment

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