Units of Competency

These units of competency have been developed in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to your role.

Core unit overview

  • BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change – determine strategic change requirements and opportunities, and develop, implement, and evaluate change management strategies.
  • BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation – demonstrate senior leadership behaviour as well as personal and professional competence in inspiring and motivating others.
  • BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans – lead a business operation that covers the steps required to develop and implement business plans.
  • BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement – sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation, and learning are promoted and rewarded.
  • BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving – apply critical thinking in order to develop effective solutions to complex issues arising in the workplace.

Pre-selected elective unit overview

  • BSBSTR602 Develop organisational strategies – establish the strategic direction of the organisation, enhance competitiveness, and sustain these advantages, and implement the strategic plan with specific actions and initiatives.
  • BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice – generate, lead, and sustain innovative organisational thinking and practice specific to industry or community context.
  • BSBHRM615 Contribute to the development of diversity and inclusion strategies – develop objectives and strategies that contribute towards diversity and inclusion within the organisation as well as monitor and evaluate trends and processes.
  • BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy – assess whether the organisation is fulfilling the objectives of its digital strategy according to relevant performance indicators.
  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence – demonstrate ideas and concepts, negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings, and make presentations to customers, clients, and other key stakeholders.

Study Options

Assessments are completed in the student’s own time and may include practical exercises and evaluative tools.

To offer maximum flexibility for individuals and organisations, the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is available for study fully online.

Online Delivery - Online Study and support through self-paced, online modules

Studying online has never been easier or more convenient than through AIM’s state-of-the-art virtual campus, myAIM. Via the portal myAIM, students gain access to online learning materials, recorded webinars for content and assessments, case studies, ebooks, learning tasks, videos, resources and practice questions, all working to guiding and training the learner to successfully complete the course requirements. You can take each step of your qualification at your own pace, connect with others in online forums, and receive online learning support from AIM’s Student Support and Coaching Services teams.

Corporate Workshops

If you have several people wanting to study the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management, AIM can develop a program for your organisation including contextualising it to your own business or industry.

The course structure for each delivery mode may vary slightly, so please speak with a Senior Training Advisor on 1300 658 337.

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Additional Information

Completing the BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management opens doors to a world of further study with AIM as you may be able to use the units of competency as credit towards another AIM qualification. AIM offers Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in Management as well as the Masters of Business Administration.

For more information, speak to one of our Senior Training Advisors on 1300 658 337.

Entry requirements -

To be eligible for enrolment into the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management you must either:

  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the BSB Training package (current or superseded equivalent versions) and are currently employed in a workplace. 


  • Have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) or Certificate IV from the BSB Training package, and;
  • Have a minimum of two years of equivalent full-time workplace experience in an operational or leadership role in an enterprise and are currently employed 

All applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrolment
  • Possess proficient English skills. If English is not your first language, must provide IELTS band score of 5.5 overall or equivalent. Alternatively, if you have lived and worked in an English-speaking country continuously for at least five years prior to the date on which you will commence your course, we may be able to assess your English proficiency based on the relevance of your work experience. You will need to provide a work reference letter on a company letterhead with clear information on the nature of work, dates of employment, and contact details of a supervisor
  • Be technologically literate and have access to Microsoft Office suite and continuous internet access.
  • Have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. You can receive a USI or check if you already have one by visiting here

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Recognition of skills and knowledge gained through previous studies, work and life experiences may be used to award competency for Units of Competency within this qualification. Read more on Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer or call 1300 658 337.

How to Enrol - Find out how to enrol and about our Student Entry Procedure.

Payment Options - Complete the enquiry form below or call 1300 658 337 to learn more about the following payment options and tuition fees.

  1. Pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification in one easy payment.
  2. Defer all or part of your tuition fees with flexible payment options through AIM's finance partner, zipMoney.
  3. Funding options may be available in your state, please contact us for more information.