Business & Leadership

Business, Projects & Leadership

Employment for key occupations in the Business Leadership and Management sector increased between 2001 and 2021, with General Managers more than doubling between 2020 and 2021 to reach a peak of 70,100. Office Managers are projected to increase from 112,600 in 2021 to 180,200 by 2025.

Job vacancy data indicates that the most in-demand occupations for the Business Leadership and Management sector are Program or Project Administrator, Corporate General Manager, Contract Administrator, Office Manager, and General Manager. The largest employers in this sector are predominantly governments, as well as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Total number of units = 12 

6 core units plus

6 elective units, of which:

  • 4 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans 

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts 
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBFIN502 Manage financial compliance
BSBHRM522 Manage employee and industrial relations
BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation
BSBHRM531 Coordinate health and wellness programs
BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBOPS407X Support organisational response to disruption
BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
BSBOPS503 Develop administrative systems
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service
BSBOPS506X Plan for organisational disruption
BSBOPS507X Manage organisational response to disruption
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments
BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBSTR503 Develop organisational policy
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
BSBWHS432X Contribute to organisational mental health response in the context of disruptive events
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
BSBXBD501 Develop big data strategy
BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
BSBXDB501 Support staff members with disability in the workplace
BSBXDB502 Adapt organisations to enhance accessibility for people with disability
SIRXOSM007 Manage risk to organisational reputation in an online setting

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management. 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader.
Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Total number of units = 12 

8 core units  plus

4 elective units,  of which:

  • 2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Diploma or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Chosen elective units must not include BSBPMG430 Undertake project work.

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

BSBPMG531 Manage project time

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost

BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources

BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk

BSBPMG540 Manage project integration

BSBAUD514 Interpret compliance requirements

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBDAT501 Analyse data

BSBINS501 Implement information and knowledge management systems

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement

BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement

BSBPMG539 Manage project governance

BSBPMG541 Manage complex projects

BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

ICTICT526 Verify client business requirements

MSS015022 Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources

PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management.

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