BSB50420

Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) Online

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Develop your leadership skills

For those inspired to take charge of teams, set shared goals and strategies, make decisions under pressure, and motivate and challenge others, a Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) can propel your career. This qualification will equip you with the skills to communicate with influence, drive performance and innovation, and achieve organisational goals. 

Our Leadership and Management Diploma provides you with the skills you need for effective team management, business relationship management and influential leadership. You’ll strengthen your communication skills, supporting your endeavours to optimise team performance, foster positive working relationships and face one of the biggest challenges that comes with becoming a leader – holding difficult conversations.

In addition to becoming a standout communicator, this management course will equip you with a wide range of essential business skills in budgeting and finance, operational business planning and work health and safety skills to ensure a safe workplace for your colleagues. By completing the Diploma of Leadership & Management, you’re developing the practical skills you need to be an effective manager and the soft skills you need to become an indispensable leader.

The College for Adult Learning offers flexible online study options with the freedom to study when and where you choose, making our qualifications ideal for busy professionals ready to take charge and excel in their career in leadership and management.  

Partnering with our Learning Coaches for one-on-one support, we’ll guide you through the course and provide you with the keys to your own success.

Get started today and try us out risk-free for 30 days*.

  • 100% online, self-paced study,
  • Study for how long you want, when you want,
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle – not the other way around,
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials,
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet,
  • Payment plans that can be tailored to your budget,
  • Generous 24-month enrolment period, with free course extension and deferral options.

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Real Outcomes Guarantee

  • 96% of our students surveyed said they achieved their study goal - you can too.
  • Our commitment to helping you achieve real-world results.
  • Receive two FREE short courses for furthering or achieving your goals.
Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

TIMEFRAME

Part-Time: Approx. 14-16 months
Full-Time: Approx. 12 months

Generous 24-month enrolment period

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Flexible Plans: Starting from just $48/wk
Upfront Discount: Only $3295*

Save up to 11.9%** when you pay a $1495 upfront deposit

UNITS

Hand-selected: 12 Hand-selected Units

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Course Details

Units

Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

As a result of completing your online Diploma of Leadership & Management, you’ll be able to confidently apply a range of core people management skills and strategies, based on the following 12 accredited units of competency:

CODE PROGRAM
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Duration

Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
The course can be completed in as little as 12 months with a full-time study load or in 14-16 months on a part-time study load, but we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

Study pathways

Get ahead in your career

Possible Higher Education pathways for the online Leadership & Management Diploma include:

  • The Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity
  • The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

Entry and study requirements

Study requirements

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills

The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3. To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to completed a language, literacy and numeracy test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.

Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.

Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.

Technical requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection,
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office or Office for Mac, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets,
  • A PDF Reader installed,
  • Full permissions to install and access third-party software as required.

You will also need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or device with an adequate camera to undertake video calls for assessments as required. Typically, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer with the latest version of Chrome. Please check to ensure your device/s align with the system requirements for our major services:

  • Brightspace D2L – Our Learning Management System (LMS) platform
  • Zoom – Our video call platform
  • Respondus – Our quiz assessment platform
  • Vidyard – Our video embedding platform

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.

Fees and payment options

CAL Offer flexible payment plans to suit any budget

At The College for Adult Learning, we understand that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies upfront. For this reason we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans that can suit any lifestyle or budget.

Payment Plan Payment Amount Payment Plan Length Total Amount Paid
Discounted Upfront Fee* $1495 + $105.88/mo Upfront Deposit + 17 Months $3295
12 x Monthly Payments $300 12 Months $3600
52 x Weekly Payments $70 52 Weeks $3640
18 x Monthly Payments $205 18 Months $3690
78 x Weekly Payments $48 78 Weeks $3744

*Please note: The College for Adult Learning’s obligations as an RTO include taking actions to protect your fees. These protections exist to ensure that you can enrol with confidence. The principal protection which is provided to you is a pre-paid fee limit; CAL will never require you to pay more than $1,500 in advance and will never allow your advance payment balance to rise above $1,500.



**In conformance with the protections and to make our course fees more accessible to our students, you will only be required to pay $1495 at the time of registration, with a $105.88 recurring monthly payment debited for the next 17 months, equalling a total payment of $3294.96 - saving you up to 11.9% off the normal payment plan fees.

FEE-HELP and VET Loans

In order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, and remain a Fee For Service provider. We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

Frequently asked questions

What is the leadership and management diploma?

The leadership and management diploma is a qualification for professionals seeking to develop their management skills and upskill into more senior management roles within their respective industries. The Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) is an excellent qualification for professionals pursuing leadership jobs as it teaches skills that are transferable to any industry role. The leadership and management diploma is a Nationally Recognised qualification in Australia and is internationally respected. This management diploma online teaches in-demand skills in managing operational plans, ensuring a safe workplace, managing budgets and more. It also teaches essential soft skills in communicating with influence, developing critical thinking, leading organisational change, managing team effectiveness and other transferable skills.

How long does the diploma of leadership and management take?

The Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) can take approximately 12 months to complete if studying full-time. The duration of your qualification is also dependent on how many hours you put in each week to study. At CAL, our students are offered a generous 24-month self-paced enrolment period to complete their online leadership qualifications.

Can I study the leadership and management qualification online?

You can study the leadership and management diploma qualification online with the right training provider. Studying online means no compulsory classes and the freedom to study on your terms. Studying a business leadership and management course online is ideal for working professionals who need to fit study around their busy lifestyle. Make your way through the units with clear tutorials, supporting content, as well as regular activities and quizzes to test and strengthen your learning along the way.

What qualification is needed to be a CEO?

Experience and industry knowledge is essential to finding success in a CEO role, however, the right qualification can take you from good manager to great leader. The Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) is a qualification that is incredibly useful for aspiring or current CEOs to undertake, ensuring their leadership skills are up to date and of high quality. This management qualification teaches the needed technical skills and know-how with a focus on the essential soft skills necessary for a rewarding CEO career path. Undertaking this management diploma is one way to stand out from a competitive job market as a capable and confident business leader.

What are three careers in leadership and management?

The careers you can pursue with a diploma in leadership and management are endless. One career you can pursue with a leadership diploma is the role of team leader within your respective industry. Team leaders have responsibilities over other individuals in the team and provide guidance and leadership to the team. They delegate tasks, manage workloads and help with any issues to ensure the smooth running of a team. Team leaders can expect to earn around $66,000 average annual salary (PayScale).

Office managers are crucial to the successful running of an office. Office managers oversee any office departments, and look after administration software, processes and functions, implementing office procedures, staff needs, and solving any problems that may arise within the office or administrative spheres. Office managers can expect to earn an average annual salary of around $61,000 (PayScale).

General managers are in charge of organisation, planning and managing day-to-day operations and overall departmental functions. General managers in Australia can expect to earn a starting average annual salary of $113,000 (Job Outlook). Becoming a business development manager is another important business management job role you can pursue as a qualified professional, and is more focused on the strategic direction, growth and achievement of the organisation’s long-term goals.

Are leadership and management roles in demand?

Leadership and management roles are in demand within a variety of industries. Post-2020 has determined just how valuable good leadership is, and industries like mining, IT and healthcare need skilled leaders and managers. These three sectors expect to see strong growth and career opportunities throughout the next decade. The strong correlation between good leadership and business success shows just how vital skilled professionals are, and with only 44% of workers believing they have effective workplace leaders (Training.com.au, 2020), the demand will only grow to improve these numbers. Management roles can range from team leader and general management roles to office manager and higher-level strategic management roles, all with a rewarding salary.

Is a diploma in leadership and management worth it? What can I do with a diploma in leadership and management?

Undertaking the leadership diploma is well worth your time given leadership and management skills are highly sought after in any role and any industry. Professionals possessing these management skills are regarded by employers as candidates with more potential for internal management promotions, and for professionals changing careers, a diploma in leadership and management shows employers they have in-demand transferable skills. With a diploma in leadership and management, you can pursue roles such as team leader, general manager or office manager. By completing this leadership management course online, you can continue to work in your current job role whilst upskilling with leadership skills to further your career.

Why study a Diploma of Leadership and Management?

The training undertaken through a Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) can deepen your existing skill set, fill knowledge gaps, and allow you to further your career prospects. Studying with the College for Adult Learning will help you understand and implement the most effective leadership styles to influence, manage, and challenge your team, and will empower you to excel in the workplace.

How to improve Leadership and Management skills?

Individuals with a natural aptitude for leadership and management can develop their skills and gain a competitive edge through a diploma qualification. Our leadership and management course has been designed to equip students with the skills needed to succeed in high-pressure, fast-paced positions. Under the guidance of experienced industry professionals, our students build their capabilities in communication, critical thinking, business planning, organisational change, and team management.

Do you need leadership training to become a manager?

Leadership is a skill, and can be honed and developed through formal education. For those interested in pursuing a career in management, the most effective way to step into this exciting career path is by undertaking a diploma qualification.

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College for Adult Learning
4.1
Based on 227 reviews
Lisa Baker
Lisa B.
07:50 28 Dec 22
I have just completed Cert IV & Diploma in Human Resources.The portal was user friendly and my queries were answered in a timely manner.Marissa was fantastic, she was very helpful throughout the duration of the course.I can highly recommend CAL for anyone looking to study.Thank you for all the support!
neha kotadiya
neha K.
01:09 12 Dec 22
This rating is purely based on my experience with Marissa L. I have had difficulties with other coach but then I found Marissa. I'll try to keep it short, however Marissa L is the best learning coach that I've encountered whilst my study with CAL.I am so grateful for all the support, encouragement and help I received from her throughout. She is a very kind and considerate towards the time and efforts students put in.She is extremely organised and very responsive. She offers many additional advices/tool to help with the process and she definitely goes out of her way to ensure students are getting what they need.I would highly recommend Marissa L to everyone who are struggling in their course at the moment or taking course with CAL. I would have given 1000 stars if possible for Marissa L!
Siobhan Sirrell
Siobhan S.
02:53 04 Dec 22
CAL was easy to deal with and made learning easy. Marissa was especially great with support and advice throughout my journey. Thank you, Marissa :)
Jessica Finch
Jessica F.
05:13 28 Nov 22
I have recently completed my Diploma with CAL. Originally I was intending to do a Double Diploma however I found the Project Management content was very outdated, however, with the new refresh of content in the last 12 months I have found CAL certainly picked up it's game. I had some great coaches - Kerri and Marissa - who really helped me. Loved the flexibility of self paced study.
Tsvakai Gama
Tsvakai G.
10:01 07 Nov 22
I recently finished a Double Diploma in Quality Auditing and Business Compliance at CAL. I had a wonderful experience, the learning material is very rich and the staff is very supportive! Their online learning portal is user friendly. I highly recommend CAL to anyone wanting to study online. My special thanks go to Marissa and Robyn for their patience and support throughout the course of my study, you are much appreciated!
Shannon Watkins
Shannon W.
21:57 01 Nov 22
After 2 years I have completed a Double Diploma of Building and Construction Management and Project Management. There are no other RTO's where you can do this and undertake work at your own pace in your own time. I have seen the online platform and case studies improve greatly over this time and highly recommend anyone who wants to study to consider CAL. Massive thanks to Nasser, Marissa and Wendy who were my coaches over this time.
Joseph Sifostratoudakis
Joseph S.
06:16 09 Oct 22
I just recently completed a Diploma of Building & Construction Management with the College for Adult Learning. I would highly recommend this course to all who want to further their knowledge and careers in this industry. The course material was relevant and practical for use in real work situations. The learning coaches were also extremely helpful and always available to assist. A big thank you to my main learning coach Marissa and also to Robyn for going above and beyond to support me. Very much appreciated.
Zack Walsh
Zack W.
00:45 05 Oct 22
Easy to navigate platform with constant updates to provide the students the most up to date and easy to use curriculum. The assessors I dealt with were knowledgeable, helpful, patient and without them, I wouldn't have gotten the pleasant experience or results I did. Special shout-out to coaching staff - Nasser and Marissa, who I leaned on quite a lot for assistance.
Colin De Vincentiis
Colin De V.
06:30 03 Oct 22
If I am completely honest, this is a review for Marissa L more than CAL.I can honestly say I wouldn't have finished my Dip. L & M without her encouragement and guidance.She is an asset to CAL.Thanks Marissa :)
Rod Oberg
Rod O.
02:43 27 Sep 22
I have just completed my Double Diploma in Project Management and Construction Management and CAL made it easy. Special shout out to Marissa and Tracey for her help and guidance to get me over the line. I strongly recommend this to anyone especially through the RPL track. The helpful admin team was always available to help and just a phone call away. Thanks CAL Team
adam monaghan
adam M.
00:47 14 Sep 22
I recently completed a double diploma in project management + construction management. The online platform was very user friendly and I was able to understand the follow the content pretty well. If I required assistance there was always motivated staff ready to assist and resolve any issues in a timely manner.Special thanks to Marrisa Litonjua and Wendy Close who assisted me greatly in further understanding the subjects and course content.CAL also offer recognition of prior learning which assisted me as I have been in the industry for 16 years and was able to gain recognition of a large amount of the course content.I would definitely train and study with CAL again in any future opportunities.
Grace McLachlan
Grace M.
01:58 13 Sep 22
I found studying through CAL practical as there were no deadlines to meet, the work was all actually what self-paced is all about. All the assessors I have completed by studies with were excellent, friendly and happy to be flexible where needed. If you are contemplating study, with the addition of work and children, CAL is your calling! Diploma now completed and I could not be happier!
Matthew Walter
Matthew W.
20:17 06 Sep 22
I completed a Dual Diploma (Leadership & Management + Business) while working full time and juggling busy family life during this crazy period in history. This was made possible by the amazing staff and CALs focus on adult education. A big shout out to Marissa Litonjua (Learning Coach) who provided the amazing support and encouragement required to navigate the challenges and opportunities of adult education.
Mark Tan
Mark T.
04:31 29 Aug 22
I just completed a Diploma of Human Resources Management (plus the Cert IV pathway package). It was a seamless process and the staff were always providing excellent support. While I had a variety of learning coaches, most of the guidance were given by Marissa L and Kerri W. They are highly experienced and provided an advanced level of coaching. Would thoroughly recommend this option.
Belinda Bannister
Belinda B.
03:17 19 Aug 22
Love the level of detail both taught and required.Great preparation for future employment.
Steven Chilton
Steven C.
01:25 15 Aug 22
I have just completed my Double Diploma in Quality Auditing and Business (Compliance) with CAL. The experience has been a positive one, the two main coaches/assessors that have supported me through are Marissa and Robyn - they are amazingly patient and helped me through the assessment workbooks. Thank you both very much! I would recommend studying with CAL as the student portal is easy to navigate and there is flexibility with choosing simulation assessment times. After a short break I will be studying with CAL again.
Reuben Archer
Reuben A.
09:45 03 Aug 22
I have been doing a double diploma for a few months now, and have found the staff to be very helpful, in both completing the assigned tasks and conducting the roleplays. The staff have great customer focus, and make you really feel good about yourself and the quality of the work you produce. Feedback is always very helpful and focused. I recently asked for guidance in attaining a plan to reach my desired job role. The information provided was extremely helpful. I now feel confident in what I need to do to get the role I desire. I was provided with a well thought out plan and provided with actions I can take that will help me not only attain my desired role, but a plan I can utilise for any work-related career in the future. I got a lot more than I expected. The 30 min career guidance session provided me confidence and a well thought out plan. Anyone looking to better their career, goals, and ambitions, I highly recommend “College for Adult Learning” 5 Stars!
Girish Kakade
Girish K.
08:15 29 Jul 22
A very detailed and systematically designed course with excellent; helpful and friendly staff members. The mentors were very helpful and they guided me thoroughly.It was quite a challenge to get Diploma in Project Management (BSB 50280) and Diploma in Construction Management (CPC 50308) while working but when you consistently work towards your goal, success is just next step away.I would definitely recommend Nasser Babaee- a good mentor and a guide; Kerry Waddell; Marissa Litonjua and Mehran Babaee- very supportive and a good guide. Without them the journey would have been very difficult.Thank you.
Elliott Gordon
Elliott G.
03:35 27 Jul 22
Jenni was so good at what she does, she was clear and informative, I really appreciated her tips and insights
Diane Psaila
Diane P.
08:31 19 Jul 22
I am very pleased I made the decision to undertake online study with CAL. The flexibility of working at my own pace, and the ease of communicating with the administration team, coaches, and assessors, have contributed to achieving my goal of completing a Diploma of Quality Auditing. Assessment roleplays were difficult to organise during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, where I needed to seek friends or colleagues willing to act as participants for a zoom meeting, write the scripts for everyone to meet the required criteria, record the session, and submit it for assessment. While this was enjoyable, it was time consuming. Assessor, Robyn Smith, implemented an excellent method of assuming the role as auditee / audit team, conducting a role-play simulation via zoom, where I was assessed immediately on my performance and received constructive feedback. I was able to make bookings for upcoming role-plays, which kept me to task in maintaining a steady flow of working at my assessments. I appreciate the guidance, skills and knowledge I have gained, and thank CAL for their part in my professional journey.
Cheryl Duffy
Cheryl D.
06:29 06 Jul 22
I started a douple diploma of Business Administration & Practice Management in October 2020. I originally gave myself the full two years to complete the diplomas and have finished ahead of schedule after 20 months. I'll be honest and say it was really hard work at times as I also work full time and am juggling three children but I did it and couldn't be happier.The course content was good but I found listening to the tutorials hard work as the voices were really monotone. I ended up printing the script and reading it myself which helped.Pro's about the course:Good course contentWorked at my own paceCon's about the courses:Difficulty booked coaching sesions in a reasonable time particularly as I am in WAResponse to coach questions weas sometimes delayedThere were some typos in the script that were confusing at timesOn the whole, it has been a positive experience.Thanks CAL
Sue Patterson
Sue P.
00:56 04 May 22
Wonderful learning platform with great staff who are very experienced and offer such a huge amount of support - I have recommended CAL to my admin collegues who are keen to upskill themselves.
Corey Thomas
Corey T.
22:21 03 May 22
I recently completed a diploma in business and a diploma in management & leadership. I felt my assessor Marissa Litonjua was amazing and help me in every aspect throughout my journey. It was well structured and I was able to complete the course at a pace that worked well with my busy lifestyle.
Khanna Chem
Khanna C.
03:52 11 Apr 22
The college for Adults Learning has really helped me with my full time schedule with work and being a new mum, I love the fact that it's self-dependent learning and is flexible. I would highly recommend it for those who want to challenge themself while juggling everyday work/life balance. It's great and the coach support are all so lovely too.
Jack Morrison
Jack M.
20:51 20 Mar 22
I just completed a double diploma of business & leadership and management with CAL. Marrissa, Kerri and all of the team were so helpful throughout the entire course. If your looking to complete a diploma which works around your own schedule/lifestyle, whilst still having first class support and coaching then College for Adult Learning is the perfect choice. Thank you again CAL.
Ashley Forbes
Ashley F.
08:32 16 Mar 22
I have just completed the Dual Diploma of Business (Operations) + Leadership and Management. I would like to say a special thank you to the following CAL individuals that made this year of studying an amazing experience, thank you for your support and expertise throughout my study journey with CAL:Alec CottonKerre BurleyMarissa LitonjuaI found CAL to be highly professional, assessments were marked on time, role plays were fabulous, I can not fault CAL in anything and i would highly recommend them as a study institution.
Mazvita Mataranyika
Mazvita M.
09:22 11 Mar 22
The learning management system spark is really good. Easy to navigate! One of the best I've used in my long academic career. Well done CAL!The coaches are all lovely.I did a double diploma in practice management and business administration with CAL. I thought the assessments were overloaded with so much stuff that I know the assessors didn't even get a chance to thoroughly read everything. I think CAL can assess the same content with briefer tasks.There are lots of irrelevant activities that I had to complete as part of the journal. I do not see the point of overloading students with a bunch of activities to 'bulk up' the course. It does not add value and it's so time consuming. Personally, I found it so demoralising to get 1 question off the 90% mark required to skip the journal and then have to submit a good 20-30 pages of random activities that no one reads.For example with the manage health billing unit, there is no single tutorial video recorded for the topic of managing health billing they just took tutorials from other units. ( I know because I did some of the tutorials in my other units). My problem is that there's a whole bunch of irrelevant tutorials that you have to go through only to discover that assessments only focus on one learning document within a single tutorial. So why waste our time on the other stuff? Make it relevant or cut it out.Marking criteria and strictness across coaches (asessers) is widely varied. Some coaches e.g Robyn and Marissa are really relaxed, they are willing to accept reasonable answers, others are very strict eg Meagan Rawlings is very stringent with her marking criteria.. ie you can write someting which is true but she won't accept it because it's not on her answer sheet.When the questions have been worded very vaguely and open ended, and also the unit tutorials are mostly irrelevant, it can be very frustrating to be told to resubmit assignments over and over again for tiny details that don't add much value to your overall understanding of the key concepts.Studying with CAL is a great way to test your patience and ability to sift through a whole lot of rubbish to find the good bits. It's not all bad...
ximena Czaja
ximena C.
00:20 08 Mar 22
First the bad: I found the language used in the tasks/assessments to be a little vague and confusing. On talking with my coach, things were cleared up, but it's that initial confusion that was slightly disheartening.It was usually a 48hr wait to speak to a coach.Now the good: My coach Marissa was great at helping me work through the issues and keeping me motivated to get through the assessments, especially during the simulations. She gives clear and concise feedback.That you can do this in your own time, is really great and if you're running behind, as I did, they're open to a discussion on extensions or what can be done to help you get through the course.There is now a new format and it's much easier to use, clearer on segments and progress.Warning: the quiz's use a lockout software that are not always compatible with a work laptop (as I was using), so keep that in mind :)
Mei Shen Wong
Mei Shen W.
09:45 01 Mar 22
Finally completed my course with the help and guidance from Marissa. Couldnt thank her enough
Hannah Boland
Hannah B.
05:33 01 Mar 22
CAL has been a great institution to study with while working full-time as it is self-paced. The support from the coaches has been fantastic, and the ability to use real-work situations and RPL towards assessments cuts the workload down dramatically. The main downside to their programs is the overload of required work. Learning journals, quizzes and assessment tasks with 25+ pages of instructions are not uncommon. A special thanks to Marissa for being a wonderful coach who has kept me on track to the end! The rest of the admin staff have also been excellent - always following up issues and providing a great experience. Thanks CAL team!
Ketrina Humberdross
Ketrina H.
07:07 13 Feb 22
I did my diploma in business administration I found the course to be very informative and the support was incredibly if you want to study and your of a mature age I recommend college of adult learning
Jo Scaturchio
Jo S.
06:04 12 Jan 22
I just finished a double diploma in Practice Management & Business Administration.Yes it is a lot of work to get through , as Like most things in life . Biggest tip would just be if your not sure just put a coaching call in , as I did many of times .Meagan was absolutely brilliant in always helping me , when I needed it .Kerry was also great at helping me too .These 2 ladies made my whole online studying amazing .Thanks lovely ladies !!Highly recommend CAL
Jasmine Pacini
Jasmine P.
23:34 25 Apr 21
Friendly knowledgeable staff.Great resources.Fast response time.Convenient format.
Alex Shambho
Alex S.
12:15 30 Jan 21
Absolutely amazing start, Jason was super helpful in getting me signed up for the course. we needed to clarify some details via phone . Jason was fun to talk to and very competent in helping me out with my problems. I am looking forward to the start of the course. thank you very much
Elizabeth Flemming
Elizabeth F.
09:59 25 Jan 21
Has anyone done the Double Diploma of Business and Business administration. needing a little help full time mum . and full time worker doing 40 + hours a week. All suggestions would be helpful
Nick Larubina
Nick L.
04:35 02 Dec 20
Jason was a legend !!! So easy to deal with and I can’t wait to complete my studies and advance my career
Jennie Mcgorlick
Jennie M.
05:45 31 Oct 20
I have just completed the Double Diploma of Business and Leadership Management. The course was closely aligned with the skills I was developing in my role at my workplace. I was priviledged to have such an excellent, professional, supportive tutor in Marissa Litonjua. She was always encouraging, very helpful, approachable and accommodating. I will miss the weather updates from sunny Queensland. Thanks for being a vital part of my career aspirations. Jen
Tom Mahlook
Tom M.
12:38 21 Oct 20
Hi there. Has anyone enrolled in, or completed the Double Diploma in Logistics + Business (Procurement)?Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you😁
Kylie Benson
Kylie B.
05:30 07 Oct 20
My experience with CAL feels like I have invested my money well. Thank you CAL
Sonia Wise
Sonia W.
03:41 09 Aug 20
I have just completed my double diploma in HR Management and Business Admin. This has been one of the best online platforms that I have used for my learning experiences. The content Is excellent and very thorough, there are various methods you can use, depending on your learning style. There is a lot of work, but is totally rewarding as you work through it. My biggest take home is if you have any issues or get stuck is to always communicate with the lecturers or even the office staff, the whole team is super supportive. I struggled a couple of times with work time pressures where it got too much, the CAL team where very supportive and assisted me through it. Kerry and Marissa where both great facilitators when working though my major assignments, and thanks them both for making it an easy process. At the end of the day CAL want you to pass and will work with you through the process. Thanks to the CAL team!!! 😎😎
Ray Millard
Ray M.
04:10 28 Jul 20
Starting my HR Diploma in March 2020, being part of CAL has been an amazing experience. The information is very rich and up-to-date. The staff and assessors are extremely helpful. Thank you CAL for helping me transition back into HR and into the workforce !
John Simunovich
John S.
08:25 24 Jun 20
CAL has been a great online learning platform. Access for a coach is simple & easy and never too hard to get hold of one.
Francisco Pina Pais
Francisco Pina P.
11:25 04 May 20
I strongly recommend the studies at CAL. My experience so far was exceptional; I learned immensely and always had the support of all team. Great people, Great teachers, Great school. The methodology and the contents are beneficial and aligned with the requirements of the work industries
Luke Long
Luke L.
06:34 03 May 20
I recently finished my double diploma of building and construction / project management through CAL. It is a great course and I learnt a lot along the way - a great experience and there is always plenty of support through the CAL team and the facebook group. Nasser was very helpful throughout the course as well!
Ashleigh Rowe
Ashleigh R.
05:04 20 Apr 20
I have just completed my double diploma in project management and leadership management. It has a lot of information and I learned so much. The price you pay in money and mentality was worth having these two diplomas now and I can’t thank CAL enough. I have always had good experiences with the coach’s, timing and content. I would recommend studying with CAL to anyone. Just chip away at it and keep motivated.
Serneste Mare
Serneste M.
06:16 30 Mar 20
In the current climate, we are all facing I have found that my coach and also the student support and administration has been VERY helpful, reassuring and timely in their communication and help. I enjoy the course and my experience from the start has been great. The effort is on me to contact and reach out and once I did this the team was on my questions immediately.
Luise Napier
Luise N.
09:28 27 Mar 20
I have studied with CAL for the past 22 months, completing a double diploma of Practice Management and Business Administration, Meagan my accessor has been a wealth of knowledge and assistance in developing my career in Practice Management. By learning the modules of the course this has allowed me to transition smoothly into my new career. I had already accepted my new role prior to completing this course, with commitment, discipline, and perseverance and an end goal the double diplomas are achievable.I strongly recommend CAL to anyone looking to further their education !!
Dau Wer Mayen Anyuon
Dau Wer Mayen A.
01:29 16 Mar 20
To convert PDF Assessment to word document
Eldrian Basson
Eldrian B.
04:55 13 Mar 20
Thank you for extending the expiring date of my current course.It is clear that the College for Adult Learning is a institute of high ethical values, where the student's education is still superior to potential monetary gain.GOOD ON YOU.I will highly recommend the College for Adult Learning to any future students, and will also make a point to promote CAL to all young people in the hospitals where I work. Dr Eldrian Basson - Clinical Epidemiologist
Gail Kerr
Gail K.
05:40 06 Jun 19
I found my whole experience with CAL to be a positive one. It's been many years since I have been in a "school" environment, so it took some discipline to get through this course. I set myself a 2 hour minimum study period each day which took a fair bit of effort and focus, as I work full-time plus have a family to look after. It was hard initially, but after a couple of weeks, I found my rhythm and it was smooth sailing after that. I also didn't put any pressure on myself-if I had a bad day at work-I didn't touch any study as I found no joy when I hit the books in that frame of mind, and that made it hard work. So, I found giving study a miss for one or two days actually beneficial, and when I did go back, I was more involved and interested in my course than before. I have nothing but praise for the support I received from the whole team at CAL - from the admin staff to the tutors. They responded quickly and the coaching calls helped me to get to the next questions/units quickly. A big thank you to each of you for the part you played in helping me achieve a long-held goal. I highly recommend CAL to anybody who is looking to take on some study. The content is laid out well and easily followed. The exercises for each topic and the assessments went a long way in ensuring that the information absorbed was drilled home.
Ben Clark
Ben C.
04:03 05 Jun 19
CAL provided a great opportunity to learn at your own pace. I would highly recommend their Diploma of Project Management if you are new to the field and looking for an opportunity to learn as you do. The Diploma greatly supported the project I was working on at the time, running me through all the steps as I implemented them.
Carl Wicken
Carl W.
10:11 20 May 19
I have just completed a double diploma with CAL. I found all of the staff there very supportive indeed and did not experience any rudeness whatsoever. Unforeseen circumstances meant that i had to request an extension , CAL were very professional in their response and understanding. Studying online is not for everyone and can be difficult if you are returning back to study after a long period. However CAL are there to support you it just takes a little bit of time to get a response from your coach, but once you are speaking with them they clarify and help you with your course work. I would recommend sourcing a study group either students from CAL or somewhere else where you can bounce ideas off each other regarding the course. This will help you as you work through the self directed learning and complete your tasks and activities in the course.Thanks to all the team at CAL who helped me through my course and got me to the end.
Robert Michael Gatt
Robert Michael G.
06:50 18 May 19
I have been impressed with CAL from the first point of contact, I totally recommend for anyone that's thinking off further their education to make the first step and contact CAL
Jason Murray
Jason M.
20:17 22 Feb 19
Just submitted my final unit for the diploma of PM, it has been quite a journey, nothing but great great support from the CAL team, will definitely looking at the next course after a short break in study. Highly recommended for anyone looking to study online. CAL are fantastic.
Belinda Rantino
Belinda R.
02:54 22 Jan 19
I really enjoy my studies at the college of Adult Learning, ( I am studying the double Diploma in Human Resources and Leadership Management)the trainers are helpful and very easy to talk to. It’s taken me a bit longer to complete than expected but I can go at my own pace and I now book regular coaching calls to keep me active in my studies. Over all, I’m really happy I choose this course and this college.
Sylvia Iskandar
Sylvia I.
22:32 20 Dec 18
I have officially finished my double diploma with CAL and I must say it was a great experience. The content was terrific and the staff/assessors were very prompt with their responses. I highly recommend if you enjoy online studying.
Noora N Belal
Noora N B.
09:26 14 Nov 18
I’m currently doing a double diploma of construction management and Project Management. All the coaches and staff at CAL have been very helpful and the studies have been great as they provide all the text books and study resources that I need to understand all processes and regulations involved in the field I am pursuing.
Timmy Eisel
Timmy E.
08:11 17 Oct 18
I recently completed the Double Diploma in Project Management | Leadership and Management. From my initial enquiry and dealings with Tristan who was super helpful, informative and supportive, through to starting the course with the help of Student engagement coach David who helped me every step of the way and checked in to see how I was getting on, The College for Adult Learning was a fantastic learning experience which exceeded my expectations. With each Unit completed the next would be unlocked straight away and marked within the times stated (generally in half the time). The feedback from the coaches was the best of all always super encouraging and supportive but also included much needed advice in areas that may require extra study or focus. Anything I was unsure of I simply booked a time that suited me for a coach to call me to discuss anything I was unsure about. I highly rate and recommend CAL and look forward to studying with them again in the near future! Thanks so much guys !!
Johnny Preston
Johnny P.
00:51 09 Oct 18
It's got the best support mechanism in place.Coach I have been using it calm her name is Meaghan.She's calm. I'm calm.
Roberto Marama
Roberto M.
05:45 05 Dec 13
It is a good thing
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Course Outcomes

Real Outcomes Guarantee

  • 96% of our students surveyed said they achieved their study goal - you can too.
  • Our commitment to helping you achieve real-world results.
  • Receive two FREE short courses for furthering or achieving your goals.

The Real Outcomes Guarantee is part of our ongoing work to support you as you take the next step in your career. Our team, assessments and feedback are all focused on helping you in your career, not just passing your course.

Our Learning Coaches are industry veterans and supportive mentors who will help you complete your studies. Their assessment feedback is designed to reflect on-the-job and industry expectations, giving you more than just a competent result.

As you complete your studies, our Career Coach and Career Success Package are available to you, providing complimentary resume and cover letter feedback, complimentary 30-minute consultations and access to a suite of career management topics, tools and resources to help you achieve your goals.

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Adding a nationally accredited qualification to your arsenal will show potential employers that you’re serious about succeeding in your management career.

You’ll study standardised, industry-relevant units that will encourage you to apply your knowledge and learning into real world situations and gain real, job-ready skills.
Awarded by the Australian Government, this Leadership & Management Diploma is recognised and respected nationally so there’s nothing left standing in your road to success.

  • The diploma course is designed by MBA experienced facilitators with undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in HR Management, Business Management and Education.
  • Practical applications and assessments based on workplace evidence.
  • A wide range of electives that have been designed in consultation with experienced managers to be relevant to real workplace needs.
  • A qualification you can trust.

Career opportunities

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Graduates of a Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) may find career opportunities in a range of industries. Previous students have successfully forged careers in the following roles:

Business Manager – A business manager develops, implements and oversees business operations across departments. Business managers can also take on a host of business responsibilities including budget analysis, recruitment and training, and financial planning.

Team Leader – A team leader oversees the progress of a group of individuals within a business, with the goal of improving productivity. A team leader will take charge of implementing and tracking tasks and projects within a team and handle supervisor and delegation responsibilities. 

Services Manager – A Services Manager establishes relationships with clientele and handle many of the customer service responsibilities, like handling disputes. They may also be in charge of evaluating performance of team members.

In-Demand skills for a General Manager

Essential skills for the modern Manager

The Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) equips students with the necessary skills to forge a career in management. Students of this course will learn how to manage team effectiveness, budgets and financial plans, and develop business operational plans. They will also hone their interpersonal skills in conflict resolution, effective communication, critical thinking, and professional relationship building.

At CAL, we aim to equip students will the skills they need to excel at modern leadership, including:

  • Confidence and leadership skills to support, lead and inspire your team
  • Drive for innovation to help your team’s performance meet targets
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and motivate your team
  • Empathy and emotional intelligence skills to nurture relationships with stakeholders
  • Organisation and prioritisation to efficiently carry out duties
  • Performance management know-how to get the best output from teams

Team Leader
$69,000
General Manager
$117,000
Office Manager
$61,000
  • 93%

    of our students surveyed would recommend our courses

  • 96%

    of our students surveyed achieved their primary study goal

  • 90%

    of our students surveyed rated the coaching they received as excellent

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By carefully selecting and integrating units across qualifications, we've crafted a suite of unique double diploma courses designed to deliver the skills that you need.
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Diploma of Business (Leadership) (BSB50120)

Develop your business leadership and people management skills to open up senior management positions in any industry.

Double Diploma of Business (Leadership) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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Diploma of Business Operations (BSB50120)

Develop your leadership and business operations skills to open up senior management positions in any industry.

Double Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320)

Develop strategic leadership and future-focused HR skills to move into senior and specialist HR management roles.

Double Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820)

Develop your critical thinking skills and become a Senior Operations Project Manager with project planning and business operations skills with a Double Diploma in Project Management and Leadership & Management.

Double Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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Diploma of Logistics (TLI50219)

Develop your logistics and people management skills to move into strategic supply chain management positions.

Double Diploma of Logistics (TLI50219) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715)

Develop your practice management and leadership skills to open up senior management positions within a healthcare practice of any size.

Double Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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Only 4 additional units to upgrade
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Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) (BSB50120)

Develop your organisational development, change management and leadership skills to open up senior management and executive positions in any industry.

Double Business (Organisational Development) (BSB50120) + Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

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LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3295* Enquire now
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Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120)

Develop your logistics and people management skills to move into strategic supply chain management positions.

Double Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 3 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4295*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3295* Enquire now
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Diploma of Business (Leadership) (BSB50120)

Develop your business leadership and people management skills to open up senior management positions in any industry.

Double Diploma of Business (Leadership) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 1 additional unit to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4295*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3295* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Business Operations (BSB50120)

Develop your leadership and business operations skills to open up senior management positions in any industry.

Double Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 1 additional unit to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4295*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3295* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320)

Develop strategic leadership and future-focused HR skills to move into senior and specialist HR management roles.

Double Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 5 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4995*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3995* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820)

Develop your critical thinking skills and become a Senior Operations Project Manager with project planning and business operations skills with a Double Diploma in Project Management and Leadership & Management.

Double Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 6 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4495*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3495* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Logistics (TLI50219)

Develop your logistics and people management skills to move into strategic supply chain management positions.

Double Diploma of Logistics (TLI50219) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 3 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4495*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3495* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715)

Develop your practice management and leadership skills to open up senior management positions within a healthcare practice of any size.

Double Diploma of Practice Management (HLT57715) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 4 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4995*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3995* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) (BSB50120)

Develop your organisational development, change management and leadership skills to open up senior management and executive positions in any industry.

Double Business (Organisational Development) (BSB50120) + Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 2 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4295*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3295* Enquire now
Upgrade to the Double Diploma with

Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120)

Develop your logistics and people management skills to move into strategic supply chain management positions.

Double Diploma of Business (Procurement) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420)

UNITS
Only 3 additional units to upgrade
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Upfront Deposit Discount only $4295*
Flexible plans available.
LIMITED TIME ONLY Upgrade to a Double Diploma and pay only $3295* Enquire now

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I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would happily recommend to anyone who is in a leadership role.

Lee Hartwell

It covered all topics. Talent management, operations, leadership and metrics. Great overview issues in work place discussion. Great output.

Lenny Ewers

It was really great to be able to complete my Diploma at my own pace and I received excellent support from my CAL coach.

Kylie Jarvis

Very practical and useful information that is directly related to the workplace.

Angela Henderson

There are no other RTO's where you can do this and undertake work at your own pace in your own time. 

Shannon Watkins

Thank-you to the CAL team for providing me with a flexible learning environment that would fit around my working commitments.

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