Qualification details

BSB51918 - Diploma of Leadership and Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB50420 - Diploma of Leadership and Management 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSB51915 - Diploma of Leadership and Management 26/Sep/2018

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 4) 28/Feb/2020
(View details for release 3) 30/Aug/2019
(View details for release 2) 21/Feb/2019
1 (this release) 27/Sep/2018

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Units of competency

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BSBIPR501 - Manage intellectual property to protect and grow businessManage intellectual property to protect and grow businessSupersededElective
BSBREL502 - Build international business networksBuild international business networksSupersededElective
BSBLDR504 - Implement diversity in the workplace Implement diversity in the workplace SupersededElective
BSBHRM511 - Manage expatriate staffManage expatriate staffSupersededElective
BSBCOM503 - Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirementsDevelop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirementsSupersededElective
BSBHRM512 - Develop and manage performance management processesDevelop and manage performance management processesSupersededElective
BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvementSupersededElective
BSBHRM513 - Manage workforce planningManage workforce planningSupersededElective
BSBMGT518 - Develop organisation policyDevelop organisation policySupersededElective
BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectivenessLead and manage team effectivenessSupersededCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 111211 Corporate General Manager 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Business Administration,Purchasing and Procurement,Legal Administration,Local Government Administration,Automotive Manufacturing,Automotive Industry,Government Service Delivery,Logistics,Warehousing and Storage 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Office Manager,Legal Practice Manager,Information Services Manager,Operations Manager,Business Development Manager,Warehouse Manager,Corporate Services Manager,Manager,Senior Manager (Public Sector),Public Sector Manager,Production Manager,Transport Manager,Business Manager,Distribution Centre Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 111211 Corporate General Manager 27/Sep/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 27/Sep/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 27/Sep/2018 
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Modification History



Release 1

This qualification first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

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 plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Licensing/Regulatory Information  

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

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12 

4 core units  plus

8 elective units, of which: 

  • 4 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • up to 4 may be additional units from Group A or Group B
  • if not listed below, up to 2 electives may be from Diploma or above in the Business Services Training Package
  • if not listed below, 1 elective unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level.

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.

Core Units 

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Elective Units 

Group A  

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

BSBLDR504 Implement diversity in the workplace

BSBLDR513 Communicate with influence

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBMGT518 Develop organisation policy

BSBMGT519 Incorporate digital solutions into plans and practices

BSBMGT520 Plan and manage the flexible workforce

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Group B 

BSBADM502 Manage meetings

BSBCOM503 Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements

BSBFRA502 Manage a franchise operation

BSBHRM511 Manage expatriate staff

BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance-management processes

BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning

BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system

BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

BSBMGT521 Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments

BSBMKG512 Forecast international market and business needs

BSBREL502 Build international business networks

BSBSLS501 Develop a sales plan

BSBSLS502 Lead and manage a sales team

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWRK520 Manage employee relations

Qualification Mapping Information

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Equivalence status 

BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Updates to core and elective units

Equivalent qualification


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10