Leadership and Management | Courses for international students

Whether you work in a bar, a shop, a school, a large corporation or a small office, the business is likely to have a manager. This course will give you the skills to be a leader in every aspect of your life and inspire and direct those around you. It is perfect for people looking to progress in their current career or to arm themselves with the leadership and management skills required for a new career.

Leadership and Management (L&M) is offered at various different AQF levels and you will find that there are many schools that offer this course. You might be surprised to know that L&M is one of the most popular courses for international students to study at a VET level!

Course characteristics:

2 – 2.5 days a week

Flexible timetable (morning, evening or weekend classes)

Monthly intakes throughout the year

Short or long courses available

Promotions and discounts may apply if you enrol into more than one course (package)

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

This qualification is the first step to learning the basics of how to draft important documents, develop and implement plans, promote team building, put in place effective communication channels as well as establish a positive workplace environment.

This course will give you the fundamental skills and mindset to successfully manage a team and be a supervisor in a wide range of industries.

Units include:

  • BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan

Career opportunities: Office Manager, Supervisor

Diploma of Leadership and Management

The Diploma of Leadership and Management will give you not just theoretical but practical skills to set, delegate and manage your own workload as well as the workload of others. You will learn to organise people, events and tasks to meet company goals and interact with both internal and external stakeholders. You will also learn how to apply feedback collection and innovation to improve business services across different departments. Managing projects, finding solutions and procedures for sustainable practices are some of the topics you will cover in this course.

Units include:

  • BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Career opportunities: Business Manager, HR Manager, Sales Team Manager, Assistant Manager

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level and advance in your career by accepting responsibility for your team and their results. Receive, analyse and transfer information, respond to complex problems in creative ways and prepare effective marketing plans. Learn how to confidently handle organizational change and manage employee relations.

Units include:

  • BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
  • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
  • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change

Career opportunities: Area Manager, Department Manager, Regional Manager

Entry requirements

Academic IELTS of 5.5 with no band lower than 5 or equivalent. If you do not have an official English test, it is possible in certain instances for you to be assessed internally by the institution. This means you will either sit an English test at the school or fill out a test online – this is free of charge and you get your results fairly quickly

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management: Completion of high school (Year 11 or 12)

Diploma in Leadership and Management: Completion of a Certificate IV in a similar area of study, or relevant work experience

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management: Completion of a Diploma in a similar area of study or relevant work experience


An application fee is usually required. The deposit amount will vary depending on the school you choose, as well as whether you are onshore or offshore when submitting your student visa application. Instalment plans may be available.

Cert IV in Leadership and Management: $5,500 – $6,300

Diploma of Leadership and Management: $6,350 – $12,900

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management: $6,300 – $12,900

Generally the longer the course, the higher the fees as there are more study weeks involved. These usually can be paid as you progress throughout your study plan.

For more information on applying for one or more courses in Leadership and Management and the different packaging options, contact us today and one of our education agents will get back to you shortly.

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