|CRICOS Course Code: 106723F Campus locations: Sydney and Adelaide
The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management has been designed for individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.
Individuals at this level will develop the ability to use initiative and judgment to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.
This program develops cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesize information from a variety of sources and transfer that knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.
International students must be over eighteen years old and provide evidence to demonstrate both academic and English language entry requirements as follows:
- Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and/or above
English Language Requirements as follows:
- IELTS 5.5 overall (no less than 5.0 in each band) or equivalent test result, or General English / EAP at the Upper Intermediate level from an approved ELICOS provider
Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.
Entry into the course will depend on the Australian Immigration office’s Assessment Level for an international student’s country. At present, countries are classed from Level 1 through to Level 3. See Immigration’s website: www.immi.gov.au for details.
The BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management duration is 104 weeks. There are 80 weeks of course delivery plus 24 weeks term break.
Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional or highly skilled work as:
- Senior Administrator
- Senior Executive
Students undertaking BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management may develop through the Leadership and Management Pathway as follows:
- BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management- to
- BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
|QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE AND COURSE CONTENT
The Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management course structure includes 10 units of competency as follows:
- 5 core units
- 5 elective units
|Communicate with influence
|Develop critical thinking in others
|Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
|Lead and manage organisational change
|Provide leadership across the organisation
|Develop and implement business plans
|Manage organisational finances
|Manage innovation and continuous improvement
|Contribute to strategic workforce planning
|Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems
|DELIVERY STRUCTURE – A BLENDED MIX OF CLASSROOM AND ONLINE
The course is offered in a blended mode of delivery and assessment. This means students are required to attend 15 hours face-to-face full-time classroom study plus complete 5 hours of structured online learning every week.
The course is provided through the Mercury Colleges ELearn platform. Your teachers deliver lectures and tutorials face to face on campus plus students are to complete weekly study online through ELearn. Progress is tracked for every student.
The students access the assessments through ELearn.
Assessment methods include:
• Class Tests
• Written Reports
Computers – Students must have their own laptop computer. You will use a computer to complete the course in class and in your own time. You may also access College computers when available.
Online learning – Students are required to pay a one-off compulsory resource fee to receive the Mercury Colleges online learning resource called ELearn.
COURSE CREDIT AND/OR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Students may be entitled to gain course credit and/or recognition before or after commencing the course that will exempt them from completing one or more units of competency. See the Student Handbook for more details and talk to a course advisor.
Students that successfully complete all 12 units of competency as stated in the Qualification and Structure will be issued with BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management by Mercury College. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).