Leadership and Management

Are you ready to take the lead? CIT’s Leadership and Management courses will set you up for a successful future as a leader. You will gain the skills and knowledge you need in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

As you build on your knowledge, you’ll learn the key skills to implement operational plans, manage risk and identify and evaluate marketing opportunities. By continuing to the Advanced Diploma, you will learn to apply specialised, high-level leadership and management skills and be able to go into your next organisation or business with confidence and reach your professional potential!

  • Course Details

    Certificate III in Business | BSB30115
    CRICOS: 086804G

    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management | BSB42015
    CRICOS: 088152A

    Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB51918
    CRICOS: 098941M

    Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB61015
    CRICOS: 088150C

  • Course Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months Advanced Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake

    2021 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

    2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2020-2021: $6,850 per semester

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III: Textbooks $200

    Certificate IV: Textbooks $300

    Diploma: Textbooks $300

    Advanced Diploma: Textbooks $300

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2021 and 2022 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    Direct entry into the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management may be granted once the student's application and previous qualifications have been assessed.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Business | BSB30115 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete 1 subject

    • BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

    Electives: not all electives will be offered every semester

    Group A: complete 7 of 28 subjects

    • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
    • BSBITU311 Use simple relational databases
    • BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations
    • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
    • BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
    • BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records
    • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
    • BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints
    • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    • BSBFLM305 Support operational plan
    • BSBFLM306 Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
    • BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
    • BSBFLM311 Support a workplace learning environment
    • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
    • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
    • BSBINM302 Utilise a knowledge management system
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBIPR301 Comply with organisational requirements for protection and use of intellectual property
    • BSBITU315 Purchase goods and services online
    • BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    • BSBWOR302 Work effectively as an off-site worker
    • BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services

    Group B: complete 4 of 5 subjects

    • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
    • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
    • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger
    • BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
    • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

    Group C: complete 1 subject

    • BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management | BSB42015 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete all 4 subjects

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

    Electives: complete 8 of 9 subjects (not all electives will be offered every semester)

    • BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBLDR404 Lead a diverse workforce
    • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
    • BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
    • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
    • BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

    Other electives: may complete 1 subject

    • CUAPPR405  Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
    • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB51918 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete all 4 subjects

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

    Electives: Complete 4 of 8 subjects

    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
    • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
    • BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
    • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

    Other electives: May complete a maximum of 4 subjects

    • BSBADM502 Manage meetings
    • BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation
    • BSBWRK520 Manage employee relations
    • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
    • BSBMKG501 Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
    • BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services
    • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB61015 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete all 4 subjects

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

    Electives: complete 8 of 9 subjects

    • BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy
    • BSBHRM602 Manage human resource strategic planning
    • BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
    • BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
    • BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
    • BSBMGT624 Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Certificate III: Entry level administrative officer.

    Certificate IV: Team leader, supervisor, front line manager.

    Diploma: Team leader, supervisor, front-line manager or middle manager.

    Advanced Diploma: Middle or senior manager, area manager, department manager, regional manager.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Study methods include structured classes supported by online resources and workshop delivery.

    Assessment methods include projects, presentations, assignments and reports.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    While industry placement is not a course requirement, CIT’s connections to industry may provide opportunities for students to undertake unpaid work placements.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Business
    6 months
    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
    6 months
    Diploma of Leadership and Management
    6 months
    Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
    6 months
    = 2 years of study