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Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015)

This course will show you the four paths to discovering your own Core Purpose; explain the Rule of Three for effective leadership; and develop in you, the four capabilities required of leaders in any situation.

Based on internationally renowned “Boost Business Results” coaching methodology and aligned to internationally accepted Units of Competency – this qualification has it all.

Course Fees: $7,450.00

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015)

If you’re asked to think of a scarce resource, does your mind immediately turn to forests, water, energy, or food supplies? Certainly each of these is important, for our standard of living, and indeed, for our survival. But, there is another important, vital resource that is also scarce and that is leadership. Leadership has been researched extensively and leadership gurus abound – each has something important to say. All the elements of leadership are known, but they’re fragmented and scattered among a clutter of myths, anecdotes, and beliefs. These divergent theories are often contradictory: and one leadership approach won’t work in all situations, and there is little guidance on how to select the right theory for any specific situation. What the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management does is re-interpret existing knowledge, into the Unified Theory of Leadership. The Unified Theory is based on observation of the world – both the real world of today and the studied world of yesterday. The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management reflects the role of individuals who apply specialized knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. You will be provided with opportunities to use your initiative and judgment to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, within your real environment, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. You will be provided with, and will discover, knowledge that will enable you to use your cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesize information from a variety of sources and to transfer your knowledge into your commercial or community environment. You will learn how to apply creative or conceptual skills to express your ideas and perspectives to others, or to respond to complex problems that present themselves. Whether you are working in a corporate environment, aspiring to leadership in a community organisation or to starting your journey as an entrepreneur – this qualification will serve you well in your chosen path.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for this qualification for eligible applicants. Scholarships, partial scholarships and student loans may apply.

Course Structure

The Course Structure consists of 12 units - 4 Core units and 8 Elective units, of which:
  • 4 Units must be selected from the listed Electives; and
  • 4 Units may be selected from the listed electives or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Advanced 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

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

Elective Units

Contribute to organisation development (BSBMGT615)
Define recordkeeping framework (BSBRKG601)
Design and manage the enterprise quality management system (BSBMGT621)
Develop a marketing plan (BSBMKG609)
Develop and implement corporate social responsibility [listed as “Practice corporate social responsibility” in Packaging Rules (BSBMGT624)
Develop and implement diversity policy (BSBDIV601)
Develop and implement strategic plans (BSBMGT616)
Develop and implement strategies for intellectual property management (BSBIPR601)
Develop and maintain a customer engagement marketing strategy (BSBCUE605)
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS501)
Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems (BSBWHS605)
Establish and maintain strategic networks (PSPGEN067)
Identify and implement business innovation (BSBMGT619)
Manage employee relations (BSBHRM604)
Manage human resources strategic planning (BSBHRM602)
Manage innovation and continuous improvement (BSBMGT608)
Manage knowledge and information (BSBINM601)
Manage resources (BSBMGT622)
Manage risk (BSBRSK501)
Manage strategic contracts (PSPPCM023)
Monitor corporate governance activities (BSBMGT623)
Optimise customer engagement operations (BSBCUE601)
Plan and establish compliance management systems (BSBCOM603)


State Assistance Assistance might be available for this qualification: http://www.gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance/.  State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state.  Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard. Student Loan GEM College now partners with Study Loans as a great way for you to finance your course. Click here to find out more and apply. Tuition Fees include:
  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested to further enhance your learning. These might attract an additional charge.
Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.  Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change. Fees can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order. Scholarships A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees: $7,450


There are assessments tasks for every Performance Criteria built into every Unit of Competency.  You will not be assessed until you indicate that you are prepared for assessment.  You will be given at least one-week's notice by your Tutor or Facilitator for any assessment being organised by the Assessor.  You must have submitted your portfolio of evidence prior to the actual assessment date, or bring it with you to the assessment.  If face to face assessment is being undertaken you must attend.  If you are sick, a phone call is required to advise of your absence.  Otherwise, a doctor's certificate will be necessary for an alternative date to be set for the assessment.  For more information on assessment, refer to your Course Information Guide for this Unit, and/or for additional information, which is available on the GEM website.

If you do not have a workplace that is suitable for you to demonstrate your competence on the job, GEM College of International Business may be able to provide customised, flexible or on-the-job options for this course.  Contact your Tutor or Facilitator for further information to discuss your needs.

Reasonable adjustment
If you have a permanent or temporary condition that may prevent you successfully completing the assessment task(s) you should immediately discuss this with your Tutor or Facilitator, about a "reasonable adjustment".  This is the adjustment of the way in which you are to be assessed to take into account your condition.  This may include providing additional time, or a support person.  While assessment tasks may be changed to suit your condition, the actual performance criteria cannot be altered.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Current Competency
GEM College of International Business recognises skills gained through previous studies, the workplace and life experience which may allow you to complete your qualification more quickly than the nominated minimal hours.

You may be entitled to recognition that will exempt you from one or more Units of Competency.  Where you can provide evidence of competency in all Units in a given qualification, you will be required to complete a major project, to demonstrate your ability to provide current application of those competencies across a range of sectors, or with regards to a range of contingencies.

If you are granted RPL the target unit will be reported on your Academic Transcript advanced standing.  No gradings are provided for Units granted under RPL arrangements.

You must enrol in all Units of Competency and apply for an exemption by completing a form.  Attendance at class, or Online is necessary until any relevant exemption is granted.

For further information please contact the Quality Control Officer on (08) 8342 3316 or visit the GEM College website.


Entry Requirements/Pathways
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual Units of competency.  However, while there are no prerequisite formal requirements for this qualification, learners will need:
  • Communication skills at a requisite level to complete the course
  • Computer skills such as:
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing;
    • Familiar with web browser software;
    • Able to send/receive e-mail, including e-mail with attachments; and
    • Proficient in navigating the Internet.
    Computer hardware and software requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher; MAC OS X 10.6 or higher (recommended);
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended;
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit);
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 screen resolution;
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 1.5Mbps;
  • Valid personal email address;
  • Speakers and microphone/headset;
  • Adobe Reader;
  • Word processing and presentation software e.g. - Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, etc; and
  • In date web browser – e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to:
  • Ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path;
  • Explore possibilities for RPL and/or credit transfer (as applicable);
  • Identify special needs and determine reasonable adjustment (if applicable/required);
  • Establish delivery mode(s) that match the requirements of the student;
  • Inform important policies/processes (e.g. - student selection/admissions, privacy, payment/refunds, grievance/complaints processes, etc).
Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this course, you could consider higher qualifications in this Training Package, the Training Package area of your vocational competence, or in the higher education sector.  For instance, you may undertake a Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) (BSB80515) or Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215) as a pathway to a postgraduate qualification.

Gaining University Entrance
A Certificate IV or Diploma may gain 6-12 months advanced standing in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for even more credit.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.

A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.


Sadly, the term "curriculum" has degenerated to being perceived and accepted simply as 'the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college'.

Having been actively engaged over three decades in the exciting cut and thrust of a convergence of entrepreneurship, technology development and education and training, and having seen the transformation of people and of communities engaged in learning through our unique methodologies the GEM College Executive has not been prepared to see any GEM College curriculum in such a diminished light.

To GEM College:

"Curriculum" is a planned, formalized design for teaching for certain known and intended learning outcomes, and for other unknown and unintended outcomes. It is the planned dynamic chaos that comes from the interaction of learners with other innovative people, peers, instructors, assessors, instructional materials and media, instructional activities and experiences, oneself and others, entrepreneurs and the entire learning environment interacting and interrelating as the pracademic ecosystem.

Our concept of "Curriculum" has shaped both our academic model and our business model.  We are unique.  

GEM College is not an educational organisation, nor an institution.   It is an innovative educational organism.  

We develop educators and entrepreneurs - We practice what we teach.

Bring your career to the next level with a globally recognized business degree. Our qualifications provide specialized, flexible, scalable training that meets your needs to be a future business leader.

Grievances and Appeals

GEM College of International Business is committed to ongoing improvements that will enhance the service that is provided to you, the client.  Should you have any grievance with the way in which GEM College has conducted business with you, we will be pleased to listen to what you have to say.  By doing so, hopefully, we will improve our service which, will in turn, benefit everyone accessing training through us.

In the first instance, any grievance should be discussed with the relevant Administrative person, Tutor or Facilitator.  If they cannot resolve the problem to your satisfaction, it will then be referred to the Campus Manager.  If the Campus Manager was your first point of contact or if the issue is still not resolved to your satisfaction, then the National Manager shall endeavour to resolve the matter.  If the National Manager does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction, the Director-International Business or the Corporate Leader will be pleased to make an appointment and listen to your grievance.  Further detail regarding our grievance and appeals policy is contained in our "Customer Service Charter and Grievance Policy" which is located at www.gemcollege.edu.au/student-policies/.

If you do not agree with the result given for an assessment task, you may appeal the assessment decision.  You should first discuss the assessment result with your Tutor or Facilitator.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome of that discussion, you can access the appeal process through the Campus Manager.  More information on Learner's rights and responsibilities can be found at www.gemcollege.edu.au/student-policies/.

GEM College of International Business hereby gives an assurance that no discrimination shall be made against an individual or organisation lodging a grievance.  We view all criticism and suggested improvements as ways that will allow us to improve our service to you.

Important GEM Policies and Procedures

GEM College of International Business is acknowledged as upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional excellence.  We inculcate these same standards in our learners and strive to produce business leaders with recognised integrity.  Thus, our (benchmarked for best practice) policies and processes support this and protect both the College and learners.

The policies and processes of the College are transparent; we therefore discuss these with our learners during an Orientation Session at the commencement of each course.  You will be required to acknowledge that you have read, understand, accept and are willing to ascribe these policies and processes during the Orientation Session.  The college website (at http://www.gemcollege.edu.au/student-policies/) includes the following as essential pre-reading:


  • FM-28 Privacy and Personal Information Policy and Procedures
  • FM-31 Customer Service Charter and Grievance Policy
  • FM-53 Risk Management Policy
  • FM-54 Sexual Harassment Policy
  • FM-55 Environmental Policy
  • FM-138 Fair Treatment and Equal Opportunity (Equity) Policy and Procedures
  • FM-09 Quality Policy Statement
  • FM-49 Payment and Refund Policy
  • FM-134 Student Selection and Admission Policy