The course will be delivered in 78weeks (1.5 years).

Full time study for 63 weeks and a break period of 15 weeks between 6 study terms. Each study term is approx. 10 weeks long.

The scheduled contact study per week are 20 hours.

The classes are scheduled per study week for two full days (09 am to 05 pm) and third half day (either 09 am to 01 pm or 01 pm to 5 pm). There are also additional 10 hours of self-study scheduled per study week for students.

Intake Dates – 2021
13 Jan, 24 Feb, 14 Apr, 19 May, 7 Jul, 11 Aug, 29 Sep, 3 Nov

Intake Dates – 2022
12 Jan, 16 Feb, 6 Apr, 11 May, 29 Jun, 10 Aug, 28 Sep, 2 Nov

AQF Level

Entry Requirements
Applicants must have completed Australian year 12 or equivalent overseas qualifications and be 18 years or older at the time of commencement. Overseas applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 equivalent. For complete details please refer to entry requirements.


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Qualification Description
This qualification reflects the role of 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 use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.

They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.

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

Course Structure
Total number of units = 12
Core Units = 4  Elective Units = 8

  1. BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation (core)
  2. BSBMGT617 Develop and implement business plan (core)
  3. BSBFIM601 Manage finances (core)
  4. BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change (core)
  5. BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement (elective)
  6. BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans (elective)
  7. BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information (elective)
  8. BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development (elective)
  9. BSBMGT622 Manage resources (elective)
  10. BSBHRM604 Manage employee relations (elective)
  11. BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy (elective)
  12. BSBHRM602 Manage human resource strategic planning (elective)

For further details about each unit of competency please refer to BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management

Mode of Delivery
Face to face training.

Location of Delivery
Ironwood Institute is located at Level 3, 68 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000. The campus is in the heart of Adelaide City Centre, which offers an excellent blend of history, culture, modern lifestyle and congenial learning environment. The site is well connected by public transport (bus, tram and train).

Assessment Methods
Assessment methods include but are not limited to: Role plays; observation/demonstration of practical skills; Case studies; Written reports; Presentations; Written/oral tests.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management. Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment. (By enrolling in this course, Ironwood Institute does not guarantee a learner will successfully complete and receive the qualification).

Qualification Pathways
Graduate Certificate in Leadership, Graduate Diploma in Leadership, Bachelor of Organisational Leadership, Bachelor of Business. (Ironwood Institute does not guarantee automatic pathway to a university degree and advise students to seek confirmation with the university). Please refer to Ironwood University Pathways for further details.

Employment Opportunities
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.  For those with appropriate work experience, knowledge and skills gained from this Advanced Diploma can help the candidate to take on the following management positions which includes but not limited to:

  • Business Manager or Business Development Manager
  • Manager or Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Entry to mid-level manager

(Ironwood Institute does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).

Work-based Training
Not applicable

Work Placement
Not applicable

Material and Equipment Required
Not required

Commencement Dates
There will be monthly intake for on-shore students and a quarterly intake for overseas students. Please contact for confirmed dates.

Support Services

Obligations and Rights of Learners

Institute Policies and Procedures

Consumer Protection
The ESOS legislation provides consumer protection to the enrolled students at Ironwood Institute. The written agreement, and the right to make complaints and seek appeals of decisions and action under various processes, does not affect the rights of the student to take action under the Australian Consumer Law if the Australian Consumer Law applies.    

Overseas Students Health Cover
It is a condition of student visas that international students and accompanying dependents must hold valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their study in Australia. The OSHC rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. OSHC is a private health care arrangement, equivalent to Australia’s Medicare system, which helps cover the costs of medical treatments in and out of hospital, should you get sick or have an accident.

Ironwood Institute recommends OSHC provider Australian Health Management (AHM). However, this recommendation does not restrict you from obtaining OSHC from a provider of your choice. A list of approved providers can be found on the Department of Health and Aging website