The course will be delivered in 52 weeks (one year).

Full time study for 40 weeks and a break period of 12 weeks between 4 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 15 hours of self-study scheduled per study week for students.

Intake Dates – 2020
6 Jan, 10 Feb, 30 Mar, 4 May, 22 Jun, 27 Jul, 14 Sep, 19 Oct

AQF Level

Entry Requirements
Applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of course commencement.

Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in related fields of study and 3 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.


Have completed a Bachelor degree in related fields of study and 2 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.


Have five years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

Overseas applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 equivalent. For complete details please refer to entry requirements.


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Qualification Description
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of strategic leadership and management roles. Individuals at this level make high level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions in varied contexts. They have full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and for the work or function of others. They use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

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

Course Type:
Training package qualification

Course Structure
Total Units = 8

Core units = 2 Elective units = 6

  1. BSBLDR801 Lead personal and strategic transformation (Core)
  2. BSBLDR802 Lead the strategic planning process for an organisation (Core)
  3. BSBFIM801 Manage financial resources (Elective)
  4. BSBRES801 Initiate and lead applied research (Elective)
  5. BSBMGT803 Use financial and economic information for strategic decision making (Elective)
  6. BSBLDR805 Lead and influence change (Elective)
  7. BSBINN801 Lead innovative thinking and practice (Elective)
  8. BSBLDR803 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships (Elective)

For further details about each unit of competency please refer to BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

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 BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership. 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
This qualification offers pathways to Master’s Degree at Australian Universities. It is accepted as the first year of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Torrens University. Students can also explore other postgraduate-level degree such as Master of International Business, Master of Project Management, etc. (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 Graduate Diploma can help the candidate to take on the following management positions which includes but are not limited to:

  • General manager/Chief executive officer
  • Senior manager
  • Export/marketing manager
  • Research and development manager
  • Processing systems plant manager
  • Compliance and systems 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