Animal Industries Resource Centre

Personalised and Professional Education and Training (RTO Code 31424)

Enhance your skills with BSB50420

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Develop your leadership and management skills and help your clinic thrive.

Develop Competence and Confidence

Learn advanced business and practice management skills, increase your earning potential, and help your organisation thrive.

Outstanding Learning Support

Students are assigned dedicated trainers to help you work through your course. All trainers and assessors have up-to-date Leadership and Management qualifications.

Flexible Assessment and Study Options

Study at your own pace in a comprehensive online learning environment. Access all the resources, support, and material you need using our easy to use online learning portal.

Course Overview

The nationally recognised course, BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management is a valuable qualification for those wishing to complement their current operational skills. This course will allow you to develop and formalise advanced business skills and attain a nationally recognised qualification. Providing a broad introduction to business management, you will learn fundamental skills including: emotional intelligence, project management, recruitment and how to manage a team of employees.

Delivery Information

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management is a nationally recognised course conducted as part-time correspondence based study. You will be given a study timetable upon enrolment which outlines your units of study, due dates and specific requirements for assessment.

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and an Academic Transcript which documents your individual outcomes.

Student Support Coordinators are available for one on one student support and will assist you with anything you may need.

Course Duration

  • 18 months (excluding scheduled study breaks). NB:
    • This duration is based on student having 20 hours per week of paid employment in a veterinary facility
    • For students with fewer than 20 hours per week paid employment (10 hours is minimum requirement) the course duration will be adjusted accordingly
Average weekly commitment to the course is 25 hours per week. NB:
  • The weekly commitment is made up of:
    • project work tasks in the workplace : 9 hours (usually done in parallel with your normal work duties)
    • Private study, revision, write theory assessments: 16 hours (combination of during normal work and private time)
  • This weekly commitment is based on student having 20 hours per week of paid employment in a veterinary facillity
  • For students with fewer than 20 hours per week paid employment (10 hours is minimum requirement) the weekly commitment will be adjusted accordingly
Course duration and weekly commitment shown above represents suggested times for a student who is a typical new entrant to a supervisory or management role in a veterinary practice with little prior experience. These times may vary for you depending on credits, prior learning/experience or your individual work schedule.

Units of Study

A total of 12 units must be completed. 6 Core units and 6 Elective units

Complete ALL these units:
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence (core unit)
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships (core unit)
  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence (core unit)
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans (core unit)
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work (elective unit)
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness (core unit)
  • BSBLDR522 Manage people performance (elective unit)
  • BSBHRM521 Facilitate Performance Development Processes (elective unit)
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others (core unit)
Select ONE (1) unit from this list.
  • BSBPEF501 Manage person and professional development (elective unit)
  • BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service (elective unit)
Select TWO (2) units from this list.
  • BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans (elective unit)
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area (elective unit)
  • BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation (elective unit)

The units are studied in 4 sections:

  1. Defining the art of leadership
  2. Manage workplace improvements 
  3. Leading high-performance teams
  4. Develop, lead and promote innovation in the workplace

Australia. International students should contact the AIRC Enrolments Team.

If you have a passion for management and want to complement your current skills with a nationally recognised qualification- this is the course for you. BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management requires you to be working in a supervisory or management role.

You must be working in a supervisory or management role in a veterinary practice. Additionally, students will:

  • Be employed in a veterinary practice. Twenty hours per week is desired however course schedule may be adjusted to accommodate a minimum of ten hours employment per week.
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills Have good time management skills for self-paced learning
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, hold an appropriate Visa to work in Australia or study offshore


Please contact the Animal Industries Resource Centre to have your individual pricing evaluated.

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