Are you a current or future manager? This program offers you training in people management, personal development and workplace technical skills.
By studying this program you will gain important career skills such as:
- people management and personal development skills
- technical skills in areas like finance, marketing, project management and team effectiveness
- business development and planning skills in strategic management.
The Diploma of Leadership and Management is offered by a blended delivery model, which includes:
This provides opportunities for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competence (RCC). Previous learning can include relevant life and work experience as well as formal education and professional development related to the particular qualification.
The School of Vocational Business Education offers full skills recognition for this program. If you believe you already have the skills and knowledge required for this qualification you should discuss this with your facilitator who will provide additional information and advice regarding how to apply for skills recognition and the kind of evidence that may be required.
Workshops are organised in clusters to streamline content delivery and assessment. The focus is on delivering key program concepts and offering opportunities for interaction, discussion, peer support, guest speakers and hands-on activities.
Online learning activities
The RMIT online learning portal, myRMIT, will be used to deliver program information and updates, self-paced learning activities and facilitate group work. You will need to access the online learning area at least once per week throughout the program and access will be tracked as part of the monitoring of your progress.
You will be encouraged to form syndicate groups to support program completion and project outcomes.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
All courses use your workplace and/or your experience as a context for learning.
You will be assessed on structured activities that demonstrate your vocational competency either in the workplace or a business simulation.
If you are working in a job related to your studies, you could have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace. Feedback from work supervisors and colleagues can be used as evidence of your competency and fulfilling skills or knowledge requirements of some or all of your courses.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The program consists of twelve courses covering the following topics:
- Team management and effectiveness
- Emotional intelligence
- Operational planning
- Budgets and financial planning
- Customer service
- Workplace improvement and innovation
- Marketing and communication
- Project work
- Personal and professional development.
Choose a program structure
Choose a program structure
Program code: C5391
National curriculum code: BSB51918
Current Year 12: This program is not available to current year 12 applicants.
Non-Year 12: Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate (This program does not select on ATAR) OR Completion of post-secondary studies OR at least 6 months’ work experience.
RMIT offers pathways and credit transfer for previous study and work experience.
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy)
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$6,500* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$8,250* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VET Student Loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.