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What will I learn?

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management provides students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform the role of an employee who can use well-developed skills and have a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. On completion of the course students will be able to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and may provide leadership and guidance to others. Areas of study covered include leadership, self management, emotional intelligence, communication skills, financial numeracy, as well as the processing of business information, and the delivery of information and services to customers.

Learning how to prioritize, network and use business technologies to access, organise and monitor information demonstrates the comprehensive nature of the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management. At the end of the course, students will have the competencies to apply for employment as a Junior Manager in a variety of business contexts across various industries.

Our highly qualified lecturers nurture each and every student with an ultimate focus on success. Students completing the Diploma of Leadership and Management or individual units qualify to apply for credit transfers and/or exemptions in courses at Holmes or other institutions. Successful completion of the course will allow students entry into the second year of Holmes Bachelor of Business.

Course Structure

The course is delivered over 40 tuition weeks. Students who withdraw early from the course will receive a statement of attainment for the units they have completed.

Students will complete four blocks of ten weeks each and can expect to attend classes for an average of 20 hours per week.

Assessment is continuous throughout the course using a range of assessment tools which include workplace simulation exercises, class activities, assignments, case studies, practical demonstrations, quizzes and tests. Students must attempt all assessment items and are required to demonstrate competency in all aspects of the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have completed relevant studies or have experience which may be deemed equivalent to the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applications can be made at the initial application or can be made within two weeks of commencement of the course.

Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours).



Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$12,500.00 (6,72,043) per year
Enrolment Fee: AUD $250
Start date

Expected November 2022


Cairns Campus

18 Lake Street,



4870, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students will be expected to have completed senior high school or its equivalent prior to commencement of the Diploma. Students will also be required to successfully complete a Pre-Training review which includes Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

International Students

Entry into a Vocational Program requires an English level at least equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or Upper Intermediate at a Holmes English Language Centre.

An English test score with minimum requirements as follows: • IELTS Overall 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0; OR • PTE Academic Score of 42; OR • TOEFL iBT Score of 46; OR • Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL (CAE) Score of 162, OR • Equivalent as determined by Holmes English Placement Test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.