Diploma of Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are engaged to manage the work of others or to add value to or review management practices. Their role may be in any industry or organisational setting. Typically people in these roles will have considerable experience in their respective industries or vocational areas and combine an informed perspective of specific work requirements with their managerial approaches. The qualification requires a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work or the work of a team.

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. A possible job title relevant to this qualification is:



Total number of units = 8

8 elective units

5 elective units must be selected from the Group A units listed below.

3 elective units may be selected from Group A units or Group B units listed below, from this Training Package or from any current accredited course or endorsed Training Package at this qualification level. One unit may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Elective units

Group A

Customer service

add topic BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service

Financial management

add topic BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans

Information management

add topic BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system

Learning and development

add topic BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment


add topic BSBMGT406A Plan and monitor continuous improvement

add topic BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement

Occupational health and safety

add topic BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace

Project management

add topic BSBPMG510A Manage projects

Risk management

add topic BSBRSK501B Manage risk

Workplace effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

Group B


add topic BSBCOM503B Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements


add topic BSBDIV501A Manage diversity in the workplace


add topic BSBFRA502B Manage a franchise operation

Human resource management

add topic BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBHRM503B Manage performance management systems

add topic BSBHRM504A Manage workforce planning


add topic BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

add topic BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Intellectual property

add topic BSBIPR501A Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business


add topic BSBHRM511A Manage expatriate staff


add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Workplace relations

add topic BSBWRK509A Manage industrial relations


    Qualification pathways

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    BSB40807 Certificate IV in Frontline Management or other relevant qualification


    with vocational experience but without formal supervision or management qualification.

    Pathways from the qualification

    BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management or other Advanced Diploma qualifications

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry or enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


communicating with business contacts to promote the goals and objectives of the business

obtaining feedback from colleagues and clients


leading, planning and supervising the performance of team members to develop team cohesion and to foster innovative work practices


accessing and assessing information for accuracy and relevance

developing strategies for minimising risks

Initiative and enterprise

identifying networking opportunities and developing operational strategies to ensure the viability of the business

instigating new or different work practices to improve productivity or service delivery

Planning and organising

allocating work to meet time and budget constraints

developing plans and schedules


prioritising tasks


participating in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain personal knowledge and skills

systematically identifying learning and development needs


using business technology to access, organise and monitor information