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Where Can a Diploma of Leadership & Management Take You?

Leadership and management is an exciting, versatile and ever-expanding career choice. The skills you need can be adapted to any kind of business or industry, setting you up for a rewarding career path.

If you’ve decided to pursue a BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management (previously coded as  BSB51918), you’ve likely already displayed skills in leadership and management. However, developing and expanding on these skills is essential to continuously improving in your chosen career. This qualification is perfectly suited for those who want to apply their knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Through the expert training and experience you receive, you can develop your judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring your personal workload and the workload of others. By strengthening your communication skills, you’ll also learn to better support individuals and teams to meet and succeed organisational or enterprise requirements. The qualification will prepare you to lead, inspire and build, with the goal of achieving business success.

You’re probably here because this qualification sounds perfect for you and where you’re at in your career. But if you’re wondering what kinds of outcomes you can expect from this course, and where it could take your career, read on. We’re going to take a look at some of the careers that graduates of the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management have moved into.

Here’s where the qualification might take you and what you can expect:

Administration Manager

The role of an Administration Manager is multifaceted and varies across industries and businesses, but they are generally responsible for performing complex administrative tasks and managing the administrative team within a business.

As an Administration Manager, you will oversee the work of team members like Administration Officers, which could be one person or a whole team. You’ll have to coordinate a high volume of activities, ranging across functions within the office and business, making sure it all comes together seamlessly.

One of the key training units in our qualification is learning to lead and manage effective workplace relationships. This, along with the other units, will prepare you for the duties and responsibilities involved in administration, which could include things like:

  • Supervising a team and coordinating their operations.
  • Developing and implementing administrative policies and business systems.
  • Leading regular meetings and communicating company updates across departments.
  • Overseeing complex business duties, like reporting, budget management and handling sensitive documents.

Executive Officer

As an executive officer, you’ll likely be responsible for running an organisation or business, however the specifics of the role will vary depending on the organisation and industry. The role may require a strong educational background, with experience and understanding in high-level, strategic problem solving, as well as supporting leadership and executive teams.

This is why practical training is key to developing your skills and preparing you to enter these kinds of roles. Skills like communicating with influence are crucial to being a good Executive Officer and developing this through training will prepare you for some of the necessary requirements for the role.

Executive Officers will need:

  • Emotional intelligence to be able to effectively manage teams and key stakeholder relationships.
  • High level of communication skills to delegate and collaborate efficiently.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking for a variety of predicted and unpredicted critical issues.
  • Judgement and decision making with confidence and with organisational success in mind.

Department or Divisional Manager

Department or Divisional Managers will manage the operations of their department or division to achieve success and company-wide goals. One of the essential skills you’ll need in this role is being able to manage team effectiveness, so gaining experience and knowledge in this area is fundamental.

Developing your skills will prepare you for the duties involved, which also include:

  • Analysing division/department performance and recommending new strategies for improvements.
  • Handling and resolving business issues
  • Managing division/department resources, assigning team member workloads and managing schedules to ensure timely deliveries.

Business Owner

As a Business Owner, you’ll be responsible for the business as a whole, including operations, planning, staffing, finances, resources, and marketing. It’s a multi-faceted and versatile role and one that requires dedication and drive. Every business will look different, but the skills needed and the demands of the role will be similar across all business types.

Given the many responsibilities of the role, strengthening these with proper training from industry experts will ensure that you are better equipped to handle being a successful Business Owner. The skills you learn in our qualification will ensure that you can handle the demands of the role and are fully prepared to lead your business into success.

In the qualification, you’ll develop important skills like:

  • Managing business operational plans
  • Managing people performance
  • Managing business risk
  • Facilitating continuous improvement

If you’re interested in enrolling in the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management, you can find out more about the qualification here or get in touch with our friendly team here.


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