OPEC College

Experience matters

This course is Nationally Recognised Training.


Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

This graduate diploma is designed for individuals who have advanced knowledge in strategic leadership and management practices. Eligibility prerequisites include either an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s qualification in a related field of study, and two-three years of relevant full-time work experience. This course aims to map out evidence of an individual’s understanding of leading strategic transformation and strategic planning processes within organisations, as well as offering electives in financial strategy development, leading ethical practices and modelling innovative thinking and practice and then turning these experiences into a formal qualification.

Earn your Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership with OPEC College!

Are you a seasoned professional aiming to elevate your leadership skills to new heights? Through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway, your years of practical leadership experience and achievements will be acknowledged and integrated into this advanced program. Developed to cater to the needs of driven individuals like you, this program focuses on recognising your experiences and achievements on strategic thinking, decision-making prowess, and organisational acumen. The RPL pathway ensures that your wealth of experience becomes the foundation upon which you build innovative leadership strategies.

How to Achieve the Qualification

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Personalised to your needs, available on all OPEC College qualifications

RPL can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications through converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. Gain qualifications simply through providing evidence of relevant knowledge and skills you have gained through previous work.

Free skills assessment

Fill in our pre-assessment form and we'll give you the guidance you need for the next steps to achieving your career and qualification goals.

Evidence portfolio and review

We work with you to provide evidence and we conduct gap training if needed

You're now qualified!

Your new certifications are Nationally recognised and issued by our Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You are now ready to pursue your new career opportunities!

Our RPL Process

Course Details and Structure

RPL is achieved at your own pace with our support for your evidence gathering process. This is typically completed within 2 to 4 weeks.

*We have open enrollment which means you can start whenever you are ready.

Units that will be assessed

Total number of units = 8 (2 core units plus 6 elective units)

Core units

  • BSBLDR811 Lead strategic transformation
  • BSBSTR802 Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

Elective Units

  • BSBFIN801 Lead financial strategy development
  • BSBLDR812 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
  • BSBLDR813 Lead and influence ethical practice
  • BSBPMG810 Prioritise projects and programs
  • BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice
  • BSBSTR803 Establish business continuity management strategies

NOTE: The elective unit options listed represent the OPEC College approved elective unit options offered. This is a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list. If you would like an elective unit that is not included in this list, please speak to your Trainer/Assessor.

Work Outcomes & Career Pathways

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Course Fees

Enrolment fee of $500 and the balance may be paid upon completion.

Payment Options

A range of flexible payment plans are available and can be set up at the enrolment stage.

Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.

Entry Requirements

Formal Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in related fields of study and 3 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.; OR
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree in related fields of study and 2 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise; OR
  • Have five years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

Technical Requirements

Please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet: Windows 7 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Apple Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome or Safari • Microsoft Office for Mac (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Android: Android latest version • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad: iOS latest version • Latest version of Chrome (*Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account)

Students over the age of 40 may be eligible for funding. Click on the button below to know more about the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) Program.