Diploma of Leadership and Management

Diploma of Leadership and Management - BSB50420

VOCATIONAL

Build new skills in people management, personal development and workplace technical skills.

Student type:
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July, September
Location:
Melbourne City
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
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Overview

Partner with Cricket Victoria or Essendon Football club to gain the skills to work in elite sports management.

The Diploma of Leadership and Management has been designed to equip you with important and highly transferrable career skills, spanning:

  • personal development
  • operations, finance and resource management
  • business development and planning 
  • risk management and continuous improvement
  • customer engagement.

RMIT has partnered with both the Melbourne Cricket Education Academy and Essendon Football Club to engage sport enthusiasts in leadership study, graduating with both the Diploma of Leadership and Management as well as the Diploma of Business. Through these plans, you will have the opportunity to explore key topics in leadership, strategic planning and marketing through a sporting context.

Why choose the Diploma of Leadership and Management at RMIT?

Transferable skills

Develop your craft in real-world situations, graduating with important skills and knowledge.

Hands-on learning

Undertake 100 hours of industry work experience, operating in elite sport environments.

Sporting connections

Take advantage of our partnerships with the Essendon Football Club and Cricket Victoria.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Providers of brokering services for Skills First training

  • Essendon Football Club ABN 22 004 286 373 (Dual Diploma Business, Leadership and Management/Essendon Education Academy)
  • Victorian Cricket Association (trading as Cricket Victoria) ABN 28 004 128 812 (Dual Diploma Business, Leadership and Management/Melbourne Cricket Education Academy)

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Diploma of Leadership and Management
Program code: C5407
National curriculum code: BSB50420

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Diploma of Leadership and Management
City Campus
1 year
C5407
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year
Plan code
C5407
CRICOS
Diploma of Leadership and Management
City Campus
1 year
C5407EFC
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year
Plan code
C5407EFC
CRICOS
Diploma of Leadership and Management
Melb Cricket Education Academy
1 year full-time
C5407MCE
Location
Melb Cricket Education Academy
Duration
1 year full-time
Plan code
C5407MCE
CRICOS
Diploma of Leadership and Management
Tullamarine - Essendon Edu Acd
1 year full-time
C5407EFC
Location
Tullamarine - Essendon Edu Acd
Duration
1 year full-time
Plan code
C5407EFC
CRICOS

Career

As a graduate of this dual diploma, you will have the enhanced leadership skills to facilitate initiative and judgement in planning, organising, when implementing and monitoring your own workload and the workload of others. 

You will develop enhanced communication skills to be able to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. These skills are applicable both sporting and non-sporting roles.

Two students from the C5407EFC stream will be selected for graduate roles within the Essendon Football Club.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Option 1:

Essendon Football Club (plan code C5406EFC) dual Diploma of Business with Diploma of Leadership and Management (plan code C5407EFC)

Applicants are advised to apply for the Essendon Football Club C5407EFC plan code, and if successful, will be made an offer for both the Diploma of Leadership and Management and the Diploma of Business. 

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum academic requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (or equivalent)

OR

  • At least 6 months’ work experience in a related field.

Option 2:

Cricket Victoria dual Diploma of Business (plan code C5406MCE) with Diploma of Leadership and Management (plan code C5407MCE)

Applicants are advised to apply for the Cricket Victoria C5407MCE plan code, and if successful, will be made an offer for both the Diploma of Leadership and Management and the Diploma of Business. 

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum academic requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (or equivalent)

OR

  • At least 6 months’ work experience in a related field.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

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Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

You must meet the entry requirements to gain access to this course. Please contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of this course will be guaranteed entry into the courses below.

For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

Tuition fees

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.

Diploma of Business (Plan code C5406):

  • 2024 government subsidised place: AU$9,250* per annum
  • 2024 full-fee place: AU$10,750* per annum

Dual Diploma of Business (plan code C5406EFC / C5406MCE) / Diploma of Leadership and Management (plan code C5407EFC / C5407MCE):

Students will undertake and graduate with two qualifications, the Diploma of Business and the Diploma of Leadership and Management. In 2024, the total tuition fees for these diplomas are:

The total tuition amount for this program will be:

  • 2024 government subsidised place: AU$17,864 per annum
  • 2024 full fee paying place: AU$20,849 per annum  

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$351 maximum fee for 2024.
  • 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 Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

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.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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 2024 is $351.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your course, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from course to course.

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.

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology advises that:

  • VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements; and
  • a VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

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. 

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The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$9,500.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$9,500.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Student services and amenities fee (SSAF)

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 2024 is $351.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.