Diploma of Leadership and Management

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

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Who should Attend?

Local government employees who are possess their existing knowledge with new skills in managing current and future teams to ensure that they are equipped for this role.

Course objectives

Identify key elements of governance in council, develop awareness of managing people performance issues, better understand budget preparation in council and develop the ability to review HR policies and procedures within council.

Provide quality and timely advice to council by enhancing their managerial, coordination and planning skills.

Course pathways

This course is intended to support candidates to gain formal recognition for the work, roles and responsibilities currently being undertaken and is an articulation into related university courses.

On successful completion of your course and all assessments, you will receive a Nationally recognised qualification outlining the course completed and the units within that course.

Course details

Core units  
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR504 Implement diversity in the workplace
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBWRK520 Manage employee relations
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

Have a minimum of two-years full-time employment, working with Council’s systems and processes AND Hold a position which requires you to undertake tasks and projects within Council’s operations.


Attendance dates are confirmed in writing to you prior to commencement.

On Day 1 of the course, participants will be provided with course guidelines, reference materials, websites and assessment tips. To achieve the full qualification, you will need to successfully complete 12 national units of competency.

Duration & location
The course is comprised of 6 days’ mandatory attendance to cover course content and formal presentations. Course delivery will be over a period of 6 – 12 months i.e. typically 2 x 3-day blocks.
Please contact Peak for course fees or a proposal for onsite/in-house training.

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