Diploma of Leadership and Management (Traineeship)

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Diploma of Leadership and Management (Traineeship)

Want to take your business career to the next level? Whether you’re an administrator, small business owner, or simply a motivated office worker, this course will equip you with the tools of the trade for business coordination, leadership and management.

Job prospects

+ Business Manager

+ Business Professional

+ Team Leader

+ Business Coordinator


+ Duration: 52 weeks

+ Work placement: Not applicable

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Please contact us to see if you qualify.

How can I study?

This course is available on campus in Melbourne CBD or Werribee and virtually. Call us to discuss your study options.

National code: BSB50420

Units: 6 core + 6 elective

Location: Delivered primarily in the student’s workplace

Program delivery: Traineeship

Total duration: 52 weeks

When you study a Diploma of Leadership and Management with MCIE, you’ll be on the way to a nationally recognised qualification in Victorian business. This course is all about developing skills for relationship-building, critical thinking, complex problem-solving and project management.

You could become a…

  • Department Manager

  • Team Leader

  • Team Coordinator

  • Project Lead

  • Department Head

  • Operations Manager

  • Business Development Manager

  • Corporate General Manager

  • Business Manager

  • Public Sector Manager

  • Corporate Services Manager


According to the National Skills Commission:

  • There are currently 453,300 workers in the Administrative and Support Services industry in Australia

  • This industry has forecasted future growth of 8.2%

  • Around 60% of people in this industry work full-time

  • Nearly 54% of workers are women with an average age of 41.

Government funded traineeship: N/A

Traineeship: $4,650

Self-funded: $7,100

MCIE Shirt: $40

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.


There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program.


Education and skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, and demonstrate they are a suitable candidate for this program.



You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age.

All candidates require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE administration staff permission to apply on your behalf.


Students with disabilities

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.


Digital technology

Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.


Industry requirements

Candidates may be asked to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • National Police Check

  • Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccinations


Prior experience

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.

Core Units

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

Elective Units

BSBOPS505 Manage organisational customer service

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

The reviews

I loved studying business with MCIE!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 30, 2021

The trainer and staff at MCIE are so warm and friendly – as well as knowledgeable.

Amy Kauler
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