Leadership & Management

BSB80320Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of strategic leadership and management roles.

Individuals at this level make high level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions in varied contexts. They have full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and for the work or function of others.

They use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

Qualification Code
Qualification Name
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
52 Weeks (Including 44 weeks of training and assessment and 8 weeks of break periods)
Delivery Site
Tenancy 1, Level 7
440 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Delivery Mode
Face to face
Simulated workplace environment.
Course Cost
AUD 18,400.00

Who can enrol

The program is targeted for international students. The development of this strategy has been in consultation with industry advisors to respond to a need that has developed for additional educational vacancies for specialist Management positions that will benefit from a Nationally Recognised Training qualification.

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Entry Requirements

Students entering this course at Winslow College must meet the following entry requirements:

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    English Language Requirements

    Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or PTE score of 51.6 or Certificate IV in EAL or equivalent*.

    *For equivalency of various English Languages proficiency testing, and other forms of equivalency please refer to the admissions and student selection policy available in the student’s handbook (www.winslow.edu.au).

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    Academic Requirement

    Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent (for International Students–satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into all qualifications);

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    Age Requirement

    Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.

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    Pre-Training Review

    All learners will undertake an initial skills assessment to determine suitability for the course and student needs. The review aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the course and relevant experience. Determination of course suitability and additional support (if any) will be made by a qualified assessor.

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    Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

    All students will be required to complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course. Winslow College uses the LLN robot platform for the assessment.
    All reports, training supplements and recommendations are generated by the LLN Robot system after comparing the learner’s ACSF spiky profile to the profile of this course.

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    Course Specific Requirement

    Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in related fields of study and three (3) years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.
    Have completed a Bachelors’ degree in related fields of study and two (2) years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.
    Have five (5) years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

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    Hardware/Software requirements

    For students to work on assessments, tasks and self-study all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with Windows operating system and office application like Microsoft word at their own cost.
    Where needed, Winslow College will provide access to computers/laptops, through an MoU setup with an external IT company.

Pathways from the qualification


Further Study Pathway

After achieving the BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership candidates may undertake and will be eligible to undertake a range of other qualifications including:

• Higher education qualifications in strategic leadership

Other specific qualifications in the Business industry that can be reviewed at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB80320


Employment Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
• Managing Director
• Service Director
• Strategic Manager
• General Manager
• Chief Executive Officer
• Chief Operating Officer

Course Structure

2 core units and
6 elective units

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Description


Lead strategic transformation


Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

Elective Units

Unit Code

Unit Description


Prioritise projects and programs


Lead financial strategy development


Contribute to the development of diversity and inclusion strategies


Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships


Initiate and lead applied research 


Lead innovative thinking and practice

Note: The elective units may change at college’s discretion, if necessary.

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