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Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

Be recognised for your strategic leadership and management skills with a post graduate qualification and be on your way to an MBA.

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BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

Are you a great leader? Do you use your skills and knowledge to drive your team to succeed and inspire other leaders to do the same? Be recognised for your leadership skills with a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership through RPL.

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.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this qualification, students will receive a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215).

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

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who meet at least one of the following criteria:

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

Complete a Free Skills Assessment today to determine whether you are a good candidate for RPL.

Units of Competency

The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215) includes a total of 8 units.
2 Core and 6 Electives.

Core Units

  • BSBLDR801 Lead personal and strategic transformation
  • BSBLDR802 Lead the strategic planning process for an enterprise

Elective Units*

  • BSBFIM801 Manage financial resources
  • BSBLDR803 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
  • BSBLDR805 Lead and influence change
  • BSBLDR806 Lead and influence ethical practice
  • BSBMGT801 Direct the development of a knowledge management strategy for a business
  • BSBMGT803 Use financial and economic information for strategic decision making

*At least 4 of the elective units must be selected from the elective units listed above. Up to two elective units may be selected from the elective units listed above or any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Graduate Diploma level. Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Delivery Options

This qualification is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

For each unit of competency, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • Written or verbal questions demonstrating the required knowledge
  • Case studies or practical activities demonstrating the required skills
  • Projects based on a real or simulated workplace
  • Portfolio of evidence which may include:
    • Prior qualifications, both accredited and non-accredited
    • Employment history such as position descriptions and performance appraisals
    • Industry appointments such as board and committee roles
    • Publications and journals
    • Samples of work and other relevant documents, photos, videos, etc.
    • Testimonials and other references from verifiable sources

Each candidate is assessed individually. Our assessment team will validate the evidence supplied and conduct mapping against the evidence requirements for each unit. Where required, assessors will request additional evidence and provide guidance on suitable types of evidence for the candidate to supply.

Take our Free Skills Assessment to find out if you are eligible for this qualification through RPL.  This is a no obligation free assessment of your skills through review of your resume, previous qualifications and current job position descriptions. You will be guided by our experienced RPL Assessors through the process.


Suggested pathways for further study after completing this qualification include:

  • Masters of Business Administration*
  • Other relevant Masters Degree*

*Ensure you check with the college or institution through which you are pursuing your MBA or other Masters qualification on their rules regarding granting credit for qualifications from other organisations and/or through Recognition of Prior Learning. ASSET does not offer MBA programs.

Course Fees

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Payment plans may be available


I wish to pass on my recommendations to anyone wanting to use ASSET as one of the best training organisations in Australia and assure you full satisfaction. In interacting with ASSET to do my Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership, I found them to be very helpful, quick, efficient, they listen to your needs and they find the best RPL solutions.

Hugo Rojas 
UNAA NSW Executive Committee Member –  Fundraising Director

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