BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Specialist training for Early Childhood Professionals.

This uniquely customised training program reflects the role of managers and leaders in a range of early childhood education settings.

Students must have completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, prior to enrolling into this qualification.

Study mode: Blended learning incorporating online and workplace training 


Duration: 12 to 24 months


Start date: Start any time!


Fees: Fees vary according to enrolment type. Please refer to our Course Fees for current information


* NSW residents may be eligible to complete this qualification under the Smart and Skilled program. ‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’


Materials Required: Learners will need access to a computer and the internet with the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent and
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or Mac OS X


Learners will also need access to a printer and the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader and Macromedia Flash player.

Where learners are unable to access this technology, learners are able to request soft copy (USB) or hard copy (Paper documents) to allow for participation in the course.

Developing leadership qualities in Early Childhood settings can be extremely challenging. There are a broad range of stakeholders’ interests to constantly manage including staff, parents, and other community participants whilst juggling the daily operations of the service.


To support the ongoing professional development of staff, this course has been written and customised to reflect these challenges and support the development and implementation of leadership roles specifically within an Early Childhood Education and Care setting. It is unique in that assessment and learning directly relate to National Quality Standards, the Educational Leader role and the implementation of Service Quality Improvement Plans.


As a student you will benefit from:

A course that is 100% focused on Early Childhood Leadership and Management so what you learn can be directly implemented in your service

A learning emphasis on reflection and continuous improvement of skills and knowledge

Outcomes that include performance management and effective staff appraisals

Assessment that is directly related to quality improvements in the service

Assessment is ongoing throughout the training period – there are no final exams. Assessment includes:

Knowledge assessment (Theory Tasks)

Skills assessment (Practical Tasks)

Students are able to focus their assessment outcomes related directly to the service need, meaning the type of projects you may want to complete is almost endless, however here are some ideas that may be of interest:

Educational Leadership

Educational Programs e.g. physical fitness for children; children’s mental health; inclusive practice/diversity

Indoor and outdoor play spaces

Mentoring and Staff Development

Any goal from your QIP

This course is for:

Existing managers and directors

Existing educators who wish to take up a management position.

Educational leaders

Senior Educators who want to continue personal learning and development

It is estimated you will need to undertake around 2 hours study per week which includes reflection on your current work practices.


Conditions of Enrolment & Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum numeracy and literacy skills apply


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