Do you want to pursue a career in leadership and management? Or have you been promoted to a higher position and feel that you need more skills and training? A course in Leadership and Management will help you meet the expectations of today’s business environment.

At Central Australian College, we offer both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. You can choose to enrol on one or both programs; it’s up to you. Here, we describe some of the most vital skills you will learn throughout the courses.

  1. Managing budgets and finances

Understanding financial processes and budget management is crucial when working in business. No matter which industry you work in, no business plan can be implemented without a firm grasp of the financials. Therefore, any course in leadership and management will contain a dedicated unit for the topic.

In addition to understanding the figures, professionals need to know how to support others who are involved in aspects of financial operations. Therefore, each relevant unit will also address appropriate communication tactics.

The trainers assigned to teach diploma and advanced diploma courses are highly trained and experienced. They guide students through these topics while providing their professional insight.

2. People management

Successful managers and leaders are well-versed in business and use their experience to get jobs done well. But that’s not the whole story. Excellent leaders work well with their colleagues, communicate effectively and set realistic targets for their teams.

During the Diploma of Leadership and Management (DLM), students learn how to manage people performance at every stage. From allocating work to counselling those who underperform, trainers will address every aspect of people management.

At the higher level, the Advanced Diploma (ADLM) focusses on human resources strategic planning. Students in this course get the opportunity to work with relevant teams to support current and incoming staff.

3. How to develop your emotional intelligence

Often overlooked in business environments, emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognise others’ emotions and monitor and regulate your own. Emotional intelligence allows professionals to engage with others, diffuse conflict and create positive and supportive work environments.

Developing and using emotional intelligence is a core unit within the DLM, which highlights its importance. And in the ADLM, the importance of this skill is not forgotten. Throughout each unit that involves people management and communication, you will need to demonstrate your outstanding interpersonal abilities.

4. Project management

As a leader, you will be tasked with overseeing countless projects. Whether big or small, your projects will require you to exercise your managerial skills and lead teams to success.

All leadership and management courses include numerous units relating to project management. During the diploma, students learn to undertake project work, manage operational plans and develop sales plans. And in the advanced diploma, students learn to create and implement business and strategic plans.

Each unit relating to project management will help develop your communications skills, test your ability to manage risk and exercise your leadership capabilities.

5. How to create safe and inclusive workplaces

A safe workspace is crucial to ensure a happy and productive workforce. Every leadership and management course will teach you to lead by example, creating a work environment that helps employees.

While physical health and safety is an essential consideration for management, so is mental wellbeing. Students undertaking management and leadership courses are taught to support colleagues, manage employee relations and work alongside HR departments.

6. How to improve organisations

Businesses never stand still. They strive to grow and improve, and it is the role of managers and leaders to work towards those goals.

Both the diploma and advanced diploma tackle subjects relating to facilitating improvement and leading organisational change. Each unit focussing on this topic will guide students from assessing corporate change requirements to developing and implementing those changes.

7. How to become a role model

A manager who is a role model will inspire and motivate their teams and exhibit excellence in their business field.

At CAC, our leadership and management courses aim to build exceptional managers who can engage well with others, guide effective teams, and embody an organisation’s high standards. Our expert trainers will use their experience to help guide classes toward becoming role models in their industries.

What are the course requirements?

To be accepted onto the Diploma of Leadership and Management, students must have completed the equivalent of Australian year 12. International students who have English as a second language will also need to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.

The requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management are understandably higher. In addition to the Australian year 12 equivalent and IELTS score, applicants may also need to have completed the DLM or a diploma course in a relevant field. We will also take industry experience into account. If you have any further questions about entry requirements, then you can contact us.