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Diploma of Leadership and Management


BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

The Diploma of Leadership and Management reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. They may plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

Typical Scouting Pathway
Experiences and learning received through participation in Scouting, align closely to the requirements of the Diploma of Leadership and Management. Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Typical pathways that enables collection of valid evidence are;

    • Have at least twelve (12) months Scouting experience and completed the relevant learning pathway.
    • Complete Wood Badge training program, Scouting Leadership receiving your Wood Badge (wood beads) and Parchment plus International membership of 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group evidenced by the issuing of the Gilwell Scarf,
    • Your experiences providing leadership within a Scout group, District, Region, Branch or National,
    • Consistently conducting large Region or Branch events, or being a member of a national or international contingent leadership team.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Assessment through SAIT is based on the provision of a portfolio of evidence and professional conversations may be used to attest to a competency or authenticate evidence provided. A portfolio of evidence may comprise of:

  • Scout Portfolio (Youth program achievements and adult training and volunteer experiences)
  • Axe & Log modules
  • Completion of other Qualifications
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume) and third party referees
  • Evidence against specific criteria for each unit of competency

After completing your enrolment with the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), an assessor will be assigned to you and they will assess your evidence. They may ask for further evidence or have a conversation with you to gather further information about your experiences. After successfully completing your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment, you will receive a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Structure of the Qualification
An example of the Diploma of Leadership and Management that can be achieved by following the Scouting pathway of key achievements in the youth program or adult training may include the following units of competency:

  • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
  • CHCVOL004 Manage volunteer workforce development