BSB51107 - Diploma of Management

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are engaged to manage the work of others or to add value to or review management practices. Their role may be in any industry or organisational setting. Typically people in these roles will have considerable experience in their respective industries or vocational areas and combine an informed perspective of specific work requirements with their managerial approaches. The qualification requires a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work or the work of a team.

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.

A possible job title relevant to this qualification is:


Related occupations

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

Business Development Manager

Business Development Managers implement and assist with the development of business plans. They manage business activities associated with identifying new markets and sources of revenue, and build and maintain business relationships in line with company strategies and objectives.

Business Manager

Business Managers are responsible for the financial and legal details of business and sales transactions. They have an understanding of financing and contract law.

Corporate Services Manager

Corporate Services Managers oversee the provision and running of corporate services. They coordinate services such as human resources, supply and facilities management, and IT. They ensure all necessary corporate services are delivered to the expected standard, and that they cover the needs of the business.

Distribution Centre Manager

Distribution Centre Managers coordinate the flow of goods into and out of a distribution centre, optimising stock levels and ensuring that customers receive the right goods at the right time. Their duties include managing staff, tracking products and using complex software.

Information Services Manager

Information Services Managers oversee departments responsible for processing and storing information, and managing information systems. They plan for and supervise information storage and maintenance in physical archives or digital storage systems, and facilitate access to stored information. They supervise and direct the activities of information services teams.

Legal Practice Manager

Legal Practice Managers oversee the business operations of a legal practice. They manage personnel and administrative systems; identify new business opportunities; and manage accounts, records, and physical resources such as office spaces.


Managers plan, organise, direct, and review the day-to-day operations and major functions of commercial, industrial, government and defence organisations. Depending on the size of the organisation, they may delegate tasks to lower-level managers or they may directly manage a workforce. They deal with human resources; internal and external communications; documentation and reporting of business processes, functioning and development; and occupational health and safety.

Office Manager

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices, such as administrative systems and office personnel. They may be involved in staff hiring, training, supervision and appraisal; maintaining information management systems; and providing budgetary and inventory information and updates to higher management.

Operations Manager

Operations Managers oversee and run an organisation's operational activities. They use their specialist expertise and experience to provide advice, planning and guidance to an operations team. They carry out broader management duties, such as managing budgets and resources, liaising with clients or other management staff, and ensuring project goals and objectives are met.

Production Manager

Production Managers oversee and plan for processes which produce goods or resources. They set production targets and ensure they are met; organise and obtain resources necessary for operations; evaluate production techniques and devise improvements; and generally ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Public Sector Manager

Public Sector Managers perform independent and self-directed management work in the public sector. They may have supervisory responsibilities and perform duties which are diverse in nature, rather than specialist management duties.

Senior Manager (Public Sector)

Senior Managers in the public sector work autonomously within an organisation, often being responsible for a division or department. They usually have a number of subordinate managers reporting to them, and may report to a higher level manager or CEO.

Transport Manager

Transport Managers are responsible for the efficient operation of the transport function. They arrange contracts with customers, oversee fleet management, develop and implement budgets and manage industrial relations.

Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Managers manage staff and inventory; analyse, design and implement inventory management procedures; manage receipt and dispatch of inventory; and negotiate with freight carriers.

Related industry sectors

The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

Automotive Industry

This sector covers the administrative aspects of the automotive industry, including sales and insurance. For qualifications relating to the service and repair aspects of the automotive industry, use the heading Automotive Service and Repair.

Automotive Manufacturing

This sector covers the manufacture of both bodies and parts for domestic automobiles as well as light-commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks and vans.

Business Administration

This sector covers the establishment and maintenance of procedures, records, and regulations for commercial activities. For qualifications relating to specific aspects of business administration, use the headings Governance, Human Resource Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Purchasing and Procurement, Quality Auditing, or Recordkeeping.

Government Service Delivery

This sector covers the provision of services by local, state and federal governments.

Legal Administration

This sector covers the administrative aspects of a legal office work environment.

Local Government Administration

This sector covers the administrative tasks of local government.


This sector covers the planning, organising and management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of sale.

Purchasing and Procurement

This sector covers the activities involved in obtaining goods and services, from the preparation and processing of a requisition through to receipt and approval of the invoice for payment.

Warehousing and Storage

This sector covers the provision of storage for goods or merchandise prior to their use, distribution, or sale. These facilities take responsibility for storing the goods and keeping them secure.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing/Regulatory information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Qualification pathways

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB40812 Certificate IV in Frontline Management or other relevant qualification


With vocational experience but without formal supervision or management qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

  • BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management or other Advanced Diploma qualifications.
Course format

The course will consist of completion and assessment of 8 x units of competency.

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