Course Description

Developed by strategic, business and HR industry experts, the BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) will teach you how to use strategic learning approaches to develop staff capability, career progression and confidence.

You will develop leadership skills that are in demand across Australia. These include self-management, leading personal and strategic transformations, leading strategic learning initiatives, and developing collaborative partnerships and relationships.

Obtain a qualification that will help you reach the next stage in your career with this flexible Graduate Certificate.


Why study this course?

  • When you complete your first module, you’ll receive a free 12-month professional membership with The Australian Institute of Management (AIM). AIM is a key industry organisation for Managers across Australia, with a professional membership being valued at $300. Your membership will give you access to relevant publications, networking opportunities and events, as well as access to the exceptional AIM Mentoring Program.
  • The BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) is developed with practical career outcomes in mind, much of the course content is built around real-life case studies, allowing you to use critical thinking to analyse common industry situations.
  • With a choice of elective units, you can tailor your studies to suit your career development goals. Choose to focus on managing budgets and financial plans or identifying and implementing business innovation
  • The course is delivered online, so there are no classrooms and no deadlines. Easily fit your studies around your current role – study wherever you want, whenever you want, on any device (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer).
Course number E1262
Qualification name BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning)
Course duration Maximum 12 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Knowledge tests, Projects, Scenario-based questions, Written reports
Awarded by
  • TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010)


You must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree


  • Completed a diploma or advanced diploma qualification and possess at least six months equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a mid to senior level of leadership and management*.


  • Twelve months equivalent full-time relevant experience at a mid to senior level of leadership and management*.

* Prior to enrollment you will be required to submit evidence of your relevant management experience. Evidence can include your position description, payslips, letters of employment and your resume.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.


This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Employment recognition

To be successful in your studies, you will need access to a work environment to complete assessments. These will require you to have access to:

  • Departments (within an organisation) on which to base scenarios
  • Organisational charts
  • Organisational strategic and business plans (both current and past)
  • Policies and procedures relating to the organisation’s current state, project management and risk management
  • Information on current organisational training and assessment requirements
  • Team members and senior management for consultation
  • You will need to carry out the following in your selected work environment:
  • Collaborate with others and manage workplace relationships
  • Conduct consultation with team members, senior management and stakeholders
  • Communicate, both formally and informally in the workplace on a one-to-one and group basis through email, meetings, presentations (including video presentations), training, workshops and/or conference calls etc.
  • Conduct surveys and gather data to measure and report on performance
  • Obtain approvals to implement plans and strategies at work, such as organisational learning strategies and change management project plans
  • Access workplace policies, procedures, forms and templates
  • Provide strategic leadership in relation to change, and apply a range of leadership practices.

You do not need to be employed in an organisation; however, you must have access to a workplace where you can implement new initiatives and projects. The workplace may be one with which you are providing consultancy services (at a high organisation level) or volunteering in, this includes community organisations.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.


Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.

Module 1

  • Reflect on personal efficacy
  • Lead in a transformational manner
  • Model and cultivate collaborative thinking
  • Provide strategic leadership during change processes

Module 2

  • Provide leadership to learning strategy formation
  • Design and develop organisational learning strategy
  • Implement organisational learning strategy
  • Review organisational learning and development
  • Improve organisational learning strategy formation

Module 3

  • Communicate to influence relevant individuals and stakeholders
  • Cultivate new and existing partnerships with stakeholders
  • Establish positive collaborative relationships
  • Lead establishment of a partnership program
  • Establish reporting mechanisms for partnership program

Module 4

In Module 4, you’ll choose from one of the following elective units:

  • Plan financial management approaches
  • Implement financial management approaches
  • Monitor and control finances
  • Review and evaluate financial management processes
  • Compare the business with competitor businesses
  • Identify business opportunities for innovation and reform
  • Implement innovation

Start learning for less. Our payment options could help you make considerable savings on the cost of this course. 

Find out more

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by TAFE NSW North Region.