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 Institute of Managers and Leaders (previously known as the Australian Institute of Management). IML 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 IML 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 business training 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, Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Presentations, Projects, Scenario-based questions, Video, 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.


You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software.

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)


You will need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, audio and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.

You will also need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc are available as a download from the internet.

Some assessments include a component for you to record an audio or video. The requirements for these vary depending on the assessment. If you are unable to conduct these in the workplace and this is a requirement of the assessment, you have the option of engaging with friends, family and other students to record this via other means, such as Skype.

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 organisational 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.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.

Modules 1 has been released and is available. The subsequent Modules will be available on the following dates:

  • Module 2 - August 2017
  • Module 3 - October 2017
  • Module 4 - November 2017
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

  • 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 3

  • 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 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



What are my payment options?

Pay in full

If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount. When you pay in full, we don’t have to spend extra money on administration for tasks such as payment plan processing. Instead, we get to pass this saving onto you in the form of a discount.

Payment Plan

Pay for you course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

ZipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility in your finances, and want to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, you can switch to a zipMoney payment plan. Essentially, zipMoney pays your course fees for you, and you pay this loan back over 24, 36 or 48 months. As long as you are eligible, you can switch to a zipMoney plan at any time.

Find out more

Natasha Arthars

Natasha started working in vocational education in 2008 and has worked in both training and educational management roles in Australia and internationally. In addition to working in educational management, she has also worked in the legal, insurance and mining industries in a variety of roles. Natasha holds a Master of Business and a Master of Learning Sciences and Technology. She also holds a number of vocational qualifications in business administration, leadership and management, human resources, finance and workplace health and safety.


Students of this course will receive a membership to these organisation(s)

The Institute of Managers and Leaders is a non-profit Membership organisation and the gold standard-setting professional body for management and leadership competence and excellence. IML passionately believes that great leadership is the first step towards a better world and for 76 years, they have been supporting professionals on their leadership journey in keeping with the vision – “Creating better managers and leaders for a better society”.

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.

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