BSB80320
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

Available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for those with a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

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The CLET BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership is a powerful Nationally Recognised Qualification offered by CLET via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who can provide evidence to show they have applied advanced knowledge and skills in a strategic leadership and management role.

RPL at this level rewards those who have made autonomous decisions and used initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions in a variety of contexts and who have held positions of responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and for the work or function of others.

The recognition of prior learning process conducted by CLET assessors will search for evidence of the ability to use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. The RPL assessment process will need applicants to demonstrate the use of communication skills to support an understanding of theoretical concepts and the ability to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

For those from the military, police, emergency services, Federal, State, Territory and Local Government agencies and many security organisations suitable to apply for this qualification via RPL, CLET have compiled comprehensive evidence guides to assist the recognition of the most suitable personnel from these organisations, without the need for you to provide confidential and classified information to be successful.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
Course Code: BSB80320
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL ONLY
Awards for RPL:
Graduate Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: No
Units Recognised: 10
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and lead organisational transformation and learning for strategic outcomes. It covers leading transformational practices, cultivating collaborative practices, completing ongoing professional development and providing strategic leadership in a dynamic context.

The unit applies to those who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of high-level strategic plans that serve the vision and mission of an organisation. It addresses analysing the environment, identifying risks and opportunities, planning staffing requirements, succession planning, and establishing and monitoring financial and non-financial performance indicators. Leadership skills are applied in order to engage people with the organisation’s vision and goals and in developing and implementing the plan.

The unit applies to senior managers and business owners who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of financial strategy for an organisation or work area. It covers the use and interpretation of financial information to support business decision making, analysis and enterprise planning. The unit includes the forecasting of future financial requirements and development of business targets in compliance with financial projections.

The unit applies to senior management, including strategic business analysts and executive managers, who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse and generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development of diversity and inclusion strategies for an organisation. This includes developing objectives and strategies as well as monitoring and evaluating trends and processes.

It focuses on making provision for inclusivity to ensure that training, employment and promotional opportunities are provided to all cohorts to actively leverage diversity in the workplace.

The unit applies to individuals who assess factors that may affect the supply of workers; align workforce objectives with organisational plans; and design strategies to ensure a competent, diverse and inclusive workforce is available to meet anticipated changes.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on applied research to influence strategic practices and outcomes within an organisational context. The unit also covers constructing an applied research strategy, using a range of applied research techniques, and analysing and presenting findings.

The unit applies to leaders or managers who use applied research to enhance individual, team and organisational performance. The intended purpose and approach to applied research may vary across a range of contexts and organisations. In this unit, the focus is on applied research to attain improved organisational outcomes.

No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish collaborative partnerships and relationships with business and industry stakeholders. This unit covers communicating to influence others, cultivating new and existing partnerships, establishing positive collaborative relationships, leading the establishment of a partnership program and establishing reporting mechanisms.

The unit applies to people who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply ethical leadership and take responsibility for influencing ethical practice. It addresses establishing ethical standards, applying ethical practice into the organisation’s culture and processes and promoting ethical leadership and decision making at all levels of the organisation.

The unit applies to people who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prioritise projects and programs within a portfolio. It covers the identification, strategic alignment and setting of priorities at the portfolio level.

A portfolio is the centralised management of one or more portfolios of projects, which includes identifying, prioritising, authorising, managing and controlling projects, programs and other related work, to achieve specific strategic business objectives.

The unit applies to individuals who operate at the strategic level within the organisation. Unlike projects or programs, a portfolio does not have a finite life, instead it is a continuous process and requires regular tending to ensure the portfolio remains in balance and is consistent with the strategic objectives of the organisation.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the portfolio. It covers provision of effective leadership and management within the portfolio, and ensuring a vision is developed and communicated.

A portfolio is the centralised management of one or more portfolios of projects, which includes identifying, prioritising, authorising, managing and controlling projects, programs and other related work, to achieve specific strategic business objectives.

The unit applies to individuals who operate at the strategic level within the organisation. Unlike projects or programs, a portfolio does not have a finite life, instead it is a continuous process and requires regular tending to ensure the portfolio remains in balance and is consistent with the strategic objectives of the organisation.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate, lead and sustain innovative organisational thinking and practice.

The unit applies to individuals who initiate and lead innovation in any industry or community context. Each organisation’s thinking and practice will be different depending on its core business, purpose, size, complexity and broader operating context.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

From the Australian Government Training Package Implementation Guide, the possible job titles attached to this qualification include:

  • Director
  • Managing Director
  • General Manager
  • Senior Administrator
  • Senior Executive
  • Possible entry into university degree and postgraduate study

CLET also encourages the achievement of a Nationally Recognised Qualification for your own personal recognition of the knowledge and skills acquired over many years in the workforce.

RPL FEES - $3250 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $3250 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process.

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