Diploma of Clinical Leadership & Management

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  • Course Duration12 Months
  • Course DeliveryOnline or Blended Delivery

There are no prerequisites for this course.

About the Diploma of Clinical Leadership & Management

Ready to build on your experience and expertise to advance into a leadership role? Our Diploma of Clinical Leadership and Management is a contextualised version of the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership & Management course that will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to step up and assume the responsibility of a management or leadership role in the health, aged or community care sectors. You will learn to develop a project plan, manage budgets and seek opportunities for further business improvement for your health, aged or community care organisation.

You will gain knowledge on how to liaise with stakeholders and ensure team effectiveness. This Diploma also addresses the multiple challenges faced by care managers in today’s rapidly changing aged care, community services and healthcare environments and provides solutions and strategies that work under various healthcare business conditions.

We are Australia’s only college to offer a specific version of the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management course that is fully contextualised to the health, aged and community care sectors including home care.

If you are currently employed or engaged in other commitments, our flexible delivery offers no barrier to study. This course is fully flexible with no assessment due dates or classes to attend. Structure your learning around your current work life commitments and take the next step in your healthcare leadership & management career.

Why study this course with ACCLM?

  • Australia’s only Diploma of Leadership and Management course that is fully contextualised to the health, aged and community care sectors.
  • Flexible delivery that offers no barrier to study.
  • Written by an industry expert with assessments that are real and relevant to the work place.
  • Open up doors to better paying positions in Australia’s booming healthcare industry.
  • Have the edge on other delegates applying for management positions in healthcare.

What will I learn?

This course includes 12 units of competency delivered as 5 modules of training. Modules cover the following broad topics:

  • Building Teams
  • Maintain a Safe Workplace
  • Communication Skills for Effective Work Environments
  • Manage People
  • Business Management

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Units of Competency

  • BSBLDR501 Develop and use Emotional Intelligence
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and Manage Effective Workplace Relationships
  • BSBWOR501 Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development
  • BSBRSK501 Manage Risk
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness
  • BSBMGT516 Facilitate Continues Improvement
  • BSBHRM513 Manage Workforce Planning
  • BSBCUS501 Manage Quality Customer Service
  • BSBMGT502 Manage People Performance
  • BSBHRM512 Develop and Manage Performance Management Process
  • BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan
  • BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans

Career Pathways

Diploma of Clinical Leadership and Management graduates are able to advance their career into:

  • Health Care Middle Management
  • Care Services Manager/ Clinical Team Leader
  • Executive Healthcare Positions
  • Senior Care Coordinator Positions
  • Business Owner ( Health Services)
  • Client Services Manager
  • Hostel Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Community Day Care Centre (CDC Services)

Education Pathways

  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (Human Resources)
  • Advanced Diploma of Business

ACCLM Course Delivery Options


Option 1. Online Course Delivery

The course is delivered completely online with no classroom attendance required.  A sound level of computer literacy is essential for students.  Online delivery provides you with maximum flexibility, allowing you to study anywhere and anytime.

As all training materials and assessments are delivered online, you must have access to a good computer with internet access.  You have online access to your facilitator and other support.

This mode has monthly commencement dates and is available nationally.

Option 2. Blended Course Delivery

This course mode is delivered as a series of monthly 3 hour face-to-face evening classroom sessions over 12 months, in addition to the online delivery in Option 1.  As all training materials and assessments are delivered online, you must have access to a good computer with internet access and a sound level of computer literacy.  You will also have online access to your facilitator and other support.

This mode is currently only available in our Brisbane CBD campus, but will soon roll out to our Sydney and Melbourne campuses as well.  There are generally only four course enrolment dates per year for this option, depending on numbers.


Live workshops can help some students to consolidate their knowledge and skills in conjunction with fellow students. However there is no mandatory workshop requirement for this course.

Students have the option of attending a one-day workshop during the second half of the course at an additional cost.

Workshops are held several times a year in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Students will be provided with information about available workshops during their training.

Your Pathway to a Career in the Health Sector

  • Nationally Recognised

    We are a large and experienced provider of vocational education & training. Our courses are all Nationally recognised under the Australian Quality Framework. Our qualifications are recognised across Australia and respected world-wide, and we offer a broad range of study options.

  • Practical Thinking

    Practical, job-focused training is at the core of everything we do. Our courses combine higher education thinking with practical hands-on learning. Our graduates are sought after in Australia and overseas with a high percentage going on to work or further study.

  • Modern Learning Environment

    Our modern centrally located campuses provide accessible, comfortable and flexible learning spaces for face-to-face learners, whilst our online learning portal ensures that all students have 24/7 access to their learning materials, resources and assessments.

  • Expert Trainers

    All our Educators are experienced in the Healthcare sector. ACCLM takes pride in providing students with educators that have current experience working within the specialised sector of learning. We pride ourselves on the standard of delivery and commitment of our academic staff.


I just want to say a big thank you for all the support you guys gave me. At this stage in my life I never thought I would be able to take up study again let alone pass my course and receive a Certificate. Achieving the result has boosted my confidence and as a mum about to enter back into the workforce I feel I have learnt heaps of an area I was truly scared to approach. With the learning modules set in blocks so I could do my practical placement along the way gave me experience and also I was able to practice what I had learnt. I thank ACCLM and all the staff who talked me through my issues along the way. You were all truly amazing! THANK-YOU

In 2015 while completing my Year 12 I also decided to do a Diploma of Management to hopefully increase my chances of getting into the Uni and course I wanted. I found the online learning component really easy to use and suited my study pattern. I enjoyed the easy access to online resources and the assessments as they were tailored to healthcare which gave me insight into Nursing which is what I was applying to University for in 2016. When I needed help I was able to call or email the College and I always had someone contact me back within 24 hours to book a time that suited my schedule to go over my issue. I was able to do some short online courses as part of my study which were great and gave me printable Certificates which I have put in my CV and helped me with my part time job interview. I finished my Diploma and learnt heaps along the way. I also got the Uni I wanted and am studying Nursing. Very Happy!

I decided to do the next level of Certificate so I could increase my chances of a higher paid position within the healthcare sector. I have grown as a person and have learnt some lifelong lessons along the way. I enjoyed the learning experience immensely. ACCLM is the best RTO that I have had the pleasure of learning from. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to further their education.

I studied my Certificate III over twelve months online. I had no previous experience in HealthCare so I was a bit worried how I would go. I spoke to Student Services nearly every week and the lady reassured me I was on track. The trainer would call me and go through areas I was stuck on and guide me. I really liked the short courses. There was quizzes and really cool pictures which taught me about the subject I was studying. I like that I could study at my own pace. I ended up getting a job at the aged care facility I did my placement at and love the residents.

Annette C

Certificate III in Individual Support

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Diploma of Leadership & Management

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Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Kim W

Certificate III in Individual Support

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