BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

The BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is a management qualification that incorporates best practice principles for use in the club management industry.

The study content has been chosen to reflect the education needs of the golf course and club management industry, covering a broad range of club management subjects for managers in today’s business climate. This Advanced Diploma program is exclusively endorsed by Golf Management Australia (GMA).

BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is ideal for managers who need to validate their existing club management skills, or are looking to enhance their current knowledge and skills set to advance their career in management.

The program is relevant to people in positions at clubs such as General Manager, Club or House Manager, Assistant Manager, Finance Manager, Operations Manager, Golf Course Superintendents or PGA Professionals.

Study of the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management program is undertaken through online distance learning, through e-learning platforms. This offers students a flexible learning environment, to manage their distance study and time around current workplace and other life commitments.

The qualification can assist in career progression at the Club and General Manager level, throughout Australia and around the world. Upon successful completion of study, students graduate with the qualification BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.


The Advanced Diploma of Management is a distance study program, delivered entirely through online learning. Students will complete their study via the PGA’s e-learning platform, The Fairway.

Throughout the duration of study, The Fairway is your home as a student. On The Fairway, you will find all of your e-learning resources, such as your unit readings, assessment items and access point to your PGA Institute Program Manager. Assessment items as part of the study are designed to benefit you in your club management environment.
During the duration of the Advanced Diploma of Management, you will have access to webcasts and webinar sessions in selected units of competency. These will be delivered by industry professionals in their areas of expertise, providing you with current industry trends and knowledge associated with the program of study.

Course Content

The BSB60420 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management provides targeted education in business and management for club managers. Program content focuses on specific skills and knowledge required by a club manager in today’s industry – providing further education for future career development for students.

The qualification BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is comprised of 10 units of competency. These cover specific content such as:

  • Leading and managing organisational change
  • Applying critical thinking for complex problem solving
  • Providing leadership across the organisation
  • Developing and implementing business plans
  • Managing innovation and continuous improvement
  • Communicating with influence
  • Establishing and managing compliance management systems
  • Developing organisational strategies
  • Developing critical thinking in others

Throughout your study, you have contact with a dedicated PGA Institute Program Manager. They will be your point of contact through the duration of your study as you progress through the 10 units of study.

All students studying the qualification have the opportunity to apply for direct credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management. Course duration for the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is a maximum of two years.

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How to Apply

Applications to study the Advanced Diploma of Management program are open throughout the year, with new students able to commence in their chosen monthly intake.

Entry requirements for the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management are:

  • Completion of Australia Year 12 studies, or higher education qualification to:
  • Completion of a Business Diploma or a resume demonstrating a minimum of 2 years in a leadership or operational role

Intakes for new student commencements are as follows:

Monthly Intakes:

January – December

Applications for the program are to be forwarded to PGA Institute by email to

Download Student Application Form (E-Learning)