Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

Become a leader who prepares for success with the essential skills and knowledge to drive business outcomes from a place of influence and collaboration. You will discover how to increase operational performance and lead with a strategic plan.

What can I expect?

The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership is a high-level qualification that will provide you with the opportunity to develop and implement business-critical strategies in a leadership role across a diverse range of industries. With this qualification, you will discover how to create and cultivate collaborative partnerships that support your business vision and grow internal and external relationships.

You will develop a strong understanding of operational processes through complex problem solving, planning and decision making. Leading with innovation, you will discover how to create and implement a strategic change strategy to pivot in changing economic climates.

This qualification will provide you with a solid foundation to further your education with a bachelors or masters program at one of our partnering universities.


Career opportunities – where will my studies lead me?

Administration Manager

Program Manager

Senior Manager


Team Leader

Managing Director

Team Manager

Business Manager

Strategy & Policy Director

With a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, you will:

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    Develop and lead a strategic transformation strategy that supports change in a dynamic context, including cultivating collaborative practices and reviewing strategic outcomes.
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    Learn how to create, monitor and evaluate business continuity management strategies that will minimise disruptions to the business.
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    Serve the mission and vision of your organisation through the development and execution of a high-level strategic plan through environmental analysis, the establishment of goals and the setting of key performance indicators, budgets and timelines.

Entry requirements

IELTS score 5.5 minimum (no band less than 5.0); or equivalent.

Diploma or Advanced Diploma with 3 years experience in a significant leadership position


Bachelor degree in related fields of study, 2 years full-time experience in a significant leadership position


5 years of full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant leadership position



47 weeks



Students are required to attend class for 2 x 8 hour days and 1 X 4 hour day per week 



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Classroombased and self-paced study 

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:

Fees are to be paid in a 2-stage process, with the first payment due on acceptance of your “Letter of Offer” and the remaining amount to be divided by the number of months of your qualification and paid monthly starting on the commencement of your course.

Upfront Fee
Monthly Fee
AUD $13,000AUD $3250 to be paid upon acceptance of your “Letter of Offer.”AUD $975 to be paid monthly X 10 months

NOTE: your first monthly payment is due on commencement of your course

For more information on understanding your fees, please click here. 

Qualification Structure:

A total of 8 units must be completed:

Core Units

BSBLDR811 Lead strategic transformation

BSBSTR802 Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation

Elective Units

BSBLDR812 Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBHRM611 Contribute to organisational performance development

BSBLDR813 Lead and influence ethical practice

BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice

BSBTEC601 Review organisational digital strategy

Apply in 5 steps:

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey by following the steps below. If you need help, please feel free to contact us here.

Take the first step

Discover what being an International student with College Australia will be like for you by reading the “Essential documents to support your learning journey”. They are full of important information and will help you understand what is involved.


Complete your online Enrolment Form by clicking here and provide the required documentation as outlined in the form.

Letter of Offer

We will confirm your acceptance into your course by email with a “Letter of Offer” and provide you with an invoice for the upfront fee.

You will need to sign your “Letter of Offer”, scan and return it to College Australia via email.

On receipt of your signed “Letter of Offer”, we will provide you with a “Confirmation of Enrolment”.

Apply for your Visa

You will be required to submit your documents to the Department of Human Affairs.

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa. Fees apply as this is separate from the tuition fees.

Visa Granted

You will need to provide College Australia with a copy of your visa approval to progress and receive your course start date.

You are ready to begin your studies with College Australia.

Arrive at College Australia on your first day for an in-depth Orientation, meet your Educator and classmates, and your student journey begins!

Your Educator



Debi is one of College Australia’s 5-star Educators. Debi joined us with a wealth of knowledge in business, retail, and hospitality and a whopping 23 years of training experience!

Debi left behind the arid deserts of the US and migrated to Australia in 1985. With her family, she made the sunshine, glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast her home in 1988 and worked with some of the Gold Coast’s biggest hotels.

Debi’s passion lies in supporting her students to learn the skills required to make epic career shifts. She has an intuitive knack for knowing exactly what a student needs when they’re struggling, and loves planting the seed of knowledge and watching it grow into great potential. Debi teaches our business, hospitality, and retail qualifications and does an amazing job, as her students’ successes show!

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