Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)


Build your knowledge

Professional educators require highly specialised knowledge. The Edwards Institute of Further Education BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) builds on the BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning). It is specifically designed by professional educators for professional educators. Students enrolled in this program typically would have full responsibility and accountability for not only their personal work, but the work of others. This qualification is particularly relevant for leaders and managers in organisations where learning is used to build organisational capability.


It is envisaged that students enrolled in this program build on their substantial years of work experience, as they integrate the theories and knowledge delivered during this program to their workplace.

Those who have completed the BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning)  will receive credit towards the BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning).


Organisational learning

Flexible study

The on-line classes operate over a 10-week semester, allowing flexible part-time study. Additionally, there are several weekend classes and block-week formats throughout the year, for those who would prefer face-to-face classes. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet others and debate and discuss the various topics within each unit.


The BSB80615 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) comprises eight units. The two core units are:


BSBINN801 Lead innovative thinking and practice

BSBRES801  Initiate and lead applied research


Graduate units available

Complete two core units as shown below:

This unit is particularly useful for those leaders who initiate and lead innovation in industry and communities. Students will examine a  number of techniques and tools beneficial to generating new ideas and thinking. Current and past theories about innovatiion will be critiqued, as well as how internal and external conditions can drive innovation. The key elements of this unit are:

  • Generate innovative thinking and creativity
  • Lead innovative practices
  • Generate and support a culture of innovation
  • Sustain innovative thinking and practice

We recommend that students complete BSBLDR801 Lead personal and strategic transformation prior to enrolling in this unit.

Over the ten-week study period students will participate in forums, examine case studies and give presentations to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in this field.

During the ten-week study periodstudents plan, conduct and report on applied research relevant to organisational strategic practices. Students explore the relationship between research questions and research design, and examine raw data to develop relevant information that can be used in decision making. The key elements of this unit are:

  • Construct an applied research strategy
  • Use a range of applied research techniques
  • Analyse and present findings

Weekly tasks, forums, case studies and more are used to develop students’ skills and enhance their learning. It is suggested that students complete BSBLDR806 Lead and influence ethical practice prior to enrolling in this unit.

Choose four units from the list below:

Change is inevitable in the modern business world and this unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements. The following elements are included:

  1. Identify change requirements and opportunities
  2. Develop change management strategy
  3. Implement change management strategy.

Develop your skills and knowledge and improve your ability to analyse and improve your leadership style. This unit includes the following elements:

  • Reflect on personal efficacy
  • Lead in a transformational manner
  • Model and cultivate collaborative thinking
  • Provide strategic leadership during change processes
Assessments include forums, case analysis and short answer questions. Lessons are provided weekly and include various resources including video clips, articles, websites and podcasts. This format provides a structured approach with on-going support throughout the 10-week study period.

This unit is designed for students who are required to provide professional leadership to improve organisational learning, as well as the quality of training and assessment products and services.The following elements are included:

  • 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

Students will research and evaluate models and approaches to organisational learning. They will also examine and review organisational policies and procedures relevant to training and assessment. Throughout the ten-week study period, students will develop a project to initiate and implement learning program partnerships in line with regulatory, employment and organisational requirements. Case studies to determine best practices and the relationship to quality management as it relates to organisational learning will also be critiqued.

The mentoring unit includes the skills and knowledge to develop and implement a mentoring program for a particular section or group within an organisation, or as a collaborative partnership. Students will be required to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a mentoring program.

The key elements of this program are:

  • Plan a mentoring program
  • Develop tools and materials to support a mentoring program
  • Coordinate mentor and mentee relationships
  • Evaluate a mentoring program

Students will design and propose a mentoring program that could be implemented into a workplace. This includes the development of tools and resources, coordination of communications and evaluation of the actual program.


This unit covers the management for financial resources in a  complex environment. It includes forecasting financial needs, analysing asset performance and setting business targets. The following key elements are included:

  • Forecast future financial resource needs.
  • Analyse current asset performance and capacity.
  • Set business targets and compliance mechanisms.
  • Manage financial risk
  • Monitor compliance with financial projections.

Students undertaking this unit will analyse, plan, implement and evaluate individual and target group career development needs. They will plan and conduct several career development sessions, demonstrating an understanding of career development theories and models and career development needs. The key elements of this unit are:

  • Apply appropriate career development theory
  • Conduct career development sessions
  • Assist individuals to make informed career choices
  • Communicate professionally to promote career development outcomes
  • Use resources and technology to support career development sessions

Please note that students may select two units from either the BSB80515 Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) or BSB80215 Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, or from the electives listed above.