Graduate Diploma of Management(Learning)

Qualification Overview

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who apply highly specialised knowledge and skills in the field of organisational learning and capability development. Individuals in these roles generate and evaluate complex ideas. They also initiate, design and execute major learning and development functions within an organisation. Typically, they would have full responsibility and accountability for the personal output and work of others.

This qualification may apply to leaders and managers in an organisation where learning is used to build organisational capability. The job roles that relate to this qualification may also include RTO Manager and RTO Director.

Total Course Fee $AU 14,000


Entry Requirements

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 5+ conducted by Sapience College to know any additional support required.

Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make reports and graphs.

Pre-training Review

All students will undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, basic computing skills and interview conducted by Sapience College.

Interview also aims to identify possible RPL opportunities.

Through pre-training review student will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

English language requirements

To enrol into this course with Sapience College, international students, applying either off-shore or on-shore, must satisfy one of the following requirements:

I. Either a minimum IELTS test score of 6.0 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course;

Results more than two years are not acceptable.


II. Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States. OR

III. Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


IV. For students from Assessment Levels 1 and 2 only, successful completion of Sapience College’s Language and Numeracy Test conducted on Sapience College’s campus (for onshore international students ONLY.)

Academic requirements

Prospective Sapience College international students are required to demonstrate their capacity to complete the course successfully.

International students applying for this course either off-shore or on-shore will need satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma level qualification or higher in relevant field.

Basic computing skills

Student are required to have basic computer skills including operating MS-office and doing research on internet since course will require student to make reports using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation.

Materials and Equipment Required

Sapience College will provide access to required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners must have and need to bring a laptop with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All learners should have access to MS Office application such as Microsoft Word and an email platform such as Microsoft Outlook and Gmail.

Target Market/ Clients

Qualification Rules

The qualification is suited to international students who wish to apply highly specialised knowledge and skills in the field of organisational learning and capability development.

The cohort will consist of individuals with at least Diploma level qualifications in their relevant field and who possess sound theoretical skills and knowledge that they would like to build organisational capability through learning and create further educational and employment opportunities to work within the business or corporate environment.

Students will have access to resources and personnel required to practice tasks and complete project assessment tasks.

Summary of learners’ cohort:

Who is 18 years of old at the time of enrolment

Completed Diploma or higher in relevant filed of education or work

May have worked in an organisation at middle level role e.g. team leader or manager and wish to progress to senior manager role at learning and management responsibility in an organisation.

If any student who has prior experience or qualification will be dealt according to Sapience College’s CT and RPL policy and procedure, summary of which is outlined below in the next section.

Learner will have assessed for their prior knowledge, skills through pre-training review and enrolment interview. Where appropriate RPL or Credit Transfer will be suggested to learners. Volume of learning will be adjusted according to learner’s cohort.

All learners must have sufficient level of English language proficiency to enable them to successfully complete BSB80120 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (see Entry Requirements section). If learners are unable to demonstrate sufficient level of English language proficiency, they will be referred to English Language Intensive Course for

Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs to be brought up to the appropriate level.

Total number of units = 8 which consist of

3 Core units plus

5 Elective units, of which

3 elective units must be selected from the listed elective units in this training package.

the remaining 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed in this training package

if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from an Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Pre-Requisite Units

No units of this course have pre-requisites requirements.

Adjusting Volume of Learning

Delivery Mode

Volume of learning may be adjusted depending upon the student cohort. For example, students with significant industry experience may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration whilst students with little experience and/or studying with a disadvantage (see section below Reasonable Adjustment) may require longer study durations.

The course is delivered face-to-face in classrooms with access to, printers, software and access to all the equipment and resources identified in each unit of competency.

Self-study Learning

Students also complete independent self-study learning each week, comprising research, additional readings, completing assignment, projects and preparing for assessments (5 hours per week for 80 weeks, amounting to 400 hours).

All units are delivered as a stand-alone unit.

Qualification Pathways

Employment Pathway

Pathways into the qualification

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake the study at the graduate level, including with a Diploma in business or management or relevant field with a higher education qualification, together with relevant vocational practice.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Master Degree at a University.

Participants who exit this course at any time prior to completion will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency they have successfully completed.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a

learning and development consultant

RTO Manager

organisational learning and leadership manager

RTO Director

workforce capability development leader

workforce planner

educational professional

manager providing research or information related to career development

Sapience College does not do any misleading claim or job guarantee or advertise any employment outcome with its courses.

Students Support and Services

Student Support Staff and Counsellors

Sapience College employ student support officers to help students with special needs and/or refer them to qualified counsellors.

Sapience College will have dedicated student counsellors and Language Literacy and Numeracy Student Support Officers (e.g trainers) whose role is to review all data regarding student special needs collected during the pre-enrolment/enrolment stage. Data identifying students’ special needs is collected via a range of avenues including enrolment forms and pre-enrolment interviews. The student support officers assess the data and determine the type of support that the student may need in order to successfully complete the course. The student support officer is responsible for case-managing the student to ensure that the student is receiving appropriate support.

The following support is available to learners:

Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Support

Based on the results of the applicant’s enrolment, and if deemed applicable, a meeting can be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that Sapience College may be able to provide to a learner, with a view to creating an action plan that best addresses a student’s LLN needs.

Additional Training and Tutorials

Every effort, within reason, will be made by Sapience College personnel to ensure a successful outcome for students. Additional training and / or tutorial may be negotiated.

Digital Literacy Support

Sapience College will be able to help students experiencing difficulties in using computers. If help needed by students, their trainers can help in this regard.

Accommodation and health services:

A dedicated student support officer will provide support to international students on accommodation assistance or medical assistance. Sapience College has compiled a list of medical faculties and accommodation assistance services to provide information to students. The list is also included in International Student Handbook.

In order to facilitate quality support services to its students Sapience College will maintain a Support staff to student ratio of 1 Support staff: 45 students.

Sapience College’s student support policy ensures that all students are provided with academic and necessary personal support while studying in Australia. Enrolled students are made aware of this policy during orientation and induction.

Please refer to Sapience College’s student support and critical incident policy for further details.