When will CCWT offer the ‘new’ qualification?

CCWT will be offering a fully online version of the new qualification soon. We will also be launching our popular RPL workshops for the new qualification.

Do you want to start this qualification now?

You can:

  • Commence units that are the same in both qualifications under the Blended Learning pathway.
    Download the APPLICATION PACKAGE for more information.
  • Commence qualification by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by undertaking the units that are in the new Diploma. The RPL workshop will be available in early 2022. Please contact lesley@acwa.asn.au to discuss your RPL suitability and unit options.

What is the difference between the old and the new Diploma?

Both qualifications have 12 units of competency to complete, but while there were 4 core and 8 elective units in the ‘old’ qualification, there are 6 core and 6 elective units in the new qualification.

The two qualifications are considered equivalent. This means that:

  • If you are completing this qualification to get a new job it won’t matter which of the two qualifications, you hold.
  • You will study very similar topics in each qualification.
  • If you have one or more units of competency from the old qualification, and would like to complete the new qualification, you will be able to receive credit transfer provided the unit is applicable to the new qualification.

What does equivalent units mean?

Equivalent means that the units from the old Diploma are recognised in the new Diploma. This enables you to begin your Diploma now.

Here is a table to compare the units that are equivalent between the old and the new qualification that CCWT offers:

BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership & Management

(old Diploma)

BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR502 Lead and team effectiveness



Equivalent electives available

BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBADM502 Manage meetings

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership & Management

(new Diploma)

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

Equivalent electives available (6 units required)

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBTWK503 Manage meetings

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBPS504 Manage business risk

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Is the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management for me?

This nationally recognised qualification is for those who are or aim to be managers/supervisors in community sector organisations.

Why through CCWT?

All our workshops and materials are designed for the community sector and delivered by experienced community sector trainers. We are also here to support you through this great journey. CCWT is the learning and development arm for the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Limited (ACWA), which is an RTO and has this qualification on its scope of registration.

What skills and knowledge will I gain?

You will learn about leadership, emotional intelligence, policies, people management, teams, projects and plans.

For more information contact CCWT’s Leadership Program Manager:
Lesley Furneaux-Cook

Quick look at the difference between Blended Learning and RPL

Blended Learning

Recommended If You Have Limited Management Experience


  1. A mixture of face-to-face workshops & distance kits
  2. Usually takes between 12-24 months to complete
  3. Cost varies (depends on units selected)

Recognising Your Skills (RPL)

Recommended If You Have A Minimum 3 Years’ Experience in a:

  1. Management role
  2. Team leader role
  3. Coordinator role

Contact Lesley for more information

Andrew McCallum Leadership Scholarship

Community Leadership Program