Cover Leaders Guide 2017 Page 01Empower your leadership and Early Childhood Career 

In choosing to study the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management course with First Door, you are empowering your career as a highly regarded leader in the Early Childhood profession. 

First Door provides engaging, interactive workshops and personal mentoring for each unit.
If you live in Queensland, but are not able to attend our North Brisbane workshops, you can enrol in First Door's engaging Flexible learning course.

First Door is committed to ensuring our learning experiences and resources provide you with the confidence, knowledge and skills to successfully lead a team and to competently manage an Early Childhood service. Your assessment workbooks have workplace projects to put your learning into action.
Download our LEADERS GUIDE for more information.


Flexible Learning

First Door facilitates Flexible learning to students throughout Queensland.  We partner with you to be your best professionally, no matter where you live in Queensland, with:

  • inspiring and helpful resources and assessment guides for each unit of study
  • interactions and collaboration with students completing the same unit
  • zoom meetings with your personal mentor to share information
  • study support
  • practical assessments so you can put your learning into practice as you complete each assessment workbook

Structured or Flexi Training Plans

Our structured training plan provides students with a monthly timetable to work through course unit/s each month from January to November. The structured training plan has unit start dates and due dates to assist students to stay focused and motivated. If you live in Brisbane and nearby surrounds, you will enjoy participating in regular, inspiring workshops to start each unit and to engage with other Directors and Managers focusing on being their best.

The Flexi training plan suits students that are using Flexible learning and/or are eligible for credit transfers or RPL course units. With this flexi training plan, you need  to be self-motivated and prefer flexibility to set your own assesment due dates. 


Where can the Diploma of Leadership and Management take you?

The Diploma of Leadership and Management is a nationally recognised qualification and the units relate to the leadership and management skills required in the National Quality Standard Quality Area 7: Governance and Leadership. You will be equipped to step up your career with opportunities, such as:

  • Senior leadership role within the Early Childhood sector
  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Centre Director or Manager
  • Operations Manager or Senior management role within the Early Childhood sector
  • Owning or managing your own Early Childhood service


What will you learn?

Students studying the Diploma of Leadership and Management with First Door will:
  • be equipped with skills to effectively recruit, select and induct staff
  • gain skills and knowledge to develop your workplace into a learning environment
  • gain competence in mentoring, leading and developing teams and individuals
  • be equipped with skills to manage operational plans, budgets and financial plans
  • develop skills to plan marketing activities
  • gain the ability to manage people performance and inspire others to deliver quality and professional practice
  • be inspired to plan and monitor continuous improvement 


Our Course Structure

At First Door, the twelve units that form the Diploma of Leadership and Management course are groupes into three related parts:

  • Planning
  • Organising and monitoring 
  • Leading

First Door has rolling enrolment for when it suits you to get started in your course, at any point in the year from January to November. Students get started on the relevant unit that commences following enrolment, and your training plan is built from your start date. You have up to two years to complete this course, but most students complete the course within 12 months.


To enrol

You need to be employed in a leadership role so you are able to complete the assessment tasks. We are here to help you through the enrolment and study process. 

You are able to download an enrolment form here to complete and return to us.

 First Door Diploma of Leadership and Management