Expression of interest: Diploma of Leadership and Management

NADA have partnered with the Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) to deliver the nationally recognised Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) to NADA members in team leader and manager roles. CCWT training is delivered by experienced community sector trainers with course material that has been tailored through NADA member consultation.

Training is designed for team leaders and managers with less than 3 years of experience in the role. First Nations workers and people working in regional, rural and remote locations will be prioritised.

Training commitment is 14 days in total, including 10 days in-person workshops (at the NADA office, Woolloomooloo), 4 days virtual workshops, plus up to 8 days of additional study to complete assessment activities. Training modules are delivered as blocks of 2 days, every ~6 weeks. Participants are expected to complete their qualification within 12-18 months. Please consider the commitment required and you must gain your manager’s endorsement as part of the EOI process.

The training dates and overview are as follows:

Dates Workshop details / Accredited units Delivery
8 –9 February You as leader

  • Manage personal and professional development (elective)
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence
In person
11 –12 April Communications

  • Communicate with influence
  • Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
In person
6 –7 June Critical thinking

  • Develop critical thinking in others
In person
11 July Debriefing skills

  • Facilitate debriefing and workplace support processes (elective)
15–16 August People 1 – Teams

  • Manage team effectiveness
In person
17 –18 October People 2 – Manage people performance

  • Manage people performance (elective)
7 November Lead difficult conversations

  • Lead difficult conversations (elective)
5 –6 December Planning

  • Manage business operational plans
  • Facilitate continuous improvement (elective)
In person
N/A Manage meetings

  • Manage meetings (elective)
Self paced

Students are required to attend all workshops and complete all assessments in order to gain this qualification.

Students also agree to complete evaluation activities through CCWT and NADA, as part of Registered Training Provider and NSW Health funding requirements.

Submit an EOI HERE

Applications close COB Friday 15 December 2023

If you would like to discuss before submitting, please contact

This initiative is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, through the response to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug Ice.

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