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In 2017 the Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) worked with Swinburne University to develop a Diploma of Leadership & Management that’s contextualised for the fleet and automotive industries.

This Diploma is the ideal steppingstone for your career and provides essential leadership and management skills for all automotive and fleet industry participants.

These core skills can be deployed across any department, finance, sales, operations and customer service. The program is focused on the everyday challenges and opportunities in managing your portfolios and teams, as well as providing effective leadership for the organisation.

The Lottery Corporation is currently seeking a Fleet Manager in Brisbane with AfMA’s Diploma or Leadership & Management listed under the heading “What you’ll bring?”.

Other skills and experience required for the role include:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Fleet Manager, including developing and executing fleet management strategies
  • Understanding of contractual obligations and risk accountability
  • Knowledge in fleet procurement, maintenance, and disposal

It’s fantastic organisations such as The Lottery Corporation acknowledge the benefits of employing individuals who have completed this University qualification.

The 2023 cohort commences in mid-February. Below is some general information about the Diploma and click here to learn more, including paid industry scholarships.

General Diploma Information


By undertaking this program, the skills you will develop include:

  • Leadership – how to lead and manage teams with impact
  • Using Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing staff challenges and creating
  • high performance in teams
  • Coaching strategies and frameworks to improve individual performance
  • Providing high quality and responsive customer service
  • Managing your operational area
  • Managing risks
  • Ensuring a safe workplace
  • How to design and implement continuous improvement processes
  • Managing your budgets and financial plans

Application in the Workplace

The program schedule is designed to allow you apply your learning back into the workplace, as well as working with your colleagues on a business project.

These projects will be supported by your organisation and will reflect a Return on Investment (ROI) for your involvement.

Benefits of Undertaking the Program

The program is highly practical and interactive and will accommodate you even if it has been years since you undertook any studies or formal learning.

Benefits include:

  • Build the leadership skills you need to excel in fleet or the automotive Industry
  • Strengthen your management ability and credentials
  • Workshops facilitated by experienced industry specialists and practitioners
  • A nationally accredited leadership program endorsed and supported by your industry peak body AfMA
  • Swinburne has provided a discounted rate for AfMA participants saving around 23%
  • On successful completion you will have a higher education pathway to further your studies through several Swinburne Graduate Certificates and MBA programs


There will be between 12 to 16 participants in any one group.

Delivery Method

The diploma is delivered via nine online workshops over around 9 months. It includes assessments for each of the thirteen subjects and a presentation of a business project. There is also an option to attend a face to face day prior to the Australasian Fleet Conference & Exhibition. Those attending the face to face day save 50% on a conference ticket.