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BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Course Overview

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level are likely to provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They may also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of teams.

They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Core Units of Competency

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team  

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace             

BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships             

BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans             

Elective Units of Competency

BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader - A

BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces - A

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs - A

BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes - A

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities - A

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work - B

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence - B

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement - A


Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable


Qualification Structuring Rules

To be awarded the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management you must successfully complete a total of 12 units of competency comprising of:

·       5 core units plus

·       7 elective units, of which:  

·       4 elective units must be selected from Group A

·       for the remaining 3 elective units:

·       up to 3 units may be selected from Groups A and B

·       if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or above, 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.

Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

12 Months tailored depending on student & client requirements. Options include Student Self-Paced Workbook and Project Delivery supported by ongoing Trainer/Assessor Assistance, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification. 12 Months can be extended by the student through an application process.


Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

·        Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $2200.00

·        RPL Assessment - (Available based on individual student circumstances and will vary depending on number of units you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or gap training requirements. You will be provided with an approximate cost based on your RPL application and agreed course training plan)


Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.


On successful completion you will receive a BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management nationally recognised qualification. In the event that you do not successfully complete the entire program, you will be awarded nationally recognised Statement of Attainments for each successfully completed Unit in the Qualification.

Education Pathways

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is in the Business Services Training Package and links to further studies at the Advanced Diploma level.


Occupational Pathways

Supervisors, Managers, Regional Managers, Team Leaders, or those seeking to move into Supervisors and Leadership roles


Where to from here

If you are currently employed in a Business Leadership role looking to upgrade your skills or looking to change industry and take up a new career in a Leadership and Management role, contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!

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