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Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

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Certificate IV in Leadership

and Management

Step into a world of possibilities with the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. This programme will give you a solid foundation in leadership and management no matter what industry or career path your pursue. A guided and robust programme of study will equip you with the skills you need to lead and manage yourself, teams, and groups, and make a real impact on the workplace. Leadership, management, workplace relations, teamwork, and communication are some of the key concepts and areas which this qualification covers.


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.

The qualification covers twelve (12) units of competency, five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units. Of these seven, four (4) electives come from Group A, and the remaining three (3) should be chosen from Group B.

CORE UNITS (Five (5) compulsory units)

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team


Group A (Four (4) elective units from below)

BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative processes

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

Group B (Choose three (3) elective units from below)

BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

All sessions are supported by learning materials, readings and intensive coaching and mentoring by facilitators, as well as online, email and phone support.

Programme Overview

  • BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

  • Duration: 1 year to 3 years (part-time) 

  • Description: A practical programme of leadership and management fundamentals for all career paths.

Who should attend?

Leadership and management skills are invaluable across the organisation and in all industries. Everyone can benefit from improving or augmenting their leadership and management skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for studying this qualification, but candidates should have the literacy and numeracy skills required to study at a certificate IV level. In order to successfully complete the qualification we recommend that candidates should have one of the following:

  • hold a Certificate III 

  • have relevant vocational practice, without formal qualifications

  • have other educational qualifications and some vocational experience.

Benefits of the Programme

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management provides a practical foundation in leadership and management skills that can be applied across all industries.

Learning tools and methodology

Blended delivery with a combination of online, face to face and distance training (as applicable). Methodologies include coaching and mentoring, workshops, learning activities, discussions, and social media. Learning is supported by independent research and a range of practical activities.

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