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Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015)

Course summary

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 provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team.They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, although a Certificate III Business or other relevant qualification or vocational experience is recommended. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible career outcomes could lead to roles as a Supervisor, Co-ordinator, Team Leader, Leading Hand, Office Manager.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Students are expected to undertake 4 - 6 hours of study each week. Each unit must be completed within 10 weeks. Total duration of the course is 12 - 18 months.

  • Distance
Core Units
BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
Elective Units - Group A
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
Elective Units - Group B
BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
Study Sequence

It is recommended that students study in the following sequence
  1. BSBWOR404
  2. BSBLDR401
  3. BSBLDR402
  4. BSBLDR403
  5. BSBMGT402
  6. BSBMGT403
  7. BSBREL402
  8. BSBWHS401
  9. BSBADM409
  10. BSBCUS402
  11. BSBMGT401
  12. BSBWRT401

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 - 18 months

Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed - Four (4) core units and eight (8) elective units


Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy, numeracy skills and technology skills to read and follow textbooks and online course material. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 10 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management No

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Resource Requirements

The following textbooks are required:

  • Management theory and practice (6th ed), Kris Cole,  2015,  Cengage, ISBN 978-0170354059
  • The Business Communication Handbook (10th Ed), Judith Dwyer,  2016, Cengage, ISBN 978-0170354172

Textbooks can be purchased as hard copy or electronic versions.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at