BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

National Code: BSB40520
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Government funding: Yes Smart and Skilled 

Leadership and Management are essential for any organisation to succeed. The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is an invaluable qualification across a range of sectors that requires skills in effective communication, team effectiveness and productivity. The course is popular in a range of industries: business, mining, public service, finance, health, construction and education. This qualification will provide you with leadership, managerial, planning and people skills. Undertaking this qualification will elevate your professional skills and advance your career as a Leader and Manager.

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals developing skills as 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.

What kind of careers and work could I do?

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to front-line managers, supervisors and team leaders. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • manager
  • front-line manager
  • team leader
  • supervisor
  • operations coordinator
  • executive assistant (EA) / personal assistant (PA)

What are the entry requirements?

There are no academic entry requirements. This qualification is suited for those with management roles supervising small teams and as a foundation course for the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Where can I study, what locations are available?

Illawarra – Kiama: Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533


Virtual Classroom/ Online / Flexible – for those working and/or with caring responsibilities, undertaking the course online is one option.

Schedule and Locations

Term 1 | FEBRUARY 2024 | Part-time | Virtual Classroom Online 

Day: TBC
Mode: Virtual Classroom Online
Training: 18 Sessions
Time: TBC
First Training Session: February 2024 
Holidays: No Classes during NSW School Holidays
Last Training Session: TBC
Availability: Expression of Interest for 2024 – Open Now – Please contact admin via email ([email protected]) to put your name down
Duration: 6 months

Cost: $2,450.00 – NSW Smart and Skilled Government Funded (if you meet the eligibility requirements, for NSW residents only)

How is the course delivered?

This course is run face-to-face in a real training environment. You will have an actual teacher and other students in the training setting. You will have 12 months to complete the course, however, you may be able to complete the course sooner. If you are currently working the course may be delivered in the workplace with a combination of flexible training and online delivery.

What are the units am I required to complete?

You need to complete 12 units for BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification, four core and seven electives.
All course material is provided in the price, including a USB and folder with all the training and assessment resources. The four core units of the course are:

  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans
  • BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team

The remaining eight electives are chosen on your work roles, job requirements and interest in leadership and management, common electives include:BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

  • BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
  • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Smart and Skilled

This course is government subsidised and you maybe eligible, if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident, live or work in NSW, are over 15 and no longer at school, you may be eligible under Smart and Skilled, meaning the course is subsidised by the NSW Government.

How much is the course?

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification is available under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled funding. Prices depend on whether it is your first or subsequent qualification or if you are eligible for a concession fee or exemption. In 2023 the fees are:BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

$0 Fee Exemption *
$240 Concession, for eligible Centrelink recipients
$1,580 first qualification
$2,450 second qualification 

$6,140  Fee for service (non-subsidised full price)

* You may be eligible for an exemption, which means that you do not have to pay anything for the course if you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or if you have a disability, health, chronic medical or mental health condition. Contact our office 1300 653 501 for more information or email: [email protected]

How interactive and practical is the course?

At NTM this course is practical, interactive and with sufficient time to complete all your assessments. This course includes interesting readings and practical assessment work to be completed at home or at work. To assist you in becoming a workplace trainer, you will deliver a number of training sessions as part of the course, including one-to-one and group training. There will also be written assessments, projects and case studies related to work-based training and assessment activities.

Pathways to further study and university

After successfully completing the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, graduates have several pathways options:

  1. Entry into BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management.
  2. Entry into BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  3. Entry into TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Depending on the elective chosen you may receive some credit towards another qualification, contact us for more information regarding Recognition of Prior (RPL) learning.

Licensing and regulatory information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification. You may be eligible for membership with a number of industry bodies, including the Australian Institute of Management.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol

Please call our learning consultants on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. If you would like to speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace training experience just contact our office.

To support your learning journey we have a range of support services available including: Career Development, Counselling, Disability and Adult Basic Education services. As an NTM student, these support services are available at no extra cost.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling into a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, get it quick and free at  A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onward.

Enrolling is easy 

Step 1: Complete our enrolment form: 

Step 2: Email your completed enrolment form to [email protected] 

For any assistance call 1300 653 501, you can also enrol over the phone.