BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

National Code and name: BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Fees: Fee for service; Smart and Skilled funding available from 1 July 2024
Government funding
: Yes, Smart and Skilled funding is available from 1 July 2024.
Traineeships: No, this course is unavailable as a traineeship with NTM
Modes of study: Face to Face or in a virtual classroom

National Training Masters (NTM) offers the benchmark entry-level leadership and management qualification.

What is the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification?

Unlock your leadership potential and take charge of your career with Our BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

Our BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management equips you with the essential skills to excel in any industry, from business and finance to healthcare and education. Master effective communication, build strong teams, and boost productivity to drive success for yourself and your organisation. Equip yourself with the in-demand skills employers seek in leaders and managers. Gain a competitive edge and open doors to exciting career opportunities. The skills you learn are relevant across a wide range of sectors. This course hones your leadership abilities and strengthens your managerial, planning, and people management skills, making you a valuable asset in any team.

Are there any licensing requirements?

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

What kind of careers and work could I do?

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to front-line managers, supervisors and team leaders. Completing this qualification does not guarantee you a job. Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification may include:

  • manager
  • front-line manager
  • team leader
  • supervisor
  • operations coordinator
  • office manager
  • leading hand

What are the entry requirements and recommendations for BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Entry recommendations: To prepare for this course, we recommend you have:

  1. At least 2 years post-school work experience, this is not a course for early school leavers
  2. Have capable digital literacy skills, including using a range of Microsoft products, such as Word, researching online, and navigating the Internet. Your teacher will provide support in using Microsoft products during your course.
  3. Commit to attending all the face-to-face training sessions. Attending all sessions is essential for this course.
  4. Possess strong English communication and presentation skills.
  5. Own or have access to a Windows 11 (which we highly recommend) or the latest Mac OS (Operating System) laptop for use in class. We will provide you access to the free education version of Office 365 (such as Word and PowerPoint, so you DO NOT need to buy a subscription) and reliable internet at home or work. While in class, you will have access to free student internet.

What days do you run the course?

The course is available face-to-face day TBC or via virtual delivery, online classes with a trainer and other learners.

What about work placements?

There are no work placements.

Why is the course so popular?

The classes fill fast. The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is popular for workers entering into leadership positions and is a great way to formalise management training. You are only guaranteed a place once you have returned a completed an enrolment form, accepted the offer letter, and paid the deposit for your course. Once classes are full, we can add you to our Expression of Interest (EOI) list for the next term or available intake, which may be on a different day. You will not have to re-apply if you are on a stand-by list.

If I have previous work or life experience, how do I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning?

At NTM, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or a credit transfer. If you receive RPL, you may get your qualification faster. See our Learner Handbook for more information on RPL. You can apply for RPL at any time, both at the time of enrolment and during your first class. Your trainer will explain RPL and how to apply.

Term 3 2024 | Face-to-face | Day TBC

Day: TBC
Mode: Face-to-face
Training: 20 Sessions
Time: TBC
First Training Session: July 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

Where can I study, and what locations are available?

We have two state-of-the-art training facilities in NSW and a flexible delivery option. Our headquarters is situated on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, and the Western Sydney Training Centre is in the heart of Western Sydney:

Virtual Campus: online with a real trainer and other students via the Teams platform.
IllawarraKiama: Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533 – this campus is located in Regional NSW
Western Sydney – Minchinbury; The M Centre, Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road Minchinbury NSW 2770, this campus is located in the Greater Sydney area.

How is the course delivered?

This course is run face-to-face in a real training environment or via a virtual campus. 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.

Do I have to attend every class, and how much work is required for the course?

Yes, as this course is face-to-face and is highly demanding in terms of content and assessments, you will need to commit to attending every training session. When enrolling in the course, you must organise your life and work schedule to attend all sessions. If you have work or other commitments, such as being a first responder, health worker, or carer, you must balance your commitments and time management to complete the qualification successfully. You must undertake further research and complete assessments as part of the qualification.

What are the units I am required to complete?

Courses consist of a combination of core and elective units. To achieve the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 5 core and 7 elective units. At NTM, the course structure is:

Core units of competency  – all 6 must be undertakenBSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

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

Elective units of competency – the following 7 are the electives at NTM 

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

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. Please note Smart and Skilled Funding will be available from 1 July 2024. The fees are:

$0 Fee Exemption *
 Concession for eligible Centrelink recipients
$1,580 first qualification
$1,850 second qualification
$2,450 non-NSW residents/no Smart and Skilled funding available
  Fee for service (non-subsidised full price)

* You may be eligible for an exemption, meaning 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]

Payment plans are available at no cost, and we do not use Ezy Pay or other interest- and fee-bearing payment plans. See our Learner Handbook for more details on how payment plans work. To secure a place in the course, you must pay a $500 deposit. PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT MORE THAN $1500 IN PREPAID FEES. If you wish to commence a payment plan, please indicate this selection on your application form when prompted. Students are encouraged to request a payment plan at the time of application. However, these can be entered into later, should circumstances change. Payment by direct deposit is preferred. We do not accept cash or cheques. Certificates and/or Statements of Attainment will not be issued before fully paying all fees. See our policies for payments, refunds and consumer protection.

How interactive and practical is the course?

All course material is included in the price, including electronic resources, a textbook and a folder with all the training and assessment resources. You will have a student Microsoft Account as an NTM student that will give you access to Teams and our Learning Management System for training and assessment.

At NTM, this practical and interactive course provides sufficient time to complete all your assessments. It includes interesting readings and practical assessment work to be completed at home or work. You will undertake written assessments, projects, and case studies relating to work-based leadership and management activities.

What are the pathways to further study and university?

Graduates have several pathway options after successfully completing the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management NTM does not offer all of the following pathways; contact our Career Development Practitioner for free career advice:

  1. Entry into BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management.
  2. Entry into BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  3. Entry into TAE40122 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.

How long does the course take?

The amount of training or volume of learning, allocated for the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students with a lot of relevant prior experience may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter time frame. However, those new to training and assessment will often take a longer time frame to complete the qualification. Students should expect a duration between six (for advanced entry) and twelve months (general entry) to meet the requirements of BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Certificate IV qualification.

The learning volume for BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is typically six months to two years, or between 600-2400 hours. At NTM, you will attend 20 sessions of 7 hours per day of face-to-face training over a semester. In addition, you can expect to undertake around 23 hours per week of reading, completing assessments and lesson preparation. Remember that every learner is different, so you may do fewer hours, and some learners will need more time. You may complete work quickly or need extra time depending on your learning. For example, if your typing and reading speed is not as fast as other learners, you will spend more time on the course each week. It is vital to stress that the

What learning platform does NTM use?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) is Microsoft Teams. As a student at NTM, you will have your own FREE Microsoft 365 account, giving you access to all popular products, including Teams, Word, and PowerPoint. For the duration of your course, we will provide you with an educational Microsoft account, giving FREE access to the Office 365 product family. As you will have your own account, this will save you from purchasing the Office 365 suite or a subscription. If you already have your own subscription to Office 365 or are planning on purchasing Office, remember you will get all the Office products for FREE when you enrol.

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. Contact our office 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.

We want to support you through the entire learning journey, from enrolment to completion. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing and completing your course. Our Learner Handbook outlines these services, at no extra cost to you:

  • Career Development and Counselling service
  • Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (LLND) support
  • Aboriginal Education Support
  • Online library of learning resources

Do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, you can get one quickly and at no cost at A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

How do I enrol?

Enrolling is easy by following the steps below:

Step 1: Complete our enrolment form: NTM Enrolment form 2024
Step 2: Email your completed enrolment form to [email protected]

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

We are a 100% Australian-owned and operated company. Our head office is in beautiful Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. When you call NTM, you will speak to a real local person, not an overseas call centre. All our teachers are located in Australia and have local qualifications, experience, and training.