Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Leadership and Management, Management
Course Length
Part-time(12 months)

Start Date(s): May 2022 - Rolling Enrolments
End Date(s): Upon satisfactory completion of all 12 units
Days and Time: Mondays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Leadership & Management skills are crucial to the success of any organisation and can be used in a broad range of context.

The demand for these front-line managers and team leaders with communication, collaboration, emotional intelligence and critical thinking is growing as the way in which we work is ever changing. 

Great managers and leaders can find the balance between performance, innovation, communication and people management with the ability to plan strategically.

Innovative and collaborative managers play a central role in achieving objectives and managing employees.

This qualification focuses on real world, relevant contexts and is a practical program with projects and assignments you can integrate into your existing role or organisation.

Our nationally accredited Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB40520) course is designed to give you tools you can use immediately and encourages you to think differently.

These tools and techniques will help you to develop teams to deliver a competitive edge in the years to come, and the training pays dividends.


If you want to continue your studies after you graduate, you can go on to complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420).

Our course delivery features remote (online) learning.  This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace (BSBXCM401)50
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team (BSBXTW401)50
BSBOPS402Coordinate business operational plans (BSBOPS402)40
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships (BSBLDR413)50
BSBLDR411Demonstrate leadership in the workplace (BSBLDR411)50


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSTR401Promote innovation in team environments (BSBSTR401)40
BSBWRT411Write complex documents (BSBWRT411)50
BSBLDR414Lead team effectiveness (BSBLDR414)50
BSBLDR412Communicate effectively as a workplace leader (BSBLDR412)40
BSBPMG430Undertake project work (BSBPMG430)60
BSBOPS403Apply business risk management processes (BSBOPS403)50
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs (BSBWHS411)50

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. 

Students will be advised about the assessment/s and the due date/s for submission. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.  This information is available to students via the student portal.

What will I study?

See the course module link in the course overview section above.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
580 580 $4.12 $0.82 $12.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course however it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. 

You may also apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

This course is delivered online via facilitated workshops via Microsoft Teams on Mondays 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Leadership & Management skills are crucial to business and organisational success and can be used in a broad range of context.

Innovative and collaborative managers play a central role in achieving organisational objectives and managing employees.

The demand for these front-line managers and team leaders with communication, collaboration, Emotional Intelligence and digital skills is growing.

Positive leadership and management methods help professionals to flourish at work and achieve their highest potential.   Organisations also benefit from increased productivity, creativity and effectiveness

This qualification is suitable for:

  • Emerging leaders.
  • Those aspiring to be a manager.
  • Recently promoted team leaders or supervisors

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

The certificate IV in Leadership & Management develops the skills to communicate and manage people effectively.   Its gives you the skills to Implement customer service frameworks and operational plans.  Promote innovation and create a culture of continuous improvement. 

Report on performance and deliver a competitive edge to your teams and organisational mission & vision.

Skills objective of the Cert IV in Leadership & Management.

  • Plan and complete your own work schedule.
  • Understand work objectives and priorities, including external factors that impact efficiency.
  • Monitor your own work performance through self-assessment and feedback from others.
  • Coordinate your own professional development and drive your career forward.
  • Identify context for effective communication. Clarify message, engage, and follow-up communications.
  • Collect, analyse, and communication information and ideas.
  • Develop trust and confidence as a leader and maintain networks and relationships.
  • Collaboratively create a strategy for your team and engage them to be innovative and productive.
  • Empower team members to grow, take responsibility for their own work and support each other.
  • Communicate effectively with the leadership team.
  • Determine the development needs of your team members, and instigate, monitor, and evaluate workplace learning.
  • Model high standards of management performance and behaviour.
  • Monitor and manage operational performance, from budget management, performance, mentoring and systems, to evaluation.
  • Contribute to assessing risk management outcomes and continuous improvement processes.
  • Reflect, promote and celebrate successes and develop fresh ideas for improvement.
  • Implement systems and processes to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Monitor and review performance.

What qualifications will I receive?

 On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB40520).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Graduates of this course can go onto complete a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB50420) and may be eligible to earn credits towards a university degree.  Learn more here

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.  This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.