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Course Description

The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is one of Australia’s leading leadership and management courses.  Being nationally-accredited and recognised, it is ideal for anyone that needs to add management skills for their current role, wants to gain new skills, those wishing to apply for a promotion, and those that want a new job that requires leadership and management skills.

Inspire’s leadership and management training is designed to give you the extra skills you need to propel your career forward, across a range of sectors!

During this course, you’ll learn how to leadership and management skills, including leading effective teams in the workplace, establish relationships, and how to communicate effectively.  Additionally, you’ll learn a range of useful skills to promote innovation, coordinate business resources, write complex documents, analyse and present research information, make a presentation, and mentor and lead others.

Where Can this Leadership and Management Course Take Your Career?

Most people do this training course to get the leadership and management skills they need to apply to their current job and sector, or to get a promotion.  Others are seeking new jobs and careers.  This leadership training will provide you many critical skills for careers and jobs, such as a:

  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Front Line Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Leading Hand
  • Technical Lead
  • Office Admin
  • Database Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Admin Officer
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Sales Manager
  • HR Admin
  • Project Supervisor
  • Practice Manager

Looking at Australia’s project manager jobs outlook and management-related jobs outlook will give you a glimpse of the jobs you can take on — possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast. Click on the links to explore where the Cert IV Leadership and Management can take you.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Yes!  We price match.  Want to study with Inspire, but have found a cheaper, equivalent course elsewhere? If so, let us know!  We want to help you ‘Find your Spark’ – so talk to us, and we’ll do our best to match their price! Ask us now!  Call 1800 506 509 for more information. Terms and conditions apply.

Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 Months Up to 1040 hours depending on your experience

Delivery Methods:


Mixed Mode (Workplace Required) Start any time for Online Self-Paced!
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Course Delivery Options

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers the BSB42015 Cert IV in Leadership and Management online, and through Mixed Mode Delivery.  This means students complete their course at their own pace, using Inspire’s online student portal.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

Online study is ideal if you want to learn according to your own schedule, and gain your qualification as fast as you can.  You can study at your own pace with full trainer support throughout your studies.  Your course materials are accessed online, so you are free to work on your course in your own time, from anywhere in Australia.

This online Cert IV Leadership and Management course can be studied from anywhere in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – as well as other cities, remote communities, or anywhere with internet access.

Being online, this BSB42015 course has a rolling intake throughout the year.  This means you can enrol and start your course straight away, or on your preferred start date.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months starting from your commencement date to complete the Self-Paced Online course.  Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.

What Will You Learn in the Leadership and Management Course Online?

The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management online course will help you prepare you to become an effective workplace manager or leader.

You’ll learn how to guide and support others, and organise and monitor the output of your team and their performance.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to guide and support your team members; communicate effectively; delegate tasks and work outputs; evaluate, identify and apply solutions to a defined range of problems; and analyse and interpret information from a variety of sources.

This course will also teach you how to lead an effective team, as well as how to promote innovation, and continuous improvement in the business and your team.

Reach your goals with first-class leadership and management training, today!

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required to enter the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015). However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)

Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015) is suitable for anyone looking to further their education and training in the leadership and management industry and seeking to gain additional leadership knowledge.

Once enrolled in this Certificate course you may also consider additional training to complement your leadership and management skills:

Course Units

The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management has a total of 12 units divided into 4 core units and 8 elective units. They have been carefully selected so that learners meet the needs and help create good leaders and managers, upon their after successful completion of the course.

Core Units:

BSBLDR401 – Communicate effectively as a workplace leader 
BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
– Lead team effectiveness
BSBMGT402 – Implement operational plan

Elective Units:

BSBINN301 – Promote innovation in a team environment
– Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
TAEDEL404 – Mentor in the workplace
BSBADM409 – Coordinate business resources
BSBWRT401 – Write complex documents
– Analyse and present research information
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, which supersedes and is equivalent to this course, was released on 19 October 2020. The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management has an 18-month teach out period, starting from that date. As such, students will still gain this qualification, provided they successfully complete course requirements within this period. For more information, please visit our BSB 7.0 Update FAQ page.

Resources Provided by Inspire

To support you in your studies, Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your studies, you will need to have access to:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete assessments under a supervisor^
  • Team leaders/supervisors and staff to lead and manage in the workplace, or at least six (6) people to participate in role-play activities
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder) to record role-play activities
  • Computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • Latest MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Webcam and USB headset for participating in webinars (optional)

^Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only)

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours:  This course has up to 1040 expected study hours, including Assessment Activities and depending on your existing knowledge and experience. To assess your knowledge, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation after you enrol. Upon completion, you will be provided with a training plan that identifies your cohort, taking into account your existing level of knowledge and skill in this vocational area.

The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary according to their existing experience, knowledge and skills in this area.

Inspire Education has identified four student cohorts:

  • Beginner Cohort (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1040 hours.
  • Intermediate Cohort (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 845 hours.
  • Advanced Cohort (Partial Recognition Pathway) – extensive knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one year or more. Study hours is up to 615 hours.
  • Expert Cohort (Assessment only) – consists of individuals with current industry experience of 3 or more years and extensive specific knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Study hours is up to 460 hours.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), and Third-Party Evidence* (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports)

*Students have the option to undertake assessments for certain subjects in the workplace or using the simulation environment

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

Any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and for instructions on how to apply.

Career Pathways

Once you’ve gained the Cert IV in Leadership and Management, you are now qualified for a career in the marketing field.  Career information provided by My Skills says that individuals who complete the Certificate IV are most often employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (19.0%)
  • Professionals (20.4%)
  • Managers (24.3%)

You can also search for office manager, supervisor, or admin officer to see all the opportunities available right now.

^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly/weekly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.
*Payment plans and options are available for selected courses only. Course timetables are only for courses that offer the blended delivery option.