BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management


Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

This program is designed to suit both existing managers and leaders (who wish to consolidate and build upon their leadership skills) as well as new and emerging supervisors and leading hands who wish to develop their leadership approach, advance their personal performance and improve team effectiveness for business success. It is aligned well to individuals who accept responsibility for their own performance, and provide leadership, guidance and support to others.


Team leaders and frontline managers are a vital link between employees and senior management in every organisation. This qualification has been developed to provide you with the comprehensive skills you will need to lead, guide and support your own team while organising and monitoring their workload.

Ideally, candidates for this program have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team. They analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources, facilitating and engaging others in problem solving and decision making.

The Trainwest BSB0520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management takes a practical approach, includes clustered units and embeds adult learning principles through real workplace situations and scenarios and activity based experiential learning.  Our learning strategy enhances the transferability of learning directly into the workplace, as well as makes for a fun and enjoyable learning experience.

Students complete twelve units of competency, five of which are mandatory with the other seven units being elective.



There are no prerequisites requirements for individual units. However a reasonable level of reading and writing is required, as well as reasonable computer skills. To complete the assessment component of this course you will need to be working in or have access to a workplace where you can complete the workplace assessments. Students require a sound theoretical knowledge base and managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team.

Units of competency:

Whilst students have a choice in the units they complete for their qualification, the following is a typical group of units selected by industry:

Core Units
  • 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
  • BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS412 Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws


In-House training

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management can be delivered onsite. The course will be fully customised to suit the needs of the client. For information and pricing contact Trainwest.


All training is conducted online, through the Trainwest eLearning portal. Assessments are submitted directly through the eLearning portal.

Hard copy learner guides can be purchased for an additional cost. As a self-directed student, you receive ongoing remote support from Trainwest trainers. This may be in the form of telephone, email or digital communication tools such as Skype, Teams, or GoToMeetings.

Face-to-Face training can be arranged at an additional fee.



  • Please contact Trainwest for pricing and options

Interest free payment plans

Trainwest has interest free payment plans available for this qualification. For terms and conditions refer to Trainwest Student Information Handbook or contact us.


Course Dates

Course dates are subject to change.

Trainwest will provide you with the skills, knowledge and practices to get the job done.

You can get in touch with us on our contact form, by email, or by phone on 1300 938 411. The Trainwest team are always here to discuss your training requirements in Perth, regional WA or throughout Australia.