Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

National Code: BSB40520
TAFE SA Code: TP01233


This course prepares you to take the first line of management in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. Skills are developed to be able to supervise teams of personnel, providing leadership and guidance to other while managing the effectiveness of the team.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Management Consultant

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that you have completed at least Year 12 or equivalent before starting this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Attendance Requirements (subject to change): This course is either a blend of virtual online classes or face to face classes which are scheduled at locations and times outlined in the information session conducted by lecturers.

Industry Conditions and Skills
In this course you will be using a simulated business to access workplace documentation and resources. The textbook, Leadership and Management, Theory and Practice, by Kris Cole is recommended and available from the library in hard copy and as e-book. You will be taking part in role plays in unit assessments and will need to record and upload these. You will need a webcam and software to do this.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Average cost per semester
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You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Coordinator, leading hand, supervisor, team leader.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB40520)
    This qualification covers effective communication, workplace relations, teamwork and operational plans. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 7 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply communication strategies in the workplace 50
    Coordinate business operational plans 40
    Demonstrate leadership in the workplace 50
    Lead and facilitate a team 50
    Lead effective workplace relationships 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop and use emotional intelligence 60
    Develop personal work priorities 40
    Facilitate continuous improvement 60
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs 50
    Lead team effectiveness 50
    Lead the development of diverse workforces 60
    Undertake project work 60
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