BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management


Course details

CRICOS course code: 104015F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.
As well as assuming responsibility for their own performance, individuals at this level provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team.

They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.


The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:

4 terms of 10 weeks each (40 weeks total).
Holiday breaks amounting to 12 weeks (as specified in the timetable)

Students are required to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week.

Homework is expected to be approximately 5 hours a week.

The training and assessment schedule shows the weeks during which training is delivered and assessment conducted for each unit.

The total amount of training provided for structured classroom sessions is 460 hours. Time scheduled for assessment in class is 340 hours. Additional study which is unsupervised and may include research for assessments and general reading is expected to be on average 5 hours a week.

Total delivery and assessment hours therefore amount to 800 hours and the volume of learning (i.e. including unsupervised learning of homework) is 1000 hours. A detail breakdown of hours is provided in the Training and Assessment Schedule.


Potential employment options are as a Leader or Manager in organisations where learning is used to build organisational capability in a range of industry areas.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Diploma qualifications such as the BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
8,800 Per Year 11 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022
12 Sep 2022
52 weeks
Read moreThis qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays.

Full time
Melbourne Campus
Level 1, 213-215 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.


Melbourne Campus
Level 1, 213-215 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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