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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who take the first line of management in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. They may have existing qualifications and technical skills in any given vocation or profession, yet require skills or recognition in supervisory functions. Typically they would report to a manager.

At this level frontline managers provide leadership and guidance to others and take responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of the team and its work outcomes.

Skills developed

This course aims to provide participants with foundational leadership and management skills needed to operate as a supervisor, workplace coordinator or team leader role in a wide range of industries.


Qualification Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
National course code BSB42015
Accreditation Tactical Training Group
Recognition Nationally Recognised Certificate - meets AQF standards (What's this?)
Duration Self paced, minimum of 6 - 24 months
Study mode On-site

Course plan

Total Units: 12

4 Core Units plus 8 Elective Units

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively as a workplace leader, including understanding the context, choosing methods of communication to suit the audience, and following up.

Core Unit | Code: BSBLDR401

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to use leadership to promote team cohesion. It includes motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing the team and forming the bridge between the management of the organisation and team members.

Core Unit | Code: BSBLDR402

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion.

Core Unit | Code: BSBLDR403

Learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to implement the operational plan by monitoring and adjusting operational performance, planning and acquiring resources and providing reports on performance as required.

Core Unit | Code: BSBMGT402

Elective Subjects

  • Customer Service
  • Financial Administration
  • Frontline Management
  • General Administration
  • Information Management
  • Innovation
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • IT Support
  • Learning and Development
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability
  • Workplace Effectiveness
  • Writing

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals seeking to further develop their leadership skills and who may be already operating in the role of team leader, supervisor and or workplace coordinator.

It is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, there are preferred entry pathways for candidates considering this qualification.

Can I get Recognition of Prior Learning? (RPL)

Yes, skills and qualifications you already have may count towards your qualification.

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What are the pathways into the qualification?

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualifications


with vocational experience in a supervisory role but no formal qualification

What are the pathways from the qualification?

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management.

What are the outcomes?

This course is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a nationally recognised qualification, BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

What are the course requirements?

What you'll need.

English Language

In order to successfully enrol in this course, you must have a level of proficiency in written English, allowing you to engage in the course materials and content and ensuring you can undertake the variety of assessments.


Subsidised Prices

Accreditation: Tactical Training Group - RTO 9105 (What's this?)

Student Fee
Traineeship $0
Concession $0
Subsidised (First Qualification) $1,580
Subsidised (Second or Further Qualification) $1,850

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Am I eligible for subsidised training?

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ACT subsidised training

Program Student Fee
Student Fee
Traineeships $350 $0
Apprenticeships (First Year) $350 $0
Apprenticeships (Each subsequent year) $600 $0

Non-subsidised Prices

Full Fee* $4,000

* Accreditation: Tactical Training Group - RTO 91054

Employer incentives

Your investment in skilling your staff through training may also bring with it a number of State and Australian Government financial incentives.

Financial incentives you may be eligible for include:

  • Australian Government standard Commencement and Completion Incentives ranging from $750
    to over $4,000
  • Training award pay rates (if required)
  • Exemption or rebates from payroll tax (where applicable)
  • Exemption of apprentice’s wages from workers compensation premium calculations (NSW apprentices)
  • Extra incentives to assist in the employment of under-represented groups such as
  • Apprentices or trainees with a disability, mature age, school-based and Indigenous
  • A number of extra incentives which are available for certain areas or qualifications

Note Incentives are dependent on meeting eligibility criteria.

Contact Allara Leaning on 1300 772 724 to discuss your eligibility for incentives.


Talk to a training advisor about your requirements

1300 772 724

BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management