BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Note: this course is not available for individual public bookings.

This course is only provided to private groups of 10 or more participants. If your business/organisation/club has 10 or more people wishing to enrol for the training, please complete the form below for pricing.

Complete the form HERE for a quote.

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is a highly sought after qualification for individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers.

This course will teach you how to take on responsibility as an individual as well as provide leadership and guidance to support others. Learn how to apply solutions to a defined range of problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources while monitoring the output of their team.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Coordinator
  • Leading Hand
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Office Manager

People with a disability are encouraged to apply


MSA Training and Professional Development adheres to the Code of ethics for ACPET members

RTO Number: 21526

In line with Victoria’s Roadmap and Monash University requirements, all students who attend our campus will be required to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do not enrol for an on-campus class unless you have been double vaccinated prior to the start of the course. You will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending the course.

The Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in Leadership and Management course is delivered in the classroom or Zoom over 13 weekly sessions running from 9:00am-4:30pm, for approximately 6 months. This course is not available to the public. If we are delivering this course for your employer/organisation, we will schedule it at dates & times to suit you.

Total classroom hours:182 hours total

Estimated study hours:8 hours per week

This Qualification consists of 12 units of competency.

  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace (core)
  • BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships (core)
  • BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace (core)
  • BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans (core)
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team (core)
  • BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
  • BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships
  • BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Students will require a sound understanding of how to navigate computers along with software (Word, PowerPoint), opening and closing documents, saving documents, formatting documents, typing and using the internet for searching and emails. Students who are not confident using computers are welcome to enrol in one of the short computer courses provided by MSA Training and Professional Development.

Students are required to fill out a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment during the enrolment process. For those with difficulty filling out the LLN form MSA Training and Professional Development offers a beginners’ ESL and individual ESL classes. During enrolment students will also undergo a pre-training review which will help make sure this course is right for you and identify any additional support you may need.


Students who are unable to attend all sessions of their chosen timetable may need to make-up those sessions in other timetables to be able to successfully complete their qualification.

Group-work is required for this qualification and students will be assessed on their level of participation.

Students are required to attend a minimum of 85% of their classes. If you are unable to meet the minimum attendance, you may be required to take make-up sessions in a different timetable.

Assessment methods and requirements

Assessments will involve students working in groups for role-plays and projects. Written assessments and case studies to obtain learner knowledge will be conducted in the classroom and as homework.

Assessments are to be submitted to your trainer within 4 weeks of the unit/cluster.


Please ensure you have a laptop with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, for campus-based classes.

A computer with Microsoft Word, or equivalent, sufficient internet connection, camera and mic for zoom classes, before enrolling into this qualification.

Learning online

Options available

  • Payment in full (Credit card over the phone, bank transfer, eftpos)
  • Payment by employer (invoice)
  • Skills Victoria Government Funding
  • Busy At Work Funding
  • Payment plan, details below:

A DebitSuccess Establishment Fee of $12.00 will be collected along with your first payment.
A Payment Dishonour Fee of $14.95 will be charged for each dishonoured payment.

View 2023 Payment plans.

Cash payments are currently not being accepted.

To view the 2023 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Skills Victoria

Government funding through Skills Victoria is available for eligible participants. Please go to the following link to assess your eligibility:

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Busy At Work Funding

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government-funded initiative to enable mature-aged Australian workers and recently unemployed mature-aged Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.


Eligibility Criteria

To qualify you must be:

  • aged 40 years or over,
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  • employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within 12 months), and,
  • not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

If you are a mature age worker who is at risk of losing your job or are unemployed (for less than 12 months), you may qualify for the Skills Checkpoint program.


Skills Checkpoint provides personalised advice and guidance on up-skilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including a co-funding amount for relevant education and training (up to a maximum of $2,200).

How to enrol

To enrol into this course, please complete the enrolment forms below. As part of the enrolment form you will complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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Please do not print the enrolment forms.

Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your Zoom classroom or campus-based venue.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

You will be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. Please see student handbook for more information on the LL&N Assessment.

Sufficient written and spoken English language skills, basic word processing skills and some on the job experience in a supervisory role.

Credit Transfers (CT)

Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE.  If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer.  Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s).  In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge.  In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.

MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.

To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.

Please click here to see available support services at MSA Training and Professional Development

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake a qualification at Diploma level (eg. Diploma of Leadership and Management) which would be a suitable training pathways and would support career progression.

Matthew Doig

Using skills gained from extensive experience as a Human Resource Development Professional with over twenty years’ experience, Matthew teaches Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as the Certificate IV and Diploma of Leadership and Management . Matthew is a strong communicator with excellent leadership skills and he has an ability to pass these skills to his students who benefit from his organised training method.


Natarsha Krug

Experienced Senior Trainer/Assessor with an expertise in teaching literacy and numeracy. Also experienced in delivering Certificate IV qualifications in Leadership and Management, Business, Retail, Business Administration, Training and Assessment and Certificate I,II, III in GEA as well as teaching English.

A demonstrated history of assisting students to continue a lifelong learning journey and achieve their goals. Passionate in coaching adults in a professional context, international students and assisting adults with low literacy and numeracy skills, minority community groups and disengaged youth. Skilled in classroom facilitation, workplace training, traineeships, not for profit organisations, coaching, case management, curriculum design, working autonomously and within a team.


Paul Armstrong

Paul is a successful executive with strong leadership and management skills. Career experiences are broad and include strategic planning and implementation as well as external and internal stakeholder management and business development.
Having undertaken key responsibilities in a range of organisations for over 25 years is now well placed to mentor, coach, train and advise others on their careers.
Over many years has invested heavily to develop an effective approach to communication and relationship management, which has also been a key influence in the ability to successfully develop and lead high performing teams.


Sherry Hayward

Sherry is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 18 years of experience in the VET industry. Sherry teaches Certificate IV and Diploma in Leadership and Management, as well as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, using industry experience to provide an innovative education to her students. Sherry has strong attention to detail and aims to bring the best out of her students.


Vicky Sanos

Vicky teaches Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as the Certificate IV and Diploma of Leadership and Management at MSA Training and Professional Development. Vicky is an encouraging an supportive trainer who is dedicated to helping her students understand their area of study.


Kriti Sharma

Kriti has over 10 years experience in delivering, assessing nationally recognised courses. Kriti is very professional, and brings a hands on approach to her training. Kriti’s training is high-energy, enthusiastic with a focus on communication, sharing and working together.

Enrolling into this course (classroom based only) will entitle you to a temporary public transport tertiary concession card.

PTV Tertiary Student ID holders receive a 50 per cent discount on travel.


To obtain a PTV Tertiary Student ID you must be:

  • attending a normal course of full-time study at an Institution registered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training as shown in the PTV Register of Approved Courses in Tertiary Institutions; and
  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia (Special Category Visa holders excluded); student with refugee status; student studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program; or student holding an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Unfortunately, you’re not eligible for a PTV Tertiary Student ID if you are:

  • enrolled in a Masters, Doctorate, or other postgraduate course
  • an overseas full-fee paying student (primary, secondary or tertiary)
  • enrolled in a tertiary course which is less than 10 weeks duration
  • enrolled in an apprenticeship course
  • enrolled in an off-campus course
  • not studying full time

To assess the type of concession, select ‘Monash Student Association’ in the Institution drop down box, this will bring up a list of MTPD courses.

Applying for a PTV Tertiary ID

Complete the PTV Tertiary Student ID form below and attach to your enrolment application:

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This qualification is available to be taught at your workplace for groups of 8 or more employees. Find out more here.