BSB42520 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management


Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

The BSB42520 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (103998C), is designed for individuals aspiring to become emerging leaders and managers in various enterprise and industry settings. This qualification equips learners with the skills to take responsibility for their own performance and provide guidance and support to others. Students will develop the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources, as well as solve both expected and unexpected problems. Additionally, they will acquire competencies in organizing and monitoring team outputs.

The course duration is 52 weeks, which includes 36 weeks of study and 16 weeks of holidays. Students are required to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

Multiple intake and start dates are available. For more information, please contact us at or call 02 9633 2779.

Training will be conducted in a classroom setting on a full-time basis, providing a simulated work environment.

Assessment methods for this course may include knowledge-based questions, projects, written reports, portfolio submissions, assignments, case studies, self-assessment, observations, and role plays. All assessments adhere to the principles of assessment, such as fairness, flexibility, validity, and reliability, as well as the rules of evidence, including validity, sufficiency, authenticity, and currency.

Upon completion of the BSB42520 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (103998C), students will be able to:

  • Fluency in spoken language
  • Demonstrate innovation within a team environment.
  • Analyze data effectively.
  • Apply risk management techniques.
  • Apply critical thinking to work practices.
  • Establish and maintain effective workplace relationships.

There are no specific prerequisites for enrolling in the BSB42520 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (103998C), course as stated in the training package at the time of publication.

Apsley College has the following entry requirements for international students:

  • Students must be at least 18 years old and have completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.
  • A course entry interview will be conducted to assess suitability and student needs.
  • Students must achieve an IELTS score of 5.5 or provide documented evidence of English language competence through alternative tests such as PTE or TOEFL. Results must be no more than two years old.
  • All students are required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test prior to commencing the course.

Credit transfer applications must be supported by appropriate documentation, such as nationally recognized qualification certificates, transcripts, or statements of attainment. These documents should correspond to the same qualification code, unit code, and title as those included in the student’s application. For detailed information, please refer to the credit transfer policy and procedure.

The units included in the BSB42520 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (103998C),qualification provide individuals with substantial experience with potential career opportunities such as:

  • Sales Team Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Area Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Supervisor

Please note that the provided career pathways align with the qualification description on the National Training Register ( and/or However, completion of this course does not guarantee employment or a specific job role. Apsley College does not claim any employment outcomes or job guarantees associated with its courses, as such claims would be misleading.

Upon completing the BSB42520 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (103998C) qualification, candidates may choose to pursue further studies in the BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management at Apsley College.

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Course Structure

Code Title Core or Elective
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace Core
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships Core
BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans Core
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace Core
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team Core
BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader Elective
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs Elective
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments Elective
BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships Elective
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents Elective