BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Course Description

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 12 units of competency in this course will be delivered over 32 weeks exclusive of term breaks, and 36 weeks including term breaks. Students will attend 20 training delivery hours per week for a total of 640 hours of study.

Successful completion of all components will enable students to gain the qualification of BSB42015 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

Course Delivery Location

Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia

Course Structure

Following 12 units need to be completed. These include 4 core and 8 elective units as per training package requirements:

Unit Code Unit Title Core / Elective
BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader Core
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships Core
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness Core
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan Core
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment Elective
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement Elective
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace Elective

Assessment Methods

Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and includes:

  • Written questioning and Exercises
  • Oral questioning
  • Project
  • Case Study analysis
  • Written Reports
  • Demonstration
  • Presentation
  • Role Play

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification according to TGA but VIMT has following enrolment requirements:

  • All applicants must be 18 year or over before commencing studies.
  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent or have relevant work experience
  • Australian / New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

VIMT will conduct LLN entry test (may be exempted if already done with VIMT in a prior enrolled course). It is usual for all learners to do an LLN test to assess their Language, Literacy and Numeracy level. The aim of the LLN Test is to ensure that we confirm the learning needs of our participants prior to commencement of the training. If we can identify any participant with special needs we can then ensure that we modify our learning and assessment strategies to accommodate their needs.

National Recognition and Credit Transfer

Certificates, diplomas, and statements of attainment issued by any other Australian institute (Registered Training Organisation / TAFE) are recognised by VIMT and students will not be required to repeat these units. To apply for Credit Transfer, students must present their original document or its certified copy. The national codes and titles must match VIMT’s. There is no fee for this. If granted credits, the course duration will be shortened accordingly.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If students think they may be eligible to apply for RPL because of the previous work, study and life experiences, please contact the Institute to discuss.

Where RPL is granted, students do not have to participate in further training and assessment for skills and knowledge that they already possess. There is a fee for RPL assessment. The RPL assessment fee is AUD250 per unit of competency. Further information regarding RPL is available on request and on website as Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.


Pathways from the Qualification

There are no set requirements for previous study to enter this qualification however, preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification could include holding a BSB20115 – Certificate II in Business or other relevant qualification or holding vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

Academic Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake BSB40215 – Certificate IV in Business, or a range of other Certificate IV qualifications such as BSB40515 – Certificate IV in Business Administration, or other Certificate IV level qualifications within the BSB Business Services Training Package.

Employment Pathways from the qualification

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • customer service adviser
  • data entry operator
  • general clerk
  • payroll officer
  • typist
  • word processing operator


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a nationally recognised BSB30115 – Certificate III in Business. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of the BSB30115 – Certificate III in Business.

2017 Indicative Course Fee (Subject to Change)

  • Tuition Fee: AUD4000
  • Text Book/Resource Material: AUD150
  • Application Fee: AUD250 (Non-refundable)


This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Students will be provided with access to the following resources required to complete the qualification successfully upon enrolment:

  • Assessment booklets
  • Student Workbooks and Resources
  • PowerPoint Slides and Handouts
  • Computers
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Other Information

Before enrolment, each student should ensure they meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolment Application Form can be downloaded from website: or request to be emailed can be forwarded to:
  • Read and understand the complete policies and procedures available at VIMT website email your request to
  • Complete the Pre-training Review, to ensure that the course offered is the right one for you.
  • Provide VIMT with their USI number. For more information, see

For further details or queries, VIMT can be contact via email at or phone: +61 0451 153 457.

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