Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Study Options for BSB40520



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Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements:

To enrol in this Qualification, participants should be working in,  or aspiring to work in a supervisory role.  Participants require solid language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as computer literacy.    This program is best suited to individuals in the workplace as all assessment requirements are relevant to the workplace.

Broad Learning Outcomes:

This Qualification has the following broad learning outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • Use leadership to promote team cohesion including motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing the team.
  • Plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion.
  • Implement an operational plan by monitoring and adjusting operational performance, planning and acquiring resources and providing reports on performance.
  • Implement the organisation's continuous improvement systems and processes.
  • Monitor and obtain feedback on own work performance and access learning opportunities for professional development.
  • Identify and treat risks across the areas of operation.
  • Prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.
  • Develop a project plan and administer, monitor, finalise and review a straightforward project or section of a larger project.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team.
  • Develop a customer service methodology to manage service excellence within the organisation.
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence skills and promote the development of emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Course Structure:


  • BSBPEF402 - Develop Work Priorities
  • BSBLDR522 - Manage People Performance
  • BSBOPS405 - Organise Business Meetings


  • BSBXTW401 - Lead and Facilitate a Team
  • BSBLDR401 - Demonstrate Leadership in the Workplace
  • BSBSTR502 - Facilitate Continuous Improvement


  • BSBXCM401 - Apply Communication Strategies in the Workplace
  • BSBOPS402 - Coordinate Business Operational Plans
  • BSBCRT411 - Apply Critical Thinking to Work and Practices


  • BSBOPS403 - Apply Risk Management Processes
  • BSBPEF502 - Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence
  • BSBLDR412 - Lead Effective Workplace Relationships

Modes of Delivery:

  • Facilitated Virtual Delivery  - Here at The Pivot Institute, we are leaders in the field with our own Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). Virtual face-to-face participants will be set up on our leading online learning platform; the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform provides students with the content, resources and assessment documentation necessary to complete the course. Participants will attend virtual classrooms with industry leading facilitators. Participants can start the course anytime and will be required to book in and attend sessions via Zoom. Printed workbooks, assessment documentation and all resources are provided and posted to students.
  • Supported Distance Learning - you will be provided with a hard copy pack including your Learner's Guide, assessment materials and all relevant supporting material.   In addition access will be provided to the Pivot Online Learning System (POLS). This platform holds all the learning material, assessment requirements, resources, needed to complete the qualification.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – if you are currently in training and assessing and already hold the underpinning knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competency, then RPL may be an option. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses your non-formal and formal learning to determine how your current skills and knowledge match the competency outcomes for partial or full completion of a Qualification. RPL must be based on evidence which can be matched against relevant units. This evidence will depend upon the unit and some evidence will go across a number of units. Your Assessor must be satisfied that you have addressed all the requirements of the relevant unit before they can mark you as competent in that unit.   RPL assessment at The Pivot Institute allows you to evidence your skills and knowledge through the completion of an RPL kit.

If you are uncertain of the best pathway for yourself or your team, The Pivot Institute will gladly help to identify the most suitable pathway that best suits your requirements.  Often it can be a combination of methods.  Call us today to discuss your best pathway.


For each unit, you will be provided with a Candidate Assignment Booklet.  In each booklet there are a series of tasks relevant to each unit.  We work to ensure that the tasks are clear and that you have the right support and resources to undertake your assessment.   This qualification requires that a number of activities are undertaken to prove competency so please consider these requirements prior to committing to the program.   Your assessment will be comprised of a number of tasks which will include some of the following:

  • Access relevant documentation to identify a personal work plan and develop a schedule for professional development.
  • Analyse your own and others' communication style and identify areas for self development.
  • Design, develop and deliver a series of presentations in the workplace.
  • Develop a Team Performance Plan with your work team.
  • Brainstorm an innovation.
  • Use tools of continuous improvement to identify an opportunity to improve service excellence within your organisation.
  • Develop a project plan and undertake a small project (or contribute to a larger project).
  • Develop and implement an operational plan.
  • Undertake research to identify potential business risks and develop a risk matrix and action plan.
  • Analyse your current emotional strengths and weaknesses and develop resources to support the development of EI in the workplace.

You will need to complete all tasks in order to be assessed for competency. During the assessment process your assessor will:

  • Answer any questions or concerns you may have about the assessment process or tasks
  • Assess your competency as required by the unit of competency, by making judgments about the evidence presented in line with the rules of evidence: validity, authenticity, currency and sufficiency
  • Give you feedback on the outcomes of the assessment process
  • Provide your results, either competent or not yet competent
  • advise you on the outcomes of the assessment including the appeals process you can follow if you disagree with the assessment decision.

Volume of Work:

The average time it takes to complete varies significantly depending on the skills and knowledge you already hold relevant to training and assessment. If, for example, you are attending the facilitated classes and completed the relevant activities you would still need to allow the following suggested time to complete the Qualification.

14 hours a week - 6 months

7 hours a week - 12 months

The listed volume of learning for this qualification is between 6-24 months. For an accurate estimate of how long we think it will take you to complete the Qualification, please contact The Pivot Institute for an obligation free discussion with a Trainer/Assessor.

Course Calendar:

These programs are run in our beautiful RiverView training room in Adelaide Terrace Perth.   There are four clusters of workshops which can be attended in any order.

Block 1: Managing Yourself and Communicating with Others

  • 22, 25 & 26 Feb 2021

Block 2: Looking after Customers and Teams Through Continuous Improvement

  • 17-19 May 2021

Block 3: Project Work and Operational Planning

  • 19 & 20 July 2021

Block 4: Managing Risk, Workplace Relationships and Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence

  • 8-10 November 2021

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Apply today...…….click below for the application form and email to enquiries@pivot.edu.au


If you would like a proposal on how this training may benefit your career, please contact us today. 

  • Email: enquiries@pivot.edu.au
  • Call us: (08) 9221 1803 OR 1300 354 309
  • Make an appointment to visit: Our administration office (201 Adelaide Terrace Perth - access via Burt Way behind the coffee shop)
  • Website: www.pivot.edu.au

*The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.