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BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Would you like to be a more effective leader?  Improve your business management skills?  Do you aspire to take on a leadership role?
Today’s managers need to have skills and knowledge in people management, finance, WHS, leadership, marketing, business planning and industrial relations. The qualification gives owners and Nominated Supervisors new and improved leadership and management skills in these areas. People who assess or coordinate the work of other employees are ideal candidates for this leadership and management qualification.

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

Study this course if you wish to:

  • become an effective team leader/coordinator/supervisor
  • be a proactive and innovative contributor 
  • be recognised as someone who can plan and consistently reach their goals
  • develop an effective and efficient team-oriented environment to achieve greater profits and strategic outcomes.


This course is designed for people who are currently employed in a workplace. Students are provided with hard copy learning materials and the assessment tasks are provided within these. Written assessment tasks are to be submitted via the ECTARC Student Management Portal. Third Party Reports must be completed by a Workplace Supervisor. While there are no specific work placement hours for this qualification, students are required to have access a workplace to complete the practical assessent tasks. Students may also be eligible to address the units through a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway. For relevant units completed in previous qualifcations Credit Transfer may also be granted.


Distance study


There are 12 units in the BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management course. Each unit takes approximately 50 hours to complete - inclusive of approximately 30 hours reading and approximately 20 hours completing the assessment. If you allocate 10 hours per week to study you would complete the qualification within approx 4 months. The more time you allocate to study the quicker the qualification can be achieved. The qualification is required to be completed within 8 months.

All students will have 14 days access to the ECTARC Training Portal after their course completion date to download content and any completed assessments for future reference. To download completed assessments, go to the relevant unit and click on the ASSIGNMENTS link to view your assessment tasks. Click on the assessment task you wish to copy and then right click on your mouse and choose the PRINT function. Change the destination from your printer to the PDF setting and click SAVE. If you have any questions regarding the saving of your online content, please call 02 4223 1111.


Commence at any time of the year.


The 12 units of competency are a combination of 4 Core and 8 Elective units. ECTARC has recommended elective units that strongly relate to job roles and responsibilities based on consultation with the Early Childhood sector and participants of previous and current programs. Elective choices may be customised to suit individual students.

Core units

  1. BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  2. BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
  3. BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
  4. BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan


  1. BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
  2. BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
  3. BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  4. BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
  5. BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity
  6. BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  7. TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace
  8. BSBCMM401 Make a presentation


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