BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry requirements apply.

  • Duration

    Maximum study duration of 12 months

  • Mode of Delivery

    Face to Face and/orDigital Classroom

  • Location

    Online via Digital Classrooms or Face to Face

  • Start Date

    Apply to enrol anytime here.

  • Units of Study

    12 Units; 5 Core & 7 Elective

  • Costs

    Government Subsidies available or Full Fee Paying Options.


The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management 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 are likely to provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They may also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of teams.

They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

This course can be delivered via a Digital Classroom or flexible program of classroom training and self-paced learning activities. Students have up to 12 months to complete the course, including 26 weeks’ training program and self-directed learning.

Students Who Succeed in This Course Are:

Successful students of the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification tend to have the same thing in common. They possess a specific set of attributes and are committed to their studies and their professional development.

The Student Attributes

  • Committed to complete the course within 12 months
  • Desire to be part of any industry
  • Ambitious, practical, calm under pressure, honest, resilient, innovative, a team player in a diverse environment, good written and verbal communication skills

The Student Commitment

General Public Students:

These students who make a commitment to attending classes 2 days per week, 5 hours each day and to spending 15 hours weekly engaged in self-paced learning and assessment preparation, as well as submitting assessments as per the agreed deadlines and achieving mandatory attendance targets have set themselves up to be successful in this course.

Existing Worker Students:

These students who successfully complete this course typically make a commitment to complete the 12 units of competency that make up the qualification by completing one unit every three weeks. This is achieved by attending a mandatory live 2-hour Digi-class training session every three weeks and a live 2-hour Digi-class tutorial every three weeks, and then spending between 3-5 hours each week completing the assessment tasks.

Our Commitment to Our Students

We provide high-quality support services by:

  • Having a dedicated trainer and program coordinator for each student
  • Giving each student 24/7 access to our online learning portal
  • Our trainers spending one-on-one time with students who are attending their training sessions and need extra help with their assessments
  • Responding to all students in a timely manner

Support Services

Students will be provided the following support services:

  • LLN support
  • Career counselling
  • Tutorials
  • Assessment support
  • Referral to personal counselling.

ARC Entry Requirements

ARC Training’s entry requirements differ depending on what type of student you are:

  • General Public – Any member of the public that meets the General ARC Training entry requirements.
  • Existing Workers – Individuals who are currently employed in the industry.

To be eligible for this course as a General Public student entrant, you must be:

1) Have completed a minimum of Year 12 or equivalent*;

2) Be 18 years old and over;

3) Have a minimum ACSF Level 3;

4) Complete a language, literacy, and numeracy test;

5) Have basic computing skills;

6) Must have access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone device with up to date software and a stable internet connection (not necessary for face to face classes);

7) Provide their USI.

8) Work experience in the sector is preferable.

* Year 12 or over 17 years old.

To be eligible for this course as an Existing Worker entrant, you must be:

1) Must be an existing worker in the industry

2) If under 17 years old, must have completed year 10 or equivalent (STS)

3) Have 12 months work experience or demonstrated relevant industry experience or hold a Certificate III level qualification in Business

4) Complete a Learning, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment, and achieve appropriate ACSF LLN Level

5) Be computer literate

6) Access to device with relevant software (camera and microphone), and stable internet connection

7) Provide USI or consent for ARC to apply for USI on your behalf

Training and Assessment Activities

The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management assessment methods may include but are not limited to:

  • Short answers, projects, reports, demo / role-play, portfolio.

Mode of Delivery:

  • Face to face and/or Digital Classroom – Includes self-directed learning.

Possible Job Roles

At the beginning of your career? Or are you looking for a career change? The BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification could lead to employment in a position such as:

Coordinator (Business Operations),

Warehouse Team Leader,

Distribution Centre Supervisor,


Line Manager,

Production Supervisor,

Sales Team Manager,

Team Leader,

Frontline Sales Manager,

ARC Training does not guarantee successful completion of this course and obtain employment.

Policies, Terms & Conditions

Please click here to access the relevant Policies, Terms and Conditions that apply to your situation. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 8833 3999 and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Qualification Structure

There are 12 units of competency to complete, comprising of 5 core units and 7 elective units of competency.

We offer one standard BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management program. Course fees may vary depending on the electives selected. Please see the below example of the standard course structure for the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management program.

One of our ARC representatives will be happy to discuss unit selection, recognition of prior learning, and credit transfer.

Our training programs adhere to the training package set out in 




BSBLDR411Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace
BSBOPS402Coordinate business operational plans




BSBWRT411Write complex documents
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practices
BSBTWK401Build and maintain business relationships
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBPEF401Manage personal health and wellbeing
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBSTR502Facilitate Continuous Improvement
Please note: electives may change, depending on organisational and student needs.

Course Cost

Government funding may be available for eligible participants in ACT, NSW and QLD, please see links below. If you are not eligible for government funding the course can be delivered as a Fee for Service progam. Please contact 02 8833 3999 for more information.

Click here for information about NSW Government Subsidy Funding.

Student Fees Payable:

Fee Exempt: $ 0 | Concession: $ 240.00 | First Qualification: $ 1,580.00 | Subsequent Qualification: $ 1,850.00


Total student fee: No Fee – For eligible trainees this training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Please speak with our team to find out your eligibility.

NSW JobTrainer:

JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments.

JobTrainer co-contribution fee: Free

Click here for more information about QLD Government Subsidy Funding.

Click here for more information about ACT Government Subsidy Funding for ACT Skilled Capital.

ACT Skilled Capital

Student Fees Payable:

Tuition Fee: $100.00 | Fee Concession: $ 50.00

Supported by Government of South Australia.

Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Click here for more information about Skilling South Australia Government Subsidy.

Concessional: $ 151.25 | Non-concessional: $302.50

SA JobTrainer:

JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments.

JobTrainer co-contribution fee: Free or Low Fee.

Total student fee:

Face to Face Training: $5,500

Digital Classroom Training: $4,450

ARC Training can organise a payment plan with you to cover the cost of the course. Please contact 02 8833 3999 for more information.

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Upcoming BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Course Intakes

Monthly intakes via our Online Digital Classrooms or Face to Face.

Next Steps: BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

After finishing your BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management you can continue your studies and career development by enrolling in the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management.