Purpose: 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.
Delivery Method : Face to Face at Level 8, 20 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Course CRICOS Code: 104006G
Course Duration: 52 weeks (including 40 scheduled tuition weeks and up to 12 weeks of holidays and term breaks in between)
Weekly student contact hours: 20 hours
Education Pathways: The further study pathways available to students who undertake this
qualification include:

  •  BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  •  BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
Career Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management you can apply for jobs within the Business Services which may include:

  • Coordinator
  • Leading Hand
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Manager
Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this qualification or any of the units of competency contained within it.
Admission Requirements:
  • All students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission at the Australian National Academy of
  • Entry into this course requires an IELTS band score of 5.5 or PTE Score of 42 or equivalent, in line with Department of Home Affairs (DHA) regulations.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for
    entry into this qualification.
  • You will be required to complete a Pre-Training Review to determine your suitability for this qualification.
  • Completing a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment. ACSF Level 3 in Learning, Reading,Writing,Oral Communication, and Numeracy are desirable to participate in this course.
  • Mature-age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within a chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements.
Course Costs

Tuition Fee $6,500

Other Costs:

Application Fee: $200 (non-refundable)

Resource fee: $300 (non-refundable)

Course Structure

Course Structure

The BSB420520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management requires the completion of 12 units (including 5 core units and 7 electives).

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
BBLDR413 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
BSBLDR411  Demonstrate leadership in the workplace Core
BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader Elective
BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness Elective
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments Elective
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes Elective
 BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities Elective
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents Elective
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information Elective

Delivery Arrangements

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment at the main campus at Level 8, 20 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Each unit is delivered face to face to develop the

knowledge and theoretical understandings required to undertake business roles and prepare for dealing with situations that arise in a business setting.


Students will be provided with a detailed learner guide and learning materials to support the assessment activities. The learning materials will include learning assessments and other reference material available from trainers relevant to the unit of competence being delivered. The learning materials will include learning assessments and other reference material available from trainers relevant to the unit of competence being delivered.



Assessment methods:

ANAE use a range of assessment methods to determine overall competency requirements for this unit of competency, which includes but not limited to:

  • Written/Oral questions
  • Written Assignment
  • Case studies and Project tasks
  • Roleplay and class activities


Students are informed about specific assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit of competency along with the submission/completion timeframe. As this is competency-based training, the outcome of the student assessment will be deemed Competent (C ) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).


RPL/Credit Transfer:

Students can apply for recognition of prior learning, and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments, and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification. You can also apply for course credit if you have completed the same unit previously. To apply for RPL or credit transfer indicate your preference in the application form or speak to ANAE staff at the time of enrolment. Refer to RPL/Credit Transfer policy for details.