BSB40520 Certificate IV in

Leadership and Management

CRICOS Course Code: 113739F

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  • Study modeBlended (face-to-face
    and online)

  • LocationParramatta
    and Sydney CBD

  • Course duration52 weeks

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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 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.

Course Duration and Delivery

52 Weeks

  • 36 weeks tuition and 16 weeks holidays


  • 20 Hours/Week

Blended Learning

  • Face-to-face and online

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: $8,000 *

Enrolment Fee: $300 **

Resources Fee: $200

* Discounts may apply** Non-refundable Information on other fees and charges available here Note: Pre-paid tuition fees are protected through Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

Intake Dates

  • 6 November 2023
  • 22 January 2024
  • 26 February 2024

Training Location

APEX trains and assesses its students from its Sydney CBD Campus and Parramatta Campus which are fully equipped with facilities including classrooms, computer lab, wireless internet, library facility, and a student sitting and recreation area.

Entry Requirements and Pre-Requisites

The course will be available for those students who are 18 years or older and have completed Year 12. International Students are required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

Course Completion

Students obtaining a ‘competent’ result for all listed units of competency will achieve the BSB50420 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. A Statement of Attainment will be issued to students who complete less than the required units for the full qualification.
APEX does not guarantee completion of this course.

Employment Outcomes and Education Pathways

Employment Outcomes

After completion of the qualification, a person could obtain employment opportunities in various business and commercial enterprises as a:

  • coordinator (business operations)
  • team leader
  • manager

Job roles and titles may vary across different industry sectors.

Education Pathways

Qualifications awarded by APEX will be recognised by other RTO’s Australia wide. Upon successful completion of the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, the students may continue their studies further by enrolling in:

Units of Competency

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace Core
BSBLDR413 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
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities Elective
BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness Elective
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs Elective
BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents Elective
BSBTEC303 Create electronic presentations Elective
BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents Elective

The 12 units of competency are delivered throughout the 36 weeks of tuition. The qualification is delivered over 4 terms of tuition.

All the above listed units of competency must be completed to receive the BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification.


Assessments are conducted during training sessions and on completion of training for each unit to determine if the learner is competent. The assessments are conducted using knowledge and skills assessments. Assessment methods may include: Assignment, Questioning (Oral/Written), Case Study, Third Party Report, In Class Activities, Observations, Role Play and RPL.

RPL and Exemptions

Apex will recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTO’s, upon verification with the issuing organisation. RPL and Credit Transfer are available for students to access prior to enrolment. More information is available in our student handbook.

Trainers and Assessors

All trainers and assessors hold vocational and training and assessment competencies at the level they teach or assess or higher, and have current and relevant industry skills.

Please note: Apex does not guarantee successful completion of the course nor guarantees a particular employment or migration outcome on completion of the qualification.

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