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BSB40120 CERTIFICATE IV in BUSINESS (Leadership) | CRICOS Code 105982F

Course Overview

This qualification is suited to those who wish to work as administrators and project officers. In this role, individuals use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Entry Requirement

There are no prerequisites for this qualification. Students will be international students on student visas and so there are entry requirements related to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) assessment level for the country.

Age restrictions :
  • Must be 18 years of age or above.
Academic Requirements :
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and/or above.
English Language Requirements :
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.


After achieving BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Leadership), students may continue to develop through the Leadership and Management pathway or study an Advanced Diploma or Diploma of Business.

Job Outcome

Graduates of the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) will develop an understanding of the dynamics and principles underlying effective functioning of work groups, as well as the necessary skills to competently function within small and/or large organisations. Possible job titles relevant include:

  • Administrator
  • Project officer

Delivery and Assessments

  • The delivery mode is face-to-face institution-based delivery and assessment.
  • The face-to-face delivery includes lecture, group activities, and pair work and class presentations.
  • The delivery mode is a classroom based with students required to attend 20 hours face-to-face full-time study.
Type of Assessments
  • Demonstration
    Learners will be assessed through demonstration in some units; the trainer/assessor will observe learners communicating, interacting, planning, and co-ordinating with each other. This will help them build skills, knowledge and attitude and to successfully communicate.
  • Questioning/Tests/Examination
    Learners will be assessed through questioning and testing in some units. The goal here is to identify the learner’s underpinning knowledge. Learners will be assessed with a formative exam. The exam may consist of several types of questions, these include; multi-choice, short answer, and listings.
  • Role Play
    Learners will be assessed through role play assessment activity in some units. In role play activity, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own.
  • Case Study
    Learners will be assessed through fault finding methods in some units. Fault finding is like validating/moderating or testing different training materials or any other resource (a technical story versus a set of diagnostic heuristics). During the training session, fault-finding is to be applied and measured before and after the delivery of the training material. The latter test involved ‘old’ faults and ‘new’ faults from the same and different categories to those encountered during training.
  • Written Report and Project
    Learners will be assessed through written reports in some units. The goal is to ensure the learner possesses the tools for using technical skills in writing and drafting professional workplace reports.

    Learners will be assessed through projects. Projects will focus on particular aspects or topics undertaken over the duration allocated for the delivery of the units.

    The project activities reflect authentic workplace techniques and processes. The project will require the collection of information and the presentation of outcomes.

Annual Timetable

Course structure

DURATION : 52 weeks full time (includes 36 weeks delivery plus 16 weeks term break).

Core Units

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relations
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices
BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

Elective Units

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBCMM411 Make presentations
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development