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BSB40120

Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)

Progress into a leadership role by developing your business skills and getting formal recognition of your capabilities.

Become a business leader with a nationally recognised qualification.

The BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) can help you gain the formal certification and practical skills to step up into leadership roles in your existing workplace or with a new employer. This specialised business leadership course will prepare you for roles where you directly manage and supervise other staff.

With this business leadership certificate under your belt, you will be ready to apply for administrative and supervisor roles in just about any industry – the skills gained through this business qualification are highly transferable from field to field. The positions you could potentially apply for include line manager, team leader/supervisor, senior administrative manager, and business operations coordinator.

Jobs like this typically offer strong security and generous remuneration. For example, team leaders in a contact centre earn $1,196 per week on average and are predicted to have moderate future growth (data from Job Outlook). This means that business management and leadership training can help you enter a career pathway with lots of opportunities.

By studying the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business online with Foundation Education, you can ensure your CV shows potential employers that you have the leadership skills to step immediately into key roles in their business.

Not ready for the Certificate IV yet? Consider studying the BSB30120 Certificate III in Business first. Alternatively, if you would like business training with a focus on admin tasks, our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is also available with a specialisation in business administration.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

Minimum Age

Students under the age of 18 years require the signed consent of a parent or guardian to enrol in this qualification. 

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Qualification

Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)

Delivery

Online available

Length

Up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 4 weeks to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

This business certificate will prepare you for several business and leadership roles in a wide range of workplaces. You will have the skills to create opportunities for personal and professional development, lead a work team, demonstrate leadership and set strong examples for other staff, encourage innovation within a team environment, apply critical thinking and use digital technologies in the workplace, build business relationships, write complex documents, use emotional intelligence, and more.

Business Operations Coordinator

As an operations coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring all day-to-day functions run smoothly, enabling all other staff members to complete their duties efficiently. You will need to track projects, organise schedules, manage timetables, and communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders of the business.

Senior administration officer

Senior administration officers are key leaders within any organisation, ensuring the company as a whole reaches its objectives and follows best-practice processes. In this position, you will hire, oversee, train, coordinate and monitor staff in your team. This role handles a range of administrative and management jobs, effectively enabling your colleagues to focus on getting their work done.

Line Manager

Line managers work alongside front-line workers; however, they take on the extra responsibility of being accountable for their department. You will be in charge of overseeing and evaluating the staff members under your supervision, helping them to improve and develop in their own roles. 

Team Leader / Supervisor

As a team leader, you will supervise and manage a team of other staff members. This will typically involve motivating the team, assessing and evaluating employees, assisting management with recruitment and training programs, and updating the team on deadlines and company goals.

Office Coordinator

Keep everything running smoothly in a professional workplace as an office coordinator. This is a key supporting role that ensures every other member of the office has the resources to complete their work effectively. In this position, you’ll handle everyday administrative jobs including answering phone calls, undertaking reception duties, coordinating team calendars, updating the office’s inventory, and communicating with colleagues via email.

Delivery Options and Length

Online

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

Up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Online

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBCRT411

Apply critical thinking to work practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

BSBTEC404

Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively. The unit applies to those who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve organisational operations, particularly relating to the use of digital technologies.

BSBTWK401

Build and maintain business relationships
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.

BSBWHS411

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

BSBWRT411

Write complex documents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

BSBXCM401

Apply communication strategies in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

BSBPEF401

Manage personal health and wellbeing
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs). The unit applies to individuals who operate with a high level of autonomy, have excellent communication skills and apply knowledge of organisational policies and relevant legislation.

BSBPEF502

Develop and use emotional intelligence
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

BSBPEF501

Manage personal and professional development
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and process that support the personal and professional development of self and others. The unit applies to individuals working in a range of managerial positions who are accountable for the development and performance of others.

BSBXTW401

Lead and facilitate a team
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for team leader or supervisor level (depending on organisational structure) workers with responsibility for others or teams.

BSBSTR401

Promote innovation in team environments
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and implement ways of promoting innovation within team environments in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are team participants or team leaders responsible for playing a proactive role in demonstrating innovation in a formal or informal team environment.

BSBLDR411

Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation’s standards and values. The unit applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These leaders have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

 

Check the currency of BSB30120

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Why choose us?

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Laura Andrews, Diploma of Business

Having a flexible study option means that I can still work full-time and have a social life whilst completing my qual

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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