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BSB40120
Certificate IV in

Business (Leadership)

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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
Upfront 15% off $3,360 (RRP $3,950)
12 units of competency
Flexible payments available
Government funding available

Summary

If you've thought about developing your leadership skills, our BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) (release 1) is a nationally recognised qualification that can help expand your business skill set, helping you pursue management or supervisor roles.

This course combines both business and management into one, helping you receive training to effectively lead a team and manage work priorities. It will also help you learn how to establish business relationships with clients, as well as providing guidance and support to others when it comes to projects.


What you'll learn

This qualification comprises units that can help you prepare for roles within business management. As this course promotes leadership, you'll learn skills that can help you pursue a career in management as you get more experienced.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Lead personal development
  • Build and maintain business relationships

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Effective communication
  • Task delegation
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership


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Our online courses mean you can study anytime, anywhere. Adjust your study schedule to a time that suits you best.
Nationally Recognised Training
This is a Nationally Recognised Training and VET Accredited course that sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
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Detail

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
12 units of competency

This qualification will suit you if you're looking to expand your skills and knowledge in both business and management. You'll be trained in a variety of areas, which will help you hone your leadership skills within a business support capacity. Here, you'll have the opportunity to advance your career if you already have a considerable background in business administration or operations.

This course will help you approach complex problem-solving, managing team priorities and looking after the professional and personal development of employees.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


How many hours per week should I dedicate to my course?

We recommend spending at least 12-20 hours per week of study in order to stay on track with your studies. If you wish to complete your course in 12 months it would be approx 18 hours per week, Based on 12 hrs, it may take you up to 18 months to complete a certificate-level qualification.

How quickly you finish a course is also dependent on your existing skills and experience.

This is simply a guide to help you better understand how many hours you ideally need to spend on your studies. We understand that everyone approaches learning differently, but rest assured, you'll still have a great level of control in your learning.

Work in a simulated workplace

By studying with Upskilled, you'll get the opportunity to undertake tasks and/or assessments that are related to a workplace environment.

With online learning, we want you to develop some "work-ready" skills that complement well with the theory components of your course.

A simulated workplace allows you to undertake practical assessments that help you put your skills into practice. The simulated workplace can be accessed through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled.

Inclusions

By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:

  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials

Video content access to:

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Students who successfully complete their qualification receive a digital badge from Upskilled to display on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, your resume and more. Our sharable badges are portable, verifiable credentials that validate your knowledge, skills and experience in the area of your studies.

Since you worked hard to earn it - why not show everyone your accomplishments?

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

Following enrolment, you can request further information from Student Support. A trainer will then be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.

Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
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.

BSBPEF402
Develop personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

BSBCRT412
Articulate, present and debate ideas

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to articulate, present and debate ideas in a work or broader life context using creative techniques in order to provoke response, reaction and critical discussion. The unit applies to individuals who contribute and present ideas that may be complex in nature and may relate to new products, services, processes or creative works. These individuals are required to communicate ideas persuasively.

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.

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.

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.

BSBPEF403
Lead personal development

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for conscious decision -making processes to contribute to own personal development in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who require enhanced personal and social awareness skills within the workplace and personal situations.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Education pathways

Educators

Upskilled has a passionate team of trainers in the business faculty who are highly skilled in the areas of study we offer. Our trainers have qualifications and work experience that allows them to deliver training to help you achieve job-ready skills needed to make your next career move.

The business faculty offers additional support to students undertaking courses, giving you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers. 

Trainers facilitate 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom where you can ask them questions about your assessments, offering you more guidance and support. This gives you a chance to virtually collaborate with other students as well. 

Entry requirements

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Upskilled always want to ensure that our students are enrolled in the right course for them.

These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • completed year 12

OR

  • a qualification at Certificate III level or higher

OR

  • 2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.


*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.

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Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)

 

Why should I study a BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)?

If you're passionate about leading a team and want to learn some broad range of business skills to match, then studying a BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) is an ideal course for you. It can provide you with the training needed to gain an effective business skill set so you can learn how to manage work priorities, articulate and present ideas, and build and maintain business relationships. 

If you're aspiring to be a business leader or supervisor, this course can teach you the ropes of effective management. Not only will it provide you with training in some core areas of business but you'll also have the opportunity to develop some useful transferable skills including critical thinking, leadership and task delegation.

The BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) is also delivered online, which can be very convenient if you're a busy professional looking to study on your own terms, preferably outside of normal working hours. 

How will a BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) help me in my career?

The BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership) will help you gain excellent leadership skills and effectively manage a team, while also balancing key priorities at work. To be a good manager or leader, you'll need to be someone that's comfortable to project manage, as well as be able to stand by your ideas with confidence.

If you intend to inspire others in your team and want to excel in a leadership role, this course can provide you with the training so that you can expand your mindset and tap into your potential of leading others with confidence and inspiration. 

How to enrol in a BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership)?

If you're interested in studying the BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership), you'll need to first submit an enquiry form via our website. The form will ask you to include details about yourself, such as your name, best contact number and email address. 

Once you submit, an education consultant will be in touch within 48 hours. 

During your consultation, they will assess your suitability for the course by asking you questions about your current skills and experience. You'll also get to ask questions you may have regarding payment options, learning content, and what outcomes you can achieve from a BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business (Leadership). 
 

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