We offer this Certificate in IV Leadership and Management qualification to support you as you work in developing and emerging as a leader for the future and in more management roles in a range of enterprise and industry contexts. As well as assuming responsibility for your own performance you will be looking to use this qualification as you provide more substantial leadership, guidance or support to others.  This qualification in leadership and management will also help you if you are responsible for organising and monitoring the output of teams.
  • Tailored and flexible learning to suit your specific needs
  • Focus your study on the leadership and management skill development that counts
  • Delivered by our award winning RTO

Our approach to this workplace based course is one that is holistic in terms of providing you a supported environment, regular access to our trainer and comprehensive materials with an easy to follow study plan that can make this a truly satisfying training journey – nothing less than you should expect from us, a state and national award winning training organisation with the critical mass to deliver but one that is also small enough to care.

Course Dates

  • UOC: BSB40520 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • Cost: From $Up to $2,600 (depending on funding)
  • Duration: 2 yr
  • Funding Available

Book in for Certificate IV Leadership and Management

Use the Form this page to initiate a booking onto this qualification.

Certificate IV Business is a qualification undertaken over a recommended two year period and can start at almost any time that suits you. Applicants usually apply with the support of employers.

  • Harness understands the unique circumstances everyone is in and has designed options to suit you.
  • Tailored approach to help you achieve your Certificate IV in Business.
  • Enquire now and our expert consultants will be in touch to discuss what option suits you best!


Course Details



From $Up to $2,600 (depending on funding)



2 yr




Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

  • Online
  • Workplace based
  • Self pace
  • Employment Based
Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

BSB40520 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Our Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is a two-year qualification Harness has tailored, through the choice of electives, to support those working in business as well as those working in  working within higher risk industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction and Transport. Occupations this qualification will be valuable for include: line managers, leading hands and production supervisors, team leaders across the operational areas of a variety of working environments.

This leadership and management qualification is a competency based one;  we make it about your learning and understanding of theory and then being able to apply it into your working life. In applying for this course, consider how you want to approach your study and the role of your organisation in supporting you as financial subsidies may be available to eligible applicants or organisations.

You will see the expected skills you are building from the course contents below and will be expected to be demonstrating the skills across a range of predictable and unpredictable issues, to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.


12 units of study make up the Cert IV Business  qualification:

The mode of delivery for this course is a work place based course involving 12 units that we have uniquely orientated to the needs of those working towards/in leadership positions. In the delivery of this course‚ our trainers support a range of supervisors and mentors to develop your problem solving and critical thinking skills needed for substantial team leadership.

Course Content

5 Core Units 

  • BSBLDR411 – Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBLDR413 – Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBOPS402 – Coordinate business operational plans
  • BSBXCM401 – Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • BSBXTW401 – Lead and facilitate a team

7 Elective Units

  • BSBCRT411 – Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • BSBLDR412 – Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • BSBLDR414 – Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBPEF402 – Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBSTR401 – Promote innovation in team environments
  • BSBWHS411 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • BSBSUS411 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Once you successfully complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate. It shows your Qualification and Statements of Attainment for each unit you have passed. All are recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

This is a nationally recognised qualification and is issued by Harness Energy (RTO 40521).

Course Requirements

No course pre-requisites apply.  You will need Internet access and a computer for this qualification. Please also review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements page linked as this is a competency-based course and has both practical and theoretical elements.

Additional Infomation

Roles & Industries for Cert IV Leadership and Management Qualification

  • Newly appointed managers
  • Office and operations levels
  • Public Services
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resources Sector
  • Manufacturing & Warehousing
  • Construction – Civil & residential
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Formal management and leadership responsibility
  • Managing complex business and team issues


Frequently Asked Questions

This certificate IV qualification in Leadership and Management includes the core units which are pre-determined base study units. It is recommended that you start with these units. We have selected the other elective units to accompany the core units from a long list of options based on our client and industry feedback as being most relevant in the medium to high risk sectors as well as for those of you at that stage in your career of building your management skills.

Funding options available to you may include:

  • User Choice funding is often available when the study forms part of a training or apprenticeship program
  • Self-funded – you pay for the course yourself – which may be suitable if you are taking the initiative to study and/or may potentially be moving company / role during the course of the study
  • Employer-supported – where you may be able to have a % of the full study fees by your employer. It is recommended you speak with your manager to discuss the options available to you.


We have provided a list of relevant additional information as well as content that you can download.

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Funding Options


Funding Options*


Construction Skills QLD (CSQ)
User Choice

*Eligibility rules may apply and other funding options may be available to you – depending on your industry or course.

Important Information explaining the common course funding options listed above along with additional information is available in the Linked Important Information page.

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