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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 to 18 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Intake

Locations

Waterfront Darwin, Online
Not available to international students.

Course code

BSB40520

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Automotive Manufacturing, Warehousing and Storage, Business Administration, Retail Management, Logistics, Environmental Health, Customer Service, Purchasing and Procurement include:
>Coordinator (Business Operations)
>Warehouse Team Leader
>Distribution Centre Supervisor
>Supervisor
>Line Manager
>Leading Hand
>Production Supervisor
>Sales Team Manager
>Team Leader
>Frontline Sales Manager
>Freight Administrative Supervisor

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Further training pathways from BSB40520 Certificate IV Leadership and Management include but are not limited to BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $1,802.50 - $2,100.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $5,150.00 - $6,000.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management a total of twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising five (5) core and seven (7) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 515 - 600.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBLDR411Demonstrate leadership in the workplace50
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships50
BSBOPS402Coordinate business operational plans40
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace50
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team50
 Total nominal hours for core units240
Elective units of competency (Select 7)
Group A(minimum of 4 must be selected from Group A)
BSBCMM412Lead difficult conversations40
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practices50
BSBLDR412Communicate effectively as a workplace leader40
BSBOPS403Apply business risk management processes50
BSBPEF402Develop personal work priorities40
BSBTWK401Build and maintain business relationships35
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs50
Group B
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence60
BSBPMG430Undertake project work60
BSBWRT411Write complex documents50
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BSBCMM411Make presentations30
BSBSTR402Implement continuous improvement40
 Total nominal hours for elective units275 - 360
 Total nominal hours for the qualification515 - 600

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business, or similar qualification, OR
  • Have vocational experience in a business or management related role without holding a formal qualification

A pre-enrolment interview will be conducted and your lecturer will determine options for study.

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify and areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Waterfront Darwin, Online

Study Mode: On campus, online, both

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Office Manager
Area of study
Business and Retail Services, Business

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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