Leadership and Management

Are you ready to take the lead? CIT’s Leadership and Management courses will set you up for a successful future as a leader. You will gain the skills and knowledge you need in a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

As you build on your knowledge, you will learn the key skills to implement operational plans, manage risk and identify and evaluate marketing opportunities. By continuing to the Diploma, you will learn to apply specialised, high-level leadership and management skills and be able to go into your next organisation or business with confidence and reach your professional potential!

  • Course Details

    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management | BSB40520
    CRICOS: 104558H

    Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB50420
    CRICOS: 104559G

  • Course Duration

    Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake

    2023 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:


    Certificate IV $7,050 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)

    Diploma $7,050 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
    • TOEFL iBT - 46
    • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
    • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management | BSB40520 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete all 5 subjects

    • 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

    Electives: complete all 7 subjects

    • BSBFIN401 Report on financial activity
    • BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
    • BSBLDR521 Lead the development of diverse workforces
    • BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations
    • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
    • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
    • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Leadership and Management | BSB50420 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
    • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
    • BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
    • BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence
    • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
    • BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

    Electives: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace
    • BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation
    • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
    • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
    • BSBHRM522 Manage employee and industrial relations
    • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Certificate IV: Team leader, supervisor, front-line manager.

    Diploma: Team leader, supervisor, front-line manager, or middle manager.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Study methods include structured classes supported by online resources and workshop delivery.

    Assessment methods include projects, presentations, assignments, and reports.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    While industry placement is not a course requirement, CIT’s connections to industry may provide opportunities for students to undertake unpaid work placements.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
    6 months
    Diploma of Leadership and Management
    6 months
    = 1 year of study