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If you want to explore the opportunity to embark on a leadership and management journey, our Aspiring Leaders Program is for you.
Designed for individuals who are ready to take their first step into a leadership and management role, this program will help build your leadership qualities, confidence and a foundation for career progression.
With the guidance of a personal online coach, you will explore your potential and develop your own unique leadership characteristics to ensure you’re well equipped to lead in today’s fast-paced and dynamic business environment.
This program comprises three subjects:
On completion of the Aspiring Leaders Program, you will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership & Management.
Please refer to our course outline for more information
Develop Your Leadership and Management Skills
Your success as a leader and manager is often based on the foundation skills you develop. This subject focuses on ensuring you develop the foundation leadership and management skills you need to succeed in leadership and management roles.
Support and Manage Team Performance
You will learn about managing and maximising the performance of the people and the teams you work with.
Implement Operational Plans and Processes
In this subject, you will learn how to effectively use limited resources available to you to implement plans, achieve goals, manage risks, and prepare a continuous improvement plans for your area of the organisation.
This comprehensive program will teach you to:
The 12 units of competency are awarded for the successful completion of Certificate IV qualification; 4 core and 8 electives. For information on the units of competency see the course outline in the course overview tab.
Enrol directly into the program for $1,700(GST exempt).
For additional study-related fees, please click here.
Individuals have a total of:
Therefore, if an individual completes the learning and assessment, and the resubmission time in every subject is granted, the duration will be 48 weeks.
The subject breakdown for this course is below:
The amount of training for this course may be up to 15 hours per week. The amount of training is the hours an individual can expect to spend to complete their course work and assessments.
In addition to the amount of training, individuals who are new to industry or vocational training could need up to 5 hours per week known as unsupervised hours. These additional hours are for study skills or further research. For example, an individual not working in industry would need more time to review industry websites that are usually introduced in workplace compliance training. Individuals working in industry may be able to complete the course requirements in a shorter timeframe or less hours per week.
If a student applies for extensions beyond the 36-week completion timeframe or is granted special consideration, the maximum period of time to complete this qualification is two years from the qualification activation date. If enrolling in single subjects with the intention of completing a qualification, the two year timeframe is calculated from the initial activation date of the first subject.
Additional study-related fees apply to formal extensions and re-enrolments. Please refer to the Vocational Education Fees schedule found here.
Please also refer to our Vocational Education and Training (VET) Enrolment Terms and Conditions here or our Student Handbook here for important information on:
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Individuals are required to be aged 18 years or older to enrol in this course.
This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, complete a range of written assessments, undertake independent research activities and at times engage in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written and oral communication.
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To successfully complete this qualification, individuals will require basic computing skills. This may include:
Who should enrol?
Aspiring leaders looking to develop their leadership foundations and who are about to commence work in (or wish to secure) roles such as:
When can I enrol?
You may enrol into this program at any time and begin studying immediately on enrolment.
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The course is delivered online. Kaplan Professional’s online learning portal, KapLearn, enables us to provide you with innovative, interactive learning resources and support. You can access KapLearn from anywhere at any time using a computer or mobile device that has internet access. KapLearn is where you access the learning material, activities and assessments, as well as access ongoing support.
The course textbook Management: Theory and practice by Kris Cole (6th edition) is provided on enrolment.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Individuals may be able to obtain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a Kaplan Professional award subject based on their previous study and/or work experience. To do this, individuals must submit evidence that demonstrates they have already met the requirements of the subject through these other means.
Evidence can take many forms, such as information about approved study, information about work experience, certificates, transcripts or other credentials.
To find out if you are eligible for RPL, refer to our Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) page.
The assessments for each subject are listed below. Units of competency are co-assessed by topic within subjects, as listed in ‘Units of competency’.
• Short answer questions and activities
• Written – short answer questions and activities
• Oral – includes oral questions, role play, presentation. The mode of oral assessment is by phone/Skype
• Oral – includes oral questions and presentation. The mode of oral assessment is by phone/Skype
Individuals may submit their assignments at any time if they believe they are adequately prepared.
Individuals must be deemed competent in all assessment items in order to be awarded their qualification.
The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership & Management qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of all units of competency.
As part of the Aspiring Leaders Program, you will have access to a personal online coach.
The online coach is an experienced professional who will assist and guide your learning. At key milestones (below) throughout each subject, you will have the opportunity to submit your written assignment and receive feedback from your coach:
In addition, you will have access to the Leadership and Management Community where you are able to meet your peers, share ideas and resources, and post any questions you may have to the community. Your coach will also be available through the Community to answer your queries.
Gary Pickworth, personal online coach
Gary is a self-motivated and passionate leadership and management facilitator with over 30 years’ experience in various leadership and management roles. With a strong reputation for engaging audiences and meeting milestones, he is highly skilled and experienced in managing the change process of individuals and teams in the training environment. He possesses flexibility, well-honed skills, deep insight, and a thorough understanding of human motivation, and highly developed communication and presentation skills with a flair for influencing, persuading and building rapport.
His facilitation style is engaging, entertaining and highly interactive, and is focused on integrating the new learning quickly and efficiently so participants can immediately apply this new learning effectively. As a people development specialist, his ultimate goal and passion is to transform learner’s raw potential and talent into refined performance excellence.
Individuals who enrol in a Kaplan Professional course are bound by our published policies, including the policy that sets out our rules for assessment. Individuals can review these policies here. The policies also assist individuals when their study program does not go as planned and they need extra support.
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IMPORTANT: This qualification has been impacted by recent changes announced by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). As a result, the final date Kaplan Professional will accept assessment submissions is 18 March 2022. This means you may not receive the full maximum duration advertised for this qualification and/or may not be able to access one or more extensions that might otherwise have been available to you under Kaplan Professional’s vocational education extension policy. It is essential that all students review the information here to understand what this means for you before proceeding with your enrolment. If you enrol, it will be taken that you have read and understood this information.