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The Complete BSB42015

I’m happy to say that I have now completed the resources for BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management. Not before time, as I have clients waiting for them. Some couldn’t wait and have been purchasing the units one by one as soon as they are developed.

The qualification BSB42015 is the successor to BSB40812 Certificate IV in Frontline Management, but is not equivalent. Nevertheless, several of the units were equivalent and I had already developed resources for the FLM qualification — much the same way that I already had Diploma of Management resources that I could use as the basis for the Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Having said that, there was more to change in the Cert IV than there was in the Diploma —which is why it took me so long. As I’ve mentioned before, the new format replaces Required Knowledge with Knowledge Evidence and the change in the wording often requires further assessment tasks.

Example from BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace:
· explain how to identify an organisation’s standards and values when they are:
o stated
o implied

This was implied in the performance criteria for BSBMGT401A but not stated as Required Knowledge. In this case it was insufficient for the candidate to have applied the organisation’s standards and values as demonstrated in performance of a task. They also have to explain how they identified the stated and implied values.

So altogether this development project has been challenging and I’m relieved to be moving on. Now I’m starting on BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. This is the qualification most in demand by my clients, but I also considered it was the one that would need the least work to modify. Hopefully that’s correct. I’m aiming to have the Cert IV WHS resources all complete by the end of August.

With regard to the new TAE Cert IV, the latest word is that it will be out in September. That will suit my timing quite well but I’m not holding my breath. We have been expecting this qualification for over a year now.

Sandy Welton

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