Unique Student Identifier (USI) Mandatory since 1 January 2015

Since the 1st of January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have your USI, you can use it throughout your life, to keep a centralised online record of all your Nationally Recognised training. Whether you're studying at TAFE, a private training organisation, completing a certificate or diploma course, apprenticeship or skill set - you'll need a USI.

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 provide leadership, guidance and support to others. They also have some responsibility for organising and monitoring the output of their team.

They apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

The volume of learning for a Certificate IV qualification is typically six (6) months to two (2) years.

Key Topics

  • The different styles of leadership and when to use them
  • The importance of an operational plan
  • Developing effective teams and relationships in a diverse workforce
  • Managing priorities
  • Identifying areas for improvement within the team as well as self-development.

Prerequisites

Entry to this AIM WA program requires participants to ideally have a minimum of 2 years industry experience and have some supervisory responsibilities as part of their current role.  Participants are also required to have direct reports or have the support of an employer who will provide them with opportunities to demonstrate competency in the various aspects of managing a team and team tasks.

What Is Required to Gain the Qualification

AIM WA provides three (3) distinctly different pathways to choose from, in order to gain this qualification;

Flexible Delivery (Training and Assessment Pathway)

The flexible option provides various program delivery dates throughout the year for individual participants who prefer to schedule and attend the individual unit of competency based programs, according to their own schedules and availability. Access to all assessment tools is available to the participant upon successfully enrolling in the qualification.

This option can also be customised for corporate clients.

Intensive Pathway (RPL Assessment Pathway)

The Intensive option provides five (5) consecutive days of structured professional developmentdelivered face to face in the classroom.  Suitable for participants with extensive leadership and management experience, who can commit to attending five (5) full days. This program is considered further professional development, followed by an RPL assessment. Access to all assessment tools is available to the participant upon successfully enrolling in the qualification.

RPL Pathway

Before choosing this pathway candidates must fulfil the following criteria;

  • Have a minimum current industry experience of two (2) years, which must be the last two (2) years.
  • Be currently employed in a supervisor role
  • Be able to produce documented evidence to support the claim for RPL in each unit.

Access to all assessment tools is available to the participant upon successfully enrolling in the qualification.

All participants, regardless of the pathway option chosen, are requested to complete a self-assessment questionnaire in relation to each unit of competence. This allows the prospective participant to determine which pathway best suits their learning journey towards the qualification. The outcomes of the survey will also help the RTO to identify the participant’s ability to successfully undertake the qualification and the suitability of the pathway chosen.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the qualification requirements for all three (3) of the above pathway options. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge and their ability to attend the training program/s.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the free monthly Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

Plan Your Training

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment & LLN questionnaires, direct managers sign off and Enrolment form
  4. Email all 4 documents to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Once enrolled you will receive log-in details for the AIM WA Assessment Portal

Investment Required

Intensive Pathway:

5 consecutive-day program, face-to-face + blended learning component (program includes assessment fee)

Non Member $6457
Professional Member $5447
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus $5447
Corporate Silver / Silver Plus $5250
Corporate Gold $5053

Flexible Pathway:

12 days face-to-face (11 programs) fees calculated to include assessment fees

Non Member $9180
Professional Member $7761
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus $7761
Corporate Silver / Silver Plus $7428
Corporate Gold $7095

RPL Pathway:

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member $2520
Corporate / Professional Member $2100

Related Information

Intensive Pathway

If you are able to commit five full days and want to progress through the program with the same group of people then choose the intensive pathway. The week features a number of high energy activities to accommodate a variety of learning styles and to cover the content in a way that enhances the transfer of learning to the workplace.

Participants must attend the program listed in the table and successfully complete the assessment requirements (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

The units below have no direct relationship to the Frontline Leader Professional Development Program, however they do form the basis of the RPL Assessment Pathway offering.

Program Name
Relationship to Competency Standards
Duration

BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

BSBLDR404 Lead a diverse workforce

BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan

BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

5 Days

Flexible Pathway

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend for five consecutive days, then the flexible pathway may be better for you. This option offers a number of programs that can be attended throughout the year. When added together they provide the same pathway to the Nationally Recognised qualification.

Book on your choice of dates in the programs listed in the table. Programs can be attended in any order (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name
Relationship to Competency Standards
Duration

BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

1 Day

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

1 Day

BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan

1 Day

BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader

BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace

1 Day

BSBLDR404 Lead a diverse workforce

1 Day

BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

1 Day

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

1 Day

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

1 Day