Unit of competency details

BSBMGT401A - Show leadership in the workplace (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBMGT401 - Show leadership in the workplaceUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Jul/2008

Training packages that include this unit

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PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 1.0-1.3 
ICT10 - Integrated Telecommunications Training PackageIntegrated Telecommunications Training Package 2.0-3.0 
SIH11 - Hairdressing Training PackageHairdressing Training Package 2.0 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
CHC08 - Community Services Training PackageCommunity Services Training Package 3.0-4.2 
RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0-3.2 
PUA12 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 1.0-2.1 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 1.0-1.4 
SIB10 - Beauty Training PackageBeauty Training Package 1.1-1.2 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
AVI08 - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 3.0-4.0,5.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-4.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

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PUA60612 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Management)Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Management)1-2 
ICT40510 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network PlanningCertificate IV in Telecommunications Network Planning1-2 
RII40213 - Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)1-3 
FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical ManufacturingCertificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing1-3 
BSB30211 - Certificate III in Customer ContactCertificate III in Customer Contact1-2 
CHC30608 - Certificate III in Active VolunteeringCertificate III in Active Volunteering
FNS40510 - Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management (Underwriting)Certificate IV in Personal Injury Management (Underwriting)1-2 
RII40813 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction DesignCertificate IV in Civil Construction Design1-3 
BSB41412 - Certificate IV in Work Health and SafetyCertificate IV in Work Health and Safety1-3 
DEF41312 - Certificate IV in Artillery OperationsCertificate IV in Artillery Operations
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Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  25/Jul/2008 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teams and individuals, their standard of conduct and the initiative they take in influencing others. At this level, work will normally be carried out within routine and non routine methods and procedures which require the exercise of some discretion and judgement.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

Frontline management provides the first level of leadership within the organisation. This unit applies to people who are making the transition from being a team member, to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others.

Frontline managers have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise. As such it is important that frontline mangers model good practice, professionalism and confidently represent their organisation.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Model high standards of management performance and behaviour

1.1. Ensure management performance and behaviour meets the organisation's requirements

1.2. Ensure management performance and behaviour serves as a positive role model for others

1.3. Develop and implement performance plans in accordance with organisation's goals and objectives

1.4. Establish and use key performance indicators to meet organisation's goals and objectives

2. Enhance organisation's image

2.1. Use organisation's standards and values  in conducting business

2.2. Question, through established communication channels, standards and values considered to be damaging to the organisation

2.3. Ensure personal performance contributes to developing an organisation which has integrity and credibility

3. Make informed decisions

3.1. Gather and organise information relevant to the issue/s under consideration

3.2. Facilitate individuals and teams active participation in decision making processes

3.3. Examine options and assess associated risks to determine preferred course/s of action

3.4. Ensure decisions are timely and communicate them clearly to individuals and teams

3.5. Prepare plans to implement decisions and ensure they are agreed by relevant individuals and teams

3.6. Use feedback processes  effectively to monitor the implementation and impact of decisions

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication and presentation skills to represent the organisation, to explain its work to others and to model professionalism
  • decision making skills to demonstrate good judgement and follow through.

Required knowledge 

  • basic theory of group behaviour
  • leadership styles and concepts.

Evidence Guide


The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • articulation of organisational values and expectations of behaviour
  • instances where leadership and decision making have been demonstrated and which have led to positive changes in the workplace
  • knowledge of leadership styles and concepts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to workplace documents.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • observation of performance in role plays
  • observation of presentations
  • review of performance plans
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of leadership styles
  • evaluation of communication of expectations, roles and responsibilities
  • review of documentation examining options and assessing associated risks to determine preferred course/s of action.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • other units from the Certificate IV in Frontline Management.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Organisation's standards and values  will be:

  • stated or implied by the way the organisation conducts its business

Feedback processes  may be:

  • formal or informal
  • from internal or external sources

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Management and Leadership - Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units