The experiences you gain throughout your career and in your previous roles can convert to the qualities needed for roles in leadership and management. But it can be difficult to know how to translate these skills and implement them in a new environment. A leadership and management course can provide you with the stepping stone you need to put these skills to use or to give you the grounding to kickstart a new career.
You may find that some leadership and management traits come naturally to you, while others need to be fostered with training and guidance. This is the benefit of undertaking a flexible RPL training course: you can build your skills while also ensuring you don’t waste time learning things you already know.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) converts your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. The RPL process allows you to achieve nationally recognised qualifications without losing time studying something you already know.
If you think you could qualify for RPL, say you are a former Defence or First Responder employee, then a trusted RPL provider is the perfect place to help you further your career.
But what exactly does a role in leadership or management look like? And what career outcomes can you expect from utilising your past experiences through RPL?
The roles and positions within leadership and management can vary across different industries. For example, our BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management has job outcomes that include things like Team Leader, Site Manager and Leadership Consultant. Let’s take a closer look at the kinds of roles you can move into.
Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Jobs
The role of a Leading Hand is that of a specialist worker who is responsible for certain employees or processes, and with some supervision from management. The types of environments that Leading Hands work in can include telecommunications, construction, production and manufacturing environments.
Some of the tasks that this role requires include liaising with supervisors, providing support and direction to staff, and working towards achieving goals and maximising profit and efficiency. In some environments, they will also assist in the coordination and scheduling of work activities to make sure that equipment and resources are used efficiently and to schedule.
The role of Leading Hand requires organisational skills, team support, and strong communication skills, as they’ll need to liaise with a variety of managers, employees and clients.
Sales Team Coordinator
The role of a Sales Coordinator requires leadership, administrative skills, customer service skills, and team support. They can work in a variety of industries and environments, but there is a strong focus on sales experience and promoting customer satisfaction within the workplace.
The Sales Coordinator may not be responsible for selling products, instead they provide support to sales representatives and coordinate sales-related activities with the aim to meet business objectives.
The role of a Team Leader is one that is versatile and relevant to a range of industries and work environments. A Team Leader oversees the functionality of a team by providing instruction, guidance and support. The particulars of the work will depend on the business, but can include any of the following: management or supervision of a team, strategising tasks and developing a plan to accomplish them, communication of information to team members and stakeholders, organisation of work loads, employees and work documents, and setting team goals and objectives.
Team Leader roles can include all or some of the above responsibilities, for example, management and communication can include discussing strategies with the team and providing directions to complete the required tasks.
The role of a Site Manager is to oversee and direct a range of projects and see the project through from beginning to completion. They usually work on worksites within the building and construction industry, however the skills required for Site Management can be transferred to many different environments.
Site Managers within construction will require strong project management skills, as well as a sound knowledge of building regulations and onsite health and safety protocols. They will need to coordinate labour activities and manage the building and construction processes, and liaise with suppliers, sub-contractors and team members. The Site Manager will also be in charge of implementing and updating worksite documentation, such as incident reports and a site diary.
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
Our BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is the perfect stepping stone for those looking to pursue the kinds of roles detailed above. The qualification is available through RPL or study, so you can undertake the qualification in the way that suits you and your previous experiences.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as developing and emerging leaders and managers in a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level are likely to provide leadership, guidance and support to others, as well as assuming responsibility for their personal performance.
If you would like to learn more about the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management job outcomes or studying at OPEC College, get in touch with the team today.