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Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215)

Course summary

You will learn a range of skills, including how to develop work priorities, organise meetings, maintain work health and safety, co-ordinate basic resources and use complex word processing and spreadsheet skills.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, however, it is advised that students enrolling into this course should be able to carry out and evaluate own work and/or the work of a team, use technology to create business documents such as correspondence, plans and reports using sound literacy/numeracy skills.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Office Administrator, Executive Personal Assistant, Office Supervisor, Project Officer, Team Leader.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 10 units, consisting of:
1 core unit and 9 elective units.
Core Units
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
Elective Units
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
Study Sequence

Online - enrol into one unit at a time as per the following order:

  1. BSBWOR404
  2. BSBADM405
  3. BSBINN301
  4. BSBITU401
  5. BSBITU402
  6. BSBRES401
  7. BSBWRT401
  8. BSBMKG413
  9. BSBMKG414
  10. BSBWHS401

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment

Course Intakes


There are eleven course intakes, available monthly from February to December.

Duration and dates
12 months full-time or 18 months part-time


This course is available online with teaching support available through email and telephone. Individual Zoom sessions can be arranged by appointment. Online students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study. 

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB50215 Diploma of Business No

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at

Resource Requirements

The following textbooks are required:

  • The Business Communication Handbook (10th Ed), Judith Dwyer,  2016, Cengage, ISBN 978-0170354172
  • Management theory and practice (6th ed), Kris Cole,  2015,  Cengage, ISBN 978-0170354059

Textbooks can be purchased as hard copy or electronic versions.