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Certificate IV in Business

Fast-track your business career by enhancing your skills and getting formal recognition of your capabilities.

Take your professional career to the next level with a Certificate IV in Business 

Looking for a business certificate that will give you the edge to apply for a senior role or nominate yourself for a promotion? The BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business could be the perfect steppingstone for your next career move, providing you with the qualification and skills to excel in the workplace.

This online business course will prepare you for several administrative roles. Whether you become an area supervisor, team coordinator, supervisor, senior administration officer, or personal assistant, you will have all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed.

Completing the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business online with Foundation Education will give you a nationally recognised business qualification that shows prospective employers you are a valuable team member with a strong skillset.

Not ready for the Certificate IV yet? Consider studying the BSB30120 Certificate III in Business first. Alternatively, if you would like business training with more of a niche focus, our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is also available with specialisations in business administration and leadership.


The BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

This business certificate will prepare you for several roles in a wide range of workplaces. You will have the skills to apply critical thinking and use digital technologies in the workplace, build business relationships, write complex documents, use emotional intelligence, and more.

Area Supervisor

Area Supervisor

Take charge of a specific section of a store, office or other workplace as an area supervisor. In this role, you will manage your own team of employees while reporting to a general manager as a representative of your area. This leadership and administrative role involves overseeing payroll for your team members, sorting out schedules, managing projects, and coordinating communications among your team members and other staff in the company.

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Team Coordinator

Lead a team of colleagues to achieve their goals and complete their projects as a team coordinator. This role is founded on organisational skills, though there’s also an element of motivation. While planning work schedules and filtering demands from management, you will also need to empower your team members and help them focus to complete work efficiently.

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Team Leader / Supervisor

As a team leader, you will supervise and manage a team of other staff members. This will typically involve motivating the team, assessing and evaluating employees, assisting management with recruitment and training programs, and updating the team on deadlines and company goals.

Senior Administration Officer

Senior Administration Officer

Senior administration officers are key leaders within any organisation, ensuring the company as a whole reaches its objectives and follows best-practice processes. In this position, you will hire, oversee, train, coordinate and monitor staff in your team. This role handles a range of administrative and management jobs, effectively enabling your colleagues to focus on getting their work done.

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

Working closely with a senior member of staff, you will play an essential role in ensuring all emails, phone calls, meetings, travel plans, and appointments are scheduled appropriately and run smoothly.

Course snapshot

Certificate IV in Business

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements:

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.  


Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 12 course units to complete.
  • Complete one course unit every 4 weeks to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery Structure

Studying the Certificate IV in Business with Foundation Education is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.

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1. Theoretical

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.


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12 units to complete. 
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Completed online, at your own pace. 

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.

MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with Video Capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.


Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate IV in Business

Cost and payment

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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