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BSB40120

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.

These essential roles provide a stable and secure career pathway for graduates. Office managers, for example, enjoy an average weekly pay of $1,490 and are expected to experience strong growth in demand in the coming years (data from Job Outlook).

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.

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

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

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) or entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.​​​​

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to successfully complete the online part of the business course you will need regular access to the following:

  • 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
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Qualification

Certificate IV in Business

Delivery

Online Course available

Length

The length of the course is up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 4 weeks to graduate in 12 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

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

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 also 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.

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.

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 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

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.

Delivery Options and Length

Online Course

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

The length of the course is up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Payment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Online Course

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBCRT411

Apply critical thinking to work practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

BSBTEC404

Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively. The unit applies to those who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve organisational operations, particularly relating to the use of digital technologies.

BSBTWK401

Build and maintain business relationships
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.

BSBWHS411

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

BSBWRT411

Write complex documents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBXCM401

Apply communication strategies in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

BSBPEF401

Manage personal health and wellbeing
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify signs and sources of strain on personal health and wellbeing (both physical and mental) within job roles and according to key performance indicators (KPIs). The unit applies to individuals who operate with a high level of autonomy, have excellent communication skills and apply knowledge of organisational policies and relevant legislation.

BSBPEF502

Develop and use emotional intelligence
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

BSBPMG430

Undertake project work
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a minor project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. The unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

BSBOPS405

Organise business meetings
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise meetings including making arrangements, liaising with participants, and developing and distributing meeting related documentation. The unit applies to those employed in a range of work environments who are required to organise a variety of business meetings. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise or have responsibility for these tasks in the context of a particular team, workgroup or project.

BSBSTR401

Promote innovation in team environments
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and implement ways of promoting innovation within team environments in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are team participants or team leaders responsible for playing a proactive role in demonstrating innovation in a formal or informal team environment. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBLDR411

Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect the organisation’s standards and values. The unit applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within the organisation. These leaders have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Prereqs

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Why choose us?

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Having a flexible study option means that I can still work full-time and have a social life whilst completing my qual

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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