BSB40120 - Certificate IV in Business

This is the perfect course for individuals looking to start or advance their career in the business field. This program will provide you with a solid foundation in business principles and practices, where you will learn about topics such as business planning, marketing, and customer service, as well as gain valuable experience through hands-on projects and simulations.


Course Overview

The BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is a course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of business management.


This course covers a range of essential topics, including business planning, marketing, project management, risk management, and leadership. Students will also develop skills in communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, which are essential for success in business management roles.


Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to manage business operations, develop and implement business plans, and lead teams effectively. Graduates will be prepared to work in a range of industries, from small businesses to large corporations.


The BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business is suitable for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in business management or who are currently working in business roles and wish to develop their skills further. This course may also provide a pathway to higher qualifications in business management, including a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.



12 - 24 months


Study online. Gain real-world skills.



Career opportunities

Project Administrator | Business Development Officer


12 units of competency | Nationally recognised

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Computer and internet access required


Diploma of Business | Diploma of Leadership and Management | Business Management positions


Experienced industry experts


Multiple short online assessments

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Course Delivery and Duration

Our online guides and assessments have been uniquely developed to best equip you for the real world! We have ensured you will remain engaged while completing your studies and provide real life, relatable scenarios to set you up for your future!


1 year is the average course duration for completing the Certificate IV in Business qualification. As this course is 'self-paced' study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class timetables, fitting study around work, family and life. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 6 – 8 months.


Students receiving study benefits from Centrelink (education on supplement) will be obligated to complete the course in 28 weeks (full-time) or 56 weeks (part-time). Students who complete the course as part of a traineeship will have 12 months full-time or 2 years part-time.

Career Opportunities and Pathways

Completing the Certificate IV in Business can lead to a variety of career and study pathways, including:


Career Pathways:

  • Project Administrator: Project Administrators are responsible for managing administrative tasks associated with a project, such as tracking budgets, managing timelines, and coordinating team members.
  • Business Development Officer: Business Development Officers are responsible for identifying new business opportunities and developing strategies to grow a business. This may involve conducting market research, identifying potential clients, and developing sales strategies.
  • Marketing Coordinator: Marketing Coordinators are responsible for managing marketing campaigns, which may involve developing marketing materials, conducting market research, and analyzing marketing data.

Study Pathways:

  • Diploma of Business: A Diploma of Business provides more advanced knowledge and skills in business operations, management, and leadership. It can provide a pathway to higher education in business or related fields.
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management: A Diploma of Leadership and Management focuses on developing skills in leadership and management, and can help you progress into higher roles in your organization or industry.
  • Bachelor's degree: A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field can provide advanced knowledge and skills in business principles and practices. It can open up career opportunities in management, marketing, accounting, finance, and other related fields..


These are just a few examples, and the specific career and study opportunities and pathways will depend on your skills, interests, and experience. This Certificate IV in Business is the program for individuals who are looking to establish a career in business management or who are presently employed in business roles and aim to enhance their skills. Successful completion of this course also serves as a stepping stone towards higher qualifications in business management.


In total, you need to complete 12 nationally recognised units of competency. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and upon completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.


Core units:


BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace


Plus 6 Elective units:

BSBMKG434 Promote products and services

BSBMKG431 Assess marketing opportunities

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however students will require:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to a computer and internet

Support and assessments

Our online courses include the support of experienced industry professionals and support staff to guide you through the program. Our trainers are dedicated to helping you succeed and will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your progress. They will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fully understand the course material, as well as offer suggestions for further learning opportunities.


Furthermore, you will have access to a wealth of up to date, easy to understand online course materials, including videos, tutorials, and practice exercises, which will help you to deepen your understanding of the course material.

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Upon completion of the course, you will possess not only real-world skills and understanding, but also a nationally recognized and accredited qualification. Apply your skills in a dynamic new position or pursue a new exciting career path - start your future now!

Upcoming Programs

Name Location Cost
Certificate IV in Business - 2024 Online $2,450.00
Certificate IV in Business - 2024 - RPL Online $2,450.00