BSB40120 | CRICOS Course Code 106683J

Certificate IV in Business

This qualification covers a variety of positions in Business Services leading to equipping individuals to supervisory roles and being able to apply and perform across a variety of industry areas. People in these roles carry out a mix of specialist and moderately complex administrative or operational tasks that require self-development skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of high school studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 schooling OR
  • Completion of secondary school / A level education overseas OR
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in business, administrative, or retail as per AQF requirements

English Language Requirement (for international students only)

You will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency as required by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) as evidence of English language proficiency for the student visa application processes.

  • IELTS Test Score of 5.5 OR
  • TOEFL (ibt) Test Score of 46 OR
  • TOEFL (PBT) Test Score of 527 OR
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Test Score 162
  • PTE Academic Test Score 42 OR
  • OET Pass Grade OR
  • If you are an international student currently studying in Australia and have studied for 6 months or more at AQF Certificate III level or above.

Course Outline – Units of Competency


Core Units


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs


Write complex documents


Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment


Apply communication strategies in the workplace


Build and maintain business relationships


Apply critical thinking to work practices


Elective Units


Analyse and present research information


Use social media to engage customers


Make presentations


Design and produce complex spreadsheets


Lead personal development


Build and maintain business relationships

Course Duration

Duration: 52 weeks

(40 weeks of study and 12 weeks of breaks)


Course Fee

Tuition Fee: AUD$$9,000
Resource Fee: AUD$250


Study Modes
Face-to-face on-site learning classes.


2023 Intake Dates

2024 Intake Dates

09 January 2023

15 January 2024

10 April 2023

08 April 2024

03 July 2023

01 July 2024

25 September 2023

23 September 2024


Assessment Methods

Assessments allow us to certify that you meet all the requirements of this course and that you can perform various tasks to the standard required in the workplace.  Some common assessment methods include:

  • Written assignments or short answers
  • Simulated workplace
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Portfolios
  • Roleplays
  • Other specific methods applicable to the requirements of the unit of competency


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)
Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer may reduce the duration of a student’s studies.  To apply for recognition of prior learning or credit transfer, students must submit an application form along with all documentary evidence to ATI.

Please contact for more information on the processes.

Further Pathways

Upon completion of this qualification, students may undertake the following or any other studies in a higher education level in the relevant area of study:

  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (CRICOS 106684H)
  • BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (CRICOS 106685G)