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BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

National ID: BSB40120 State ID: BFR1
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Adapt and innovate in the changing business world. 

The Certificate IV in Business has been designed to prepare you for the adaptability and innovation required to succeed in a post-COVID world. In response to industry needs, this course focuses on transferrable skills in reading, writing and communication, as well as operating efficiently in a digital environment. 

This course covers digital communication and report-writing, operational planning and problem-solving, business networking, self-management, leadership and workplace health and safety, depending on the elective units you select.

If you are completing this course as part of a traineeship, you will put your skills into practice in the workplace while learning. Those without a workplace will learn within a simulated virtual online environment. 

As a general student, you will undertake three hours of tutorial sessions per week, along with weekly prescribed study totaling 480 hours. 

As a trainee, you will undertake 70 hours of tutorial sessions, 8 hours of site visits, 200 hours of on-the-job training under an allocated mentor, and 200 hours of prescribed study. 

Depending on the elective units you select, you will gain skills in: 

  • Digital communication and report writing 
  • Operational planning and problem-solving 
  • Business networking 
  • Self-management and leadership
  • Workplace health and safety 
  • You are already working in a business environment and wish to take on a higher level of responsibility 

  • You seek work in an administrative, project or customer service level role that required well-developed business and communication skills 

  • You have been on extended leave from the workplace 

  • You have completed a Certificate II in Business or a Certificate II in Workplace Skills qualification and are looking to further your skills and knowledge 


This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

You are expected to have a satisfactory level of literacy, language and numeracy skills, including basic business writing skills, in order to enrol in this course. 

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Business administrator 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 1 Year
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
How Off campus
On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $866.70 $120.35 $987.05
Concession $256.80 $120.35 $377.15

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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