(BSB40120) Certificate IV in Business

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Course Overview

  • Build a career in the world of administration and project work
  • Broaden your skills and knowledge in applying solutions to a range of unpredictable problems
  • Provide leadership and guidance in supporting a team

Do you enjoy being organised, applying your knowledge to practical tasks and supporting others?

This course is designed to develop skills in a broad range of business competencies including communication, customer service, work health and safety, teamwork, finance, organisational skills, technology, and working with diversity.

This qualification would suit:

  • People who wish to develop broad, entry-level skills for the Business environment
  • People who wish to study Business Management at Diploma level or higher

Make the most of your organisational and technical skills and take the next step in your business career with TasTAFE.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will not lead towards one particular career. Rather, it will give you skills which support your career within any business.

Career opportunities include:

  • Administrator
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Project Office
  • Project Manager
AQF Code
Course Duration
22 weeks
Intake Dates
February, July
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
$7500 (price includes all material fees)
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
Required Prior Study
Certificate III in Business

Pathways to further study

(BSB51420) Diploma of Leadership and Management

Diploma + Degree Package

Course Structure

BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business comprises 12 units, packaged as 6 core (mandatory) units and 6 elective units.  All units must be completed successfully to gain the qualification.

6 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
6 Electives
BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies
BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets


Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Assessment methods may include:

  • Being observed performing practical tasks
  • Completing projects
  • Scenarios, case studies and role-plays
  • Online quizzes and tasks

This qualification includes employability skills of:

Navigating the world of work

  • Manage career and work life
  • Work with roles, rights and protocols

Interacting with others

  • Communicate for work
  • Connect and work with others
  • Recognise and utilise diverse perspectives

Getting the work done

  • Plan and organise
  • Make decisions
  • Identify and solve problems
  • Create and innovate
  • Work in a digital world

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide the following items:

  • Folder
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • USB
  • Email address

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster, saving you valuable time and money.


BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business



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