Business and ICT

BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business is part of the Business Services Training Package.  It aims to build on previously developed business skills.  At this level individuals use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This qualification would suit those who wish to develop a broad range of skills for the business environment.

Career Opportunities

Job titles and roles vary across different industry sectors.  Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Business administrator or assistant
  • Project officer

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Online – managed by the North

  • Next Intake:   2020
  • Duration:  a minimum of 16 hours per week over 2 semesters, or earlier completion if a greater number of hours are studied per week
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest for the 2020 Intake

Flexible Delivery / Online 

Flexible Delivery / Online


Learning Options

Statewide Online
This course is available online, with learning support and teacher interaction provided.

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.
Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • task based assessments to demonstrate skills
  • knowledge questions

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.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to have:

  • Access to a computer with the Microsoft Software Suite and broadband
  • An email address
  • A memory stick or some kind of portable memory device is highly recommended
  • TasTAFE has computer labs at regional campuses which are open for students to access during normal business hours

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Other fees of $190 apply

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

It is preferred that students have relevant vocational experience or have previously studied a Certificate III qualification.


An application process, which includes an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy component, must be completed prior to enrolment to help ensure this is the right course for you.   If you do not have the Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required to successfully undertake the course we will discuss your results with you, your study options and will provide a referral to the Vocational Preparation programs available from TasTAFE.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, 10 units must be successfully completed. These include one core units and nine electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.


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