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 administrative skills or existing business experience with essential skills such as developing text documents and spreadsheets, organising meetings, maintaining financial records and creating presentations.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

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

This qualification would suit:

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

Career Opportunities

Further study options may include:

  • The Diploma qualification in conjunction with selected Certificate IV units have formal advanced standing arrangements in place with the University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Business course. You finish up with tertiary qualifications and practical experience in your chosen field.

Potential Employment Outcomes:

  • Administrator
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Project Officer

Dates and Times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Information Booklet
  • Next Intake:  13 February 2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Launceston Campus

  • Information Booklet
  • Next Intake:  2018 – Places still available!
  • Delivery: Class Based and online
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake:   2018 – Places still available!
  • Delivery: Online with some workshop options
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest


  • Information Booklet
  • Launceston and Devonport Campuses offer this qualification fully online – Places still available!
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Learning Options

Hobart, Campbell Street Campus options include:

Supported Independent Study (SIS) The SIS Program is for students working in a business environment and who can access relevant workplace policies and procedures to support their study in the business and human resources industry sector. You will need to tell us about your work experience or previous study in business or a related area. You can do this by completing an application to study or by talking to a teacher from the SIS program. To get started students enrol in one unit per term. There are four terms per year. For students enrolling at the beginning of a semester it is recommended they enrol in two units. Each unit of study is completed within the allocated 8 weeks within the term. All new SIS students are required to attend the induction program as listed on the schedule of units. This induction provides information on the SIS program, learner resources, study and assessment plan an how your teacher will support in your study.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Simulations
  • Projects
  • Problem based learning
  • Presentations
  • Workplace research and reflection
  • Reports and plans
  • Written assignments


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Preferred pathways into this qualification include:

  • Achieving the Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification, or
  • Provide evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification, or
  • With some vocational experience assisting in a range of environments providing administrative or operational support to individuals and/or teams but without a formal business qualification

Qualification Requirements

The Certificate IV in Business requires 10 units comprising of 1 core unit and 9 electives.


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