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Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215)

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CRICOS Code: 096038C


  • Learn how to lead and guide others in administrative and project setting
  • Build skills to solve unpredictable problems and situations
  • Find more innovative ways to research solutions

Program Description

If you have already had some administration experience, this qualification is perfect for you. The Certificate IV in Business will help you build on your already well-developed skills and knowledge to apply solutions to a range of unpredictable business problems. Advance your analytical skills by establishing a practice to gather information from a variety of sources. At the end of this qualification you will feel confident to provide leadership and guidance to others, and will have solid problem solving skills.

14 hours of study per week will take place face-to-face in the classroom. Schedules combine the core lecture with foundation skills, and PASS classes.

6 hours per week of coursework will be completed online. The online study component includes exercises, discussion forums, and resources to help with assignments and to provide foundational academic and learning skills. Online study is available 24/7 for students to complete any time, and can be used to reach instructors outside of class.

View the Program Flyer for sample schedules.

* Schedules may vary. Optional internship can be scheduled outside of class time.

Program Overview

  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Coordinate business resources
  • Address customer needs
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Undertake project work
  • Establish networks
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Course units may be subject to change

Program Length

34 weeks* (20 hours/week)
Includes 6 hours/week online study +
14 hours/week in class study**

Optional internships available for an additional fee. Internship hours vary depending on schedule.
*24 weeks study + 10 weeks scheduled breaks.
**For start dates before Feb 26, 2018, schedule includes 5 weeks online study and 15 hours in class.

2017 & 2018 Program Start Dates

2017: Nov 6, 27, Dec 18
2018: Feb 26, Apr 9, Jun 11, Jul 23, Sep 24, Nov 5


2017: Dec 25, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018;
2018: Feb 5 to Feb 23; May 21 to Jun 8; Sep 3 to Sep 21; Dec 17 to Jan 11, 2019

Optional Internship Placement

Add a volunteer internship to your program to apply your learning and gain hands on skills. Internships are arranged concurrent with studies and run between 7–20 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks.* Duties may vary and a business dress code will be required. The internship coordinator will visit students regularly at the work place to assess progress and to offer support. Students will use their placement to analyse and write about topics studied during their course work.

*Internship length varies depending on study location and the needs of the employer.

What is Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training
All ILSC Business College programs are Nationally Recognised Training. The Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo is a distinguishable mark of quality for promoting and certifying national vocational education and training leading to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or Statements of Attainment.