Certificate IV in Business

General Description: 

This qualification is suited to those working as administrators and project officers. In this role, 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.

Career Opportunities: 

Working in a business environment, across a wide variety of industry sectors.

Job roles

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Project Officer
  • Administrator
Course Duration: 

Generally this study course requires between 0.5 months -2 years to complete, determined by your own special circumstances along with the mode of study for which you select. By way of example, if you decided to do this study course online and routinely spend time and energy to complete the projects and assignments every week chances are you'll complete the course well before schedule.

Method of Study: 

In-class study will give you a structured learning experience and regular face-to-face contact with your trainers, tutors, lecturers and classmates. Online, Correspondence and Distance Education courses provide the opportunity to study from anyplace, at any time! This is perfect if you want flexibility and are unable to commit to attending traditional classroom sessions. You can learn at your particular schedule and finish your study course as per your own personal schedule. Contact us right now to identify which study approach may perhaps suit you best.

Course Category: 

This particular course belongs within the Business, Management & Finance group of training courses. Business and commerce is the study of the concepts along with practice involving planning, leading, arranging, motivating and co-ordinating the human and material resources of private and public organisations and institutions. It consists of the merchandising and provision of goods and services and also personal development. The main purpose connected with this field of instruction is to increase a preliminary understanding of the theory plus practice of decision making and also policy creation, organisational development, planning, fiscal management, in addition to the promotion and selling of goods and professional services. Some of the training courses featured in this particular category include things like: Accounting, Business, Management, Sales and Marketing, Office Studies, Banking, Finance and Commerce to name a few.


There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning: 

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors(Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)


Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AusCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Scenarios
  • Role Plays
  • Projects

When you finish this course you may be eligible to do BSB50215 Diploma of Business or other specialist Diploma qualifications in the Business Services Training Package (BSB07) such as marketing, management or human resources.

In addition, depending on units/electives completed in this course, you may be eligible for advanced standing in other courses and other Training Package qualifications.


Total number of units = 10

1 core unit plus

9 elective units , of which:

  • 5 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • 4 elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level
  • if not listed below, 1 unit may be selected from either a Certificate III or Diploma qualification.

    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Core Units

    BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    Elective Units

    BSBADM405 Organise meetings

    BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources

    BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

    BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

    BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

    BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

    BSBCON401 Work effectively in a business continuity context

    BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website

    BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity

    BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

    BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright

    BSBIPR402 Protect and use new inventions and innovations

    BSBIPR403 Protect and use brands and business identity

    BSBIPR404 Protect and use innovative designs

    BSBIPR405 Protect and use intangible assets in small business

    BSBITA401 Design databases

    BSBITS401 Maintain business technology

    BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents

    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents

    BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

    BSBMKG413 Promote products and services

    BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities

    BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

    BSBRKG402 Provide information from and about records

    BSBREL401 Establish networks

    BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

    BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

    BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

  • Course Fees: 

    Smart and Skilled Student Fees (Only for NSW residents)

    The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 600 888 for further information and advice.

    First qualification- $1570

    Second qualification- $1830

    Concession- $240

    Exemption- $0

    Trainees: from 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

    The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a AUSCHS's Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment.

    Fee For Service - $4500
    Payment Plans Available**
    **conditions apply