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BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

Gain administration and problem solving skills for diverse business environments

Duration Up to 12 Months
Start Date Anytime - Instant Access
Delivery Online Course
Funding Assistance Available

Start your career in business

The Certificate IV in Business is the perfect course for anyone seeking an knowledge and understanding of business administration and operations.

The Certificate IV in Business, specialising in Business Administration, is the most up to date qualification now available and will prepare you with the skills needed to advance your business career including:

  • Problem solving in the workplace
  • Leadership and team building
  • Understanding, planning and reporting business finances
  • Using digital technologies to advance work practices


  • Business Experts

    Training experts since 1999

  • Online Tutorials

    Bonus Online Courses

  • Amazing Support

    Expert trainers and passionate support

  • PDF Resources

    Australian written learning material

Certificate IV in Business

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and important course information to know before you enrol.

This course comprises 12 unit of competency that are studied in the following order:

  • 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
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBPEF403 Lead personal development
  • BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
  • BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • BSBTEC401 Design and produce complex text documents
  • BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work processes

You will have up to 12 months to complete the Certificate IV in Business (Administration). There is no minimum time frame to complete the course, therefore students may complete the course much faster than the allowed timeframe. Study at a pace that suits your personal situation.

The course may take up to 1200 hours of study and assessment time, particularly for those who are new to business concepts.

To complete all units in this course, you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

We understand that students study in different ways. For the Certificate IV in Business, specialising in Business Administration, we provide the following learning material and resources at no additional cost:

  • Digital course training manuals (non-editable and non-printable) for each unit of competency
  • Video tutorials for some units covering key learning concepts
  • Reference resources
  • Case studies
  • Practice exercises
  • Interactive learning material

All course content, including assessments, is accessed via our online student portal.

Note: Hard copy manuals are currently not available for this course.


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in-house course writers and assessment team all have accounting and business experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind we aim to make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to just pass or fail, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.


Before starting this course, you will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Units

There are two Introductory Requirements that need to be completed prior to commencing the units; an Oral Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

The Unit assessments are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted online via our student portal. They are conducted open book from either your home or office, and comprise of multiple choice quizzes, short answer, and calculations.

If you require supervision of assessments by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

Payment Plans

We understand that not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer a 6-month payment plan to get you moving faster towards your future.

  • An administration fee of $100 is added for this option.
  • All you need is a valid credit or debit card.
  • Pay a $250 deposit at the commencement of course.
  • Remainder to be paid over six equal monthly instalments.

Concessions on Courses

Concession pricing is available for eligible students as per the Student Handbook. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of enrolment; please contact us to apply for a concession rate when enrolling.

Refund Policy

Refer to the Student Handbook for our refund policy. This course includes a non-refundable administration fee of $250.

Job Opportunities

The Cert IV in Business is ideal for anyone advancing a career or returning to the workforce in an office environment, roles may include:

  • Team Leader
  • Administration Assistant
  • Customer Services
  • Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator

Further Study

Attain BSB40120 and you may be eligible for course credits to

  • FNS50222 Diploma of Accounting; or
  • FNS50422 Diploma of Payroll Services

Free Short Courses Included

Choose 1 FREE Fundamentals bundle or 2 for $295, or all 3 for $495 when you enrol.
Perfect to meet CPE/CPD requirements and upskill.


5 Online Courses
Excel Introductory & Intermediate
Word Introductory & Intermediate
Microsoft Outlook

(Bundle value $495)

Xero & MYOB
Fundamentals (Popular)

3 Online Courses
Certificate in Xero Accounting
Certificate in Xero Payroll
Certificate in MYOB Bookkeeping

(Bundle value $685)


4 Online Courses
Payroll Administration
Salary Packaging

(Bundle value $695)

* If you are applying for funding for this course, there may be restrictions on Free Bundles depending on government funding eligibility requirements.

Student Support - The Applied Education Difference

  • Amazing Support

    Every student receives help getting started
    and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

    Dedicated Facebook Study Group and Online Forums

  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

Accreditation & Industry Partners

As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.

Nationally Recognised Training - BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Administration) is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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