Course Code: BSB40120


Certificate IV in Business


Are you ready to move to the next level in your organisation? The Certificate IV in Business is suitable for those with existing business skills and a general knowledge of administrative systems and processes. This qualification focuses on developing solutions for more complex tasks within a business.  There is an emphasis on providing leadership, developing others, coordinating some activities and supervising the work of others. You should consider  this qualification if you are looking to obtain recognition of your current skills or aspiring to work in a role such as: Team Leader, Administration Manager, Executive Personal Assistant, Accounts supervisor, etc.

Our self-paced study mode means that you can progress at a pace that is comfortable for you without the stress of assessment due dates and rigid class timetables.

  • Nationally Recognised? Yes
  • Who can enrol? Students in all States and Territories of Australia
  • Trainer Support? Unlimited

All training, assessment and student services for this course are offered by Adapt Education (RTO# 32452). We do not act as a broker and no aspect of your enrolment will be outsourced to another organisation.

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Course Details

BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (12 units)

Core Units

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

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence 

Choose one of the following specialisations 

Business Administration Specialisation 

BSBTEC401 Design and produce complex documents

BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spreadsheets

BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings

BSBOPS306 Record stakeholder interactions

Business Operations Specialisation

BSBMKG433 Undertake marketing activities

BSBTEC405 Review and maintain organisation’s digital presence

SIRXMKT002 Use social media to engage customers

SIRXSLS003 Achieve sales results


Course Structure

You will complete all core units listed above and then select your preferred elective specialisation stream. On successful course completion you will receive either: 

  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Business Administration)
  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Business Operations) 


In most instances you will have up to 2 years to complete this qualification. Being self-paced study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class time tables. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 6 – 8 months.

Note: students receiving government funding may be obligated to complete the program in a shorter time frame:

  • Centrelink approved: Full time 25 weeks, part time 42 weeks.
  • Traineeship: Full time up to 24 months, part time up to 48 months

Learning and Assessment

Each course module consists of two key components:

  1. Learning: webinars, tutorial videos, readings and activities;
  2. Assessment: quizzes, written questions, case studies, projects, and role plays.

Entry Requirements

  • You will have access to a computer and the internet to complete the assessment requirements of the course. Please discuss with Adapt if this is an issue as strategies can be put in place to assist.
  • You will have well developed Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. Students who do not meet the minimum LLN requirements for this course will be provided a range of options and strategies to assist.
  • For information regarding Adapt Education’s policies and procedures please refer to our student handbook

There are no set in-take dates, so you can enrol online at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.



Certificate 4 in Business Course Fees

  • Fees quoted below are per student for the self-paced online study mode.
  • Please contact us for a quote for classroom based study, corporate or groups.
  • Enrolments cannot be accepted from international students or those in Australia on a student or education visa.
  • Fees quoted include:  course fees, administration fees and compulsory course materials such as text books, workbooks and handouts. Prices quoted do not include: face-to-face classes or tutoring, site visits, internet costs, stationary and other consumables such as printing paper, etc.

Certificate IV in Business



Standard Course Fee 



Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. All Fees can be incorporated into a payment plan. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.). The terms of each payment plan are nominated by you, then approved by us. All payment terms and conditions are agreed to in a direct debit agreement and are in line with National Vocational standards.

Upfront Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, money order or cash. Payment plans are processed with a direct debit system.


  • This qualification is approved for Commonwealth Incentive traineeship funding for eligible candidates.
  • This course is Centrelink approved and you may be eligible to receive the education supplement and the education entry payment. 
  • Refer to the Government funding page on this website to find out more.



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