BSB40120 – Certificate IV in Business

BSB40120 – Certificate IV in Business

 (CRICOS Code: 113083H)



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.

Target groups for the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career as a business administrator
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Students will be from a range of countries and may be living in Australia or Sydney for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.

Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work.

Typically, persons entering this qualification will not have any work experience.   Students are expected to typically fall into age range of 18 – 35 as people still establishing or change careers.

Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe. Any consequent reduction in length of the course will be advice on PRISMS.

 Career Outcomes

Potential employment options are entry level business roles across a range of industries

 Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 39 weeks, including 34 weeks of training and assessment: 3 terms, including 2 terms of 11 weeks and 1 term of 12 weeks, 34 weeks in total. Holiday breaks amounting to 5 weeks (as specified in the timetable) The course will be delivered over four nights a week, a total of 20 hours of study per week.

 Delivery Method

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting where students are required to attend class for 20 hours per week.
There is a 5-hour homework component for this course. There are recommended hours that a student needs to commit outside of the face to face classroom workshop hours. Students need to allocate certain hours of self-study time (out of class study) per unit of competence to complete assessment activities and the associated review questions to enhance their understanding. The trainer may inform the students about the activities to be completed and the approximate time students will need to the complete the activities. These are including but not limited to individual study, research and learning and assessment activities.

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the BSB50215 Diploma of Business or into a range of other Diploma level qualifications.


Level 13 338 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

 Course Details


International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 10. Equivalency can be demonstrated through completion of a qualification at Certificate II level or higher.
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency through evidence of:
    • overall IELTS score of 6, with no score below 5.5; or
    • completed two years of study in Australia; or
    • passed a General English course at Intermediate level.

One (1) core unit and nine (9) elective units are required for the award of the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business.

Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging  rules  and  are  relevant  to  the  work  outcome,  local industry requirements and qualification level.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Code Unit Title Type
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
BSBRES411 Analyse and present information Elective
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan Elective
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Core
BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader Elective
BSBITU212 Create and use spreadsheets Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness Elective

Training will be delivered through 4 sessions per week held over 34 teaching weeks. Each week the students will attend for 20 hours face to face and 5 hours are allocated for homework.  Students will be given the opportunity to complete learning activities as well as assessments during class time but they are expected to spend time on research, self- directed learning (out of class study) per unit of competence to complete assessment activities and the associated  review  questions  to  enhance  their  understanding.   Trainers may provide additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the participant’s underpinning knowledge or skills.  All students are provided with learning materials through Cengage e-books.

Students are provided with the following textbooks to students to support their learning (these are included in the course fees):

  • Cengage

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. Where additional support needs have been identified an Individual Support Plan will be developed which may include:

  • Mentoring from trainers
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops
  • Online support and exercises for some courses
  • Computer and technology support
  • Referral to external support services
  • Reasonable adjustment to assessments

Provision of additional support services will be provided where necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.

Australian Institute of Entrepreneurs will provide additional support for any  students experiencing:

    • Disability and access issues;
    • Language barriers;
    • Language, literacy and numeracy issues;
    • Employment issues; and/or any other issues that may affect their ability to achieve their training goals.

There are assessment tasks that will be conducted individually and or in groups.  Each unit of competency includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when assessment will occur
  • Details about assessment submission

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Role Plays
  • Research
  • Reports

You will be required to complete assessments in class and there may be a need for some work to be done during the online hours allocated.

You will be advised by your trainer and assessor about the assessment requirements for each unit at the commencement of delivery for that unit. Submission of assessment tasks may be handed in person to your trainer and assessor or electronically.

 Course Credit

AIOE can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. We can also grant you Credit for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

There is no charge to apply for Credit.

To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as part of your enrolment. *Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on Course Credit.

 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

AIOE has a process that has been structured to minimise the time and cost to applicants and provides a supportive approach to students wishing to take up this option.  You should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment but you may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

During the entry process and interview stage AIOE will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on  how much  experience  you  have  in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

A trainer/assessor will be available to assist you throughout this process.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on RPL.


The costs for this course are as follows:

Total Tuition fees: AUD$5,850 inclusive of non-refundable enrolment fee of $200 payable on application.

Nationally Recognised Training does not occur GST.

Students will only be eligible to receive their qualification if fees have been paid in full and all course requirements have been met.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Charges Policy.

additional non-tuition fees: See the following section on additional fees.

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. Further details about payment terms and conditions are included in our Student Handbook which can be emailed to you or viewed on our web site.

Note that total course fees may be reduced to account for the number of units undertaken via RPL or where Course Credit has been granted or if a discount is applied.

Unless otherwise specified, tuition fees include all the training and assessment as well as required resources and textbooks for students to achieve the qualification or course in which they are enrolling.

  • Material fee $200

Additional fees may apply as follows:

  • Additional copies of a student’s qualification/record of results and/or statement of attainment. A cost of $50.00 per document applies and $10.00 if express post is required.
  • Additional copies of textbooks or any other learning and assessment. A fee of $100.00per text book or $20.00 per printed document applies if required.
  • Where a student does not achieve a “competent” outcome, the student will be allowed two reassessment attempts after which if competency is not achieved, the student will be required to re-enrol into the unit or units in which the student has been deemed not yet competent. The student will be charged $500 per unit of competency. Additional non-tuition fee that may apply:
RE-assessment of study outcomes $220.00
Deferral of study $220.00
Late payment of tuition fees $220.00
RE-issuance of COE $220.00
Student ID reprinting $60.00
Reprinting of Certificate $50.00

Other costs (not included) to be aware of:

  • Notebooks/pens/laptops* or other general stationery required for students to complete their work.

*A note about computers: Many homework and assessment tasks require access to a computer and the internet and therefore it is recommended students bring or purchase a laptop if possible.

If students don’t have their own PC/Laptop, they can use the college computer facilities. It is optional for students to bring a laptop to class – some students may choose to do so to keep their notes organised, but all the college classrooms have computers for students to use during class sessions or at other times for online learning/support.


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 How to Apply

If you would like to enrol into the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, please contact our office to obtain an Enrolment Form.

Phone: 02 8046 6445


Please fill out all sections in the Student Enrolment Form and return to:

Post:  Level 13 338 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Once we receive your completed forms we will contact you to arrange an entry interview.