Certificate IV
in Business

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BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

Training package

BSB Business Services Training Package


BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

CRICOS Course Code: 086970E

Units of Competency

Total: 10 units  (This qualification has 1 CORE 9 Elective units)

Qualification details/ Course overview

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.

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. A possible job title relevant to this qualification is:

  • Administrator
  • Project officer
  • Coordinator
  • Team leader

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
No specific pathway, however Certificate III in Business or similar recommended

Pathways from the qualification

BSB50215 Diploma of Business or other Diploma qualifications.

Entry requirements

Though the training package does not stipulate any entry requirements, ACTB uses the following criteria for entry into this qualification:

  • Domestic students aged 18
  • International students (if course offered in the future)
    • Aged 18+
    • IELTS 5 or equivalent English proficiency
    • Completed year 12, or equivalent

Qualification and recognition

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business


This program requires the completion of 10 units of competency
Total: 1 Core unit 9 elective units (5 elective units must be selected from the Electives list (EL)- as listed below)
Unit Code and Unit Name Core/ Elective*
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Core
BSBSMB407  Manage a small team Elective
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBITU315 Purchase goods and services online Elective
BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards Elective

*Electives may be changed at any stage

Learning outcomes

  • Plan and implement aspects of small business, including business planning, finance, marketing
  • Manage a small team
  • Identify and apply risk management principles at the workplace
  • Manage and report on projects

Mode of delivery

Classroom based

Program delivery Classroom based

up to 54 weeks  (including holiday  weeks )

Delivery location: Address: 100 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Q 4006
Total course duration:  up to 54 weeks (including holiday weeks)
Hours per week: 20 hours
Class timetable: Classes may be held between 9am-9pm, Monday- Saturday (excluding public holidays).  Students are advised of their class timetables at the beginning of each term.  See sample timetable below:

Sample timetable

5-week block
(7 hours)
Manage a small team
Manage a small team
Manage a small team
Manage a small team
(7 hours)
Make a presentation
Make a presentation
Make a presentation
Make a presentation
Saturday (6 hours)
Manage a small team
Manage a small team
Make a presentation

Teaching/learning resources

Students will have access to the following course materials:

  • Study Guides
  • Assessment packs
  • Power-point presentations
  • Online course content
  • Computers
  • Internet access
  • Links to external resources
  • Overhead projectors
  • Video camera for recording presentations (assessments)

Assessment methods

Assessments/Evidence-gathering techniques may include:

A. Role Play, Video recordings, Presentation and Discussion Forums
B. Oral – Questioning
C. Case study
D. Written assessments, Report, Essay, Research and Group Project

Students may be required to submit video presentations and third party reports to authenticate some of their practical work.  They may also be required to participate in an oral interview at their course end of the course.

Nominal hours

400 hours

Term Dates

Please refer to ACTB Term Dates


Please refer to ACTB Fee Schedule