Certificate IV
in Business

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BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

CRICOS Course Code: 105023J

Units of Competency

Total: 12 units (This qualification has 6 Core and 6 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

BSB50120 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 the 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 BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.


This program requires the completion of 12 units of competency.

Total: 6 core units and 6 elective units.
Unit Code and Unit Name Core/ Elective*
BSBCRT411 Apply Critical Thinking to Work Practices Core
BSBTEC404 Use Digital Technologies to Collaborate in a Work Environment Core
BSBTWK401 Build and Maintain Business Relationships Core
BSBWHS411 Implement and Monitor WHS Policies, Procedures and Programs Core
BSBWRT411 Write Comlex Documents Core
BSBXCM401 Apply Communication Strategies in the Workplace Core
BSBPEF403 Lead Personal Development Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and Use Emotional Intelligence Elective
BSBCMM411 Make Presentations Elective
BSBPEF501 Manage Personal and Professional Development Elective
BSBPMG430 Undertake Project Work Elective
BSBSUS411 Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices Elective

*Electives may be changed at any stage at the discretion of the College.

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

Delivery location: BRISBANE CAMPUS: 100 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

SUNSHINE COAST CAMPUS: 18-22 First Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

Study Weeks: 40 weeks
Holiday Weeks: up to 14 weeks
Total course duration: 54 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