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BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business


Skills First Funding: No

JobTrainer Initiative: No


1 year


Melbourne CBD 3000


In class or online






Term 1 – Wed 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 19 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 12 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 4 Oct

BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

General: This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others

Entry: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.

Pathways into the qualification: Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include: BSB30115 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification/s OR with vocational experience assisting in a range of environments providing administrative or operational support to individuals and/or teams but without a formal business qualification.

Vocational or educational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment or further study options, including BSB50215 Diploma of Business. Occupations may include, Administrator, Executive Personal Assistant, Office Administrator, Project Officer, Sales Account Assistant, Sales Agent.

Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for each of the occupations listed above.

Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, activities and projects.

Core Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBWHS401Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements50

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBCUS402Address customer needs50
BSBINN301Promote innovation in a team environment40
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents80
BSBITU401Design and develop complex text documents100
BSBMGT402Implement operational plan40
BSBMKG413Promote products and services40
BSBRES411Analyse and present research information40
BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management processes50
BSBWRT401Write complex documents50

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.


1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.


If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.