Bayside International College

Certificate IV in Business

Course Overview


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and
a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts within the business service
sector. 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.

This course covers a range of competencies that are relevant to everyday business
operations; including meetings, presentations, document development, teamwork,
workplace technology and WHS. This course is also suited to the needs of individuals
with little or no vocational experience, but who wish to develop basic theoretical
knowledge and skills in business to create a further pathway and career opportunities
in the business sector. However, candidates have to note that completion of this
qualification does not automatically lead to any specific employment outcomes.

Course Structure

This course requires completing 12 Units of Competency (6 Core PLUS 6 Electives)

BSBTWK401 (Core) Build and maintain business relationships
BSBXCM401 (Core) Apply communication strategies in the workplace
BSBWHS411 (Core) Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBWRT411 (Core) Write complex documents
BSBTEC404 (Core) Use digital techonologies to collaborate in a work environment
BSBCRT411 (Core) Apply critical thinking to work practices
BSBHRM413 (Elective) Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBTEC402 (Elective) Design and produce complex spreadsheets
BSBPEF402 (Elective) Develop personal work priorities
BSBPEF403 (Elective) Lead personal development
BSBCMM411 (Elective) Make presentations
BSBOPS405 (Elective) Organise business meetings

Note: Elective units may vary based on industry suggestions. Please check with the college before you enrol.


  • Candidates looking to develop essential skills and knowledge to perform as business paraprofessionals in support and administrative roles
  • Young candidates looking to develop fundamental theoretical and conceptual knowledge of business operations and functions from academic or career perspectives
  • Candidates undertaking this qualification as a foundation or initial course towards a higher (e.g. a diploma) level qualification or course
  • Candidates looking to package this course with a higher-level qualification or course leading to a future degree course
  • The course provides both Australian and international contexts through case studies, projects and academic research
  • Study in a vibrant, supportive and multi-cultural environment
  • Develop knowledge of key business and management theories and concepts
  • Learn and develop effective skills in key business processes, including working in team environments
  • Train under highly qualified trainers and assessors who have real-life professional experience
  • Participate in simulated team and individual activities that reflect real-life contexts and practices
  • Acquire a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Pathway into a diploma-level business course within the college; or other relevant diploma courses
  • Assisting the students in gaining essential knowledge and skills to perform as business paraprofessionals in a support role
  • Helping develop required skills and knowledge to effectively operate in a workplace in both independent and team environments within the business field
  • Providing a pathway to further qualifications and learning

On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) certification BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

On Orientation Day, students are required to confirm their timetable. If there are any changes, please contact reception by the last week of the current term or the first week of the new term.

Any visa which allows you to study in Australia – including student visa, working holiday visa and tourist visa.

Tuition Fee: $12,750
Application Fees: $200 *Non-Refunable
Material Fees: $100 per term

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of entry is 18 years old
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent and/or above
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent OR
  • Successful completion of General or Business English (Upper-Intermediate level) at Bayside International College English or at other approved providers

Academic Pathways

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB301/BSB30112/BSB30115 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualifications.
  • 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.

Pathways from this qualification:

  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business or a range of other Diploma qualifications with business or related domains.

Job Roles

  • Supervisor
  • Administrator
  • Project Assistant
  • Business Coordinator
  • Project Officer


52 weeks with 40 weeks delivery (4 terms)

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