BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

This Nationally Recognised qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have supervisory performance accountabilities.

Individuals in these roles carry out a mix of specialist and moderately complex administrative or operational tasks that require self-development skills. They 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.

CRICOS course code: 106751B

Course level: AQF4


78 weeks / 6 terms

Admission requirements

Applicants must

  • be at Least age of 18.
  • have completed a minimum of Australian Year 10 satisfactorily or equivalent or Australian AQF qualification at least to Certificate IV level (AQF Level 4) or higher.
  • have suitable language skills; IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

    International students can meet language proficiency requirement by meeting any of the conditions below:

  • Scores in the following English language proficiency tests:
    • an IELTS examination result of 5.5 (overall score) or higher completed within the two years preceding the date of application
    • a Pearson Academic overall score of result of 42-49
    • TOEFL 46-59 (Internet based)
  • Successful completion of a General English course from an approved ELICOS provider at Upper Intermediate level or higher (CEFR = B2)
  • Successful completion of IIB’s in-house placement test
  • Fees

    Tuition fee: $12,000.00 Non-tuition fee: $500.00


    The course program is scheduled to be delivered over a 78-week timeframe of full-time study consisting of 60 weeks of scheduled class time plus 18 weeks of breaks.

  • Classes are scheduled at 20 hours per week (15 hours face-to-face + 5 hours online learning).
  • Due to COVID-19, all classes are currently delivered online 20 hours per week. This is a temporary arrangement and will continue until further notice.
  • The course is divided into 6 terms.
  • Classes are delivered over 2 days at 7.5 hours per day plus 5 hours of online learning per week.
  • Holiday periods are 3 weeks in duration for every term-break throughout the year.
  • Students are also provided with learning resources, usually in the form of learner manuals. These provided the core of each unit’s content which is explored during training hours. Students have at their disposal a computer lab with the necessary resources and computer equipment to create presentations, repeat and reinforce topics taught in classrooms or research topics using online sources. Students may also be referred to additional materials available in the student library. Such resources may be used as additional materials for study during students’ own time. Learning materials are accessed via the College’s Moodle platform to which each student and trainer has access. Classrooms are equipped with laptops and presentation screens to provide for presentations by trainers or students. The classes emphasise on reflecting genuine workplace scenarios. Role-plays, demonstrations, and case studies are particularly important in this regard. These assessment tools consist of the following components (components may vary from unit to unit):
  • Written/ knowledge assessment
  • Project assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Evidence gathering tools, e.g. observation checklists
  • Career paths

  • Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Officer
  • Customer Services Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Clerical Officer
  • And many other business career opportunities, etc.
  • Qualification
    Certificate IV in Business
    Core units
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs

    Apply critical thinking to work practices

    Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

    Build and maintain business relationships

    Write complex documents

    Apply communication strategies in the workplace

    78 weeks / 6 terms
    Self Development
    Manage personal health and wellbeing
    Lead personal development

    Business Administration
    Coordinate business resources
    Organise business meetings
    Design and produce complex text documents
    Design and produce complex spreadsheets
    Possible Employment outcome
    Administrator, Project Officer, Office Coordinator


    Term 1
    Term 2
    Term 3
    Term 4
    Mid term
    Mid term
    Mid term
    Mid term
    8 Jan
    12 Feb
    8 Apr
    13 May
    8 July
    12 Aug
    7 Oct
    11 Nov
    06 Jan
    10 Feb
    07 April
    12 May
    07 July
    11 Aug
    06 Oct
    10 Nov