BSB40215 - Certificate IV in Business

Face-to-face duration: 8 days
Qualification completion timeframe: 12 months

Course Objective

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.

This course will equip students with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes to manage and administer business activities effectively in the workplace.

Units of Competency

  1. BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements (core unit)
  2. BSBADM409 - Coordinate business resources
  3. BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation
  4. BSBCUS402 - Address customer needs
  5. BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
  6. BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals
  7. BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
  8. BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research information
  9. BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents
  10. BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes


  • Administrators, project officers seeking to upgrade their skills and obtain a formal qualification
  • Individuals wishing to enhance their career opportunities in the business services sector

Foundation Skills

This course includes foundation skills as prescribed in each unit of competency. Foundation skills are a combination of English language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) - listening, speaking, reading, digital literacy and use of mathematical ideas, together with employability skills such as collaboration, problem solving, self-management, learning, and information and communication technology (ICT) skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life.

Delivery Strategy

The course will be delivered over eight (8) daysof face-to-face workshops and will be led by our experienced trainers.

Each session contains a student manual that includes a series of theories and models, accompanying information, additional reading, written activities, reflective tasks and PowerPoint slides as well as the formal assessment.

Program Duration

We offer students up to 12 months to complete the Institute of Management BSB40215 - Certificate IV in Business qualification. The course can be completed earlier depending on experience and recognition of prior learning.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Institute of Management can formally recognise a student’s existing level of skills and knowledge in two ways:

  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • Credit transfer

Assessment Requirements

The objective of the assessment process is to help students consolidate and build on the formal learning delivery of the Certificate IV in Business course, through the application of learning into their current or future work role.

The assessments are designed to cover a range of skills and knowledge required to demonstrate achievement of the course objectives. Our aim is to collect workplace evidence on several occasions and in a variety of contexts and situations.

Requirements to Receive the Qualification

This course requires the completion of ten (10) units of competency made up of one core unit plus 9 elective units, which contain the prescribed foundation skills.

Pathways from the Qualification

Program Outline

Session 1

Day 1

Introduction to BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business
BSBADM409 - Coordinate business resources
BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research information

Day 2

BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Day 3

BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents

Day 4

BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals

Session 2

Day 5

BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Day 6

BSBCUS402 - Address customer needs

Day 7

BSBCMM401 - Make a presentation

Day 8

BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work

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