National code: BSB40120

Certificate IV in Business (Sustainability)

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Overview About this course

Get in-demand knowledge in sustainable business practice. Become a sustainability officer to help businesses improve their carbon footprint and corporate social responsibility, or go on to further study in sustainability.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Lead corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the workplace

  • Develop and implement sustainability management plans

  • Evaluate and report on workplace sustainability

  • Review and study supply chain ethics and influence an organisation's ethical supply chain choices

  • Review and understand the latest in sustainable waste, water and recycling practices

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience and confidence developing sustainability initiatives for a business

  • Exposure to a simulated organisation and workplace environment

  • Comfort understanding and interpreting laws and legislation pertaining to ethical supply chains and business operations

  • Confidence to influence management in making ethical and sustainable business decisions in line with their goals and objectives

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Completed your Higher School Certificate or equivalent level of study or

  • Completed a Certificate III in Business or

  • Approximately 2 years' relevant work experience in industry

  • Confidence in creating and managing multiple files across the Microsoft Office suite, such as compiling information using Excel spreadsheets and Word documents

  • Keyboard skills

  • Time management and organisational skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Office Manager

Office Managers organise and control the functions and resources of offices such as administrative systems and office personnel.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    65%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    47,300 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    46 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,310

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    89% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Stable

Other jobs include: Sustainability officer, Sustainability coordinator and Environmental and sustainability specialist

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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The Certificate IV in Business (Sustainability) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Business (Sustainability) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 6 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply critical thinking to work practices BSBCRT411

  • Build and maintain business relationships BSBTWK401

  • Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment BSBTEC404

  • Write complex documents BSBWRT411

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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