International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$7,520 - A$7,830


0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Business equips you with valuable organisational, communication and problem solving skills for success in business environments.

Learn from experts in the industry and gain transferrable skills for a range of sectors, including technology, finance, advertising, travel, education, government and charities.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Use digital technologies to communicate in the workplace and complete business tasks
  • Establish business relationships
  • Draft complex documents and create presentations
  • Communicate with colleagues and seniors
  • Think critically and make decisions in the workplace


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Developing business documents
  • Collaborating and cooperating with colleagues
  • Identifying and minimising safety hazards


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Advanced communication
  • Time management
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Problem-solving skills


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Administration Supervisor
  • Office Supervisor
  • Clerical Supervisor
  • Reception Manager
  • Administration Coordinator
  • Project Administrator
  • Office Coordinator
  • Administration Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Office Team Leader


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

Location Requirement:

  • Only TAFE NSW Ultimo will offer a package of Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of Business and Bachelor of Business with direct credits.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • 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

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$7,520
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$7,520
Newcastle (Tighes Hill) Feb , Jul A$7,520
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,520
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$7,830
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$7,830
Newcastle (Tighes Hill) Feb , Jul A$7,830
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$7,830


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

You will also have access to a TAFE NSW simulated organisation called Gelos Enterprises, where you'll work with realistic business documents, policies and more.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules - Total number of units = 12
  • 6 core units plus 6 elective units, of which:
  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A for the remaining 4 elective units:up to 4 units may be selected from Groups A – J
  • If not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT411 - Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • BSBTEC404 - Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
  • BSBTWK401 - Build and maintain business relationships
  • BSBWHS411 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • BSBWRT411 - Write complex documents
  • BSBXCM401 - Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • BSBPEF402 - Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBPEF403 - Lead personal development
  • BSBPEF502 - Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBCMM411 - Make presentations
  • BSBCMM412 - Lead difficult conversations
  • BSBCRT412 - Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • BSBMKG431 - Assess marketing opportunities
  • BSBHRM413 - Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • BSBHRM415 - Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBMKG433 - Undertake marketing activities
  • BSBMKG434 - Promote products and services
  • BSBPMG430 - Undertake project work
  • BSBOPS402 - Coordinate business operational plans
  • BSBOPS403 - Apply business risk management processes
  • BSBOPS404 - Implement customer service strategies
  • BSBFIN401 - Report on financial activity
  • BSBOPS401 - Coordinate business resources
  • BSBOPS405 - Organise business meetings
  • BSBTEC401 - Design and produce complex text documents
  • BSBTEC402 - Design and produce complex spreadsheets


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Business study pathway:

At TAFE NSW Ultimo

If you apply for a package of Certificate IV Business, Diploma of Business and Bachelor of Business, then due to credits the Bachelor of Business duration will be reduced by 1 Year. (Package Duration: 3 Year)


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.