Offering Info

Certificate IV in Business

  • National Course Code: BSB40215
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB40215-01V04-21BAL-234

Location – Ballina


Full Time


Virtual classroom off campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

27.6 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Business equips you for the unique needs of business and corporate environments. Youll gain broad business knowledge, learn financial reporting and develop leadership skills that will help you to seek new job opportunities


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

  • Apply communication strategies in the workplace
  • Write complex documents
  • Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • Use digital technologies for work collaboration
  • Develop leadership skills


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Teamwork
  • Effective communication
  • A hard-working attitude
  • Leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • The skills and knowledge to enhance career opportunities
  • A strong pathway to continue your study

Career opportunities:

  • Team leader
  • Office supervisor
  • Project administrator
  • Office coordinator
  • Office administrators


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Business
  • Advanced Diploma of Business
  • Bachelor of Business

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


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


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

  • A Year 10 qualification or Certificate III in Business
  • An interest in business concepts
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to have completed a Certificate III in Business or have equivalent skills and knowledge from completed education pathways.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday 15 July 2021 11.00am online via Microsoft Teams:


This is a full time connected learning course. You will need to attend approximately 20.8 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision, research and assessment preparation.

This is a Connected Learning course. Connected learning is when students learn with a teacher and other students via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom.Teachers lead a virtual classroom where students from different locations access at the same time and typically include interactive exercises, which are an effective way of transferring knowledge and embedding skills.

If you enrol in this course you will be able to attend the class remotely, for example from your home or from any other location that is suitable to allow you to fully engage in learning without distraction. This will include being able to listen to audio, use your microphone to participate in discussion and to view content on your PC. Connected Learning is ideal for those people who are otherwise unable to attend their local campus for class based learning in their chosen course.

Get ready for Connected Learning


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • may have completed previous post school study including Certificate III in Business
  • are recent school leavers or students wishing to enter university programs
  • want to reskill for a change in career or preparing to re-enter the workforce


There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • easy computing online short courses and library resources.
  • timetabled student support workshops are available throughout course delivery from the teaching section.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
BSBREL401 Establish networks
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

154-164 Burnet Street, Ballina
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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