Certificate IV in Business

Course Code: BSB40215

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Want the Skills to Start and Run a Business?

The BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business is the latest Australian nationally-recognised and accredited course suitable for anyone wishing to develop their business skills.

This is the most current online Business course that supersedes the older Cert IV Business BSB40212 qualification.

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Where Can the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business Take Your Career?

The Cert IV in Business (BSB40215) course is perfect for anyone wishing to become a/an:

  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Operations Assistant or Receptionist
  • Project Assistant
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Accounts Assistant

Course Delivery

The most effective and popular method of delivery is via Self-Paced Online Learning. This Certificate IV in Business online course is ideal if you want to study according to your own schedule and gain your qualification as fast as you can. We have a continual intake of students on this basis, meaning you can enrol straight away!

The online delivery method is so popular because students are able to complete their course from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or in fact anywhere in Australia at times that are most convenient for them.

Course Duration:  You will have up to 12 months to complete the course from your commencement date through online/distance learning.

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What Will you Learn in the Business Course?

The Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) course will prepare you in becoming an effective business professional and develop your leadership and mentoring skills. Just imagine having the ability and confidence in people management skills, organisational and technological skills in the business industry. The course will give you a head start and advantage in the highly competitive industry.

During this course, you will learn how to prepare and deliver an effective, professional presentation, and develop strategies to promote an organisation’s products or services. Additionally, you will gain skills on how to implement a project plan and manage ongoing relationships with customers to help you grow your business.

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours:  There are a total of up to 1440 expected study hours for this course, depending on your existing skills and knowledge. To assess your knowledge, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation after you enrol. Upon completion, you will be provided with a training plan that identifies your cohort, taking into account your existing level of knowledge and skill in this vocational area.

The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary according to their existing experience, knowledge and skills.

Inspire Education has identified four student cohorts:

 Beginner Cohort (Full Study Model) – limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1440 hours.
 Intermediate Cohort (Partial Study Model) – moderate relevant knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1152 hours.
 Advanced Cohort (Partial Recognition Pathway) – extensive relevant knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one year or more. Study hours is up to 867 hours.
 Expert Cohort (Assessment only) – consists of individuals with current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. This includes candidates holding the BSB40212 Certificate IV in Business who are currently working in the industry. Study hours is up to 601 hours.

Assessment Methods:  Assessment is conducted using a combination of written questions, case studies, and projects to give you maximum opportunity to develop your business skills and knowledge.


BSB40215 Course Units

Inspire’s BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business is comprised of a total of 10 units, made up of 1 core unit and 9 elective units. These have been carefully selected to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of administration professionals.

Core Unit:

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

Elective Units:

BSBADM405 – Organise meetings
Coordinate business resources
Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBITU402 – Develop and use complex spreadsheets
BSBRES401 – Analyse and present research information
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWRT401 – Write complex documents
BSBADM406 – Organise business travel
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites required to enter the Cert IV in Business (BSB40215). However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies


To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Case studies and simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents
  • Access to relevant Act, Regulations and Standards
  • MYOB Student Edition

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under a supervisor (Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only)
  • Computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • Latest versions of MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • At least 3 people to participate in various assessment activities including meetings, role plays, and providing feedback (may be friends, family members, colleagues, etc.)

Qualification Pathways

Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your business skills, with courses such as:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.


^To enrol now, pay only the upfront fee and take advantage of easy monthly payments for the remaining course balance. View the course information pack for complete pricing details.

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