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Upgrade your existing business skills

Further develop an understanding of how a business works, identifying the main functions of a business and how they contribute to organisational objectives in a supervisory capacity.

In increasingly competitive and rapidly changing times the Certificate IV in Business will help individuals develop business skill and a broad knowledge base that can be applied in a wide variety of industries or as a stepping stone to complete further studies with the Diploma of Business. Students will learn how to monitor a safe workplace, lead work teams, address customer needs and establish business networks. Other areas of study include reporting on financial activity and producing various computer documents.

This qualification allows you to move into a wide range of business areas working at the supervisor or lower management level. You will develop skills to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. You may be learning to provide leadership and guidance to others depending on the units studied. Course details

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  • Full Fee $2,100

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Key dates

External Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Direct entry, year 10 or equivalent.

If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.


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Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 656 959.


Students need to successfully complete 10 units to gain the qualification; 1 core and 9 elective units.

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Core
BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment Elective
BSBITA401 Design databases Elective
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents Elective
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports Elective
BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records Elective
BSBADM405 Organise meetings Elective
BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs Elective
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents Elective
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets Elective
BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective
BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services Elective
BSBREL401 Establish networks Elective
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

Job prospects

  • Office Administrator
  • Business Administration Manager
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Medical Administrator
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Clerk/Secretary

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Information Sessions: Date:18 January 2018; Times: Session 1 - 9:00 to 10:00 am, – Session 2 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
 Location: Cairns - S Block, Room S1.17.A
                Townsville – F Block, Room F3.12


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 6 December 2017

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