BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

National ID
BSB40120
WA Course Code
BFR1
CRICOS code
107276E
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Why choose this course?

Gain a strong foundation in current business trends by enrolling in this qualification. During this course you will develop skills in business technologies, managing customer needs and feedback, developing and promoting products and services, work health and safety policies and working as part of a team.

You will also acquire valuable experience in making presentations to groups, administering a project, building relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders, developing work priorities, and sustainable work practices. By the end of this course you will have the ability to write complex documents, provide solutions to business problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of business sectors.

On completion of this course, you can continue your study with the BSB50120 Diploma of Business.

Career opportunities

  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $156

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

Year 11/12
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business - BFR1
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 6 core unit and 6 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBOPS302 Identify business risk
  • BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings
  • BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work process
  • SITXEBS001 Use social media in a business

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a knowledge component, demonstration of skills (usually observed) and portfolio tasks often based on case studies relating to the simulated business environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $156

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

Year 11/12
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business - BFR1
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 6 core unit and 6 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBOPS302 Identify business risk
  • BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings
  • BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work process
  • SITXEBS001 Use social media in a business

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a knowledge component, demonstration of skills (usually observed) and portfolio tasks often based on case studies relating to the simulated business environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $156

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

Year 11/12
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business - BFR1
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 6 core unit and 6 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBOPS302 Identify business risk
  • BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings
  • BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work process
  • SITXEBS001 Use social media in a business

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a knowledge component, demonstration of skills (usually observed) and portfolio tasks often based on case studies relating to the simulated business environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $60
  • Materials fee: $156

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course, however this qualification is delivered in a simulated business environment where students work collaboratively to complete tasks that simulate the workplace.

Year 11/12
BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business - BFR1
1 semester

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 6 core unit and 6 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBOPS302 Identify business risk
  • BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings
  • BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
  • BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work process
  • SITXEBS001 Use social media in a business

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include a knowledge component, demonstration of skills (usually observed) and portfolio tasks often based on case studies relating to the simulated business environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and industry related website links. The simulated work environment is the main platform used for learning industry relevant skills.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers, specialised software, whiteboards, projectors and business resources. Students are also provided an Office 365 account that includes student email and access to a range of Office apps such as Teams, Forms, Tasks, Sway and OneDrive. This account allows download to home devices for the Office suite.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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Adriana
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Colombia
Campus
Perth

During my course, I did many new activities that I really enjoyed. For example I made a reflective journal, in which I wrote what I learnt that day. We also made a magazine, using different ways of communication, and we utilised a virtual platform with many resources for information.

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Last updated on December 7, 2022