Certificate IV in Business

Certificate IV in Business

Campus: UOW College
Duration: 8 months (2 sessions)
Course Code: BSB40215
Session Dates & Intakes
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Course Description

The Certificate IV in Business will help you understand the fundamentals of business to support you to explore career options or start your career in business. You will be trained in areas such as developing teams, coordinating and implementing customer service strategies, communicating and building networks and recruiting and selecting staff.

Career Prospects

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Team Leader
  • Executive Officer
  • Administration Assistant
  • Retail Manager
  • Administrator

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 16 and over, AND
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy test with results of level 2 or higher.

Units of Study

Students are required to study 10 core subjects.

Code Subject Name
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information 
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBITU401 Design and developed complex text documents
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents 
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBEBU401 Review and maintain websites
BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.


The Certificate IV in Business is delivered face-to-face in a classroom and computer based environment over 2 days per week for 2 academic sessions and includes self-paced activities.

For VET courses with no work placement component:
Please Note: Additional costs may be incurred to attend excursions.


A range of assessment methods are used to determine competence. These may include:

  • Short answer/multiple choice questions
  • Projects 
  • Oral presentations
  • Role play
  • Visual presentation
  • Practical sessions
  • Simulations
  • Workbooks

Pathways from the Qualification

Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Business, students will be guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Business at the University of Wollongong. Students may also be eligible to apply for other UOW undergraduate courses where applicable. See UOW Course Finder for information on eligible degrees. Students may also wish to use the Certificate IV in Business as a pathway to an eligible Diploma level program at UOW College.

Included Course Materials

  • Learning resources/texts
  • Class power point presentations, notes and handouts

Payment Options

  1. NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding available
  2. Upfront payment by course or session
  3. Pay by installment plan for approved applicants.


Last reviewed: 9 February, 2018