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Certificate IV In Business

Course Code: BSB40120 | CRICOS 105076G

Course Duration: 52 weeks (4 Terms)

Course Summary

Start your career in Business, Management and Leadership with the Certificate IV in Business, carefully designed for students aspiring to build a career by fostering core business management skills and knowledge applicable across numerous industries.

As an entry-level business course, the Certificate IV in Business serves as a gateway for individuals working in or seeking experience in a business environment. Throughout this course, you’ll have the opportunity to practice and refine skills in technology, business administration, communication, learning and development, critical thinking, and marketing.

Upon completion, you’ll be qualified for pivotal roles such as Office Administrator, Project Officer, and more, setting the stage for a fulfilling and dynamic career in business.

The Certificate IV in Business is a sought-after qualification that mirrors the role of individuals applying specialised knowledge and skills, coupled with experience in business services across diverse enterprise and industry contexts. Specifically designed for those aspiring to become Business Managers, this course places a strong emphasis on developing specialised knowledge and skills within the field of business services.

Graduates of this course become proficient at using initiative and judgment to direct, plan, and lead a spectrum of business functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. The curriculum explores business services principles, techniques, and tools, employing a life-cycle and unit approach to ensure the delivery of successful programs.

The Certificate IV in Business is your entry to unlocking opportunities and starting a career in business management.

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What You Will Learn

Students will study business operations and structure with case studies on how administration roles contribute to the workplace.

You will learn how to use digital technologies for the work environmenttechniques for managing workplace health and safety, support learning and development, apply critical thinking, marketing, and others.

Sample course units:

  • BSBHRM413 – Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • BSBPEF501 – Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBCRT411 – Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • BSBLDR411 – Demonstrate leadership in the workplace
  • BSBMKG433 – Undertake marketing activities
  • BSBTWK401 – Build and maintain business relationships
  • BSBTEC402 – Design and produce complex spreadsheets
  • BSBSTR401 – Promote innovation in team environments
  • BSBWHS411 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification*
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •  You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  •  You have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.


Study Pathway

1. Diploma Of Business at SSC

2. Advanced Diploma Of Leadership And Management at SSC

3. Bachelor of Business and Commerce (BBCM) at USQ

4. Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology (BCIN) at USQ

Career Pathway

Full-time share

95 %

Average full-time

41 hours

Employment size

 47,300 workers

Skill level rating


Average age

 46 years

Weekly pay


Gender share

 89% female

Future growth


Jobs Roles

Jobs Roles Available Avg. Salary Offered Annual Salary Range Offered Weekly Salary Source of occupation and Salary Range
Business Development, Sales and Marketing Manager
$130,000 – $180,000
Job Role Descriptions

Are you ready to step into the dynamic world of Business and Management? South Sydney College offers a range of programs designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s competitive business landscape. Whether you’re looking to start your career or advance to leadership positions, our courses provide the perfect foundation. Explore the exciting job opportunities awaiting you upon completion of our Certificate IV in Business, Diploma of Business, Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management, and Graduate Diploma of Management (L) programs:

Business Development, Sales and Marketing Manager
Average Salary: $155,000
Lead strategic initiatives to drive business growth through effective sales and marketing strategies.

Business Development Manager
Average Salary: $112,500
Identify and capitalize on new business opportunities, fostering relationships to expand market reach.

Senior Business Development Manager
Average Salary: $137,500
Provide leadership and direction to business development teams, achieving ambitious growth targets.

Sales Manager – New Business Development
Average Salary: $140,000
Oversee the acquisition of new clients and accounts, driving revenue growth through proactive sales efforts.

Account Manager/Business Development Manager
Average Salary: $95,000
Manage key client accounts while actively seeking new business opportunities to increase revenue.

Enroll in our Business and Management programs today at South Sydney College and take the first step towards a successful and rewarding career in the dynamic world of business!

Course Fee

Click here for the latest Price Guide

Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

2024: 29-JAN, 19-FEB, 11-MAR, 15-APR, 6-MAY, 27-MAY, 8-JUL, 29-JUL, 19-AUG, 23-SEP, 14-OCT, 4-NOV, 25-NOV, 16-DEC
2025: 27-JAN, 17-FEB, 10-MAR, 14-APR, 5-MAY, 26-MAY, 7-JUL, 28-JUL, 18-AUG, 22-SEP, 13-OCT, 3-NOV, 24-NOV, 15-DEC

Campus Location

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Surry Hills City Campus

Unit: 403, Level: 4
410 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010,
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Why Study With
South Sydney College

Live & Study In Sydney, Australia

Attend classes with other overseas students under our expert trainers in our Sydney campus.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

SSC is a registered provider of nationally recognised and accredited training courses for both Australian and International Students.

Flexible Study Methods

We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

Industry Experienced Trainers

All expert trainers have years of experience in their field and mentor International Students every year.

Primer Student Service

Our dedicated student co-ordinators are always ready to help through mentoring, tutorials, and guides while you study in Sydney.

Student VISA

We will guide you throughout the whole process and help you collect requirements and file your application to the Australian Government.

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