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BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who use well developed administrative skills and project based skills within a business context. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Participants may include:

• Administrator
• Project Officer
• Those that are employed in a business role and are seeking promotion to a supervisory position


You have a total of 2 years to complete the Certificate IV, however, based on a study commitment of 15 to 20 hours a week, candidates are able to complete this in 12 months.

Entry requirements

FMedge has the following admission requirements to suit the delivery and assessment mode offered:

• Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training.

• Students are required to be competent in basic computer skills i.e. conduct internet research, use email, cut and paste, use templates and prepare answers using word.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

* BSB50215 Diploma of Business
BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

After achieving the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, candidates may undertake a qualification in a specialist area within the BSB Business Services Training Package such as marketing, management or human resources.

‘Course Credits’ may be gained for further study on completion of this qualification.

Job roles

Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment of competence within the VET sector.

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

* Administrative Assistant
* Executive Personal Assistant
* Business Officer
* Business Project Officer

Course Content

10 units are required for award of this qualification including:

* One (1) ia an industry core unit
* nine (9) are elective units

The Nominal Hours for the Qualification as per the Victorian Implementation / Purchasing Guide are 1000

On successful completion of the following 10 units you will have attained the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

The following tables outline the Units of Competencies and FMedge subjects available for this Qualification.

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements  Core
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs  Elective
BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards  Elective
BSBITS401 Maintain business technology  Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals  Elective
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work  Elective
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services  Elective
BSBREL401 Establish networks  Elective
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents  Elective
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation  Elective

Please Note: The elective units of competency have been selected by FMedge following industry consultation and are offered in the standard delivery of this course by FMedge. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 10 units, you will be awarded BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business.

Delivery Methods

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Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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