BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business

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VU course code: BSB40120 | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning
Footscray Nicholson, Industry
22 April 2024
19 April 2024
Overview

Overview

Gain practical skills for the business sector and beyond with a Certificate IV in Business at Victoria University. You will learn to effectively manage the office administration aspects of a business and gain a focused understanding of today’s business world.

On completion of this course you will have gained knowledge and skills in:

  • developing personal work priorities
  • creating presentations
  • advanced word processing and spreadsheets
  • producing business documents
  • organising meetings
  • completing project work
  • carrying out safe workplace practices.

When you graduate, you’ll have the ability and confidence to work in the industry, directing a range of administration tasks. You can take various career paths with these skills, including:

  • office administrator
  • personal assistant
  • project officer
  • customer service officer
  • receptionist (legal or medical)
  • student services officer.

This course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote digital (Zoom) workshops as timetabled, and through student self-paced access to eLearning activities in the Learning Management System.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to take a step into the business sector and gain skills in business administration.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

The course structure is made up of following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.
To be awarded the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business, a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

  • Six (6) core units, and;
  • Six (6) elective units, of which

  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A

  • up to 4 units may be selected from Groups A – J.
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Specialisations

VU Polytechnic currently offers the following specialisations:

  • Business Administration
  • Leadership (available for Traineeship - industry client only)

To be awarded the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Administration), a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

*Six (6) core units, and;

*Six (6) elective units, of which

  • two (2) elective units must be selected from Group A
  • four (4) units must be from Group C.

To be awarded the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Leadership), a student must successfully complete a total of twelve (12) units of competency, comprising of:

*Six (6) core units, and;

*Six (6) elective units, of which

  • two (2) elective units must be selected from Group A
  • four (4) units must be from Group B.

Units

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

Graduating with a qualification in business from VU Polytechnic will put you ahead of the game. You’ll learn fundamental skills you can apply in any sector, preparing you for a range of careers, including:

  • administrative roles in various business areas
  • student services officer
  • word processing operator
  • receptionist
  • customer service officer
  • personal assistant.

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