This information is for international students. If you are domestic, click here
This information is for international students. If you are domestic, click here

Certificate IV in Business (International)

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Certificate IV in Business (International)

Want to get ahead in enterprise? Start with a Certificate IV in Business and study in the heart of Melbourne CBD with MCIE.

Job prospects

+ Office Administrator

+ Sales Assistant

+ Analyst

+ Customer Services Assistant

+ Administrator

+ Personal Assistant


+ Duration: 52 weeks

Local students No

International students Yes

How can I study?

This course is available as a blended course both on campus and online. Call us to discuss your study options.

National code: BSB40120

CRICOS code: 106257E

Units: 6 core + 6 elective

Location: MCIE City Campus, Levels 8 & 9, 250 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Program delivery: Blended training

Total duration: 52 weeeks

Delivery weeks: 40 weeks

Holidays: 12 weeks

The Certificate IV in Business is your first step towards a rewarding career as a business professional. With this qualification, you’ll gain valuable administration and communication skills.

Graduates of this program may find work as a…

  • Project Officer

  • Business Administrator

  • Clerical Worker

  • Office Administrator

  • Sales Assistant

  • Analyst

  • Customer Services Assistant

  • Administrator

  • Personal Assistant

Tuition fee: $4,300

Administration fee: $200

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the International Student Handbook.


There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program.


Education and skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, and demonstrate they are a suitable candidate for this program.


English Language requirements

Candidates must meet one of the following English Language proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5, or an equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with Department of Home Affairs (DHA) regulations

  • Satisfactory completion of an ELICOS program at Upper-intermediate level from Explore English, or other NEAS endorsed English language centre

  • Certificate of completion equivalent to, or higher than, an Australian Year 11 qualification from an English-speaking country

  • Completion of MCIE’s English Placement Test with an overall score equivalent to IELTS 5.5, or above

  • Other English language proficiency tests, such as TOEFL and OET, will also be considered.

Candidates who have completed 1 year of study in Australia in English within the past 2 years at Certificate IV or AQF level 4 and above are exempt from submitting Australian Year 11 completion certificate or equivalent and Evidence of English Proficiency.



MCIE only accepts international students who will be 18 years of age by the time of course commencement.

To begin your training at MCIE, you will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a personal reference that creates a secure online record of your VET training. It is managed by the Australian Government and is kept for up to 30 years.

It can be accessed anywhere, anytime. When you arrive in Australia, your visa will be activated and you can then apply for a USI. It is free to create a USI. You need a USI to receive your qualification, or statement of attainment. For further information visit


Students with disabilities

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.


Digital technology

Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.


Prior experience

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.

Blended classroom training
This program is delivered through a blend of face-to-face classes on MCIE campus and online learning for a total of 20 hours per week.


Assessment for this program includes written tasks, long and short answer questions, multiple choice quizzes, group tasks, oral presentations, role plays, scenarios, case studies, portfolios and projects. Most assessments are delivered online via the Canvas LMS.


Required equipment

We recommend that students have access to a laptop or tablet to submit their assessments. MCIE provides access to Microsoft Office.

Core Units

BSBWHS411   Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBCRT411   Apply critical thinking to work practices
BSBTEC404   Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
BSBWRT411   Write complex documents
BSBXCM401   Apply communication strategies in the workplace
BSBTWK401   Build and maintain business relationships

Elective Units

BSBOPS405   Organise business meetings
BSBFIN501   Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBMKG433   Undertake marketing activities
BSBSTR401   Promote innovation in team environments
BSBPEF402   Develop personal work priorities
BSBPEF403   Lead personal development

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

The reviews

Fantastic course!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 19, 2021

Great course to start your carrer in Business.

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