Certificate IV in Business

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Certificate IV in Business

Are you seeking an entryway into the world of business? Whether an aspiring startup founder, entrepreneur, or office worker looking to brush up on existing knowledge, this course equips you with transferable skills for working across industries.

Job prospects

+ • Business Administrator

+ • Office Manager

+ Program Manager

+ Startup Founder

+ Small Business Owner

+ Human Resources Officer

+ Business Development Officer


+ Duration: 52 weeks

+ Work placement: Not applicable

Local students Yes

International students No

How can I study?

This course is available on campus in Melbourne CBD or Werribee and virtually. Call us to discuss your study options.

National code: BSB40120

Units: 6 core + 6 elective

Location: Delivered in the student’s workplace

Delivery modes: Traineeship

Duration: 52 weeks

Assessment: Written questions, observation, research assignments and projects

Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete this qualification.

  • Project Officer

  • Administrator

Government Funded: N/A

Traineeship: N/A

Full Fee: $3,500

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For information about additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

Education/Core Skills

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

Age at Commencement

It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.

Special Needs

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this course is subject to the candidate being able to undertake all course requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.


All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Digital Technology

Students are required to 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer are available. Fees apply. Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or contact us for more information on fees, terms and conditions.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Fees apply. Please see the RPL and CT policies and procedures on our website for more information, including details of our fees, terms and conditions.

Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work (requirements vary according to the workplace policies of the trainee’s employer):

  • Flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 test

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

BSBCMM411 Make presentations

BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings

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 to gain business skills

Rated 5 out of 5
April 30, 2021

This course is fantastic to gain business skills, and the trainer Kushan is very experienced and great to learn from!