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Certificate IV in Business

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

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About this course

If you're looking to get qualified and launch your career in the world of business, this online Certificate IV in Business course is the ideal qualification. Offered entirely online by Open Colleges, this course covers the skills and knowledge needed in today's fast-paced and modern office environment.

Learn how to effectively coordinate business resources, lead a diverse workforce and recruit staff that fit into your company culture. You will also develop a range of key business skills such as pitching products and services, analysing research and writing complex documents.

Upon completion of this course you will walk away with a nationally recognised qualification and the skills to work within a range of companies and business environments.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

o Be at least 17 years old. Applicants under 18 must have their application signed by a parent or guardian; AND
o Have successfully completed English at Year 12 level; OR
o Have completed a qualification at certificate III level or higher; OR
o Have at least 3 years' relevant industry experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication.

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Promote products and services
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Write complex documents
  • Make a presentation
  • Coordinate business resources
  • Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Lead a diverse workforce
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Maintain financial records
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215) from Open Colleges.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Pay in weekly instalmentsPay in full
Pay just $72.61 for 52 weeks with a $100 depositPay $2,752 upfront and save 20%

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