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BSB40120

Certificate IV in Business

Entry Requirements: Year 10 of High School (or equivalent), English proficiency at IELTS 5.5 with no section less than 5.0 or equivalent (Upper Intermediate level), Have access to a laptop or tablet for study, Student Age: over 18 years

CRICOS Course Code 106315M

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

What is this course about?

Our BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business course will prepare you for a variety of job roles that involve moderately complex operational and administrative tasks.

The Sustainability flavour within the course means you will learn a range of concepts to support an organisation in its efforts to be more sustainable. See the unit descriptions below for more information.

How is the course delivered?

Every week students will have lectures, tutorials, and assessment sessions with one of our expert business trainers.

In lectures, the trainers will present lessons including explaining and demonstrating specific skills, effective processes and procedures, exploring business theory, and giving lots of real-world examples.
In tutorials, trainers will provide further examples and explanations of the content of lectures and give students lots of opportunity to practice and ask questions.

In assessment sessions, trainers will help students understand the assessment tasks, provide targeted coaching, and assess students as they work through the practical tasks required for each unit, including role plays and other simulated workplace scenarios.

How will you benefit from this course?

Graduates of this program will have developed the skills and knowledge needed to manage a range of entry level business functions. While the focus is on general business and management, the course is very practical and skills focused.

Because of our focus on sustainability within this course, students will come away with confidence that they can effectively contribute to managing an organisation’s sustainability efforts, including environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and personal sustainability.

The extensive practice with other students, the coaching from our expert trainers, and the practical study approach will build each student’s confidence in themselves and their readiness for success in a business environment.

When can you start?

You can commence study at any of our 8 intakes each year. Future intake dates are listed below.

2024
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

2025
Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

How is the course delivered?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, this course is delivered through timetabled lessons in a classroom at our campus in the centre of Sydney. The lessons are very interactive – you will talk and learn with your classmates and the trainer in every lesson.

For most of the courses delivered at UEC Business, when you enrol you will have the option to attend during the daytime or in the evening.

What learning materials are used in this course?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, this course is based on a wide range of materials that have been designed by UEC Business using published course materials, materials designed and developed by the UEC Business academic team, and materials developed from publicly available information on real-world organisations.

All students are provided with a range of these materials via our online learning platform.

What will you need for this course

You will need your own laptop with software for typical business and study needs. This could include Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or the Google suite of software which is available for free online.

What is the assessment?

Students will complete various assessment tasks throughout this course. The majority of these will be based on simulated workplace situations that ensure students are ready and able to use their skills and knowledge in the real world.

In each unit of the course, students must demonstrate their competence in all of the range of specific skills and show they have the knowledge underlying this skill. Students will be assessed on each requirement of each unit and must demonstrate the level of competence required to pass each unit. There is no final assessment or test for the course – all assessments are connected to the units of the course.

Note: This is a level four qualification in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that students must be assessed according to the requirements of the AQF and the requirements of the government endorsed training package that are set out at the training.gov.au website.

What if I have Prior Learning?

UEC Business has a policy that ensures that whenever it is relevant to the course, students are given credit for previous studies (Credit Transfer) and recognition of prior learning (RPL). Please contact us to discuss your prior studies and learning and we will assess it and confirm any changes to your enrolment schedule at UEC Business.

Students who have studied towards a BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business or similar qualification with another college must notify UEC Business before they commence so we can make any required changes to the enrolment schedule or timetable. Students should not study units they have already completed.

Is there a certificate?

Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with the qualification BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business.

Students who complete any part of this course (a minimum of one unit of competency) will be issued with a Statement of Attainment that details the units of competency successfully completed.

What can I study after this course?

Students who complete the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business will be able to enrol in the BSB50120 Diploma of Business.

UEC Business qualifications are also recognised by many other Australian education institutions as meeting the entry requirements for higher level qualifications or gaining advanced standing. This includes Bachelor and Masters degree programs at Australian universities.

Please contact us for further details.

What are the Units of Competence?

Students who enrol in the BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business must complete each of the units below to graduate with the qualification. Students may complete the units in a different order to that set out below depending on when they commence the program.

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

BSBSUS412 Develop and implement workplace sustainability plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, implement and monitor sustainability plans for the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who lead a work group or have responsibility over a specific workplace area. These individuals work in a sustainable manner within their scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility.

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

BSBSUS413 Evaluate and report on workplace sustainability

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify sustainable work practices, assess operation of sustainable practices against indicators and improvements and create reports detailing the assessment of workplace sustainability practices. The unit applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team. These individuals examine processes to identify sustainable work practices and assess them against international sustainability frameworks.

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and implement improvements to the environmental sustainability of work practices and monitor their effectiveness. The unit applies to individuals with responsibility for the practices of a specific work area or who lead a work group or team.

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces. These individuals also engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively. The unit applies to those who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve organisational operations, particularly relating to the use of digital technologies.

BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements. The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

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