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BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Office And Practice Managers Nfd

This qualification is suited to those working as administrators and project officers. In this role, individuals use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 086884C). Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Administrators
  • Project officers
  • Customer service advisor
  • E-business practitioner
  • Legal receptionist
  • Office administration assistant
  • Medical receptionist
  • Customer service advisor

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

After achieving this qualification you may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the Business Services Training Package, or other Training Package which may lead into Higher Education such as degrees in Business, other Higher Education degrees depending on your career pathway choices.

Entry requirements

Whilst there are no minimum entry requirements the preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification

OR

  • vocational experience assisting in a range of environments providing administrative or operational support to individuals and/or teams but without a formal business qualification.

Please refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/futurestudents-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

International Students

International Full Fees

International course fees are included on the International Course Listing page. Select the VET tab for more information.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the BSB Business Services Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Contact details

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344
Email: Business_Central@cdu.edu.au

Business (Top End)
Location: Darwin Waterfront
Phone: 08 8946 8877
Fax: N/A
Email: businesstopend@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE IV IN BUSINESS a total of TEN  (10) units of competency must be completed comprising ONE (1) Core and NINE (9) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

WATERFRONT DARWIN - PART TIME (MIXED MODE)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed subject to elective choices is 420.

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
50
  Total nominal hours for core units
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (9 electives from the following)
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents 
100
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
20
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
50
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets  50
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
30
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents 50
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information 40
BSBADM406 Organise business travel 20
  Total nominal hours for elective units
420
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
470

 

WATERFRONT DARWIN - FULL TIME (INTERNAL)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed subject to elective choices is 390-510

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
50
  Total nominal hours for core units
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (9 electives from the following)
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
20
BSBADM406  Organise business travel  20
BSBADM407  Administer projects  40
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
50
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents  100
BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets 50
BSBITU404
 Produce complex desktop published documents
50 
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
30
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents 50
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information 40
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement 40
  Total nominal hours for elective units
340-460
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 390-510

 

KATHERINE

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed subject to elective choices is 440 - 490.

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
50
  Total nominal hours for core units
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (complete all 5)
BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents 100
BSBITU402 Design and develop complex spreadsheets 50
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents 50
BSBADM405 Organise meetings 20
BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards 30
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (select 4 electives from the following)
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information 40
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 30
BSBFIA402 Implement continuous improvement 40
BSBLDR401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader 40
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace (unnamed) 50
BSBMGT403 Report on financial activity (unnamed) 30
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness (unnamed) 50
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships (unnamed) 50
  Total nominal hours for elective units
390-440
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
440-490

 

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

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