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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 to 18 months. Duration will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level, the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin
Not available to international students.

Course code

BSB40120

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. These individuals may have supervisory performance accountabilities.

Individuals in these roles carry out a mix of specialist and moderately complex administrative or operational tasks that require self-development skills. They 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.

A Cyber Security Specialisation is offered in the Qualification for students seeking a training pathway into cyber security and information and communications technology (ICT) studies.

A Big Data Specialisation is offered in the Qualification for students seeking a training pathway into Data Science studies.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Business Administration, Public Administration, Recordkeeping include:

> Administrator > Personal assistant > Project officer > Office administrator > Sustainability manager > Sales assistant > Sustainability officer > Trade coordinator > Assistant records manager > Analyst > Customer service assistant

For those completing the Cyber Security Specialisation, further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to cyber security and information and communications technology studies.

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification, Cyber Security specialisation include those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role:

  • ensure the security of digital devices used.
  • support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.
  • contribute to assessments of risk level relating to real and potential cyber security breaches.
  • work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies.

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification, Big Data specialisation, include those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role, are responsible for:

  • managing big data
  • obtaining, preparing and storing big data
  • big data analysis and presentation techniques.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to the BSB50120 Diploma of Business. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $2,030.00, and for students who are not eligible is $5,800.00.

2023 course fee for students who are undertaking the Cyber Security stream and who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $1,837.50 and for students who are not eligible is $5,250.00.

2023 course fee for students who are undertaking the Big Data stream and who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $1,942.50 and for students who are not eligible is $5,550.00.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business a total of twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising six (6) core and six (6) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The core units are mandatory. The elective units have been selected following consultation with local industry regarding their business needs. The elective units may vary between campuses.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 580.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practices50
BSBTEC404Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment50
BSBTWK401Build and maintain business relationships35
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs50
BSBWRT411Write complex documents50
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace50
 Total nominal hours for core units285
Elective units of competency (Select 6)
BSBPEF402Develop personal work priorities40
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence60
BSBOPS405Organise business meetings20
BSBPMG430Undertake project work60
BSBTEC301Design and produce business documents (unnamed)80
BSBTEC302Design and produce spreadsheets (unnamed)35
 Total nominal hours for elective units295
 Total nominal hours for the qualification580

To achieve BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Cyber Security) specialisation a total of twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising six (6) core and the six (6) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below:

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 525.

Cyber Security specialisation

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practices50
BSBTEC404Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment50
BSBTWK401Build and maintain business relationships35
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs50
BSBWRT411Write complex documents50
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace50
 Total nominal hours for core units285
Elective units of competency (Select 6)
BSBPEF402Develop personal work priorities40
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence60
BSBXCS401Maintain security of digital devices40
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices40
BSBXCS403Contribute to cyber security threat assessments30
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk management30
 Total nominal hours for elective units240
 Total nominal hours for the qualification525

To achieve BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Big Data) specialisation a total of twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising six (6) core and the six (6) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below:

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 555.

Cyber Security specialisation

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practices50
BSBTEC404Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment50
BSBTWK401Build and maintain business relationships35
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs50
BSBWRT411Write complex documents50
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace50
 Total nominal hours for core units285
Elective units of competency (Select 6)
BSBPEF402Develop personal work priorities40
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence60
BSBXBD401Capture and store big data80
BSBXBD402Test big data samples40
BSBXBD403Analyse big data40
BSBXBD406Present big data insights30
 Total nominal hours for elective units270
 Total nominal hours for the qualification555

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Preferred entry requirements for candidates considering BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business include:

  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualifications and/or
  • Relevant vocational experience.

For the Cyber Security Specialisation Learners will need:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
  • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
  • Familiarity with navigating the Internet

Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) assessment to establish support requirements for this qualification.

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Course details

Accreditation

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.

Locations: Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Waterfront Darwin

Study Mode: On campus, Online, Both

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUSINESS AND CLERICAL
Occupation types
Office Managers
Area of study
Business and Retail Services, Business

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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