Certificate IV in Business

Important Information: Please be reminded that effective Monday, 23 March 2020, all face-to-face classroom training for RGIT Australia’s VET students will take place in virtual classrooms with their Trainers using Zoom, because of the COVID-19 situation, until further notice. VET students will receive the link to join the virtual training from their Trainers. In case of exceptions for this arrangement, including the postponement of some classes, the students in those classes will be notified by their Course Coordinator directly.
Intake DatesFeb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Duration27 weeks (Incl. Holidays)
Tuition FeeAU $15,000
CampusMelbourne CBD and Hobart CBD

Course Overview

RGIT Australia’s Certificate IV in Business course provides students with relevant skills and knowledge needed for performing administrative and entry-level business positions. Students will develop foundation skills in business operations, marketing as well as administration, while also gaining technical skills. If you are keen to start climbing the ladder to your career success, this course will help you dive head-first into the complex and dynamic world of business.

As a part of this course, you will learn about several key theories. These include implementing WHS policies, procedures and programs, risk identification and management, coordinating the implementing customer service strategies, developing and using complex spreadsheets and making dynamic presentations that your audience will remember. You will learn to apply solutions to a range of unforeseen problems by analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources. You will also learn basic leadership skills.

Certificate IV in Business is ideal for individuals looking to develop broad business knowledge that meets a variety of career requirements, including administration and basic project management skills.

Course Description

Certificate IV in Business reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. The course will encourage students to gain an understanding of the appropriate business work practices required to competently undertake their roles and responsibilities in the business workplace. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Administrator
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Project Officer
  • Sales Account Assistant
  • Sales Agent
  • Small Business Manager (Franchise/Retail)
  • Team Leader

Course Structure

Students will need to complete 1 core and 9 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.

Core Units

  • BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Elective Units*

  • BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
  • BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • BSBMKG413 – Promote products and services
  • BSBMGT402 – Implement operational plan
  • BSBCUS401 – Co-ordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • BSBMKG414 – Undertake marketing activities
  • BSBADM405 – Organise meetings
  • BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBMGT401 – Show leadership in the workplace

*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Age Requirements

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.

English Language Requirements

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.

Results older than two years are not acceptable.


ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States


iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.


iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.

If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

– Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

– Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

– Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Academic Requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.

Level of StudyAcademic Requirements
Certificate IIISatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.
Certificate IVSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
DiplomaSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.
Advanced DiplomaSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.
Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning)Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.
Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks)Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.

Pre-Training Review

All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)

Students undertaking RGIT Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by RGIT Australia. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with RGIT Australia.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)

Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.

Qualification Recognition

Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.

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